Private forest now a bird sanctuary

Today's Star Special will feature the story of Akash Koli Das's bird sanctuary

Ceasefire in Gaza: US vetoes move at UNSC

The United States has blocked a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza and the unconditional release of hostages

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Star Multimedia

BNP leader Shajahan to contest polls with AL ticket

BNP Vice Chairman Shahjahan Omar today said he has resigned from the party and gotten nomination from the ruling Awami League to contest the January 7 general election from Jhalakathi-1

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Culture Multimedia

In conversation with Historian Perween Hasan

Although history was not her initial pursuit during her youth, she later wholeheartedly immersed herself in the field

Durga Puja: 65ft Kumbhakarna with 501 idols in Khulna

There is a 65-foot long sleeping idol of Kumbhakarna, along with 501 idols based on stories from the four ages of Hindu mythology. An array of activities are going on centring this year's Durga Puja at Shikdar Bari in Hakimpur village in Khulna

In the words of Professor Niaz Zaman

The contributions of Professor Niaz Zaman to the English translation of modern Bengali literature are truly extraordinary. Born into a non-Bengali family, she has dedicated herself to bringing the captivating world of Bengali literature to the global audience through relentless translation efforts. She also stands as a witness to significant historical events like the Partition and the Liberation War

Daraz presents A Peek Inside with Sadi ft.Xefer

A Peek Inside with Sadi!

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Daraz presents A Peek Inside with Sadi ft. Yash Rohan

Find out on the second episode of The Daily Star's podcast, A Peek Inside with Sadi!

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How was the first day of BNP hartal?

Private vehicles operated freely in the city on the first day of the BNP hartal. However, people using public transport faced some hassle as there were fewer options. Long-distance buses were scarce on the highway. In the meantime, there were a number of incidents of arson across the country

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80 killed in Gaza camp, UN-run school in Israeli strikes

A Hamas health official said more than 80 people were killed yesterday in twin strikes on a northern Gaza refugee camp, including a UN school used as a shelter for people displaced by the Israel-Hamas war

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Over 11,000 killed so far in 40-day Gaza attacks

In a distressing turn of events, Israel conducted a raid on Ibn Sina Hospital amid ongoing turmoil, echoing the recent assault on al-Shifa Hospital. Situated in the occupied West Bank, Ibn Sina Hospital now finds itself encircled by Israeli forces

3w ago

What will be the role of election-time govt?

Yesterday, the Election Commission announced the schedule for the parliamentary elections. Is a dialogue among opposing political parties possible now? What will be the role of the government and the Election Commission during the election?

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229 BGB platoons deployed across the country

A total of 229 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed across the country to help law enforcers maintain law and order, a day after the Election Commission announced the election schedule for the 12th general election..Shariful Islam, public relations officer (PRO) at

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17 days of arson across the country

Amid the ongoing political unrest, vehicles and establishments are being set on fire across the country. According to Fire Service and Civil Defence data, more than 150 arsons have been reported nationwide in the last 17 days

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Islami Andolan rejects polls results

Islami Andolon Bangladesh (IAB) has rejected the polls schedule and announced fresh protest programme across the country for tomorrow to press home its demand for holding the next general election under a "national government"

3w ago

PM opens 157 projects including Purbachal, Ctg expressways

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 10,041 structures and houses under 157 development projects, including the Sheikh Hasina Swarani (Purbachal Expressway) and first elevated expressway in Chattogram

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