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  • State Banks: Plundering made easy

    Seven months after the government announced a Tk 2 crore “recapitalisation” of state-owned banks, the financial institutions have started asking for fresh money from the government. This time their demand is much higher -- a little over Tk 20,000 crore -- than what they were given in the budget for this year.

  • BNP continues quiet protest

    The BNP has started collecting signatures from people as part of its ongoing protest programme demanding the release of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

  • UN hopes for free, fair polls

    United Nations secretary general's office has expressed its hope that “a climate could be created where free and fair elections could

  • Question Leak: Unstoppable?

    Like people have breakfast before going to work, a number of examinees are now getting question papers before they enter exam halls.

  • Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim

    Tigers playing for pride

    When Sylhet hosts the second and final T20I today, the home side will look to salvage their pride from what will be their first game on

  • 27th anniversary

    Award for the heroes on the wheels

    Invention of wheel accelerated the pace of human civilisation. Jahiron Bewa, 90, and SM Alamgir Hossain Shrabon, 33, have reminded it again, emphatically, by using the wheels to serve humanity.


    “I treat people for common diseases…if I find complicated cases, I take them to the hospital, 40 miles away from my home.”

  • Rohingya Repatriation: First list handed to Myanmar

    With the process of Rohingya repatriation caught in a limbo, Bangladesh yesterday handed Myanmar a list of 8,032 refugees from 1,673 families who are likely to be the first batch to return to their homeland.

  • Military ops bear all hallmarks of genocide

    The United Nations special envoy on human rights in Myanmar has claimed that Aung San Suu Kyi could be complicit in the systematic persecution of Rohingyas, which bears all the hallmarks of genocide.

  • Moosa Bin Shamsher

    20 Bangladeshis open offshore firms in Malta

    At least 20 Bangladeshis have opened offshore companies in European country Malta, which is dubbed “a tax haven”.

  • CHANGE MAKER, Shahidul Islam

    Change maker: Selfless friend of students

    There are stories, now and then, of people succeeding in achieving higher education despite significant obstacles.

  • Ctg Checkpoint: ASI hurt as gunman opens fire

    A bike-riding criminal shot an assistant sub-inspector of Chittagong Metropolitan Police at a temporary checkpoint in the city's Sholoshahar gate-2 area yesterday afternoon.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    High Court weighs in

    With all the government steps to stop question leak in the ongoing SSC exams turning out to be futile, several leakers now mock Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, posting images of leaked question papers on Facebook.


    On the occasion of the 27th anniversary of this paper, we, The Daily Star family -- directors, management and staff -- express our

  • A trick Dhaka fell for

    The repatriation of Rohingyas was supposed to begin last month as per an agreement signed by Bangladesh and Myanmar, but a pre-condition set at the eleventh hour held up the process.

  • Scandal-hit Zuma quits finally

    Cyril Ramaphosa, a former anti-apartheid activist turned businessman, was named South Africa's president yesterday and immediately vowed to fight corruption, in a direct reference to accusations levelled against his predecessor Jacob Zuma.

  • No worries, it's not final

    The road transport and bridges minister has urged the journalist community not to worry about the proposed Digital Security Act-2018, saying that all stakeholders would be consulted before getting it passed.

  • Tigers' best not good enough

    Soumya Sarkar made a sparkling return to the national side with his maiden T20I half-century, Mushfiqur Rahim made his highest T20

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    'Raped, Harassed' Marma Girls: Traceless after leaving hospital

    The two Marma sisters, one of whom was allegedly raped and the other sexually assaulted by members of security forces last month, were handed over to their parents at Rangamati Sadar Hospital yesterday in presence of police.

  • BNP mulls second round of agitation

    The first spell of the BNP's agitation programmes over the jailing of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia came to an end yesterday with the

  • European Parliament for inclusive polls

    A visiting European Parliament delegation has called for an inclusive parliamentary election in Bangladesh, and said it is important for

  • Rohingyas from Myanmar

    Dhaka urges UNSC to visit Rohingyas

    Bangladesh has urged the UN Security Council to undertake visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh to witness the humanitarian situation of

  • Civil Bureaucracy: Quotas pushing it downhill

    Jayed started preparing for the BCS exams months before his honours final tests in 2014. His hard work and perseverance paid off. He passed the preliminary and written tests of 35th Bangladesh Civil Service examinations held in 2015.

  • Donors losing interest in Rohingyas: WFP

    World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley has said donor agencies are gradually losing their interest in providing food assistance for the displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh.

  • 4G internet service in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh enters 4G era on Feb 19

    The government is set to earn about $593.33 million from spectrum auction and offering technological neutrality to the top three mobile operators, which is less than half of its target.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    Khaleda not shown held in any other case

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday categorically said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia landed in jail following the verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case and she was not shown arrested in any other cases.

  • SSC Exam 2018 Question Paper Leaks

    Checking SSC Question Leaks: Nothing seems to be working

    Yesterday was no exception.

  • Happy Valentine's Day 2018

    Where is love?

    Today is the day of love, or so the countless text messages promoting special dinner offers, teasers of romantic TV shows, and an advert for a very special date worth Tk 9++ lakh offered by a hotel (that soon went viral) tell us.

  • Palash tree

    Colours of February

    The celebration of Basanta Utsav contributes to the colour palette of February. Pahela Falgun, the day when the Bengali spring season ushers in, makes yellow the only wearable for those who want to participate in the seasonal festivity.

  • Khaleda Zia

    Tangled up in cases

    Warrants have been issued in the two graft cases filed against Khaleda Zia, asking the prison authorities to produce her before court on February 18 and March 4.