Mohakhali DNCC Hospital: Taking on the dengue challenge

It is the only hospital in the country that was declared by the government to be for dengue patients

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Column by Mahfuz Anam: Our political culture – you reap what you sow

Our people, but for whose hard work, sacrifice, and love for the country we would not have come where we have, deserve better.

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Jubo League man dies after being stabbed in Dhaka's Shahjahanpur

Unidentified assailants stabbed a Jubo League activist in the capital's Shahjahanpur area early today.

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Tamim won’t hold a press conference the next time he leaves

While the air around his return still appears murky, the cricketer believes that when he waves goodbye to cricket the next time, it will not be through a press conference.

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Amrapali mango production highest among all varieties

Just a decade ago, Fazli, Himsagar, Langra and Gopalbhog mangoes were the most popular varieties of the fruit among consumers in Bangladesh.

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El Niño weighs on Bangladesh’s agriculture

Extreme heat has gripped many parts of the world as June saw the warmest global average temperature on record and the trend continued into July, according to the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). 

Lower rainfall spells trouble for jute farmers

Though the monsoon is just two months in, there has been lesser rainfall than usual this year, leading to apprehensions among jute growers in Faridpur and Rajbari over finding water sources for retting. 

Development spending falls

The government managed to spend 84.16 per cent of its development budget in the just-concluded fiscal year, way lower than its averages in recent decades, official figures showed yesterday.

Prices of gold cross Tk 1 lakh for first time

The price of each bhori of gold has crossed the Tk 1,00,000-mark for the first time in Bangladesh as Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (Bajus) has hiked the rate of the precious metal with effect from today. 

India bars non-basmati white rice export

India yesterday prohibited the export of non-basmati white rice with immediate effect after late seasonal monsoon rains hurt the crop and raised fears of a production shortfall, reports Reuters.

Coaching: the most impactful but mostly neglected

A coach was giving a pep talk to his team before a big game.

LafargeHolcim’s profit jumps 66%

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd (LHBL) posted a 66 per cent year-on-year higher profit in the first half of 2023 riding on higher sales and prices, the multinational cement manufacturer said yesterday. 

Oil prices decline on profit-taking

Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday, as investors took profits following earlier gains on tighter US crude supplies and China’s pledge to reinvigorate its economic growth.

Crystal Ins to invest Tk 12.5cr in digital bank

Crystal Insurance Company Ltd has decided to invest Tk 12.5 crore as a sponsor shareholder to establish a digital bank.



UAE keen to invest in renewable energy

The United Arab Emirates is interested in investing in the energy sector of Bangladesh, particularly renewable energy, said a visiting minister of the Gulf country yesterday.

Result delay puts JU students in a fix

Every year, a tale of shattered dreams and missed opportunities unfolds in Jahangirnagar University.

‘What you did was a crime’

The High Court yesterday again rebuked Cox’s Bazar District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ismail for tampering his own order over granting bail to nine accused of a criminal case.

Yunus petition: HC adjourns hearing till July 23

The High Court yesterday adjourned till July 23 the hearing of a petition filed by Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus challenging a labour court order that framed charges against him and three other top officials of Grameen Telecom in a case lodged on charge of labour law violation.

Nationalisation: Teachers continue their sit-in

The government cancelled the two-week long summer vacation for secondary schools and colleges across the country to spoil their movement for nationalising secondary private educational institutions, alleged a group of teachers yesterday.



Celebrities sparkled in Dhaka premiere of 'Barbie'

Prior to the release of "Barbie", the movie premiere was held yesterday at Capital's SKS Tower's Star Cineplex branch, where people and celebrities alike flocked to attend a special screening of the movie.

Shakib Khan making a comeback in Tollywood? 

Dhallywood superstar Shakib Khan is all set to make a grand comeback to Tollywood after a break of five years. Known for his performance in Bangladesh-India joint productions like "Shikari", "Nabab", "Chalbaaz", "Naqab" and "Bhaijan Elo Re," Shakib's return has already created a buzz in the industry.

Everything's pink: How Barbiecore fashion has fueled a movie's buzz

The Barbiecore frenzy appears to be boosting interest in the "Barbie" film from Warner Bros. Women are planning Barbie-inspired outfits to wear to screenings, and theaters are hosting special events to attract ticket buyers.



'I will never talk about Brazil, I am the coach of Real Madrid'

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti moved Thursday to tamp down discussion of his possible future move to the Brazilian national team, saying he was focused on the Spanish giants and their upcoming season.

Tamim and logistical issues highlight BCB’s challenges

As per Bangladesh's Asia Cup schedule, the Tigers will face Sri Lanka in their opening group match in Kandy, Sri Lanka, on August 31 and then will have to be in Pakistan's Lahore in two days to play Afghanistan.

Messi surprises teammate in group chat ahead of grand unveiling

Not even the pouring rain could spoil Messi's welcome party last weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the new face of Major League Soccer (MLS) was introduced to a packed stadium of adoring fans

Life & Living

Life & Living

Hair care tips for this hot summer

To help with haircare, we have put together some of the best tips for this summer.

Wardrobe classics to have and to hold

A classic piece will not only stay fashionable always, but its value will only escalate with time. Here we discuss a few classic pieces that are must-haves in any wardrobe

Master the art of time management

In this article, we will show you some effective strategies for time management that you will definitely appreciate integrating into your busy life.

Tech & Startup

Tech & Startup

Safeguarding workspaces from escalating cyber attacks: A comprehensive guide

This article provides a comprehensive guide on how organisations can safeguard their data, secure their employees' information, prevent cyber attacks, and respond effectively in case of a breach.

Google is developing an AI that can write news stories

Google is reportedly developing an AI tool under the working title 'Genesis' that aims to generate news stories when supplied with event details.

Apple testing 'Apple GPT' to rival ChatGPT: reports

Apple is currently testing a new AI tool to compete with OpenAI, as per a recent report by Bloomberg News. While there has been no definitive announcement regarding the AI tool yet, insider reports are currently calling it 'Apple GPT'.

Star Multimedia

Star Multimedia

Lured with jobs in Malaysia, 12 youths land in Myanmar jail

Twelve Bangladeshi youths landed in jail after their promised journey to Malaysia ended in Myanmar. The youths, all from the Araihazar district of Narayanganj, were promised jobs in Malaysia

Heavy traffic jam in Dhaka as AL-BNP hold rallies

On the second day, the capital witnessed traffic jams in several areas due to the rallies and counter-rallies of the BNP and Awami League. This further worsened the plight of commuters today

Will Bangladesh benefit from trade in Indian rupee?

Will trade in rupee increase Bangladesh’s forex reserves?

Where did Tk 100 crore of 40,000 insurance clients go?

Around 4.2% of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) comes from the insurance sector and it is 0.91% for Pakistan. But Bangladesh’s insurance sector contributes only 0.4% of the GDP. The Daily Star has come to know that two insurance companies are not settling Tk 100 crore of 40,000 clients despite the end of the maturity period years ago. Why are the companies failing to settle the claims? Will the policyholders get their money back?

Devastating floods in India, death toll 148

At the start of the monsoon, Himachal, Uttarakhand, and Delhi are in dreadful condition. At least 148 deaths have been recorded as a result of floods and landslides. After unprecedented rainfall, New Delhi, the capital of India, is ravaged by devastating floods. The Yamuna river's water level has risen to its highest point



Govt rises transmission, distribution charges for gas companies

The government has increased the transmission and distribution charges for gas companies

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16 killed in landslide in India, dozens missing

At least 16 people were killed Thursday after a landslide smashed into their village in India's Maharashtra state, officials said, with locals fearing the toll could rise significantly

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Rain, thundershowers likely in Dhaka, other divisions

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) today predicted light to moderate rain in Dhaka and seven other divisions over the 24 hours starting from 9:00am today

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Teesta Erosion: Lives upended, homes swept away

“We had a home and four bighas of arable land, all of which got washed away on Sunday. Now, we have become homeless and landless,” said Koushulya Rani as she broke into tears.

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Extreme heat scorches Europe, world

Swathes of Europe baked Tuesday in a heatwave trailed by wildfires and health warnings, as parts of Asia and the United States also suffered under extreme weather

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No damage as magnitude 6.8 quake shakes Central America

The quake was registered at 6:22 pm (0222 GMT) in the Pacific Ocean

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Rooppur NPP not to get fuel supply until all necessary inspections completed

Russian contractor of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project said that it will not supply fuel to the plant until all necessary inspections and scheduled procedures are completed

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Mercury hits new highs as heat waves scorch the globe

Temperatures reached new highs on Monday as heatwaves and wildfires scorched swathes of the Northern Hemisphere, forcing the evacuation of 1,200 children close to a Greek seaside resort

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