Pakistan bats for Imran Khan

Khan's clout originates from a general belief that he can do no wrong while representing Pakistan.

17h ago

AI in Bangladesh’s public policy

AI has the potential to revolutionise governance and address societal issues by analysing large amounts of data and finding connections and patterns that a human eye misses.

15h ago

High time for prompt, sensible diplomacy

Bangladesh must cover all bases in dealing with the Myanmar crisis

21h ago


‘Will you be my Valentine?’ and other expensive offers

In the end, love is a personal matter and it should remain so, regardless of how it comes out on February 14 and in the days that follow.

Have we outgrown emotional intimacy?

An almost unavoidable part of discussing relationships in today’s world would be Gen Z's relationship terminology

A quiet violence in Bangladesh’s chars

There are plentiful cases of land-grabbing and violence for control over new char or khas land in the country.

In Focus

In Focus

Vangiya Sahitya Parishat, the first Bengal Academy of Literature

‘Academy’, as many of us know, is a word that comes from the French word ‘academie’, evolving from Latin ‘academia’—the ultimate ancestor of both being Greek ‘akademeia’.

A Call for Bengali Language Outreach

Apparently, Bengali (or Bangla) is the seventh spoken language in the world by population. By some statistics, its position is sixth, and even fifth in another! I am not elated by this because the number of speakers of a language does not demonstrate its acceptance nor its popularity, globally or locally.

Climate change and unplanned development are creating a new set of damaging risks

The Daily Star (TDS): Congratulations on being honored with the prestigious 2023 AXA IM Research Award. We are eager to learn more about the specific accomplishments that led to this recognition and the impactful work for which you are being celebrated.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Trapped in a never-ending scroll?

Breaking free from the cycle of excessive consumption requires awareness.

When will the government learn from past dengue outbreaks?

We even have our own experts repeatedly giving warnings ahead of the dengue season, and every year, they fall on deaf ears.

Plug the brain drain

As a developing country, Bangladesh is a victim of brain drain.

Views Multimedia

Views Multimedia

Tackling the causes behind fire incidents

Dr Syeda Sultana Razia speaks to The Daily Star Opinion regarding the causes behind frequent fires and some possible solutions. 

Our reality versus government's narrative

Why is there so much difference between the reality of common people and that which the government wants to see or project?

Poor policy and market management have caused price hikes

Why is the government failing to manage the market as they should?

Sued under DSA, woman dies in Rab custody

According to family members, Rab said the 38-year-old Sultana Jasmine suffered a stroke in their custody, but her relatives insisted that she had no medical issues

Have we been able to establish a state different from Pakistan?

Through the Liberation War of 1971, the people of this region wanted to establish a state that would not be built in the model of Pakistan. Fifty-two years later, can we say we have achieved that goal?

Why must we take IELTS exams?

Many international institutions are reluctant to accept our school and college certificates as evidence of proficiency.

1d ago

Gaza, guns, and capitalism

The US government cannot go against gun factory owners.

2d ago

Putin’s interview and the West’s extraordinary outrage

The media’s job to interview geopolitical adversaries.

2d ago

Bangladesh's SDG performance: A changed approach can help us get ahead

Despite moderate performance in several SDGs, Bangladesh faces major challenges in actually achieving them.

4d ago

Pakistan election outcome: A bridge to nowhere

What will happen to this nuclear state of nearly 250 million people remains unknown.

5d ago

How female-friendly are our office restrooms?

Separate restrooms for women are still not the norm in many workplaces in Bangladesh

5d ago

How do you teach Gen Z?

What is required is a complete overhaul of higher education to meet the expectations of this new generation of students.

5d ago

Of place and places: Perspectives, positions, and propositions

To speak of place is to speak of the topical, the toponymical, and the topographical.

5d ago

Misinformation and disinformation: A threat to democracy in Bangladesh

In today’s digital age, the spread of misinformation and disinformation has arisen as a major challenge to global democracy.

6d ago

Dhaka needs its water bodies back

Encroached ponds inside Rajuk must be reclaimed

6d ago
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