15h ago| News Multimedia

The road through the heart of Padma

The dusty road may seem like just another rural footpath, with small ponds, vast banana fields, and paddy nurseries along the way. It's hard to believe, but the road is actually inside the great Padma River.

17h ago| News Multimedia

Are people visiting Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair?

Dhaka International Trade Fair is going on at Purbachal, not in any busy area in Dhaka. The trade fair has been organised there for the second time.

1d ago| News Multimedia

Canada, Dubai major destinations for money smuggled from Bangladesh

Canada and Dubai have been identified as the key destinations for money smuggled out of Bangladesh.

3w ago| Business

IT sector's struggle with unskilled workforce

The local IT firms have discussed their problems with The Daily Star in today's Star News+.

Locally grown foreign fruits bringing success to Ekramul

Ekramul Haque, a nursery businessman of Lalmonirhat, planted orange and malta trees back in 2018.

Why is Ishwardi Banarasi Palli not fully functional yet?

The second-largest Banarasi Palli in the country was built in 2004 at Ishwardi's Fateh Mohammadpur by Bangladesh Handloom Board to expand the manufacturing and marketing of Banarasi products.

Will the country be hit by another wave of coronavirus?

Coronavirus infections are on the wane in the country, as are the death numbers.

Four brave women perform funeral rites of female Covid victims

Four women from Mymensingh have come forward to perform the funeral rites for female Covid-19 deceased -- an altruistic work beyond social stigma and health risk, a work where only male volunteers used to come forward during these distressing times.

Is importing oxygen enough?

Countrywide oxygen demand has increased 4 to 5 times, and still the health ministry is claiming that Bangladesh is not at risk of oxygen shortage. On the other hand, the director general of the health directorate made promises of importing oxygen from India.

1w ago| News Multimedia

Ankita Islam first transgender student in DU's history

Ankita Islam desires to make a difference in society. In today's Star Special, listen to Ankita's success story and her never-ending struggle to establish her identity.

The story behind the picture

"A picture is worth a thousand words." Many a culture have variations of this adage in their different languages. A picture can indeed tell a lot of stories. An image showing a female student cuddling and carrying her pet cat while a puppy and a dog follow her footsteps was shot by our photojournalist Prabir Das.

Hajong experience in Ruposhree’s artwork

Ruposhree Hajong, a student of the Fine Arts Department of Jahangirnagar University, highlights the history, culture, and crisis of the indigenous Hajongs in her artwork. On her own initiative, she is highlighting the stories of the Hajongs through colour and cotton.

Princess Abhaya and her 11 Shiva temples in Abhaynagar

Four hundred and fifty years ago, King Nilkantha Roy used to live on the banks of the Bhairab river somewhere in Jashore. A daughter was born to his household, Princess Abhaya, after whom the place later came to be known as Abhaynagar.