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Ray of hope as broodfish release sample eggs in Halda

Broodfish released sample eggs in Halda, the lone source of natural carp breeding in South Asia, yesterday. This is the second time the fish laid eggs in the river this month. The first time was on May 5. The sample…

2 Rohingya women held at Dhaka airport

Police arrested two Rohingya women from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early yesterday, moments before they were about to board an international flight using fake Bangladeshi passports. The arrestees are Jamila Begum, 58, and Jobeda Khatun, 63; both living in Kutupalong…

UN honours twelve fallen Bangladeshi peacekeepers

The United Nations has honoured 12 fallen Bangladeshi peacekeepers who lost their lives on duty in various parts of the world last year. The UN awarded “Dag Hammarskjold Medal” to 119 fallen peacekeepers from 27 member states. Among them were…

One step forward, two steps back

Afghanistan is a dangerous place for women. According to a new global index developed by Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Afghanistan is the second worst country for women in the world,…

16 injured during campaigning in Taltali upazila

At least 16 people were injured in a pre-polls violence in Barguna’s Taltali upazila on Friday evening. Out of the injured, 14 were admitted to different medical facilities including Amtali Upazila Health Complex in Patuakhali and Barishal Sher-E-Bangla Medical College…

120th Birth Anniversary of Nat’l Poet: Three-day celebration begins today

Marking the 120th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, a three-day national level programme will begin at Darirampur in Mymensingh’s Trishal, the place imbued with Nazrul’s memory, today. The celebration at Darirampur Nazrul Mancha, organised by the Ministry…

AL leader abducted in Bandarban

Criminals abducted an Awami League leader from Bandarban Sadar upazila on Wednesday night, said police. The victim is Chaw Thowai Mong Marma, vice-president of Bandarban town unit AL. He is also a former commissioner of ward-5 in Bandarban town. Quoting…

Shakib Al Hasan top ODI all-rounder’s in 2019 rankings

Good tidings are piling up for Bangladesh as the team prepare for their World Cup challenge starting with their opening match against South Africa on June 2 in London. The cricketing world knows that Shakib Al Hasan is the best…

Khalid Hussain no more | The Daily Star

Khalid Hussain, Ekushey Padak winner and one of the most prominent Nazrul exponents in the country, passed away while in hospital in the capital last night. He was 78. He breathed his last at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases…

Five businesses fined | The Daily Star

Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) yesterday in a drive in Manikganj fined five different businesses, including two pharmacies, a total of Tk 65 thousand for selling expired and spurious products. Led by Asaduzzaman Rumel, assistant director of DNCRP…

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