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Lalmonirhat farmer runs school for special children

Abdur Rashid, a marginal farmer in Lalmonirhat, is revered and respected by the people in his locality for running a school for children with special needs, a role he has been playing for the last nine years.

  • International Women's Day 2019

    The revolution begins with us

    She is an all through professional, fighting head-on in a grossly male dominated industry. With a tough 'deshi' twang balanced perfectly with a down to earth attitude, she certainly conveys a sense of self-assurance.

  • car catches fire in dhaka

    Car catches fire in Dhaka

    A car of a ride-sharing service catches fire in Dhaka’s Farmgate area.

  • 50 shanties gutted in Tejgaon slum fire

    Around 50 shanties are gutted in a fire that ripped through a slum during an eviction drive was in progress in Dhaka’s Tejgaon industrial area.

  • Giving up all for the love of football

    48-year-old Rayhan Bulu has been voluntarily giving football and physical education to primary school kids of class I through X in the suburbs of Bogura's Gabtoli upazila for the last 26 years, while bearing expenses from his own pocket.

  • Doyel’s fighting spirit

    ​As a single parent, model and actor Doyel has to face new challenges every day. In this interview with Rafi Hossain, she opens up about parenthood, her career and her future plans.

  • Tobacco farms on rise

    Tobacco farms on rise

    Fresh areas in the district have been targeted for tobacco farming during this current season as different tobacco companies allure the growers with payment of fair price of their produce.

  • Kangalini Sufia wishes to sing again

    After suffering from multiple complications including throat ache, kidney diseases, irregularities of blood circulation in the brain, and heart problems, noted folk singer Kangalini Sufia was admitted to Savar Enam Medical College Hospital in the first week of December last year.

  • Love for Bangla in Congo

    In the Central African country of Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Bangladeshi will be pleasantly surprised to hear sweet Bangla songs, drifting in from somewhere.

  • Super green top for Tigers’ first Test

    The Tigers have lost all seven Test matches they played in New Zealand and it will be a tough ask yet again for the visitors

  • Boeing 737-800

    Hijack bid foiled; suspect shot dead

    A man who allegedly tried to storm the cockpit of a Biman flight was killed in a commando operation at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram yesterday evening after all passengers were evacuated safely.

  • Tigers reach Hamilton

    Bangladesh reached Hamilton today after the conclusion of the two-day practice match at Lincoln a day before.

  • First blast took place at Wahed Mansion

    A footage obtained by The Daily Star shows the exact moment when the fire broke out at Chawkbazar in Old Dhaka. As the clock strikes 10:32pm, the fire rips through the premises completely destroying the front portion of the hotel. Bricks and bottles fall inside, and a portion of the wall caves in as mayhem ensues.

  • Old Dhaka Chemical Warehouses

    'PM gives directive against Old Dhaka chemical warehouses'

    There is a "standing directive" from the prime minister to remove all chemical establishments from Old Dhaka immediately, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says.

  • Dhaka Chawkbazar fire tragedy

    Condolences pour in for victim families

    Condolences poured in to the bereaved families of those killed in the deadly blaze at Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar on Wednesday night.

  • Dheki lives on to make pitha tasty

    Remember “dheki chhata chal”?

  • Heera Shining Bright

    ​Heera has been an iconic figure in the modeling industry ever since she made her big-time debut in the 2008 edition of ‘Lux Channel i Superstar’. In this interview with Rafi Hossain, she talks about her illustrious career spanning over a decade.

  • Thousands left homeless

    Barely a day after his birth, he found himself in the midst of rumbling bulldozers destroying the little world around him. The next day, the baby, who was yet to be named, and his mother Tanjila Begum, 24, were homeless.

  • The heavy rain took a massive toll on the book stalls

    Ekushey book fair: Rains damage thousands of books

    The heavy rains have taken a massive toll on the book stalls and also damaged thousands of books at the Ekushey book fair.

  • Fire kills nine in slum

    At least nine people, including four of a family, are burnt to death and several others injured as a fire broke out at a slum in Chattogram city. All the victims were sleeping when the fire ripped through the slum.

  • Police recover a border pillar dated back to the British period

    British era pillar recovered in Pirojpur

    Police recover a border pillar dated back to the British period and arrested five people for their connection in selling it illegally in Nesarabad upzila of Pirojpur.

  • Two lighthouses honoured

    The old saying "No Teacher, No Nation" points to the fact how indispensable teachers are in building a nation. Afterall, they are the embodiment of knowledge and wisdom, the lighthouse without whom building an enlightened nation would not be possible.

  • Medical students block Dhaka-Pabna highway

    Death in road crash: Pabna medical students block highway

    Some students of Pabna Medical College Hospital block Dhaka-Pabna highway for two hours protesting the death of their fellow in a road crash on February 13.

  • gas problem in Dhaka

    City caught off-guard by gas crisis

    Gas supply to tens of thousands of households, factories and other establishments in the capital and its adjoining areas came to a complete or partial halt in the morning yesterday because of a technical glitch in the gas network, inflicting untold sufferings on the city dwellers.

  • High-scoring pitch on offer for Bangladesh’s second ODI

    There was a lot of talk over adapting to the pitch and condition in New Zealand for the visiting Bangladesh team after the comprehensive eight-wicket defeat in the first of the three-match ODI in Napier. The Bangladeshi top order failed to cope up with the initial swing and movement from the Kiwi seamers as Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson took seven wickets between themselves to bundle out Bangladesh for a modest total of 232. So, all eyes are on Christchurch’s Hagley Oval pitch, where the Tigers will take part in the second and series-saving ODI against the Kiwis.

  • Kumar Bishwajit: Above & Beyond

    In this interview with Rafi Hossain, Kumar Bishwajit shares his thoughts and opinions about the past, present and future of the Bangladeshi music scene.

  • Free wheelchair service at book fair

    In Ekushey book fair ‘Switch Bangladesh Foundation’ has been giving wheelchair service for last three years to the people who are disabled, elderly, children and unable to walk. This year also they continue the service.

  • Safe food still a far cry

    Progress in ensuring food safety in Bangladesh has remained slow despite huge public outcry and efforts by various agencies, thanks to businesses' profiteering tendency, a lack of enforcement of laws, coordination among government bodies and awareness among consumers.

  • Bangladesh vs New Zealand ODI series

    Video: Tigers begin WC preparation with NZ ODIs

    Bangladesh are in New Zealand to play a three-match ODI series before the Test series. However, the Tigers will be looking to emphasise on the ODIs to not only gauge their performance and experiment but also to prepare for the upcoming World Cup in England.

  • ‘Mindset changed drastically since defeat in 2015’

    The lack of preparation ahead of the crucial tour of New Zealand has remained one of the biggest concerns for most of the players but Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza emphasised on the mental aspect to get the best outcome in testing conditions.

  • [Watch] Mash, Tamim reach Napier

    All of the Bangladesh squad is now in New Zealand after skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal and three others are welcomed happily at the team hotel in Napier