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Jurain residents demand safe water supply

Jurain residents demand safe water supply

Residents of Jurain area in the capital Dhaka stage a demonstration demanding supply of safe and drinkable water by Wasa.

  • 2 killed in Bosila ‘militant den’ raid

    Rab has reviewed that at least two persons are lying dead inside, their bodies blown up in the blasts that rocked Bosila in the wee hours. There were two persons residing inside with the identity of van-pullers.

  • For sure it is my last World Cup: Mashrafe

    Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza ends speculation about his future by saying that this summer’s World Cup in England and Wales will surely be the last for Bangladesh’s inspirational leader.

  • Prachyanat’s new drama focuses Rohingya sufferings

    Theatre group Prachyanat has staged their new documentary play ‘Polythene House’ featuring the sufferings of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

  • Amit’s Ambitions

    Emerging actor Amit Sinha, who has made a name for himself in the showbiz industry with his entertaining performance in the popular mega TV series ‘Saat Bhai Champa’, talks about his love for acting and his future plans in this candid interview with Rafi Hossain.

  • Dhaka University affiliated Colleges block Nilkhet Road

    DU-affiliated college students withdraw blockade

    Protesting students of Dhaka University-affiliated colleges have paid no heed to university’s assurance and continued their blockade on Nilkhet.

  • Power to the people

    After decades of suffering, residents of two unions in Chattogram’s Raozan have joined the efforts of one visionary, to end their recurring commuting woes every year.

  • Wasa Supply Water Sherbet

    ‘Wasa water gets polluted in pipeline’

    Authorities at state-run water supply company Wasa say that its supply water gets polluted in the pipelines before reaching the consumer level.

  • Drive against jaywalkers in Dhaka City

    Anti-jaywalker drive resumes in Dhaka

    Authorities have launched a drive yet again to curb jaywalking in capital Dhaka. Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) began the three-day special drive from today in an attempt to bring discipline among jaywalkers.

  • Pesticides still being applied on mangoes

    A number of mango growers are spraying toxic pesticides on their orchards in Rajshahi region, despite a High Court order to deploy police in the areas to prevent the harmful practice.

  • Love for orchid

    A nature lover is working hard to preserve rare varieties of orchids that bloom on the hills in Khagrachhari.

  • Syed Jamil Ahmed

    A theatre enigma

    Syed Jamil Ahmed is a name almost synonymous to the Bangladeshi theatre industry. A well-known theatre director with skills in theatre, lights and set designing, he is also the founder of the Department of Theatre and Music in Dhaka University.

  • Malibagh kitchen market fire under control

    A fire breaks out at a kitchen market in Malibagh area of Dhaka.

  • Evicted Hajaribagh sweepers face uncertainty

    The 'untouchable' sweeper community in Dhaka's Hajaribagh is facing uncertainty with fear of eviction hanging over their head. Hundreds of families have already been evicted in city corporation's drive. Others still remaining in buildings yet to be brought down are living in fear.

  • Russell Sarkar gets Prosthetic leg by CRP

    Russell gets prosthetic leg

    Russell Sarkar, who lost a leg after a bus ran him over in April last year, gets got a prosthetic leg. A Swiss-made artificial leg is attached to Russell at Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP).

  • Demolition or drama?

    After an eight-and-a-half year legal battle culminating in a victory for Rajuk, the capital development officials yesterday went to demolish the illegal 15-storey BGMEA building in a move which lacked coordination and was mired in confusion.

  • Dhaka Metro: The Tale of a Man Seeking Purpose

    The surreal journey of this man searching for himself is the story of Dhaka Metro, a web series created by National Award-winning Director, Amitabh Reza Chowdhury and stars Neville Ferdous Hasan and Aupee Karim.

  • No rule of law due to lack of accountability: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claims that there is no rule of law in the country because of the “absence of accountability”.

  • Biju brings festivity to the hills

    A three-day-long colourful Biju festival of the Chattogram Hill Tracts began in the district yesterday.

  • Nusrat family

    Nusrat’s family wants fast trial

    Family members want quick trial of the murder case of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

  • Prominent Actress Bobita

    The Golden Star of Cinema

    Farida Akhter Bobita is one of the most prominent actors of the Bangladeshi film industry. This year marks the 50th anniversary of her film career.

  • Baishakh ushers in hope for Rajshahi potters

    The art of pottery has deep roots in the sub-continent's history, going back as far as the Mohenjo-daro and Harappa civilisations. Unfortunately, today the art form is struggling for survival in Bangladesh.

  • Charukola all set for Pahela Baishakh

    To celebrate the Bengali New Year -1426, which falls on April 14, Dhaka University’s Faculty of Fine Art is taking preparation to bring out traditional procession-- Mangal Shobhajatra.

  • Admin's eyes on protected forests

    The public administration ministry is seeking 700 acres of protected forest, an ecologically critical area, in Shuknachhari of Cox's Bazar to build a civil service academy.

  • Bridges that bridge little

    Bridges that bridge little

    More than half of the 45 bridges, built in two Natore upazilas a couple of years ago, are not bringing much benefit to the local people.

  • Irregularities tarnish Ashrayan project in Naldanga

    The government's Ashrayan project has been lauded for rehabilitating hundreds of destitute people in different districts. But oftentimes the commendable effort has been tainted by allegations of corruption by a handful of dishonest individuals.

  • Lungi Procession at Dhaka University

    Students bring out procession wearing Lungi at DU

    Male students of different departments of Dhaka University bring out a procession on the university campus wearing Bangladeshi traditional dress Lungi, demanding wider acceptance for it. Watch the Star Live video to know more.

  • Green Line pays Tk 5 lakh to Russel; asked to pay the rest in 30 days

    Green Line Paribahan gives Tk five lakh to Russel Sarkar who lost his left leg after a bus of the paribahan ran over him in April last year. The High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader asks the Green Line Paribahan owner to pay the rest of the Tk 45 lakh to Russel in next one month.

  • the joy of reading

    For the joy of reading The Daily Star

    Pledge Harbour International School in Dhaka recently includes the reading of The Daily Star newspaper in its curriculum for the students.

  • The Real Taskeen

    Talented young actor, Taskeen Rahman has already managed to win the hearts of the audience with only three of his films. Brought into stardom with 'Dhaka Attack', Taskeen has wowed the crowd with his acting prowess and undeniable charisma. In this interview with Rafi Hossain, he spills the beans on his personal and work life.

  • Wheelchair Cricket

    Undaunted on wheels

    A passionate cricket lover, Mohammad Mohasin always wanted to be cricketer. However, since his mobility has been compromised and limited to using wheelchair for movement, his journey to fulfilling his ambition was a bumpy ride.