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Prince of Dhaka

The beloved horse of Dhaka’s Gulbagh

  • Understanding tandoori chai

    It’s certainly an impressive trick! Small terracotta pots preheated in big tandoor like stoves; milk boiled at a high heat until it becomes all creamy and thick, and tea liquor brewed with sticks of cinnamon.

  • A&E Talk with Elita: Shunno | Powered by Hoichoi

    From empowering and motivational tracks like Shoto Asha to Shono Mohajon and to moving ballads like Rajahin Rajjo and Sritir Chera Patay, Shunno has given fans many timeless tunes over the years. Catch them on this exclusive episode of A&E live with Elita!

  • ‘It felt like I was in a grave’

    “I decided not to shave the beard. I’ve just trimmed it a bit, I think I quite like the beard,” laughed Shafiqul Islam Kajol, his eyes twinkling with amusement at the irony of keeping the large, shaggy, grey beard that grew out over his 53 days of enforced disappearance and seven months in prison.

  • New Year’s delicious delights

    And what better way to have fun at home during a time like this than to have Movie Nights! Just make a list of movies of your family’s choice, make your favourite snacks, drinks, cookies, chips and dip, and a big batch of popcorn and spend some quality time with your family.

  • Movers and shakers to lookout for in 2021

    “It was only by chance that I stumbled upon the story of No Dorai,” says Mahboob Rahman. And he is not exaggerating when making the claim, because Rahman only heard about Nasima Akhter, the original inspiration behind the protagonist, while visiting the beaches one fine day.

  • In memoriam: Luminaries we have lost in 2020

    As we wrap up 2020, The Daily Star -- in association with Prerona Foundation -- would like to pay a visual tribute to the luminaries we lost this year.

  • Out of a difficult 2020, two Dhaka mayors look ahead to brighter days

    The Daily Star (DS): 2020 was a difficult year for everyone. As a mayor, what was your biggest challenge and obstacle this year?

  • 1,804 Rohingyas reach Bhasan Char from Ctg

    A total of 1,804 Rohingyas reached Bhasan Char in Hatiya upazila of Noakhali from Chattogram this morning.

  • Sangu Reserve Forest: Left exposed to human greed

    A vast number of century-old trees have been felled by loggers at a remote reserve forest and wildlife sanctuary in Thanchi of Bandarban in the last two months, and as seen in satellite images, about a hundred acres of it have been totally razed over the last few years.

  • Cold wave likely to continue

    Public sufferings caused by the ongoing cold spell remains unabated in many districts, especially in northern region.

  • 1st in Bangladesh: Full-body scanner to step up security check at Dhaka airport

    The Civil Aviation Authorities of Bangladesh (Caab) have for the first time placed four full-body x-ray scanners at the pre-boarding security checkpoints at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

  • Dept of Environment demolishes 3 brick kilns in Ctg

    The Department of Environment (DoE) today demolished three brick kilns for illegally operating in Chattogram's Lohagara upazila.

  • Blueprint of evil

    War-time documents reveal Mojaheed’s outline for a ruthless Al-Badr that wouldn’t spare even ‘nearest relatives’

  • Padma Bridge: From aspiration to reality

    The much-anticipated Padma Bridge now stands across the horizon.

  • A life devoted to beauty and the arts

    Aly Zaker, our most iconic theatre personality, has left us for eternity. He singlehandedly brought theatre out from an obscure corner of our cultural world to its very centre.

  • Mro people in Bandarban protest ‘hill land grabbing’ for 5-star hotel, tourist spot

    People from Mro community in Bandarban have protested against construction of a five-star hotel and tourist spot in Chimbuk Hill area.

  • (Watch) The dying art of rickshaw painting

    If you roam around the cities of Bangladesh, you will see a million colourful rickshaws with larger-than-life characters and events painted on them. After the Partition of India in 1947, rickshaw painting evolved and became popular in the streets of Bangladesh. Now though, the art form is slowly dying as the artists are unable to pass on the long-standing tradition. If they don’t find a way to survive, in a couple of decades, we may not find any rickshaw painters left in the country

  • Life and times of an independent woman society termed ‘insane’

    Giving away her hard-earned income to the destitute, Dil Afroze Khuki of Rajshahi has chosen a life of constant battles.

  • An inside look at Cilantro

    An inside look at Cilantro - in conversation with Ashik Ur Rahman

  • The Attar Cultivators of Sylhet

    Derived from botanical sources, attar is a natural fragrance mostly produced and used by middle eastern countries. Attar cultivation is becoming popular in Sujanagar union of Moulvibazar, Sylhet. Almost every household has a cultivation and processing area, earning a sizeable amount from the production.

  • Is overfishing resulting in loss of biodiversity at Tanguar Haor?

    The vast wetland ecosystem of Tanguar Haor in Sunamganj is like no other place in the country. It provides livelihood for many and is home to a great variety of biodiversity. But overfishing in the waters is likely causing a loss of native fish species and as a result also affecting other forms of life which depend on them for food. In order to protect this ecologically critical area, effective measures need to be taken to stop overfishing and also focus on providing suitable alternative employment for fishermen.

  • Japanese matcha green tea ice-cream

    Make the best and authentic Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream at home with this easy recipe and video tutorial. This homemade ice cream is rich, flavourful, and incredibly delicious!

  • Inside look at Kiva Han

    In conversation with Samit Bin Salam

  • Male members of 29 families in hiding for 7 months

    As many as 29 families of a small ethnic community, known as Mundas in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj, have been living in miserable conditions as the male members of the community have been in hiding for the past seven months to evade arrest in a murder case.

  • (Watch) The mosque of harmony

    The Partition in 1947 could not keep them apart.

  • Bhasan Char: All set to take in Rohingyas

    When one thinks of a char, the idea of swaths of land -- barren or cultivable -- comes to the mind. Bhasan Char, a remote island in Hatiya, however, is completely different.

  • Anti-rape

    Anti-rape long march under attack in Feni

    A long march by anti-rape protesters from Dhaka to Noakhali came under attack in Feni earlier today.

  • Iga’s coronation in Rafa’s kingdom

    Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer for the men’s all-time lead in Grand Slam titles on 20 -- not to mention collecting his 13th Roland-Garros crown and 100th victory in southwest Paris -- by downing Novak Djokovic in the men’s final.

  • Rapists to face death penalty

    Amid countrywide protests denouncing violence against women, the cabinet yesterday approved the draft of Women and Children Repression Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2020, incorporating the provision of capital punishment for rape.

  • (Watch) Pabna Mental Hospital: Service seekers at the mercy of brokers

    Family members of patients with mental illnesses seeking treatment at Pabna Mental Hospital are being harassed by brokers outside who demand money to get them an appointment with a doctor inside or lure them to privately run so-called mental health clinics.