4h ago| Star Multimedia

Tale of expatriate’s abduction in Iraq for ransom from his father back in Bangladesh

On August 3, fish seller Badal Mia was starting his day in the capital’s Karwan Bazar just like any other day when a video sent to his IMO account changed everything.

2h ago| Campus

CU likely to reopen on October 20 if students get first shot of Covid-19 vaccine

The Chittagong University campus is likely to reopen on October 20, subject to inoculation of all students with the first jabs of Covid-19 vaccine.

3h ago| Governance

Parliament passes Bill to extend quick rental power plant law

In the face of strong opposition and criticism from opposition MPs, a bill was passed in parliament today to extend the term of a special law to run rented power plants for another five years to...

3h ago| Crime & Justice

4 arrested for stealing 350kg powder milk from Starship factory in Ctg

Police arrested four people for stealing 350kg of powder milk from Starship factory warehouse in Bayezid Industrial Zone area of the port city.

3h ago| Travel advisory

Bangladesh lifts restrictions on cross-border travel to and from India

Bangladesh has lifted restrictions on cross-border travel to and from India today as Covid-19 scenario in the country and the region has improved.

6h ago| Business

Stocks continue rising again

The stock market came back to its rising trend as investors preferred buying more shares of well-performing companies today.

1d ago| Star Multimedia

Are transgender people facing discrimination in getting vaccinated?

Back in 2013, the government gave official recognition to transgender people as belonging to the "third gender". With this recognition, they are entitled to all the rights that citizens...

7h ago| Business

‘Panel to break incentive stalemate of non-bonded RMG exporters’

A high-powered committee will be formed by Sunday to resolve the issues of paying cash incentive to the non-bonded garment exporters, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said today.

1h ago| Bangladesh

No request made for Israeli arms

Justice Abu Sayeed Chaudhury today described as a “monstrous” lie worthy of a Joseph Goebbels to say Bangladesh “wants to buy arms from Israel”.

5h ago| Environment

Ruet suspends cutting down of trees as project director fails to show forest dept’s permission

The authorities of Rajshahi University of Engineering Technology (Ruet) suspended the activities of felling trees on the campus today.