Why is remittance from Saudi Arabia falling?

Government must address use of unauthorised channels and migrants' skills gap

1h ago

'The numbers on our list might only be the tip of the iceberg'

We hope the Bangladesh government will take the crucial step of ratifying the ICPPED.

9h ago

What Asia can do to fight climate change 

As far as climate change is concerned, the Asia Pacific is highly significant.

3h ago


Stone crushers deserve a better deal

Authorities must consider their demand for fair wages, humane working conditions

A recurring calamity in Chattogram

City authorities must prevent waterlogging and associated risks

Why do we only pretend to care about rivers?

We urge the authorities to finally internalise the unparalleled importance of rivers for our country, people, and the environment, and take action accordingly.

In Focus

In Focus

The Portrayal and Relevance of Women in Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Novels

Kazi Nazrul Islam is our National Poet, but, in addition to writing poetry and composing songs, he also wrote fiction. In fact, Nazrul’s first publication was not poetry, but the short story “Baundeler Atmakahini” (The Autobiography of a Vagabond), published in Saogat in May 1919.

The many meanings of Partition 1947 and beyond

My memory is again in the way of your history.      Agha Shahid Ali

Bagh Bidhoba

Sonamoni! No prefix, no suffix, that is her name. It signifies the golden pearl of the eye.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Do we have a vision for Dhaka?

Dhaka is now a black hole: a city consuming millions of residents but has no sense of quality life.

When will the government learn from past dengue outbreaks?

We even have our own experts repeatedly giving warnings ahead of the dengue season, and every year, they fall on deaf ears.

Climate change will further widen the class divide

The summer of 2023 has tested the patience and tolerance of Bangladeshis, both in urban and rural areas. This year has seen an unprecedented rise in temperature, breaking many previous records.

Views Multimedia

Views Multimedia

Tackling the causes behind fire incidents

Dr Syeda Sultana Razia speaks to The Daily Star Opinion regarding the causes behind frequent fires and some possible solutions. 

Our reality versus government's narrative

Why is there so much difference between the reality of common people and that which the government wants to see or project?

Poor policy and market management have caused price hikes

Why is the government failing to manage the market as they should?

Sued under DSA, woman dies in Rab custody

According to family members, Rab said the 38-year-old Sultana Jasmine suffered a stroke in their custody, but her relatives insisted that she had no medical issues

Have we been able to establish a state different from Pakistan?

Through the Liberation War of 1971, the people of this region wanted to establish a state that would not be built in the model of Pakistan. Fifty-two years later, can we say we have achieved that goal?

Of river erosion and the people it displaces

Displacement due to river erosion is an entirely different story.

3d ago

Did the Wagner drama expose Putin’s weakness?

The fact that such a high-profile political challenger was thrown off the scene reflects the unbound nature of political options that Putin still has.

3d ago

Rising sea levels and the lessons to learn

A thorough and strategic approach is required to defend against the recurrent floods and climatic disasters Bangladesh faces.

3d ago

From DSA to CSA: The same two bottles of agony

The state must protect freedom, human dignity, and reputation without compromising individual rights.

3d ago

Living a feminist killjoy life

The way we perceive the word “emotion” through the gendered lens contributes to systematic oppression because it dismisses those who fall under the umbrella of the emotional radar and it is easier to silence their voices as emotional beings because they are often, according to the patriarchal society, deemed as unstable, illogical, or disoriented.

4d ago

Why do students want to leave Bangladesh?

How do we deal with this growing trend where not only our young ones, but also our hard-earned money is going abroad?

4d ago

Why Western approaches can't prevent river erosion in Bangladesh

It is because the physical nature of rivers in Bangladesh are different from that of the rivers in Western countries.

4d ago

What does the new Covid spike mean for Bangladesh?

As of now, the country has lost 29,476 lives to the pandemic, and experienced more than two million infections. Of course, after the highest number of deaths in June and August of 2021, daily deaths and infections have steadily declined. Despite that, there have been reports of deaths due to Covid throughout 2022 and 2023.

4d ago

No more aid and no real solutions

Despite the international recognition, the global outpouring of support (at the time), and the crisis in Myanmar that has now escalated into civil war – the world seems to have moved on.

5d ago

Why we need personal boundaries

Most people feel an unspoken need to belong to a certain group, usually one in which you believe you do not belong.

5d ago