Daily Star

About Daily Star

The Daily Star is a leading English-language daily newspaper in Bangladesh.

Culture and society, Economics, Headline-2

Bangladeshis will be richer than Indians by 2030

This according to a new report by Standard Chartered bank.

Culture and society

37 Bangladeshis confirmed dead in Tunisia migrant boat capsize

The news was confirmed by the Bangladesh mission to Tripoli.

Current affairs

2 killed in raid on militant hideout

Bangladesh security officials have stepped up their operations after Sri Lanka attack.

Current affairs

Bangladesh told to stay alert for terror attacks

The warning comes after a wave of deadly bombings in Sri Lanka.

Diplomacy, Politics

Hasina warns against exploiting Rohingyas

Bangladesh say that Rohingya youth are susceptible to influence.

Diplomacy

Negotiation, not conflict in Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh PM says Rohingya crisis to be solved through talks with Myanmar.

Analysis, Diplomacy

Bangladesh will not relocate Rohingyas

Foreign minister says won’t relocate Rohingyas if stakeholders don’t agree.

Culture and society

Interview with Arundhati Roy

‘Whether we win or lose, we are not going to be on their side’.

Culture and society, Current affairs

Dhaka Fire: Rescue called off, death toll 70

Authorities have called off rescue operation after a deadly fire in Dhaka’s old town which has claimed lives of at least 70 people.

Current affairs, Headline-1

Feature: ‘This is my brother, have you found his body?’

In the chaos of eerie wails and hustling around the Dhaka Medical College Hospital stood a man holding a picture and asking around in despair.

Current affairs, Politics

200 Myanmar Buddhist flee violence into Bangladesh

The refugees were fleeing from clashes between the central government and a separatist group.

Current affairs, Diplomacy

Rohingya issue will not be solved easily

Bangladeshi foreign minister says the road to a solution will be long and paved with difficulty.

Culture and society, Current affairs

Reuters journalists to remain in jail

Myanmar court rejects appeal against 7-yr sentences; ruling decried as another injustice.

Opinion, Politics

Previewing Sheikh Hasina’s fourth term

A unanimous poll decision leaves Sheikh Hasina with many decisions to make.

Politics

Ruling party wins polls in Bangladesh

Poll violence claims over 15 lives as ruling party holds on to power.

Politics

Bangladesh heads back to polls

For democracy to thrive in the country, the polls must be contested freely and fairly.

Analysis, Culture and society

Bangladesh most gender equal country in South Asia

Close behind is Sri Lanka at second place with Pakistan lagging far behind.

Analysis, Environment

Bangladesh 7th most vulnerable to climate change

A new study says the South Asian country faces massive challenges due to climate change and global warming.

Diplomacy

Rohingya refugees refuse repatriation

Repatriation postponed as Rohingyas feel return to Myanmar still not safe.

Analysis, Diplomacy

‘Forced repatriation’ to pose security risk

International crisis warns that forced repatriation of Rohingya refugees could pose serious security risks.

Diplomacy, Politics

Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty honour

The Amnesty International has stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the latest of several honours taken away from her since last year’s brutal military crackdown on the Rohingyas.

Curiosity

When Hollywood came calling to Bangladesh

An enchanting tale of opportunity and the silver screen in Bangladesh.

Diplomacy

US for voluntary return of Rohingyas

The United States has laid emphasis on voluntary return of Rohingyas as Myanmar.

Economics

Bangladesh moving close to self-sufficiency

Premier says the country can implement 90 per cent of the national budget with own funding.

Diplomacy

Ending Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh tables 3 proposals at UN meeting

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday made three recommendations for solving the Rohingya crisis at its root while at the UN meeting in New York.

Analysis, Opinion

Opinion: One Belt, One Road: We must secure our interest

Shah Husain Imam argues in the Daily Star that Bangladesh must put its interests first in joining China’s One Belt, One Road initiative.

News

Rich in Bangladesh rising faster than anywhere else

Bangladesh has been ranked the fastest growing country with an increasing number of rich in the world.

Opinion

Bangladesh must hone Rohingya policy

Bangladesh must control the narrative on the Rohingya issue, argues one Daily Star opinion piece.

Diplomacy, Economics

‘7,000 Bangladeshis’ held in Malaysia since January

Malaysian immigration department has detained more than 30,000 undocumented migrants, including an estimated 7,000 Bangladeshis, since January this year.

Economics

Bangladesh eases trade union rules

The Cabinet okays labour law amendments in line with suggestions from ILO, EU, US.

Analysis

Rohingya Genocide: Myanmar planned it long before ARSA attacks

The UN has found that the Myanmar military had planned the Rohingya genocide long before the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked the country’s security personnel.

Diplomacy

Myanmar says ICC has no jurisdiction over country

Myanmar said on Thursday that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction to run a case on atrocities against Rohingyas.

Politics

Student protesters arrested in Bangladesh

Students in Bangladesh have been arrested and charged after protesting the road death of two of their peers.

Politics

UN urges Bangladesh to halt killing of drug suspects

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein appeals to the Bangladeshi government to halt the extra-judicial killing of drug suspects.

Economics, Opinion

A new Asian tiger?

Bangladesh economy is growing but it’s a jobless growth.

Opinion

From a high moral ground to a high legal perch

That Bangladesh offered a safe haven to close to a million Rohingya refugees fleeing wholesale persecution from Myanmar put Dhaka on a high moral pedestal.

Diplomacy

Rohingya repatriation stuck

Nearly six months have passed since the signing of the Rohingya repatriation deal, but Myanmar is yet to take back a single of the refugees from Bangladesh.

News

World Bank agrees to grant for Rohingyas

World Bank will give Bangladesh a grant to meet the basic needs of around one million Rohingya refugees.

Opinion

Promises Myanmar Never Kept

Rohingyas recall previous experiences, to place 13 demands to UNSC for repatriation.

Analysis, Curiosity

Rohingyas, locals unite to prepare for monsoon in vulnerable camps

Rohingyas and local people in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are racing to prepare for monsoon rains forecast to start as early as this week.

Diplomacy, Opinion

Reimpose sanctions against Myanmar

Bangladeshi senior adviser Gowher Rizvi is calling for the reimposition of sanctions against Myanmar for its role in the Rohingya crisis.