8m ago| Star Multimedia

How did authorities miscalculate the duration, scope of mass vaccination program?

The government has moved from the six day long mass vaccination program scheduled to begin from August 7 because the country lacks enough vaccine doses in stock.

1h ago| Star Multimedia

Movement restrictions almost non-existent despite extension of lockdown

The ongoing lockdown has been extended till August 10. But, on the streets, restriction on movement is almost non-existent.

5h ago| Star Multimedia

Fire at Savar warehouse

A fire broke out at a warehouse in Phulbari area in Savar. The fire started at around 8:20 am today (5 August, 2021), informed locals and fire officers.

3d ago| News Multimedia

Lockdown: A population on the move

People's movement in Dhaka has grown dramatically despite the ongoing lockdown. Even though public transport is still off the roads, the highways have been clogged with rickshaws and other...

3d ago| News Multimedia

Tk 500 crore spent, 9 years gone, yet no progress in project

It has been nine years, and Tk 500 crore has been spent since the project of wastage treatment beside Dhaleshwari river in Savar was inaugurated. But the project is nowhere near completion and the...

3d ago| Star Multimedia

Waterway terminals teeming with Dhaka-bound crowds

Important inland waterway terminals have been filled to the brim with capital-bound people after the abrupt decision to open all the export-oriented factories. The Daily Star reporters have visited...

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

How did authorities miscalculate the duration, scope of mass vaccination program?

The government has moved from the six day long mass vaccination program scheduled to begin from August 7 because the country lacks enough vaccine doses in stock.

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Movement restrictions almost non-existent despite extension of lockdown

The ongoing lockdown has been extended till August 10. But, on the streets, restriction on movement is almost non-existent.

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Fire at Savar warehouse

A fire broke out at a warehouse in Phulbari area in Savar. The fire started at around 8:20 am today (5 August, 2021), informed locals and fire officers.

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

Movement on roads nearly normal amid lax enforcement

Movement of both people and vehicles are increasing in different districts of the country including Dhaka, Khulna and Chattogram. Vigilance of law enforcement has also decreased on the roads.

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

Narayanganj factory fire: 24 bodies handed over to relatives

At least 51 people lost their lives in the fire at Hashem Food Factory of Narayanganj a month ago. Of them, 48 were burned beyond recognition. Today, bodies of 24 of those victims were returned to...

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

Incoherent statements from authority: Where will people find solace?

In the span of only one day, top ministers and ministries of Bangladesh have made confusing comments on how the country will operate from August 11 -- at a time when the nation is struggling with...

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

Migrant workers’ struggling every day to get vaccines

Every day migrant workers are struggling to get vaccinated in the few Covid-19 vaccine centres that are dedicated for them. Attendants are also stressed further in trying to calm down the...

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

Rickshaw-pullers of Dhaka struggling to survive the pandemic

Millions of poverty-stricken individuals, who migrate from every part of this country to earn a minimal living, create the romanticised identity of Dhaka -- "city of rickshaws". However,...

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Ashrayan project: A noble initiative that turned into a farce

Houses constructed under the government's Ashrayan project for landless people collapsing after rain! These incidents have happened in at least 10 districts.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Safari park at the cost of a reserved forest?

The reserved forest at Lathitila in Moulvibazar is being replaced with a Safari Park -- a move which experts are calling a grave threat to the native flora-fauna.