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Onion price keeps soaring

Onion prices at the kitchen markets in Dhaka city hit a record high, failing the government’s all mechanisms to cool down the overheated onion market.

Onion price will be normal soon: Tofail

Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Commerce Tofail Ahmed says the onion price will become normal soon as around 50,000 tons imported onion is on the way from…

Quader asks MPs not to contest in AL upazila councils

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader urges the members of parliament (MPs) not to contest in AL upazila councils for the posts of president and general secretary.

India dominate Day 2 of Indore Test

India manage to score 493 runs for six wickets before stumps on the second day of the first of the two Tests against Bangladesh at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in…

Investigation to uncover the truth: ICC Prosecutor

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has welcomed the decision to authorise an investigation into crimes committed against Rohingyas in Myanmar saying her investigation will seek to uncover the…

PKSF, partner NGOs building microentrepreneurs

Colourful safe-to-eat vegetables, handicrafts and boutique items adorn a table and hang from walls, bringing to a halt roaming visitors who get closer for a better look.

Hong Kong, China condemn attack on justice secretary

The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemns an attack by a "violent mob" on the city's justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister…

Onion heats up Sangsad

Terming the crisis artificial, senior treasury and opposition bench lawmakers yesterday came down heavily on the government in parliament for failing to check skyrocketing onion prices.

Full-fledged rail service of Dhaka to northern region yet to be restored

Full-fledged rail service of Dhaka with northern and southern districts is yet to be restored due to repair work on the rail lines damaged during accident of Rangpur Express in…

Khulna farmers happy getting agri-service in local market

With an advice slip on his hand, paddy farmer Swapon Kumar Mondal looks happy returning home from the Kalinagar haat. The slip, obtained from officers of Dacope Upazila Agriculture Office…

12 years into Sidr: Bagerhat residents yet to get durable embankment

Twelve years ago, another much stronger cyclone, 'Sidr', took a similar path to 'Bulbul' that ripped through the coastal districts, including Bagerhat.

2 killed as student opens fire in California high school

A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the…

‘Drug trader’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

A suspected Rohingya drug trader is killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Ledar Churi in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

Road Transport Act Execution: Mobile court not fully equipped

Mobile courts run by the BRTA and district administrations are getting the power to enforce the much-anticipated Road Transport Act 2018 next week. But the courts will not have the…

Kamrul Ahsan appointed as Bangladesh ambassador to Russia

The government has decided to appoint Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan, currently serving as secretary for Bilateral and Consular Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the new ambassador of Bangladesh…

‘She was killed over domestic dispute’

Sagira Morshed Salam was killed 30 years ago over a domestic dispute -- as opposed to the previous narrative that it was a mugging incident gone wrong, Police Bureau of…

Songs of the soul return

Thousands of folk music aficionados thronged Dhaka’s Army Stadium yesterday, as the fifth edition of the Dhaka International Folk Festival (DIFF) 2019 was inaugurated.

Djokovic's hopes crushed as Federer serves up a masterclass

Roger Federer lit up the O2 Arena with a dazzling 6-4 6-3 defeat of Novak Djokovic to hand the Serb an early ATP Finals exit and wreck his bid to…

141 top taxpayers honoured

Editors of The Daily Star and the Prothom Alo, along with the owning companies of the national dailies and their printer, were recognised as the top taxpayers in the journalist…

Bangabandhu-1 to recover cost in nine years

Bangabandhu-1 satellite will be raking in Tk 125 crore a year after 26 percent of its capacity was lent out -- a development the Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company (BCSCL) deems…