Barbet | The Daily Star

Barbet | The Daily Star

Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:00 AM Coppersmith Barbet, National Botanical Garden, Dhaka. Photo: Ihtisham kabir “> Coppersmith Barbet, National Botanical Garden, Dhaka. Photo: Ihtisham kabir It was hypnotic: a persistent tunk-tunk-tunk sound with a muted texture, like a blacksmith tapping a metal pot with a hammer, its rhythm precise as a metronome. I became aware […]

Earth’s ‘vital signs’ worsening | The Daily Star

The global economy’s business-as-usual approach to climate change has seen Earth’s “vital signs” deteriorate to record levels, an influential group of scientists said Wednesday, warning that several climate tipping points were now imminent.  The researchers, part of a group of more than 14,000 scientists who have signed on to an initiative declaring a worldwide climate […]

Self-sustenance in smartphone production | The Daily Star

Self-sustenance in smartphone production | The Daily Star

A part and parcel of the digital transformation journey Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:00 AM The more brands lean towards local factories, the more affordable smartphones will be. Photo: Reuters “> The more brands lean towards local factories, the more affordable smartphones will be. Photo: Reuters According to data provided by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory […]

BD to be self-sufficient in milk in 5-yrs – The Daily Industry

An int’l standard research lab has been set up to ensure the quality of livestock resources production and animal foods SM Rezaul Karim Staff Correspondent: Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim yesterday said Bangladesh will be self-sufficient in milk production within five years.“Bangladesh will be self-sufficient in milk production within four to five years […]

Built to crumble | The Daily Star

“The land [on which Ashrayan homes were constructed] is khas land, which is the worst land in the area. Any structure on that land will have to be tailored for that. In this project, the construction is generic for every single upazila” Architect Iqbal Habib It began with two things — good intentions and a […]

Fakir Alamgir no more | The Daily Star

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Legendary singer and freedom fighter Fakir Alamgir passed away at 10:56pm today in the capital’s United Hospital. The news was confirmed to The Daily Star by his son, Mashuque Alamgir Rajeeb. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. He had been suffering from Covid-19, and was 71 years old at the time […]

Multi-sector approach imperative: speakers | The Daily Star

Experts at a virtual workshop yesterday suggested forming a time-bound national framework and proper coordination among government agencies to fight lead poisoning, which has emerged as a global concern for its deadly impact on health and environment. They also called for enhancing technical capacity and generating awareness among people. For all latest news, follow The […]

Homage to a publisher | The Daily Star

A book may look like a house or a coffin But a maker of books cannot be contained between ordinary covers. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Between the Muses’ minions, stodgy academics, Smarmy marketing men and discount-hungry retailers He waves a baton to conduct a chorus That threatens to […]

Explore ‘Bengal Tiger’ market! | The Daily Star

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

When Harry Verweij arrived as Dutch ambassador three years ago, he had little idea about Bangladesh’s dynamism and thriving businesses. During his tenure, he discovered the immense potential the country holds. He shared thoughts on the future and challenges while talking to The Daily Star before he leaves Dhaka tomorrow. DS: Tell us about the […]