Road Dividers in Dhaka: Exotic plants outnumber local species, finds survey

Road Dividers in Dhaka: Exotic plants outnumber local species, finds survey

The majority of the plants on this divider on the capital’s Mirpur Road just might be of foreign variety, which disrupts the natural ecosystem, causing birds and insects, natural pollinators, to lose their habitats. Experts recommended gradually replacing exotic plants with native ones, with the combined efforts of authorities concerned. This photo was taken from […]

Bangladesh Is Doing Good, India Will Do Better By Tapping The Value Chain

Bangladesh Is Doing Good, India Will Do Better By Tapping The Value Chain

Generally, Indian media has the least interest in the neighbourhood beyond the usual realms of conflict, security etc. From Pakistan’s Dawn to Dhaka’s The Daily Star, every reputed newspaper in the region carries a wide range of economic and business news on India. In comparison, the bulk of the Indian writing is event-specific, seasonal and […]

Cattle markets open in Dhaka amid low arrival, high prices

Cattle markets open in Dhaka amid low arrival, high prices

This photo shows a portion of Bhulta cattle market in Narayanganj on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Cattle-laden trucks were also seen waiting to unload cows coming from different districts in front of the cattle markets Amid the Covid-induced lockdown, traders from across the country have started arriving in the capital’s limited […]

Bangladesh lockdown: Buyers hits super shop’s online in Dhaka

Dhaka — Due to Covid-19 imposed lockdown in Bangladesh most of consumers flocking towards super shop’s online as movement restricted to contain the virus. A one-week strict lockdown announced by the government has started from Thursday (July 1) to thwart coronavirus infection. According to the government’s instructions centered on the lockdown, however, consumers are able to […]

Scientific Revolution at Dhaka University

Having worked tirelessly to achieve high standards in biotechnological research at the University of Dhaka (DU) from 1988 till date, I dream of a scientific revolution in the Sciences and Biological Sciences, Engineering and Medical Faculties. My colleagues in different departments produce publications in prestigious journals when carrying out postdoctoral work in reputed universities abroad. […]

Dhaka urges UN to take immediate steps to resolve Rohingya crisis

File photo of rohingyas living in camps are trapped there for long, people are born into camps, grow up in camps and become adults in camps Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Efforts of the UN Security Council always fell short of concrete action, says the foreign minister Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has urged the United […]

Pandemic, Rohingya Crisis: Dhaka, Tokyo agree to work together

Bangladesh and Japan have agreed to work together to tackle the Rohingya crisis and the challenges posed by the pandemic. The consensus was reached when Japanese Ambassador Ito Naoki called on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam MP at his office on Tuesday. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. […]

Lightning strikes kill four in Dhaka amid rain

Lightning strikes kill four in Dhaka amid rain

Four people, including three children, were killed by lightning strikes in Malibagh Chowdhurypara and Adabar areas in the capital during rains on Thursday. The victims were identified as Sabina Pakhi, 10, Shoma alias Jhoma, 12, Abdul Hoque, 65, and Alu, 14. Deputy Commissioner (Tejgaon Division) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Md Shahidullah told UNB that thunderbolts […]

Dhaka to ease onion imports to increase supply

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

REZAUL KARIM and YASIR WARDAD | Published: June 03, 2021 09:09:08 | Updated: June 03, 2021 11:00:15 The government is going to ease the import of onion to help enhance its supply, in the wake of recent surge in the prices of the key spice in the domestic market, said officials. The decision came as […]