Ensure economic incentive for indigenous people: MJF

The government in its next budget must ensure a special economic incentive for indigenous people severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, demanded leaders of indigenous rights organisations yesterday at a webinar organised by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF). They also consider it essential to have a specific allocation for the indigenous community to make the development […]

Embankment breach at Koyra: Saltwater intrusion worries coastal people in Khulna


The embankment has been breached at multiple points and tidal water entered the area as it seeped through several small and big holes Dhaka Tribune Allegations have surfaced that a certain quarter with vested interest was delaying the construction of a sustainable embankment despite a sufficient fund allocation from the government The already dilapidated Kopotakkho […]

Heat wave hits Bangladesh’s mass people during Ramadan

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

SAJIBUR RAHMAN | Published: April 27, 2021 10:31:14 | Updated: April 27, 2021 10:34:51 People in the capital and across the country continued to suffer from scorching heat and humid weather in the fasting month of Ramadan amid the ongoing heatwave that might continue for a few more days. The heatwave brought the worst sufferings […]

Bumper pumpkin output helps char people

Protect smallholding farmers to build decent Bangladesh: experts

Many char people are happy getting bumper output of pumpkin with lucrative price this season to tackle the coronavirus pandemic situation in Rangpur agriculture region. Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension and different NGOs said that large-scale cultivation of pumpkin began on sandy char lands in the silted-up beds of different rivers in all […]

Movement pass: Over 300,000 people registered so far


Police stop a motorcycle for questioning at a checkpoint in Dhaka on the first day of the weeklong strict lockdown on Wednesday, April 14, 2021Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune A total of 250,000 movement passes have been issued till 7pm on Wednesday As many as 310,000 people have so far completed registration to avail the movement pass […]

Bumper pumpkin output helps char people tackling coronavirus situation


Char people in Rangpur have changed fortunes through farming pumpkins with other crops in the region BSS Braving the Covid-19 pandemic situation, char people have cultivated pumpkin with other Rabi crops on char lands adopting intercropping and mixed relay methods this time to reap pleasing profits as harvest of the crop is nearing completion now […]

Banking hours extended as people rush to branches

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The central bank yesterday extended the banking hours by half an hour after clients rushed up to branches to withdraw cash as the country is set to go into a strict lockdown from April 14 to tame the raging coronavirus.    For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Clients can carry out […]

OP-ED: The collective power of the people of Bangladesh


Celebrating 50 years of love, advocacy, and resiliency It’s Bangladesh’s 50th birthday, and we are celebrating.  Flags are flying high as Bangladeshis exercise their right to praise each other, critique one another, and speak in Bangla — a language that weighs much more on the heart than it does on one’s mind. A vernacular that […]

Trudeau: Bangladesh was built on Bangabandhu’s love for people


File photo: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Ottawa, on April 24, 2020 Reuters ‘Bangladesh and Canada will work alongside one another to build a better world for everyone’ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said […]