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  • Shocks spark panic

    People across Bangladesh got panicked by multiple foreshocks and aftershocks of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake which jolted Nepal and some parts of India and China yesterday.

  • Bangladeshis in Nepal safe

    No Bangladeshi nationals visiting or staying in Nepal have been reported to be injured in yesterday's major earthquake, says a press release signed by Nripendra Chandra Debnath, director (media) of external publicity wing of the foreign ministry.

  • Quake rattles live TV show

    Two live TV shows – one in Bangladesh and the other in India – caught the moment of panic as participants rushed out of the set when a strong earthquake jolted Nepal, Bangladesh and India early afternoon yesterday.

  • Top Quote!

    Bangladesh cricketers truly played like Bengal Tigers

  • BNP asks its agents not to leave centres

    With elections to the country's three key city corporations only a couple of days away, the BNP is asking its prospective polling agents

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  • Bangladesh raring to go

    A confident Bangladesh team reached Khulna yesterday afternoon with hopes of continuing their good run against Pakistan in the

  • Test of pace

    Bangladesh's pacers may have put in a vastly improved performance in the ODIs in the past one-and-a-half years, but the scenario in

  • BD girls stranded in valley of death

    The Bangladesh under-14 girls' football team, currently in the earthquake-struck Himalayan nation of Nepal for the AFC Under-14 Girls'

  • PM bestows 2 crore reward

    Prime Minister Shekih Hasina announced yesterday that she would give Tk two crore to the Bangladesh cricket team for their outstanding performances in the recently concluded World Cup and series against Pakistan.

  • MSC bounce back

    Mohammedan SC snapped a two-match losing streak in the Manyavar Bangladesh Premier League with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over

  • De Kruif arriving tomorrow

    Bangladesh national football team's head coach Lodewijk De Kruif will be arriving here on Monday morning for a two-month stint ahead

  • Hong Kong's new venue?

    Top ICC official Richard Done is receptive to the idea of Hong Kong using the Guangzhou cricket stadium in the short term to host

  • Rahat out of Tests

    Pakistan's problem-filled tour of Bangladesh was hit by another injury as frontline paceman Rahat Ali was Saturday ruled out of the Test

  • Kohli being watched

    BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday said that the board was keeping an eye on the conduct of Virat Kohli.

  • Barca go four clear

    Neymar and Lionel Messi were on target as Barcelona produced a sensational first-half performance to take a huge step towards the

  • England cruising towards victory

    West Indies were 286 for eight in their second innings, a lead of 121 runs, at lunch on the final day of the second Test against England

  • Didar wins 10th title

    Didar boli clinched the title of century old wrestling competition Jabbarer Boli khela in Chittagong yesterday (Saturday) afternoon.

  • Mumbai, Punjab post easy wins

    Pace bowlers Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan came up with stellar bowling display to help Mumbai Indians defend a modest

  • Nishikori reach final

    Reigning champion Kei Nishikori booked his place in the Barcelona Open final with a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing of Slovakia's Martin Klizan on

  • Jose takes swipe at Arsene

    Jose Mourinho ramped up his long-running war of words with Arsene Wenger on Friday as the Chelsea manager hit back at criticism from

  • Tottenham keep Saints in check

    Tottenham Hotspur remain a point above Southampton in the Premier League's Europa League qualifying race after twice cancelling out

  • Local Snippets

    Tangail Football Academy will face newcomers Bangladesh Ansar & VDP (Dhaka Range) in the final of the Dhaka City Corporation



  • An acid test for the EC

    Former Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) M Shakhawat Hossain talks to The Daily Star's Naznin Tithi about the challenges of ensuring fair and inclusive city corporation elections.

  • WALKING the talk

    Sometimes I wish I was a gifted fiction writer and not a mediocre columnist.

  • The right to be disillusioned

    We the city people need to be a little more realistic about this election as a panacea to all the city's problems. The election should not be the goal but a beginning of a movement for a democratic and participatory future of city governance.

  • Lest we not remember to forget!

    IN the months that followed the collapse of Rana Plaza, workers and labour organisations had vehemently fought the silent,

  • WALKING the talk

    Sometimes I wish I was a gifted fiction writer and not a mediocre columnist.



  • Was this the big earthquake predicted in the Himalayas?

    The main fault in Nepal marks where the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates crash into each other -- also known as the Main Frontal Thrust (MFT) fault. Recent studies have shown that this fault has a rich history of evident and not-so-evident quakes, and was ripe for another major one.

  • Google launches Person Finder for Nepal victims

    The world's top search engine Google has launched a Person Finder tool to help the victims of earthquake in Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. The web application is aimed to help people gather and relay information about those affected by the devastation.

  • Death, panic on Everest once more

    Climbers on the world's highest mountain pleaded for help yesterday after a massive earthquake triggered an avalanche at Everest base camp, killing at least 10 people and sparking panic.

  • Deadliest earthquakes in last 30 years

    The Daily Star lists the deadliest earthquakes to occur in the past 30 years.

  • 180 bodies retrieved from historic tower

    Nepal's 19th-century nine-storey Dharahara tower in the heart of the capital on Saturday became a burial ground for hundreds of visitors

  • 13 killed in Tibet

    At least 12 people, including an 83-year-old woman, were killed in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region yesterday after a

  • 18 aftershocks

    The intensity of tremors that have hit Nepal can be gauged by the fact that after the massive 7.8/9 magnitude first one, it has had 18

  • Clashes rage as peace call grows in Yemen

    Fierce fighting raged yesterday in south Yemen between Iran-backed rebels and loyalists of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi,

  • Leading Pak rights activist shot dead in Karachi

    A prominent Pakistani women's rights campaigner has been shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Karachi.

  • US seeks access to Philippine bases

    The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea.


Arts & Entertainment

  • Trace My fashion

    April 24 marked Fashion Revolution Day 2015. To commemorate the occasion, a fashion website and exhibition called “Trace My fashion” was launched at the Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct on April 24. The exhibition, open from 12-8pm, ends today.

  • Super Chef Episode 3: No room for error

    Tonight, keep an eye out for the emergence of yet another potential candidate for the Super Chef crown. The last two episodes have each produced a potential winner and tonight will be no different except for in one respect; one of the most mysterious participants will be receiving an apron and this one is one to really look out for. Could the mysterious participant go on to become the Super Chef?

  • “FLP is more than just a reality show”

    The third edition of television reality show “The Future Leaders Programme (FLP)” will go on floor soon. Future Leaders Limited, UK and Channel i have been organising the programme engaging graduates from business and technology disciplines from different public and private universities of Bangladesh.

  • All for on-screen challenges

    Stepping into the world of acting on stage around in 1997, Shaju Khadem's career as an actor has never stopped since.

  • Tête-à-Tête with Alif Alauddin

    The acceptance of rock music was not much for Bangladeshi music lovers, especially during the 90s.

  • “We need to redefine masculinity in India”

    As India continues to grapple with the problem of rape and violence against women, superstar Aamir Khan said the balance of power

  • IT'S TRUE!

    Shruti Haasan, daughter of prolific Indian film stars Kamal Haasan and Sarika, has made a name for herself in Bollywood and Telegu films


  • Meningitis in children — a very serious disease

    Bacterial meningitis is a serious but common infection of central nervous system. Delay in treatment may end up with various complications and even death.

  • Call to close gaps in prevention and treatment

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on the global health community to urgently address significant gaps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria. Despite dramatic declines in malaria cases and deaths since 2000, more than half a million lives are still lost to this preventable disease each year.

  • Beauty & the beast-3

    We have been talking about anger management for last two weeks. Here goes the last part.

  • New oral iron chelator for Thalassaemia

    Recently United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Jadenu, a new oral iron chelator formulation for chronic iron

  • Niger meningitis: Schools shut to curb outbreak

    All schools in and around Niger's capital, Niamey, have been shut until Monday because of a meningitis outbreak that has killed 85 people this year, reports BBC.