Better pitch holds the key: Ronaldo

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo believes his side’s bold performance on a difficult pitch in Zenica last week will inspire them to overpower Bosnia at home on Tuesday and qualify for Euro 2012. Friday’s scoreless draw left the two-legged playoff wide open but the Portuguese are confident they will make the most of home advantage after the Bilino […]

eAsia 2011 in December

The 5th edition eAsia 2011 conference and exhibition is scheduled to take place in Dhaka on December 1-3, 2011. eAsia 2011 is the annual international Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for development event with the objective of reinforcing technology and knowledge-centric growth and needs of Asia vis-à-vis Bangladesh, through capitalisation of market economy and boosting […]

11 die in road crashes

Eleven people were killed and 13 others injured in road accidents in Chittagong, Benapole, Rangpur, Pabna, Bogra, Jessore and Moulvibazar early Sunday and yesterday. Staff correspondent from Chittagong reports: An unidentified rickshaw-puller was killed when a speeding bus hit his rickshaw from behind around 9:00 am in No. 2 Mailer Matha area under Bandor Police […]

Chhayanaut completes five decades

As Chhayanaut completes its five decades, The Daily Star tried (TDS) to understand the raison d’être behind the pioneering cultural organisation’s stand towards local culture and heritage. TDS spoke to Dr. Sarwar Ali, vice president and a trustee of Chhayanaut, in this regard. He has been with Chhayanaut since 1967. It’s widely acknowledged that the […]

Actor Khalil on life support

The condition of actor Khalil, who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in the city’s Bashundhara Residential Area, has not improved yet. Being critically ill, the national award winning actor was admitted first to Lab Cardiac Hospital’s Coronary Care Unit (CCU) on 10 November. Later, he was transferred to Apollo Hospital on 13 November and has […]

Dhaka Ministerial Declaration of the Climate Vulnerable Forum

We, Ministers and representatives of Governments from Africa, Asia, the Caribbeans, Latin America and the Pacific, members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, representing a significant number of countries most vulnerable to climate change and meeting in Dhaka on 14 November 2011. Recalling the 2009 Male’ declaration as the founding document of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, […]

Schoolboy dies in wall collapse

An eight-year-old student was killed and two were injured on Tuesday when the wall of an under-construction school building collapsed on them in the city’s Banasree residential area. The deceased was identified as Zubaer Rahman Fahim, a Class-I student of Foyzur Rahman Ideal School in Meradia. He was the son of Moniruzzaman, a sub-inspector of […]

Imdad Hossain no more

Language Movement veteran and artist Imdad Hossain passed away due to old age complications. He died at about 10:30am yesterday at Health and Hope Hospital on Green Road, Dhaka. He was 85. Hossain left behind his wife, four sons and two daughters, a host of relatives and admires to mourn his death. About Hossain, veteran […]