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HSC results: Pass rate, GPA 5 achievers drop

HSC results: Pass rate, GPA 5 achievers drop

Results of HSC and equivalent examinations-2018 are out, and it follows through with the falling trend of last year. Average pass rate is 66.64 per cent, down from 66.84 per cent last year, and the number of GPA 5 achievers plummeted to 29,262.

  • Gordon Greenidge

    Greenidge recounts memories from 1997

    Bangladesh’s former coach Gordon Greenidge spoke today at The Daily Star Centre at a program organized by the Bangladesh Cricket Supporters' Association (BCSA) and he recalled some memories from the ICC Trophy which the Tigers had won to ensure qualification for the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

  • Irregularities, power play mar election

    It is a vote of the ruling Awami League in Khulna City Corporations today, exercising power play, as far as seen on the field throughout the city.

  • Khulna City Corporation Election 2018 begins

    EC observer assaulted at Khulna polling centre

    An observer of Election Commission from Dhaka is assaulted by supporters of Awami League-backed Khulna City Corporation (KCC) mayoral candidate at a polling centre in Khulna city right after voting began.

  • Students to boycott classes, exams until quota gazette published

    The students demonstrating for quota reform vow to boycott their classes and examinations across the country until the gazette notification abolishing the quota system in government jobs is published.

  • Mother's day 2018

    Mother's day today: The forgotten ones

    Rani Bala cannot remember much about her life before she was brought to a shelter home at Abdullahpur in the capital. After her daughter and son turned her away, homeless Rani wandered around the streets of Shanir Akhra for two years.

  • Dog killer given 6 months in jail

    A year ago, city dwellers had to witness a horrendous form of brutality unleashed on two female dogs and 14 puppies.

  • Live: Rabindra Sangeet singer Sahana Bajpaie

    Rabindra Sangeet singer extraordinaire Sahana Bajpaie is LIVE right now at The Daily Star’s monthly Facebook Live session ASK ME ANYTHING. Comment here to talk to the artiste and ask your questions, and share the video to let your friends watch it.

  • Kadaknath: The chicken with healing powers Zahed Khan

    Kadaknath: The chicken with healing powers

    Black meat chicken popularly known as Kadaknath of India is now a new addition in Bangladesh’s livestock collection. Kadaknath is a native bird of Madhya Pradesh in India, which is popular for its black color. Kadaknath’s eggs and meat are very nutritious with high medicinal values. The meat of Kadaknath is low in cholesterol, and contains many vitamins. To know more about Kadaknath and other unusual poultry, watch our Star Live video.

  • Vintage cars: A walk through time

    Watch Star Live to know more about Mahmudul Faruq, an automobile enthusiast, and his unique collection of vintage cars.

  • Know your knees

    Ask any med student, and they will all agree that the knee is probably the most complex joint in the body. As a matter of fact most of the people who take up my course come with problems related to weak knees, or injury. Others suffer back aches that originate from their knees, although they do not even realise it.

  • Mobile Nursery in Dhaka

    Nursery at your doorstep

    BRAC Nursery, a social enterprise of BRAC, launches its first ever Caravan Activation in Dhaka to raise awareness on the importance of urban greenery through planting trees in a bid to counter the effects of climate change and carbon emissions.

  • Charak festival

    Charak festival: A different kind of Pahela Baishakh celebration in Pabna

    People from all walks of life in Satbaria village of Pabna’s Sujanagar upazila celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year with the century-old tradition of Charak festival.

  • Uncensored with Rafi Hossain: Bobby talks on her new film 'Bizli'

    After the release of the trailer for ‘Bizli’, she became a viral sensation for the innovation she is bringing to Bengali cinema. With her first venture being 'Khoj – The Search' in 2010, it didn't take long for everyone to know her name.

  • The Baishakh Daydreams

    Shopping done, the preparations for the delicious Pahela Baishakh meals in place, and even the home looks spic and span. What is left now is to plan the finer details of your own look, after all, what better way than to stand out in your very own style?

  • Quota Reform Demand: Demos roll into day 4

    Demonstrations seeking reform in the civil service quota system erupted across the country yesterday, as thousands of private and

  • Chhayanaut all set for Pahela Baishakh 1425

    Chhayanaut is an institution devoted to Bengali culture. Founded in 1961, the institution has been celebrating Pahela Baishakh every year since then (except 1971).

  • Dhaka University Vice Chancellor's wife Salma Zaman

    No words to express the horror of the night, says DU VC’s wife

    There are no words to express the horror of yesterday night when the residence of Dhaka University Vice Chancellor came under attack during the quota-reform movement on the campus, DU VC’s wife Salma Zaman said today.

  • Penguin books set foot in country's publishing market

    Penguin Random House, a global book publishing house, joins hands with Pathak Shamabesh in Bangladesh to publish books by Bangladeshi authors in English, while encouraging local authors to write in English.

  • Baldah Garden: Where rare plants lie in negligence

    The country's century-old botanical treasure trove Baldah Garden with its rare collection of exotic plants now remains uncared and unattended for, facing the onslaught of billboards, high-rise buildings, and pollution.

  • Pet Lover Dipanwita Ridi

    Dipanwita’s home, a sanctuary for cats and dogs

    Can you imagine a two-storied building in Narayanganj has been turned into a shelter home for stray cats and dogs.

  • Conjoined Baby Rokeya and Rabeya

    Ray of hope for conjoined twins

    Rokeya and Rabeya were not born normal to Pabna’s primary school-teaching couple Rafiqul Islam and Taslima. They were joined at the head since birth.

  • Strong to the Core

    There are three core muscles in the abdominals: the transverse, the rectus and the internal and external obliques. In pilates, this core is referred to as the Power House. The power house is made up of three sets of muscles”

  • Char Kukri Mukri

    Discover Bangladesh: Quick Tour into Char Kukri Mukri

    Char Kukri Mukri, an island situated in the southern part of Bangladesh, offers tourists a beautiful landscape. In this new episode of Discover Bangladesh, Star Live takes you to Char Kukri Mukri, an island with mangrove forest and a beautiful sea beach. Watch the video to know more.

  • Nobel Peace Laureates Mairead Maguire and Tawakkol Karman

    Wake Up And Stop Rohingya Abuses

    No one would realise better than a woman how it feels when a child is snatched away from the arms of a mother and slaughtered, a man is murdered before the eyes of his wife, or a girl is raped. That is what happened to countless Rohingya women back in Rakhine State of Myanmar.

  • Are You Ready For Change?

    Vales, eco-system and the market change with time. It is important to understand how one's skill and passion will be beneficial with the changing phenomenon. On the second session of Coffee with Mentor, enthusiast participants from different universities learnt this very crucial lesson from none other than mentor Sabbir Hasan Nasir, Executive Director, ACI Logistics Ltd. (Shwapno).

  • Inspiring Dutch woman Antoinette Termoshuizen

    Inspiring Dutch woman lives for Bangladeshi children with disabilities

    Meet Antoinette Termoshuizen, a Dutch woman more popularly known as ‘Khalamma’, who has spent the last 20 years of her life making life better for children with disabilities of Bangladesh.

  • The Immortality of Spirit

    Gems of Nazrul release 'Mrityu Nai' marking Feb 21

    Gems of Nazrul, an initiative to portray National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's musical genius in new light and popularise his spirited songs, has released its seventh music video - “Mrityu Nai”, marking Language Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day.

  • Central Shaheed Minar

    For Bangla, women too were at the forefront

    It was a testing time, the 1950s.

  • Tokai Natya Dal

    Tokai Natya Dal: A window of dreams for street children

    Television and theatre artist Saju Mahadi trains under privileged children to give them hope to establish in performing arts. Watch the video to know more.

  • Ekushey Book Fair: Stories behind the publications

    We have talked to the publishers, editors and cover designers of the books displayed at the Ekushey Book Fair 2018 to let you know the stories behind the publications.