The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

The Daily Star (Bangladesh)
The Daily Star
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Front page of The Daily Star on 17 January 2008
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner Latifur Rahman
Editor Mahfuz Anam
Founded 1991
Language English
Headquarters 19 Karwan Bazar
Official website The Daily Star

The Daily Star is the largest circulating English daily newspaper in Bangladesh.[1] Established by Syed Mohammed Ali (popularly known as SM Ali) in 14 January 1991,[2] the newspaper is owned by Mediastar a venture of the Transcom Group, headed by Latifur Rahman.[3] Transcom also owns the largest circulating Bengali daily newspaper Prothom Alo, a trend that is followed by other major industrial groups in Bangladesh, as the Jamuna Group runs Jugantor, the Hamim Group runs Samakal and the Globe Group Janakantha.[4]



The newspaper is led by Mahfuz Anam, editor of the Daily Star, who is also the publisher of the newspaper.[5]


Star magazine, 1st February 2008

The Daily Star publishes a number of supplements along its 16 page regular publication.

  • The Star, a weekly magazine size published every Friday.[6]
  • Lifestyle, a weekly fashion and lifestyle tabloid published every Tuesday.[7]
  • Rising stars, a weekly tabloid size supplement for teenagers published every Thursday.[8]
  • Law and our rights, a weekly supplement on legal issues published every Saturday.[9]
  • Star Campus, a university based supplement of the newspaper.[10]
  • Forum, a second monthly magazine, edited by Shah Husain Imam, brought out by the newspaper.[11]


  1. ^ Newspaper Trends: Bangladesh, World Advertising Research Center; Retrieved: 2007-09-14
  2. ^ Syed Murtaza Ali: Tribute on his 25th death anniversary, Syed Muazzem Ali, The Daily Star, Point-Counterpoint, 2006-08-09; Retrieved: 2007-09-14
  3. ^ Transcom Group; Retrieved: 2007-09-14
  4. ^ The new generation of journalists has changed the face of the media, Probe News Magazine, 2006-09-14; Retrieved: 2007-09-14
  5. ^ English Daily: The Daily Star, Media Bangladesh; Retrieved: 2007-09-14
  6. ^ Star Magazine Website
  7. ^ Lifestyle Website
  8. ^ Rising stars Website
  9. ^ Law and our rights Website
  10. ^ Star Campus Website
  11. ^ Forum Website

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