Letters

Dangers of Rampal power plant

I WAS waiting, with much hope, to watch the prime minister’s press conference on the television on the Rampal power plant near the Sunderbans…

August 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

A nerve-wrecking situation

The other day, I was in my office doing my usual work. Suddenly, the building started shaking. I first thought that I was pushed by someone but in some moments, I could realise that it was an earthquake…

August 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Clean Dhaka initiative

Dhaka’s south mayor has taken some initiatives to turn Dhaka into ‘a city of dreams’. Most remarkable of the initiatives is ‘Clean Dhaka 2016’…

August 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Sorry tale of city waste bins

THE latest initiatives of the two city corporations of Dhaka, the south and the north, to make effective the municipal waste collection drive have largely been ignored by the residents…

May 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Thugs who stole our money

IN OCTOBER 2014, I had an opportunity to visit the Philippines as a member of a team, attending the International IT-BPM Summit in Manila. All of us were impressed with the Filipino straightforwardness, hospitality and democratic mentality…

May 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Actions, not words

WE HAVE lost all hopes for a secure and peaceful life. Not a single day passes without the news of horrible incidents, people being hacked, shot or strangled…

May 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Mindless dumping of municipal waste

I LIVE in a rented house with my family in Banasree, Dhaka and it is on the second floor. My house is adjacent to another building where dwellers are owners of the flats. Most often we have to face awkward situation as dwellers in the neighbouring…

May 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Police as friends

NEWSPAPERS early April reported that the recruitment of 13,558 police personnel is under way and the recruitment of 21,000 others are waiting for government approval…

April 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Inequality is widening

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in various economic parameters over the past few years. It has shown an outstanding performance in GDP growth, per capita income and many other indicators…

April 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Power plants should bring no sufferings

WORDS fail me in condemning the action of the police who fired into people of Gondamara at Banskhali in Chittagong, on April 4, 2016 when they were protesting against a move for the construction of a Chinese-funded local power plant. Four people were killed and many more were injured…

April 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

An aged rickshaw puller!

A FEW days ago, I went to the faculty of business studies in the University of Dhaka for some personal reasons. After my work was done, I was ready to return home and was looking for a rickshaw in front of the faculty to reach Shahbagh. Suddenly I met a rickshaw puller who was aged and skinny…

April 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Tonu murder

Another blatant example of brutality reminds us there are a significant number of people who have constantly been bringing misery to the life of many on a regular basis…

April 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Congrats to West Indies!

West Indies beat India by seven wickets in the second semifinal. Our heartiest congratulations for their
superb performance and we also feel very happy about it because it acted like a balm, soothing our minds from the hurt we suffered by losing the game to India by only one run…

April 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Antibiotics in food

A TEXT message sent to mobiles by the National Consumer Rights Protection Directorate on March 15 asked people to avoid eating food items containing antibiotics as the main theme of World Consumer Rights Day this year…

March 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Obsession with power

THE incumbents have become obsessed with setting up new power stations, one after the other, not caring about how disastrous they may turn out to be for the nation. Every day, news of plans for another new power station…

March 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Flyover at Moghbazar

CONSTRUCTION work on the Moghbazar-Malibagh flyover continues to run at a snail’s pace making life difficult for the city commuters. Although the earlier deadline has already expired, no observable progress has been made it seems…

February 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Rivers in trouble

A SERIES of recent reports published by New Age about the horrendous condition of various rivers around the country, including many in Dhaka, is something that should gravely concern all of us who care about future generations and the nation…

February 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Pollution problems

THE amount of pollution that we have to deal with during the dry winter season is becoming unbearable. Everywhere on the roads, one can easily see the dust blowing on all directions…

January 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Hatirjheel bus service

THE Hatirjheel Project provided the much-needed east-west connectivity. It was inaugurated and opened to the public in January 2013, affording citizens of the capital easy, hassle-free movement between Rampura-Badda and Tejgaon-Karwan Bazar…

January 6, 2016 · 0 comments · Letters

Coaching centres

Private coaching centres are responsible for the deterioration of the quality of education in the country. These are involved in all sorts of unethical activities, including leakage of question papers…

December 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

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