Letters

Selective suffering

IT IS very disappointing to see that traffic congestion in Dhaka has once again worsened to such an extreme level. In fact, it has now become almost unbearable to take, especially on a daily basis. It is totally abnormal for the roads to be this congested such a regular basis, at all times…

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Reduce pay-scale discrimination

WE ALL know that the government has given a green light to the pay scale proposed by the 8th pay board with the consent of the prime minister, to reduce the discrimination amongst government workers and also taking into consideration…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Soaring prices

IN THE midst of everything that is going on in the country, with university teachers protesting at the wrongs inflicted upon them as well as the peaceful protests being carried out by university students asking for the removal…

September 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Sudden price hike of essentials

The prices of essentials have increased quite substantially in recent times but the reason is yet to be known. The price of grocery items coupled with vegetables, fishes and meat have all increased with the dictates of invisible hands…

September 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Investment friendly budget?

THE finance minister drafted a budget of about Taka 3 trillion crore for the fresh fiscal year 2015-16 and projected gross domestic product at 7 per cent. The size of this budget is about 21.65 per cent higher than the last…

June 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

What a win!

VICTORY against India in the first one-day international cricket match on top of the amazing performance by the Bangladesh team is truly something to savour for the entire nation. This victory against one of the best teams in world of cricket today..

June 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Crisis at sea

We have all seen pictures of people stacked on boats struggling to find a place where they might be able to resettle. Bangladesh is involved in the crisis, as many people on those boats are from here…

June 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

A telling scandal

THE recent investigation into FIFA and arrests of individuals associated with the organisation are hardly surprising, especially given what has been brought to light by Wikileaks in the recent past…

June 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Toilets first, not the warnings

The recent initiative of the religious affairs ministry of writing warnings against urination, in the Arabic language, to stop people from relieving themselves against roadside walls now appears to have fallen flat. Photographs are doing the rounds on social…

May 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

What a farce!

THE city corporation elections in Dhaka and Chittagong on Tuesday made a complete mockery of the people’s constitutionally guaranteed right to freely and fairly elect their representatives…

April 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Preventing obesity

IT NEEDS attention and action of all concerned, when WHO facts reveal that at least 2.8 million people are dying each year globally as a result of being overweight or obese. Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980…

April 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Peace education: illuminating our future

EDUCATION is a process through which human beings stay close together. It is important to recognise the essential role of education in building a culture of peace in order to help promote democracy…

April 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Woes of slum dwellers

The destruction of rural economy forced many rural people to move to the capital and other cities. Many of them now live slums and they need to live in constant fear of eviction, bulldozer, land grabbers and arsonists…

March 29, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Lanes turning private

On Saturday morning, when I was taking my daughter to school in an area in Khilgaon that hosts a number of other schools, the main road was congested more because large vehicles, carrying one or two children, to two other schools standing tall…

March 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Road accidents

Different quarters have argued that stringent enforcement of traffic rules and routine examination of fitness certificates and relevant documents of motorised vehicles and licences of the drivers could play a major role in bringing down the number of road…

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Continuing tragedies

The Mongla factory collapse is another tragedy that could have been avoided if necessary actions were taken prior to the incident…

March 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Art of selfies

‘Selfie’ refers to a photograph that one has taken of oneself. US photographer Robert Cornelius is considered as the first person to capture his own photograph back in 1839…

March 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Relocate factories

The residents of Old Town live in constant fear of a recurrence of a devastating fire. With many of the buildings still housing chemical factories and warehouses, it would not be an exaggeration to suggest that the entire area may be sitting on a ticking bomb…

March 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Honesty clubs

It is disappointing that most people, even teachers and students, are completely in the dark about the existence of 20,886 integrity or honesty clubs although the Anti-corruption Commission started founding them in secondary schools and madrassahs in 2011…

March 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

Apathy to people with disability

That the government does not have any official data regarding the exact number of people with disabilities and that no public census has been conducted by it in this regard bear testimony to the incumbents’ apathy and indifference towards them…

March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Letters

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