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Children’s rights are being violated throughout the country. How to address the issue?

Children’s rights are being violated throughout the country. How to address the issue?

Rights of children are being violated at every level of our society. Not only the children of slums but also the children of wealthy parents are being deprived of their rights. I am going to highlight how to come up with a solution to ensure their rights…

June 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Water stagnation in the capital and Chittagong persist despite pledges made by the respective city mayors. What needs to be done to address the problem immediately?

Water stagnation in the capital and Chittagong persist despite pledges made by the respective city mayors. What needs to be done to address the problem immediately?

Water logging is a burden for the dwellers of Dhaka city and it has created an adverse impact on society, the economy and the environment…

May 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Paper for People
No government steps so far proved effective to stop the use of banned polythene bags, which are harmful for the environment. How to stop it?

No government steps so far proved effective to stop the use of banned polythene bags, which are harmful for the environment. How to stop it?

The impact of plastic bags on the environment is really quite devastating. While there are objections to the banning of plastic bags, based solely on some people’s inconvenience, the damage to the environment needs to be controlled…

May 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Students coming out successful in SSC examinations outnumber seats available in colleges. How to address the problem?

Students coming out successful in SSC examinations outnumber seats available in colleges. How to address the problem?

Children learn from their observation of the world. The closest generation they try to relate to is the generation right before them. But on seeing their seniors not being able to attend colleges after passing SSC examinations due to seat crisis, most junior students get demoralised even in pursuing their dream of further education…

April 16, 2016 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Riding motorbike on footpaths in the capital has become rampant, leading to many accidents. How to address the problem?

Riding motorbike on footpaths in the capital has become rampant, leading to many accidents. How to address the problem?

Most motorbike riders drive their bikes according to their whims. They always try to move fast disregarding traffic rules. For this reason law enforcers look the other way. I read in the newspaper some days ago that the High Court had issued an order to stop motorbikes plying footpaths. It also gave an order to punish those who are violating […]

March 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Sound pollution remains a serious health hazard in Dhaka city. What should the authorities concerned do to get rid of the problem?

Sound pollution remains a serious health hazard in Dhaka city. What should the authorities concerned do to get rid of the problem?

Dhaka city is now regarded as one of the most hazardous cities in the world. Apart from air pollution, large population, risky high rise buildings and unplanned land utilisation, sound pollution has become one of the major crises in Dhaka city…

January 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Paper for People
The controversy over the quality of junior level education continues in the midst of increasing pass rate in public examinations. How do you look at the issue?

The controversy over the quality of junior level education continues in the midst of increasing pass rate in public examinations. How do you look at the issue?

The contemporary issue of leakage of question paper in the public examinations through coaching centers has made the quality of education at all levels of the country controversial, which continues in the midst of increasing pass rates in public examinations. The authorities should take appropriate measures to stop this trend of leakage of question papers as well as coaching business […]

November 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Dust remains a serious health hazard in the Dhaka city. What should the authorities concerned do to get rid of the problem?

Dust remains a serious health hazard in the Dhaka city. What should the authorities concerned do to get rid of the problem?

ALTHOUGH dust pollution is not limited to any specific area, some areas are more affected than others. Hatkhola, Manik Mia Avenue, Tejgaon, Farmgate, Motijheel, Lalmatia, Rampura and Mohakhali are some of the worst affected areas…

October 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Chaos in the street, caused by both reckless driving and jaywalking, often leads to fatal accidents. How to stop it?

Chaos in the street, caused by both reckless driving and jaywalking, often leads to fatal accidents. How to stop it?

It has become a routine matter that once you open the newspaper, you are greeted by the dreadful news of fatal road accidents and people losing their nearest and dearest ones…

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Many of the city streets are littered with rotting piles of garbage causing serious problems to the city dwellers. How can this problem be addressed?

Many of the city streets are littered with rotting piles of garbage causing serious problems to the city dwellers. How can this problem be addressed?

The management of urban solid waste is considered to be one of the most important issues of the growing cities in the Asian countries. In most of the cities the authorities responsible for managing solid waste cannot treat it effectively…

August 18, 2015 · 1 comment · Paper for People
Traffic congestion remains a perennial problem in the capital city, causing waste of hundreds of hours in the streets. How to address the terrible problem?

Traffic congestion remains a perennial problem in the capital city, causing waste of hundreds of hours in the streets. How to address the terrible problem?

DHAKA, the capital city of Bangladesh, is the tenth most populated city in the world, with a population of more than 18 million people within an area of 815.8 square kilometres…

July 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Life becomes more difficult in cities, including capital Dhaka, due to water logging, particularly in the rainy season. Why? How to get rid of the perennial problem?

Life becomes more difficult in cities, including capital Dhaka, due to water logging, particularly in the rainy season. Why? How to get rid of the perennial problem?

IN RECENT years Dhaka City has been facing extensive water logging, especially, during the monsoon. Common problems that occur in the city are increase in water pollution, traffic congestion, air and noise pollution, solid waste disposal, black smoke etc…

May 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Every year some poor people die in stampede while collecting zakat clothes or money. How to prevent such tragedies in future?

Every year some poor people die in stampede while collecting zakat clothes or money. How to prevent such tragedies in future?

Zakat as explained in a dictionary of Arabic words is ‘cleanliness, gradual increase, excess, praise etc. According to the Shariah, zakat means a part of wealth whose payment has been made obligatory by Allah and His Prophet (SM) and giving off the precise part to the entitled people following specified rules and norms…

April 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Education is a serious victim of current political conflicts. How to restore congenial atmosphere for education?

Education is a serious victim of current political conflicts. How to restore congenial atmosphere for education?

Education is a serious victim of current political conflicts. How to restore congenial atmosphere for education?
I have been coming to Bangladesh to visit friends ever since 1999, when I joined the British Council in Dhaka…

April 1, 2015 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Child marriage is still prevalent in Bangladesh. How to stop this unhealthy practice?

Child marriage is still prevalent in Bangladesh. How to stop this unhealthy practice?

The prevalence of child marriage is an unfortunate matter for today’s world. We must be able to identify that it is most common in rural areas…

March 11, 2015 · 2 comments · Paper for People
Question paper leak has become a phenomenon. How to solve this menace?

Question paper leak has become a phenomenon. How to solve this menace?

We live in a country where the percentage of literate people is very low compared to other developing countries, yet, we seldom care about such vital issues! We all pursue a ‘Degree/Certificate’, which is why most of us do not want to study or understand the true importance of Education…

December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Pedestrians often cross city roads through unauthorised points, avoiding nearby footbridges. How to solve the problem?

Pedestrians often cross city roads through unauthorised points, avoiding nearby footbridges. How to solve the problem?

Road accidents are increasing everyday. People crossing the busy roads despite the running vehicles have become a common phenomenon. This puts many liabilities on both the people as well as the drivers. In most cases the drivers are helpless…

November 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Paper for People
A good number of children were recently kidnapped and later killed. How do you think this inhuman phenomenon could be addressed?

A good number of children were recently kidnapped and later killed. How do you think this inhuman phenomenon could be addressed?

Kidnapping for ransom and related public policy dilemmas have been a subject of debate for decades, but no solution has been reached yet…

August 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Most schools in the cities do not have playgrounds. How do you think the government should address the problem?

Most schools in the cities do not have playgrounds. How do you think the government should address the problem?

1 IN SPITE of charging substantial fees from learners, a small number of schools in urban areas have playgrounds that are essential to keep the learners in sound health. The school ‘industry’ has grown and flourished in almost every city and small towns speedily, especially in the past couple of decades. Sports and games play an important role in maintaining […]

June 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Children are getting frequently abducted for ransom these days. How to combat this dangerous phenomenon?

Children are getting frequently abducted for ransom these days. How to combat this dangerous phenomenon?

EACH year thousands of children are kidnapped. Children disappear on their way home from school, during a trip to the grocery store and sometimes right from their own backyards…

May 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Paper for People

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