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Schoolchildren in most institutions have been promoted to higher grades without examination on all subjects because of disruption by violent politics. How to avoid such a tragic reality in the future

Schoolchildren in most institutions have been promoted to higher grades without examination on all subjects because of disruption by violent politics. How to avoid such a tragic reality in the future

THE turbulent political situation in 2013 disrupted the final examination of schools in the country. Frequent strikes called by some political parties contributed to this situation. They were ferocious in the street and the normal activities of common people were hampered by their dreadful activities. They injured common people who came out onto the street…

May 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Paper for People
Children are often being used for political purposes, causing serious harm to them. What steps should be taken to keep children out of politics

Children are often being used for political purposes, causing serious harm to them. What steps should be taken to keep children out of politics

THERE are more than 57 million children in Bangladesh. These children are the future leaders of the country. But they don’t get ample opportunities to grow up as responsible citizens. Poverty, illiteracy, child labour, child marriage and malnutrition…

April 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Paper for People

Most of the city roads still remain dilapidated. Why? How to get rid of the situation?

AVOIDING responsibility by stating ‘this is not my job for doing any community service, there is government to do this’ is a common attitude of Bangladeshis. Whenever something happens, we tend to avoid our accountability and place the responsibility on others’ shoulders. In Dhaka city, the conditions of the roads are disastrous! It has been like this for a very […]

January 8, 2014 · 0 comments · Paper for People

Deaths of workers in building collapse. Why? How to prevent such tragedies?

SINCE its independence in 1971, Bangladesh has increased its real per capita income by more than 130 per cent and cut poverty by more than half. It may be well-positioned to achieve most of its Millennium Development Goals. But it remains a low-income country with substantial poverty, inequality and deprivation. At least 45 million people in Bangladesh, which is almost […]

October 11, 2013 · 0 comments · Paper for People

PM says BGMEA building at Hatirjheel is a carbuncle. Why then do you think is the building still there?

THE Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association is one of the largest associations of readymade garment factory owners. Their main office building is encroaching upon a portion of Hatirjheel. Dhaka’s real estate regulator, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha, has told the High Court that the construction of the BGMEA headquarters was not approved. In April, the High Court declared that the construction […]

September 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Paper for People

Jaywalking causes frequent accidents in Dhaka while footbridge remains unused

ROAD accidents are the most common phenomena in Bangladesh. Every day in our daily newspapers, we see news of at least one road accident. So why are these accidents happening on a regular basis? There could be many reasons but lack of responsibility and carelessness on our part are the primary causes. If we become more careful and aware, there […]

July 24, 2013 · 0 comments · Paper for People

How to end worker’s deaths in factory fire

TRAGEDIES occur all the time and sometimes take away so many lives. The Rana Plaza tragedy has shocked the entire world. More than 48 hours after the eight-storey building had collapsed, a number of garment workers were still trapped alive beneath the tonnes of mangled metal and concrete. An army man who has been trained to see the calamities of […]

May 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Paper for People

Chaotic public transport system

I HAVE to go to Farm Gate frequently for my tuition and, I am a victim of chaotic public transport system. Although I have become accustomed to this situation, it is still intolerable. I live in Mirpur and I have to go to Farm Gate four days a week and it is difficult to board local buses. I have, in […]

May 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Paper for People

Gradual increase in power price, but inadequate supply of electricity

AS SUMMER sets in with scorching heat, we are again faced with the familiar failure by the government to supply us with adequate electricity, although the power tariff was increased for the umpteenth time not so long ago. The government claims that there are many reasons for the increase in power tariff but it does not seem better supply is […]

April 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Paper for People

Deaths in road accidents and subsequent violence

I WONDER when Bangladesh will see a day without road traffic accidents, without a death on the roads and highways. I wonder when film actor Elias Kanchan will consider himself successful and not have to arrange press conferences and seminars on road accident in the memory of his wife who lost her life in a road accident. It is really […]

April 3, 2013 · 0 comments · Paper for People

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