• Friday, October 31, 2014

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Letters To The Editor

Don't we deserve better from police?

Two days ago, a group of young men, aged around 20, suddenly started banging around our home at Mirpur with drums, sticks, whistles and other local instruments without any apparent reason. All our neighbours and my family members got very annoyed. I thought it wouldn't be wise to go to them alone to tell them to stop, so I called the Dhaka Metropolitan Police. But they didn't even take my address and hung up saying, “We will watch the...

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A fun way to learn English

I'm very glad that The Daily Star has a page named 'English in Schools'. This page is really very helpful and encouraging for the children who are weak in English. It helps them learn English in an easy way as well as increases their vocabulary. Moreover, children can have fun while learning because of the colourful pictures. Heartiest thanks to The Daily Star for this praiseworthy step. Afrah Aanan Viqarunnisa Noon School & College

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Valuable quotes for Tigers

This is in response to the letter of Aminur Rahim, “Tips for our batsmen to avoid being trapped,” published in your esteemed daily on 24 October. I appreciate his valuable tips for our batsmen for the Test series against Zimbabwe. Recently, former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam visited Bangladesh on the occasion of 110th founding anniversary of MCCI. He met 700 students in a dialogue at Sonargaon Hotel and gave an inspirational speech, calling upon them to dream great and...

Comments on news report

“Still knotted,” published on October 28, 2014 SM So she went there to have a chat! Looks like the new foreign minister is only getting meetings and chats, nothing substantial. Who is paying for these joyrides? **** “Women workers welcome” (Oct. 27, 2014) Abdullah Al Fahad Women domestic workers go through inhuman exploitation, beating, rape, etc in UAE. Before sending more women there, make sure their safety is ensured. FM Sajid Bin Hossain As long as UAE employers are able to recruit female workers from developing countries...

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Published Date: October 30, 2014
World's worst airport!

Recently I was reading a survey report carried out by a website 'Sleeping at Airports' which classified 10 worst airports of the world having dirty bathrooms, large crowds, bad food, etc. The site's annual ranking was based on tourist surveys that asked about comfort and crowds at terminals, Wi-Fi, food options, and overall cleanliness. Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto International Airport has been rated as the world's worst airport while New York's LaGuardia Airport ranked at number 10. Thanks heavens, our airport's...

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Published Date: October 30, 2014
Mysterious space plane

This refers to the report, “Mysterious US secret plane lands after 2-yr mission” (Oct.19). The space plane flew over Pakistan, North Korea, Iran and China. Was it spying over terrorists and nuclear facilities of these nations? Is it a space fighter from which missiles can be launched at the desired nation on the earth? This possibility is strong, as nations like Russia and the US are reported to be developing space missiles. Is this US answer to Russia developing...

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Published Date: October 30, 2014
Are we to suffer forever?

The brave people of this nation have fought hard and made great sacrifices in earning the country's independence. We were oppressed by the British, then the Pakistanis, and we are still being repressed by our own rulers. How sad and tormenting it is for a nation! The atrocities committed by the cadres of political parties, lawlessness of law enforcing agencies and the tyranny of the administration are simply unbearable. When will we get rid of this vicious evil cycle? One On...

Published Date: October 30, 2014
Comments on news report

“All 7 acquitted, thanks to ACC,” published on October 27, 2014 S. M. Iftekhar Ahmed The word 'anti' from the Anti-Corruption Commission needs to be removed. Nazmul Haq Congratulations to the cartoonist. An excellent and very appropriate cartoon. ***** “It's equivalent to Tk 675,398cr” (Oct. 26, 2014) Mahboob Hossain At last their contribution has been recognised. OpeeMonir Thank you for informing us. We need to salute our women in every aspect of our life. ***** “Bangladesh joins AIIB: Implications” (Oct. 26, 2014) Uddin It is a very wise decision to join AIIB. Bangladesh...

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Published Date: October 29, 2014
The red Toyota

With the passing of Ghulam Azam, those of us who lived in Dhaka in 1971 are reminded of the red Toyota sedan which frequently stopped outside the doors of friends and neighbours and collected a member of the household who was never seen again. The vehicle was one of those used by Ghulam Azam's Al-Badr and Al-Shams' Razakars to spirit away people who were thought to be the enemies of Pakistan. That red Toyota returned to Dhaka recently. Ask not,...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 29, 2014
DRS, use of technology should go together

DRS, use of technology should go together

During the West Indies tour DRS was used. It was very difficult to see if the ball had nicked the bat and without the use of hotspot or snickometer technology, the umpires' decision could not be reversed. Even in the BD-Zimbabwe series, it has been inconclusive whether the ball touched Riyadh's bat or...