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Letters To The Editor

What a shame!

Recently the government has decided to revoke the freedom fighters' certificates of five top bureaucrats for forgery and not following proper procedures in obtaining the certificates. The five are Privatisation Commission Chairman Molla Waheeduzzaman (former secretary of the Prime Minister's Office), Health Secretary Niaz Uddin Mia, Public Service Commission Secretary AKM Amir Hossain, former Liberation War Affairs secretary KH Masud Siddiqui (currently an OSD) and former joint secretary of the Liberation War Affairs ministry Abul Kashem Talukder (now an...

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Paradoxes of our political system

The separation of power among the executive, legislative and judiciary is the cornerstone of democracy. No one is above the law. Unfortunately, this may not be true for Bangladesh, because, the Anti-Corruption Commission has the power to bring charges against any persons except the lawmakers, and may be, selected others. So it can be concluded that in Bangladesh, lawmakers are above law. The ruling party, though it has two-thirds majority, can't unilaterally change the key elements of the constitution. For...

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War is such a waste!

It's incredible that the governments of the world are on track to invest nearly a trillion dollars a year in killing people. You can't tell me that that amount spent on weapons is for “defense,” “self-protection,” etc. It's mainly for the most lethal and advanced methods of slaughter and murder that money can buy! And the side-effect for those who manufacture and market the weapons, the real war criminals, is that it stimulates the economy of their nation. That's one...

Comments on news report

“Solution simple,” published on September 16, 2014 Salim Uddin Our government should implement this plan immediately, but the fact is that they do not care. Nasirullah Mridha Salim Cost effective project. But if the government implements this system, how on earth will our corrupt officials make money by taking bribe from the unscrupulous traders? ***** “Overcrowding key reason for disaster” (September 15, 2014) Ragib Nihal They only think of money, not of people's lives. ***** “Teenage siblings commit suicide” (September 17, 2014) Fatin Anwar I know Mohammad Bin Alim. We have...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Food adulterators must be punished

Contamination and adulteration of foods are now very common in Bangladesh. To extend the shelf life of food, unscrupulous traders are adding toxic chemicals in our foods. Fruits and vegetables contain high nutritional value but contaminated and adulterated foods are endangering human health. We want strict action from government against those who are poisoning us. Otherwise, days are not far when we will become a sick nation by losing our productivity. Murad Hossain Karwan Bazar, Dhaka  

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Crossing rail tracks dangerously

Crossing rail tracks dangerously

Your front page photos published on September 17 show us that it is not only the government that is responsible for the rail track accidents, but also the people themselves are to blame. In the photos it is seen that pedestrians dangerously walk or run across the rail track even when a train...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Scotland's referendum for independence

This is with reference to the report, "UK leaders pledge support to Scots" (Sept.17). Not many know that Scotland was an independent nation till the beginning of the 17th century but it became a part of the Great Britain (now known as the United Kingdom), including Northern Ireland. The moot question is will the kingdom stay united, as it has remained so for more than three centuries? A section of the UK media is biased against an independent Scotland....

Published Date: September 19, 2014
Comments on news report

“Cold chain can save food supply chain,” published on September 16, 2014 Tripura People of this country want to earn money in an easy way. If the government had the will, it wouldn't be hard to solve this problem. But the government was indifferent to it and now this has gone out of control. Hafizur Rahman The government is surrounded by unscrupulous businessmen who control the business from its top to the root level. Nasirullah Mridha Salim It is imperative to take stern measures against...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: September 18, 2014
“Solution simple”

The above-titled write-up published in your daily on 16th September tells us that the solution for preserving food in Bangladesh is very simple. We just have to set up some 100 cold storages. It further said that Bangladesh does not have to deal with the problem of formalin anymore if we install the cold chain or cool chain system in our food management process. We thank the writer for his thought provoking propositions. In Bangladesh we face electricity shortage regularly...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: September 18, 2014
Reasons for labour unrest in RMG sector

Reasons for labour unrest in RMG sector

RMG industries are playing a very important role in the economic development of Bangladesh. But this industry is now in crisis due to repetitive labour unrest. The most common reasons for the labour unrest, as alleged by workers, are non-payment or deferred payment of wages. Despite their claims to the contrary, some garment...