• Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Horrible condition of roads

Letters To The Editor

Horrible condition of roads

Before Eid, the media was flooded with stories of the praiseworthy steps the government took to improve the poor road conditions of the country including Dhaka. But eventually, we found nothing satisfactory. Soon after the Eid, the authorities seemed to have stopped thinking about this serious issue, even when roads are going from...

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World powers' double standard

A few powerful countries of the world can pulverize huge buildings of other countries into dust just within minutes! No, not empty buildings, buildings full of little children, women and men. They can even destroy a whole country. It matters little to them, as the sophisticated bombs, to produce which they have spent billions of dollars, can annihilate anything. Buildings, gardens, crops, orchards, trees, flowers, fruits, animals, birds, roads, bridges and most of all, human beings. But if one...

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Implement new law on industrial research

Nearly six months back, the government passed a new law under the title “Bangladesh Biggan O Shilpo Gobeshona Porishod Ain 2013” by making the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Ordinance 1978 (Ord. No.V of 1978) defunct. In the new law, a number of provisions for the betterment of research and researchers have been incorporated which include raising of retirement age of outstanding scientists to 67 years. But till now the law has not been implemented due to...

Comments on news report

“'Coach & players need to answer',” published on August 25, 2014 Saidur Rahaman Srabon BCB should be freed from politics first. Muhammad Ariful Islam Bangladesh team can not perform well under Hathurasingha. We should find some enthusiastic and young dynamic professionals for board who can maintain the whole year cricket calendar. ***** “Safety flaws pose risk” (August 23, 2014) Humayun Hyder The United Airways Bangladesh Limited is running its flights despite flaws which have been pinpointed by the CAAB. Despite numerous flaws, the airline is continuing its...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: August 27, 2014
Acceptable level of chromium in food

I thank Professor Abul Hossain for replying to my letter on chromium scare. I have nothing much to say about the acceptable limit of chromium except the fact that different values for the same parameter are not uncommon in the field of Environmental Science. For instance, in an EPA-sponsored Toxicological Review of Trivalent Chromium, the National Research Council has identified an Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake (ESADDI) for trivalent chromium at 50-200 microgram per day, while the...

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Published Date: August 27, 2014
“I'm a Palestinian, don't kill me”

The current slogan in Ferguson, US, is “I am black, don't shoot me”. I have sympathy for the innocent boy Michael Brown and the black community. Now think about what is happening in Palestine? Does Barack Obama realise the situation? Please Obama, wake up. If you are a human being, if you have a heart and if you have children -- cry for the hapless 2,000 in Palestine who were killed like birds by your Israeli brethren! A F Rahman On...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: August 27, 2014
Bauls are bleeding

While going through the news item, “Souls of bauls bleeding,” published in your esteemed daily on August 24, 2014, I was shocked and tears welled up in my eyes. Bauls are humanists. They render songs praising their gurus and the Creator and never get themselves involved in mundane family life. Mere rejoinders or protest rallies will not take away the cruelty done on the bauls. The perpetrators deserve immediate punishment. Jahangir Hassan A political activist

Published Date: August 27, 2014
Comments on news report

“Bangladesh keen to join BRICS Bank,” published on August 20, 2014 Kumar “However, NDB is yet to decide on whether it would give membership to any country other than its founder members.” It is not that NDB is yet to decide but has already decided that its membership is open to all UN members who may be interested to join the bank and hold the 45% share based on contribution that they may make, but yes, not as founding members who...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: August 26, 2014
Why are fake FFs still in job?

It is an ugly revelation that fake freedom fighters have been merrily working at the highest levels of the country's administration. What is surprising is that these 'frauds' are still serving the government! Why have they not been sacked yet? What is the reason behind this? What example is the government setting by retaining them in service? Or do they want to prove that Bangladesh is a land of fraudsters? Morally misfit On e-mail  

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: August 26, 2014
Traumatized Gaza children

The United Nations estimates at least 373,000 Palestinian children require direct and specialised psychosocial support. And based on the total number of adults killed, there may be up to 1,500 children orphaned. Gazan children's right to education has also been severely compromised, with at least 25 schools reportedly damaged so severely that they can no longer be used. The future of Palestinian children in Gaza is extraordinarily bleak. "The entire population has experienced a deep form of trauma, and there...