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Letters to the editor

High-risk-prone Rooppur Power Plant

The letter “Heading towards nuclear tragedy” written by Engr. S. A. Mansoor, published in The Daily Star on December 5, 2014 jolted me to the core because from it I learned that the manufacturing work of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant has started in Russia and the news was published in different newspapers on December 3, 2014 which I somehow failed to read. From the very beginning, conscious citizens and experts were protesting vehemently; I have lost count of how...

Letters to the editor

A dangerous year for children

This letter is in reference to the article “2014 a devastating year for children: UN” published in The Daily Star on 10.12.2014. We strongly condemn this brutality and atrocities against the children of war ravaged Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine and no adequate words we have to express our grief. All grief is intolerable, unbearable. We would like to go far to voice our protest against this violence. Negotiation, as a principal tool...

Letters to the editor

Indian visa hassle

The letter has reference to the two previous letters published on 8th December and 10th December on Indian visa obstacles. Previously we could fill up Indian visa forms online directly and obtain the e-token. Of late it has become absolutely impossible to file visa applications on self basis. Of all the countries of the world, online filling of applications for Indian visa has become most difficult, whereas the contrary should have been case. As our nearest neighbour and a dear...

Comments on news report

“Tk 1,849cr Beximco loans rescheduled,” published on December 15, 2014

Sayed Rahman While thousands of small industries are closing down due to the shortage of capital, conglomerates like Beximco are being favoured again and again. It is not a good instance for a healthy economy as well as the banking sector. Muzaffar Siddique Do you ever think that this company will ever pay back the tax payers' money? This company is engaged in this game during the last 30 years at least!   While thousands of small industries are closing down due to the...

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“Killing grounds left uncared for” (Dec. 15, 2014)

Sayed Rahman All the places where massacres occurred should be preserved at any cost.

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: December 20, 2014
Some suggestions on reducing road accidents

For heaven's sake, please help the citizens live their lives without further damage. Enough is enough, let no more journalists like Zaglul Ahmed or students like Wahiduzzaman Titu (of Islamic University) or anyone else die just because of the callous driving or irresponsible dropping of the passengers from the running buses on streets. Your report says 134 people died while 155 accidents occurred only in the metropolis this year (published on December 1). There must have been many more...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: December 20, 2014
Obama's pledge of $3 billion for GCF

President Barack Obama recently pledged $3 billion for UN's Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change which include tasks like helping vulnerable communities with early-warning systems, stronger defenses against storm surges and climate-resilient infrastructure. It is hoped that most vulnerable countries including Bangladesh will be benefited from the GCF programme. We want greater welfare of our dear earth and its inhabitants -- humans, animals and plants. Professor M Zahidul Haque Department of Agricultural...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: December 20, 2014
Heed probe teams' tips to curb road mishaps

We have lost people like Tarek Masud, Mishuk Munier, national cricketer Manjarul Islam Rana and recently journalist Zaglul Ahmed to road accidents. Roads are also not safe for the pedestrians. Investigation committees find out the reasons of particular accidents and propose deterrent measures, but we don't see any results. We hope the government will implement the proposals made by the investigation committees in order to save lives. Md. Al- Amin Jony School of Business Asian University of Bangladesh

Published Date: December 20, 2014
Comments on news report

“Shipping ministry's no to permanent halt,” published on December 15, 2014 Afreen Please reopen Mongla -Ghasiakhali channel as soon as possible and ban this Sundarbans route as the environment ministry says. Sayed Rahman Ghasiakhali channel must be re-opened to save the environment. Although the traders as well as the minister are advocating its use for the sake of our economy, I think Sundarbans' ecology should be given the first priority. We should save our biodiversity for the safety of ourselves. Anwar The shipping minister probably...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: December 19, 2014
Dastardly attack on schoolchildren

Dastardly attack on schoolchildren

At least 132 children were killed and several others injured in a horrific attack at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan on December 16. Gunmen entered the school premises and indiscriminately opened fire on innocent children who were attending classes and exams in the morning session. We have no word to condemn this barbaric...

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