• Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Letters

Letter To The Editor

No more killing please

We have never countenanced the way Sheikh Hasina came to power, that is, through uncontested elections; but it was also imprudent of Khaleda Zia to remain intransigent to her demands, one being election under CTG. And now the blockade programme to unseat Hasina's government is continuing. The BNP leaders are saying that blockade is a peaceful programme, then why are people falling victims to arson attacks? The death toll is rising every day. Why doesn't the BNP chief ask...

Letter To The Editor

Bring back peace and harmony

Bangladesh is one of the countries in the world where Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Christians and people of other religions live peacefully. People of different opinions and different political affiliations have been living in this country peacefully, but now fear has gripped us. My husband has been working in Dhaka for many years. He used to come to Rajshahi on weekends. But he has not visited us for the last couple of weeks because of the political unrest. We always...

Letter To The Editor

Best wishes to Tigers

Best wishes to Tigers

Last year, our team had a torrid time on the field. Some might say we were unlucky and some might have other opinion. However, I would like to wish our national team every success on this very challenging mission. The bouncy wickets are going to be a challenge for them. However, they have...

Comments on news report

“Only if the two wish,” published on January 24, 2015 Saleh Tanveer Our people need to get out of the feudal mentality where legitimacy to power is only through family connections to late icons, never mind how ill-suited they are to be leaders. The idea that people will accept them and them only as legitimate leaders has stunted the political development of the country. The two major parties have been enslaved at the whims of these two ladies. Rey 619 Is democracy for...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: January 27, 2015
So much for coming to power!

On one hand the BNP is talking about 'free and fair' elections to uphold democracy and on the other it has held the country hostage with its continuous hartal and blockade programmes. Hundreds of people have been burnt and at least 30 people have died so far. It is simply unacceptable that children, who are supposed to be our future leaders, cannot even go to school. Important examinations are being cancelled. Despite being aware of people's sufferings, the opposition...

Published Date: January 27, 2015
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“Question over commitment,” published on January 23, 2015 S.M. Iftekhar Ahmed Having no rule about how many times an individual can become prime minister it has become a game of musical chairs as to which of the two ladies will come to power. Unfortunately, no steps have been taken to rectify this grave flaw in the system to prevent the same person from assuming the post of the head of government. And unless something is done, the crisis will continue, because,...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: January 27, 2015
As the nation burns…

As the nation burns…

Inhuman acts of arson and rampage upon passenger vehicles have taken a heavy toll of innocent lives since early January. In the name of so-called political movement, some quarters are currently out to destabilise democracy and unleash a reign of terror across Bangladesh. Innocent children, youth, men and women of every class and profession...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: January 27, 2015
Punishment of perpetrators

In going through your editorial of January 23rd about the punishment for "alleged perpetrators", I have noted what you say about how there should be due process of law in dealing with them. This does not address what should be done to prevent such incidents from occurring in the first place. It's all very well to "carry out thorough and impartial investigations" into these incidents. A glance at your newspaper's coverage in recent days will show the dreadful horrors...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: January 26, 2015
The fallout of a flawed election

The seed of the present unrest was sown the day the CTG was abolished with the 15th Amendment of the constitution. The sprout should have been uprooted, but instead it was allowed to grow and become a gigantic tree which is now making the atmosphere poisonous. We abhor the killing, burning and maiming of innocent people. Miscreants are taking advantage of the volatile condition in the country. If there was stability in the country, this sort of incident would have...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: January 26, 2015
Faridabad-Gandaria roads in bad shape

Faridabad-Gandaria is a well-known area in the old part of the city. About 7/8 lakh people live in this locality. But most of the roads here are in a bad shape. The road between Loharpool (K.B. road) and Postagola is in a dilapidated condition with so many potholes here and there. During the rainy season, water accumulates in the potholes on the road, creating extreme inconvenience for the passersby. Due to bad road conditions, the area is lagging behind...