• Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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Letters To The Editor

Killing of Avijit

After the murder of blogger Rajib Haidar, another independent voice was silenced in Dhaka the other day. Liberal blogger Avijit Roy was brutally hacked to death while his wife was critically injured -- all in the presence of police and dozens of onlookers who recorded the murder on their cell phones.  A voice of dissent, a voice which may stand for difference in thoughts and ideology/ philosophy towards life was muted forever. Whatever the extremists of Ansar Bangla 7...

Letters To The Editor

Column of Shashi Tharoor

I have really enjoyed the article on Nepali politics by Mr. Shashi Tharoor published in your daily on 17th February 2015. His writing is lucid and very clear. His analysis is very convincing. We would like to see his write-ups on Bangladesh politics too. Bazlur Rahman Uttara R/A, Dhaka 1230

COMMENTS

“Cops now can search office of Khaleda”  (March 2, 2015) Rrronimoni The government has the authority to search for anything, anywhere, provided that it has valid ground of suspicion. But it seems to us that this move has been taken just to harass the BNP leader.   “Key suspect arrested” (March 3, 2015) Barkat Hope the right accused was arrested and not any scapegoat to shut the case to avoid the failure of security services.   “People defy hartal”(February 26, 2015) Molla A. Latif People never observe hartal spontaneously....

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: March 3, 2015
Fertiliser from human waste

This informative BSS report from Rajshahi was published by an English daily a few days ago. It pointed to a potentially endless source of organic fertiliser that is more useful and better for the soil than the usual chemical fertilisers now being used. It uses human excreta, which after proper composting can be used as a fertiliser. This was tried out and practiced in four unions under the Bagmara upazila of Rajshahi and Manda upazila of Naogon from December...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: March 3, 2015
Epidemic of political insanity

Bangladesh is in the grip of a serious epidemic called political insanity. It has affected most of the politicians irrespective of their party affiliation. The initial symptoms are mild and almost unrecognisable. The symptoms gradually increase in intensity from incoherent speeches to open paranoid acts. They tend to justify their acts through reasons of their own making. They exhibit a false face of emotion which emanates from paranoid delusions. A real catastrophe which affects the non-political people deeply fails...

Published Date: March 3, 2015
COMMENTS

“We are all Mukto-Mona” (March 1, 2015) S. M. Iftekhar Ahmed Islam strictly prohibits the killing of innocent beings. These extremists deliberately ignore the example of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), who, despite suffering the worst insults and humiliation during the early days of Islam, forgave his tormentors. These extremists have nothing to do with Islam, but are rather, simply looking for an excuse to quench their psychotic thirst for blood. Nasirullah Mridha, USA Freethinking is a taboo in our country. Not only the extremists,...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: March 2, 2015
Open KSA job market for male workers too

After a long time Saudi Arabia has reopened its manpower market to Bangladesh. But the agreement was only for recruiting female workers who will work in households. The government should have made this clear to the public because it was seen that a large number of male job seekers rushed to the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment to register their names. We hope the KSA will soon reopen its market for our men as well. At the same...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: March 2, 2015
A killer's punishment

Abdul Jabbar, the 1971 wartime killer and criminal seems to have got away lightly. Looking at the five charges and corresponding punishments tabulated in your daily on 25th February 2015, he deserved the harshest punishment. But the ICT-1 sentenced him to imprisonment until death considering his old age. Makes one wonder, how he could get a 'Jatiyo Party' leadership berth! P.I.B On e-mail

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: March 2, 2015
Shops closed not for hartal, but for...

Hartals have become a regular phenomenon nowadays, thanks to BNP-Jamaat! But the general people rarely observe hartal as those calling hartals are not present on the streets. Dhaka shopkeepers are enjoying almost a normal life, keeping their shops wide open and selling their commodities as usual. However, one morning this week I went to the local bazaar and was surprised to see that all the shops were closed. I thought that some BNP-Jamaat activists might get active suddenly and...

Published Date: March 2, 2015
COMMENTS

“Blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death” (February 27, 2015) Dev Saha I am condemning this heinous act. No matter what, the pen will always be mightier than the sword. Enlightenedview These fundamentalists are not only murderers but also criminals committing crimes against humanity. They must get severe punishment. “Fix the error, not the mirror” (February 25, 2015) New Generation We could have been a good nation if our leaders would give proper attention to the writings. Thanks for this timely writing. “Info ministry bins editors' statement” (February...