• Thursday, October 23, 2014

Letters

Letters To The Editor

Culture of labeling people

I felt really sad to know that Professor Piash Karim has passed away. I personally do not know Prof. Karim, but have seen him in talk shows in Bangladeshi TV channels and have developed respect for him for his rational thinking. I was not too surprised to see the reactions of different people regarding his funeral. The tendency to label people based on ideology or political view is a hindrance to progress and free thinking. A doctor's son is not...

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Right to safety on road

Our roads have become death traps. Every year thousands of people get killed in road accidents. There is hardly any family left in this country that never experienced the pain of losing somebody in road crash. So far by birth we have the rights to have accommodation, food, clothing, education and medication. I think it would not be wrong if I say that safe road should also be our right. Safe road is now the demand of the whole nation....

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Avoid aping alien culture

Nowadays people of our region are more interested in the western culture so they now neglect their own culture, ideas, norms and values. Mostly the young generation is imitating them. This happens mainly because of globalisation which helps the capitalist countries to expand their trade and commerce all over the world through intruding into other cultures (e.g. advertising their culture and products through satellite channels). We must be aware of it and should hold on to our cultural values...

Comments on news report

“Modern-day slave trade unearthed,” published on October 19, 2014 New Generation Is this horrifying incident also an 'achievement' of the present government? Who is there to reply? Shiful Islam Foysal I can't believe that slavery still exists. ***** “Sagar-Runi murder investigation” (Oct. 17, 2014) Mortuza Huq This unacceptable delay might reinforce the belief in people's mind that the government has things to hide regarding this brutal murder case. Rahman Mostafiz This case is still shrouded in mystery. This is how we are heading towards the notion that justice is...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 22, 2014
DU should rethink its new admission policy

Dhaka University is the first choice of the majority of students willing to get higher education. Students try their level best to get admitted into this university. In the previous years, students used to get a second chance to sit for the admission test. But the DU authorities have decided to allow only freshly passed HSC students to appear in the admission test from the next academic session. Dhaka University is an autonomous institution and can take any decision freely...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Political lesson to learn from Bolivia

Evo Morales won his third consecutive term as the Bolivian president on October 12, 2014. He defeated his conservative opponent by a comfortable margin.  Morales is the first Bolivian president to hail from the country's indigenous majority. He was first elected in 2006, and will remain in office until January 2020. Morales is one of the most popular socialist leaders of Latin America. During his presidency, Bolivia has grown economically, decreased income inequality and uplifted the economic status of the...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Exemplary step by parents of drug addict sons

The report, “Parents hand over 3 drug addict youths to police,” published in your daily on October 19, 2014, caught my eye. Helpless parents of three drug addicts handed over their sons to police. In our country, most of the parents want to hide such kind of information relating to their children. But these parents have taken a bold decision. No one should ever hide these types of incidents and should raise their voice against it. Afrah Aanan Viqarunnisa Noon School...

Published Date: October 22, 2014
Comments on news report

“Dream big, defeat failures to succeed,” published on October 18, 2014 Hafeejul Alam I am no more a youth. But the inspiring speech given by the former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam makes me feel as if I am still a youth and of course I have a dream. ***** “Unfreedom and indecency” (Oct. 17, 2014) Sayed Chowdhury I mostly agree with Mr. Hashmi's comments about the democratic principles and practices, including mutual tolerance as an indispensable element of democracy. I also fully agree...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 21, 2014
Hold probe into frequent train accidents

Hold probe into frequent train accidents

In railway parlance, the pair of parallel rails is called permanent-way. However, given the regular frequency of train derailments happening all over the country in the last few months, isn't it better to call it temporary-way? Many passengers got injured and on occasions there were fatalities too. Also there was serious disruption in...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 21, 2014
International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child was observed across the world on 11th October 2014. This day promotes girls' human rights and highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and addresses the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world. Violence against girls limits their opportunities and choices and threatens their futures. We want an end of harmful practices such as sexual violence and child marriages all over the world. Hasna Begum Advocate, Supreme Court...