• Monday, November 24, 2014

Letters

Letter To The Editor

Marital laws biased against men

This refers to the report, "Redress for women divorced unjustly" (Nov.11). Even men get unjust divorces - does anyone talk of them or is bothered about them? For a husband to get maintenance, it is like reaching Mars. The wife may be working, but she gets maintenance for a certain period. There are laws which favour only women and are loaded against men. Laws have to be gender neutral. Globally, marital laws are against men. The United Nations should work...

Letter To The Editor

Joining Int'l agri-journalists' network

IFAJ, the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists, is an international forum of agricultural journalists and communicators. One can become a member of IFAJ by joining a national association or guild. As far as my knowledge goes, once in our country, a national association was formed to get affiliated with IFAJ. But I am not aware if that guild still exists. Meanwhile, IFAJ is doing wonderful job in disseminating agricultural information and in binding together all the agricultural journalists of the...

Letter To The Editor

Capital flight to Malaysia

Nowadays, flight of money from the country has gone beyond control. For the black money holders, Malaysia is one of the favourite places where our money finally lands. To settle in Malaysia under the MM2H programme, one needs to deposit liquid assets worth at least 500,000 ringgit (about Tk 1.22 crore) and show offshore income of 10,000 ringgit (about Tk 2.45 lakh) per month. This year, 285 Bangladeshis have applied for enrollment in the programme to get five years'...

Comments on news report

“Road, rail, waterways to link entire South Asia,” published on November 20, 2014 Gulshan Dhaka The picture shows that it's India to India route; like all eggs in one basket. Why can't it be Myanmar to Bangladesh to India? We know our dependency on India because of geographical location but there must be a second way. Sayed Rahman It is undoubtedly a good initiative. For our greater interest, rail, road, water and air connectivity is a must. Such connectivity will boost our economic...

Letters to the editor

Published Date: November 23, 2014
Reduce train fare

It leaves no room for doubt that traffic jam is deteriorating the condition of our day to day life, especially in the capital. If government can popularise travelling by train, traffic jam in Dhaka would be less severe. Every day thousands of people commute by train but its service is not up to the mark. Train fare is higher than bus fare on some routes. For example, passengers have to pay tk 35 to travel from Kamalapur to Airport by...

Published Date: November 23, 2014
Rajuk officials' foreign trip

Rajuk officials' foreign trip

I was really shocked and disappointed to read in TDS a few days back about Rajuk personnel's pleasure trips abroad. The trips were supposed to be for gaining knowledge about other cosmopolitan cities. But instead it became pleasure trips. What have they learned from these so called trips and who is paying for...

Published Date: November 23, 2014
Graveyard for apartment complexes

Dhaka city has grown from a town into a mega city in course of time. Mega malls, broad roads, flyovers etc. are being built to ease public life. But unfortunately, we don't have graveyards. Government-sponsored residential projects such as Purbachal, Jhilmil etc. have no provision for setting up graveyards in the area for the residents. Developers like Bashundhara and others also have no provision for graveyards. The government should make it mandatory for all developers to keep sufficient space for...

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Published Date: November 23, 2014
“Rise of youth,” published on November 19, 2014

Sayed Rahman Young population is the greatest asset for any country. If this population is equipped with necessary education and skill, they will undoubtedly bring an enormous opportunity to transform the future.  

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Published Date: November 23, 2014
“No license without written test” (Nov. 19, 2014)

TruthnLie Hopefully written tests are conducted in-house and not online. Better if they are conducted using computer booth like the one we get to see in the western world. Snr Citizen This is just one of the things we need to implement with firmness. This will ensure quality control, something we are so allergic to.  

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Published Date: November 23, 2014
''Those who don't want to talk about things like impeachment bill are the ones killing democracy'' (Nov. 19, 2014)

Nds AL stands on the only non negotiable principle of 'duty toward the party and its supreme leader.' Dr. Kamal Hossain always speaks the truth but unfortunately very few in this country have any regard for the truth.