• Monday, October 20, 2014

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Letters To The Editor

Tuni's tragic end

Ours is a society where we push some to commit suicide and then criticise why they ended their lives in such a silly way, ignoring our responsibilities to help them when they were in crisis. We all remember Nayar Sultana, who played Tuni, a young girl in the popular drama serial “Ei Shob Din Ratri” on BTV in the 1980s. Reality pushed her too hard so that she forgot about her two daughters and take the unthinking decision to...

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Preparedness against Ebola

Ebola virus has spread to USA, Germany and Spain. If it comes to Bangladesh, its impact will be no less bad than in the West African countries. As prevention is always better than cure, I propose the government takes these following measures to prevent its entry into Bangladesh. a.    Upon arrival, announcement should be made by immigration officials requesting the passengers coming from Ebola-affected countries to step out from the queue. These passengers should then be handled by a trained...

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Ending violence against women

On October 10, 2014, 'World Boston', a Boston based council of world affairs, sponsored an open conversation on the topic: Preventing Violence against Women: A Project for Bangladesh. This project was sponsored by the US State Department to understand the gender-based violence in Bangladesh as a global issue. This project also emphasised the need to make a comprehensive study on civil society and government to work together to prevent gender-based violence and thus explore legal, social, and community based...

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“ACC probe 'fails' to identify culprit,” published on October 16, 2014 Maruf Rahman Should we be surprised? ACC means Awami Clearance Commission. Sayed Rahman I myself am serving in a bank of Bangladesh, and from my experience I can say that no embezzlement can occur without someone behind it. Some officials may be involved in the matter. New Generation There are instances that other similar probes also failed to identify the perpetrators when certain coterie was behind the screen. ***** “Birth rate drops” (October 16, 2014) S. M....

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Published Date: October 19, 2014
Rights of estranged/ divorced spouse's child

This refers to the report, “What the Nobel Committee says” (Oct.11). This is for the first time that the Nobel Prize has recognised the rights of children -- education of children. When children work as labourers, they are exploited. But there is another type of exploitation of children -- by one of their own parents. In case of divorced/estranged couples, children are denied the love and affection of one parent as the other parent have custody of the child. Victims...

Published Date: October 19, 2014
Brazenly displayed spelling mistake

Brazenly displayed spelling mistake

Every day as I pass through the airport railway station, I feel utter disgust when I look at the signboard which reads: 'Dhaka Binan Bandar', instead of 'Dhaka Biman Bandar'. Years have passed since the signboard's erection. Isn't it a matter of surprise and at the same time sorrow that the management of the...

Published Date: October 19, 2014
What about those who can't have egg?

10th October was the World Egg Day which was celebrated in many countries of the world. But this day appeared rather purposeless to this writer. In our country most people cannot afford to have an egg once a day. The minimum retail price of egg in urban areas is eight taka apiece. So it needs at least two hundred and forty taka a month for each person of a household for having egg. How many of the low income...

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Published Date: October 19, 2014
“From 2 to 17,” published on October 15, 2014

Vikram Khan Doesn't it prove that the SSC and HSC results are not so successful? Students get high marks in the HSC exams but are actually illiterate in English. And DU is lowering its criteria. So the quality of higher education is victimised by the low quality of secondary education in Bangladesh. Dev Saha Students lack real passion for learning with a few exceptions. Embarrassing indeed!  

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Published Date: October 19, 2014
“12 denied visa” (October 15, 2014)

SM I guess it would have been better if they had granted only 12 visas and rejected the rest! BD could save some money.  

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Published Date: October 19, 2014
“Khaleda calls AL party of atheists” (October 15, 2014)

S. M. Iftekhar Ahmed Very silly comments made by the experienced politician and leader. They need to clean their own house first. Touchstone Is there any glory in making silly comments?