• Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Letters To The Editor

Muslim leaders' inexplicable silence

The way Israel is attacking Palestine is simply awful. Nearly 600 people were brutally killed including children and women. But most of the global leaders are silent about this genocide. Even the leaders of the Muslim countries have failed to take any significant steps to stop this massacre. It is understood that the allies of Israel will act in favour of Israel. But why are the Muslim leaders silent? Dr. Md. Sayedul Hoque Baitul Aman Adabar, Dhaka  

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Inhuman eviction of sex workers

On July 20, I was crossing the road in front of the Press Club. There I saw hundreds of people preparing for a human chain. It was a protest of the sex workers against their recent eviction from a Tangail brothel. The placards in women's hands read: “We are sex workers not terrorists or criminals”, “We are human beings, we want our rights,” etc. The brothel was invaded by local politicians and fanatics who forced the sex workers to leave....

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Will Summit address condition of Gaza girls?

The Girl Summit has started on July 22 in London. The summit is aimed at mobilising domestic and international efforts to improve the lives of girls and women in the world's poorest countries. Hopefully, Gaza tragedy and the condition of girls in Gaza will receive due attention. Anami California, USA

Comments on news report

“Jan 5 polls flawed,” published on July 19, 2014 Mofi I don't see anything wrong in her description. We all want a fair election with participation of all major and minor political parties, and so does she. We welcome you to Bangladesh and hope you will play a constructive role within the diplomatic framework. Zman7 January 5 election is 'undeniably flawed', but thank God its outcome is undeniably a boon for Bangladesh in many ways: it brought back peace and calmness in the...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: July 22, 2014
Communications minister's empty words

Communications minister's empty words

The people in the lower income bracket have been facing enormous difficulties during their journeys home and back to Dhaka at the time of Eid every year. The main reasons for such sufferings are: the miserable condition of roads, insufficient number of public transports and excessive transport fare. The communications minister has declared...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: July 22, 2014
Irrational bus fare hike

Last Friday I went to Gabtoli bus stand to buy a ticket for Dhaka-Khulna route. I was astonished when the man inside the bus counter asked tk 800 for a ticket, the real price of which was tk 470 only! During Eid, transport fare goes up by 70%-100%. Most people in Dhaka struggle to make both ends meet. How can they afford this increased, illegal bus or launch fare? The communications minister should look into this matter on an urgent...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: July 22, 2014
Scary prospect of another political agitation

BNP said it is planning to go for street movement after the Eid. Does this mean that more people are going to be burned alive, more trains will be derailed, and more properties destroyed? I still remember the horrors of the last year. Our economy received a devastating blow and the country got bad publicity all over the world. I know my writing will not have any effect on our leaders. But my plea to them is: please just keep...

Published Date: July 22, 2014
Comments on news report

“BASIC Bank: Blatantly looted,” published on July 17, 2014 SM And AL goes after Grameen Bank?! Nasirullah Mridha, USA Basic Bank's former chairman and managing director got the large portion of this embezzled money. Why is ACC still waiting to nab the alleged bankers after getting the BB's report? ***** “Suchitra's home freed at last” (July 17, 2014) Abul Kashem Establishing a museum in the name of late actress Suchitra Sen is important. At last the 'progressive' forces have won the battle. Muzzy703 Happy to see the existence of...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: July 21, 2014
Shooting down of MH17 is a war crime

We are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic death of 298 people including 80 children who were on board a Malaysia airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, which was so cruelly shot down by a surface-to-air missile in eastern Ukraine. Investigations are on to find out the culprits who committed the heinous crime. As I was witnessing the painful visual report on internet, I was thinking if the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared on 8 March...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: July 21, 2014
Israel's shameful war in Gaza

Israel's stubborn, cruel and selfish refusal to stop the brutal attack on Gaza is very shameful. For a few square miles of territory, Israel is determined to plunge the world into war! As I heard, the wishful thinkers, false peace prophets and the naive optimists around the world are speaking of their hopes of peace. This Palestinian -Israeli peace accord reminds me of the verse, “They cry peace, peace where there is no peace”. The Palestinians are just trying to...