• Friday, October 24, 2014

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Letters To The Editor

Mysterious death at DMCH

The news of Asma's mysterious death at DMCH, published in TDS on 22.10.14, is highly worrying. The authorities claimed that she had died of renal failure, lever diseases and jaundice after she delivered a baby boy. But her close neighbours confirmed that she had no such ailments; rather she was in perfect shape even during the final stages of her pregnancy. We demand a thorough investigation into this mysterious death. Everyone concerned must be interrogated. Sabrina Samreen North South University, Dhaka  ...

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Repair Chittagong station road

Repair Chittagong station road

The station road is a busy road of the port city. Every day I have to travel through the road. As I travel by bus, I experience a bumpy ride from the Kadamtali point to the old station area. For more than one year, the road has remained in a dilapidated state. It...

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Tips for our batsmen to avoid being trapped

I would like to mention some guidelines for our cricketers to follow during the next series. 1.    Bowlers sometimes intentionally bowl full tosses and bad balls in order to make the batsman play at it. This is done to set up the batsman and in many cases, the batsmen get out as they get carried away by trying to hit every ball to the boundary. Our players should not fall in this trap. 2.    The opposition will change field settings to...

Comments on news report

“Southwest may turn wasteland,” published on October 21, 2014 New Generation Bangladesh has long been getting very “warm reciprocation” from our friendly neighbouring country. Dr. Miah Adel Please read the book entitled “Farakka Barrage, the Symbol of Bluffing, Blackmailing, Bullying, and Cornering the Downstream for Upstream Water Piracy” now in press in the German Academic Publishing Company Lap Lambert, and other books and articles of this series authored by this responder to learn more about Indian water piracy tricks. S. M. Iftekhar Ahmed How unfortunate...

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Published Date: October 23, 2014
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...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 23, 2014
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....

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 23, 2014
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...

Published Date: October 23, 2014
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...