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Letters to the editor

Easy bikes clog trading hub in Jessore

Easy bikes block the road in front of the main business centre and its surrounding areas in Jessore, causing serious traffic jam all around. But the zilla administration is not taking any action to solve this problem. We urge the authorities to step forward and rid the inhabitants of the adjacent areas of this traffic mess.  

Make meters mandatory for CNGs

Make meters mandatory for CNGs

When will the authorities take effective measures to install fare meters in the CNG-run auto-rickshaws? Many people have written on this issue so many times, but nothing significant has happened. Installing meters in the CNG-run auto-rickshaws will relieve the middle class people of the torture of exorbitant fares.  

Can't the dream ever come true?

That day I was taking a walk with my wife beside the crescent lake area. Lots of families were walking, sitting, chatting and enjoying the afternoon beauty of the crescent lake. Suddenly the policemen stopped visitors from entering the lake area from both ends and forced those who were already sitting on the stairs or walking on the pavement to leave the lake area. I asked one policeman the reason. “PM will move” he replied. Oh, that makes sense!...

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“Death shrouded in questions,” published on October 22, 2014

Gulshan Dhaka Where are we living? Thanks to TDS for the investigative report. I would request you to do a follow- up on the story. Akhtar Shah Life has no meaning in Bangladesh, especially if one is poor! What makes things worse is that the people who are meant to take care and look after the vulnerable ones cover up their utter incompetence, lack of care and negligence without any compunction whatever! Mahtabi Zaman Where are the human rights and women's rights organisations? We...

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“8 more officials under probe” (Oct. 21, 2014)

Mirza Md. Nasir Uddin I express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the government and the authorities concerned for finding out the fake freedom fighters. Our freedom fighters are the best sons of this soil. These fake freedom fighters are worse than Razakars. We hate them. Dr. Ahsan Habib This is pure nonsense and a naked attempt by ACC to save these officers. If they were common citizens, there would be no probe by ACC. Police would have arrested them, hang a...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 25, 2014
On English medium schools' fees

In response to Sirajul Islam's letter regarding fees of English medium schools, dated October 18, I would like to say that he should have admitted his child to a school that he can afford the fees of. There are many excellent Bangla medium schools in Dhaka as there are schools offering the national curriculum in English. I am a single parent with limited income but I sent my son to a reputed English medium school. The good English medium...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 25, 2014
Spiral of crime robs citizens of security

News of macabre incidents reaches us almost every day. Dead bodies are being recovered from rivers, ponds, septic tanks, ditches; members of some family found burnt to death, strangulated or chopped in a gruesome way. Fiendish incidents have increased alarmingly. It seems that the law and order has collapsed completely. Political unrest is the main reason behind this. Criminals are taking advantage of the situation as law enforcing agents are busy stopping the normal activities of the political parties...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 25, 2014
Private car running illegally as taxi

The other day I was waiting at Gulshan-1 intersection for transport to reach my home. All the vehicles plying the road were crowded with passengers. Then I saw a private car just after pulling up at the bus stop started taking Mohakhali-bound passengers. The driver was asking two to three times more the fare. Very often we see this practice on Dhaka roads. These drivers of private cars breach their employers' trust by doing so. And commuters must not get...

Published Date: October 25, 2014
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“Corruption and the admirable jurisprudence,” published on October 18, 2014 Nds To me it appears that our bureaucrats' arrogance far exceeds that of our politicians'. Politicians sometimes, particularly at election time show a little bit respect to the common people but bureaucrats never. Rahman Mostafiz The bureaucrats having skill and power can manipulate everything that they have under their jurisdisction; whereas the political leaders have power but don't know how to use it because of lack of intelligence. So, politicians are always dependent...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: October 24, 2014
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  ...