• Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Letters

Letters To The Editor

Migrant workers' safety

According to one estimate, 74 lakh people have gone outside Bangladesh in search of livelihood. They are sending remittance which is keeping the economy in good shape. They are toiling under the hot sun of the Middle East so that their near ones may live happily in Bangladesh. They face many problems in their day-to-day life. Many even lost their lives because of hostile working conditions. What is the government doing to ensure safety of the workers? Zabed Wali On e-mail  ...

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Clueless disappearance victims' families

Clueless disappearance victims' families

This is horrific news that people who are being picked up by the law enforcers are never returning home again. Imagine the agony of those hapless mothers, fathers, wives, sisters and brothers who keep waiting for the news of their loved ones. When the family members ask the law enforcers the whereabouts of...

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Rescuing stolen baby: Media, Rab set example

The recent baby stealing from DMCH has created much uproar among public. The media has covered the news with great enthusiasm and people were hoping for its rescue. Finally, after a week into the stealing, Rab members have rescued the baby. Along with the parents of the baby, the people of the country are relieved and happy. Expressing utter dismay over the incident at DMCH, the High Court on August 27 ordered a judicial inquiry into the entire incident...

Comments on news report

“Family points finger at rival religious group,” published on August 29, 2014 Sayed Rahman Such kind of indication before the probe may hamper the investigation. ***** “Three rivers too hungry” (August 29, 2014) Sayed Rahman If we continuously hamper the natural flow of the rivers, they will be much more cruel and hungry. Md. Abu Sufian The government should adopt long term plan to reduce river erosion. ***** “Dhaka division home to highest number of poor” (August 28, 2014) Sayed Rahman Is it the real scenario? I think whatever happens in...

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Published Date: September 1, 2014
Will new Gaza ceasefire last?

Will new Gaza ceasefire last?

The new ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has immediately raised the same old question: will it last, or is it merely just another pause, providing the prelude for the next round of fighting à la previous ceasefires? We hope the current ceasefire is different and may well last. There are no winners or losers. Hamas scored a significant political victory as it maintained its ability to fire rockets at Israel up to the last minute before the ceasefire was put into effect, but also suffered massive losses in men and materials. Israel decisively won the military campaign by inflicting huge pain and destruction, but lost politically by creating the perception...

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Published Date: September 1, 2014
'Gene Drive' for malaria control

Scientists at Wyss Institute of Harvard Medical School have been working on a genetic emerging technology called 'Gene Drive' which may effectively help combat malaria and other insect-borne diseases, control invasive species and promote sustainable agriculture. The researchers have developed a powerful new genome editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9 which would allow scientists to precisely insert, replace, delete, or regulate genes in different sexually reproducing species. The genetic alternations so done would be spread to future generations and ultimately to...

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Published Date: September 1, 2014
Ensuring quality education for students

Quality education is a must to bring positive changes in society. But it is a matter of regret that the government of our country is giving emphasis on quantity, rather than the quality. Every year, the number of CGPA 5 scorers is increasing, but their quality is deteriorating. It is high time the government took an overall rectification programme to improve our education system; otherwise a bleak future is waiting for us. Asraful Islam Chunarughat, Habigonj

Published Date: September 1, 2014
Comments on news report

“Brutal murder in the capital,” published on August 28, 2014 Litan Chandra Roy “...Faruki was always in favour of majars (shrines) and “milads”. “But some people do not believe these and were against our organisation. They might be involved in the killing.” If this was the motive of such heinous killing, it will be regrettable. The religious minded people should be more tolerant of others' views. Partha Sarker What is going on this country? Religious scholars are being killed. These incidents indicate that...

Letters to the editor

Published Date: August 31, 2014
Preparedness against Ebola threat

We should be in every way possible alert to Ebola threat and be prepared to prevent it. People should be made aware of the symptoms of Ebola infection so that they can take cautionary steps. The declaration of surveillance is one of the good steps taken by the government to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. Our medical teams will monitor international airports in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet as well as the Chittagong Seaport. Apart from that, mass awareness through...

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Published Date: August 31, 2014
Ban rickshaws on Rokeya Sharani

As a resident of Pallabi area, I frequently use Rokeya Sharani to go to the centre of the city. From early morning till midnight the road remains busy. The limited road space can not accommodate hundreds of buses and private cars which ply regularly through this road. Plus a large number of rickshaws use this road creating severe traffic jam. Nowadays rickshaw is no cheap transport. It is time consuming. Worse still, most rickshaw-pullers defy traffic rules. Rickshaws should be...