• Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Letters To The Editor

Healthcare thwarted by corruption

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has recently released a research report showing the rampant corruption in our health sector which is very much shocking. If this corrupt practice goes on unabated, people won't have any trust left for the government health services and this sector will be stigmatized. Despite having some limiting factors, Bangladesh has made progress in healthcare services and all the health indicators are moving towards a positive direction. We want to keep them up. So, it would...

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Thanks to CMP for freeing Ctg footpath

The recent initiative taken by Chittagong Metropolitan Police has reduced the horrendous traffic jam to a great extent in EPZ area. Earlier it took two to three hours to cross the Chittagong EPZ area but now it takes just a few minutes to pass the same area from Chittagong International Airport. The makeshift shops on the footpaths were solely responsible for the gridlock as a large number of garment workers used to buy things from these shops hindering the normal...

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Treating stroke patients better

Recently I visited Kolkata in connection with the treatment of my younger sister, who is suffering from Lumber Spine disorder. She was admitted to a reputed hospital, Institute of Neurosciences, specialised in treating such patients. In the corridors of the hospital, an alarming piece of information was on display: “Every 6 seconds someone in the world suffers a brain stroke”. If a stroke patient can be rushed to an appropriate hospital within a few hours of the mishap, the...

Comments on news report

“PM's adviser lies,” published on November 18, 2014 Touchstone Backpedalling is not the solution here, taking responsibility and resigning might be. **** “NIA hands over list of suspects” (Nov. 18, 2014) SM How about giving the list of BD criminals hiding in India? **** “Redesigning economics to redesign the world” (Nov. 18, 2014) Saiful Islam Thank you, sir. It's a very inspiring article. Hope it will motivate our young generation so that they can come out from their conventional career thinking. Habib Financing is the hurdle that many find most difficult...

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Published Date: November 21, 2014
Arrest and try killers of RU teacher

On November 15, 2014, professor AKM Shafiul Islam of Rajshahi University was murdered inhumanly on his way home. A militant group calling itself Mujahideen fi Sabililillah claimed the responsibility for his murder on their Facebook page Ansar Al Islam Bangladesh- 2. Police didn't identify the culprits yet. It is so shocking that three professors of the Rajshahi University have been killed by miscreants in the last decade. Prof. Muhammad Yunus of Economics department was murdered in 2004 while Prof....

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Published Date: November 21, 2014
“Was this the Oxford of the East?”

I was shocked to read the article titled “Was this the Oxford of the East?” published in TDS on November 18. The writer put the blame on Dhaka University as a whole for a stray incident. There are some black sheep in every community. Even some war criminals were the students of Dhaka University. One cannot blame the entire community for someone's wrongdoing. But we strongly condemn the untoward incident that occurred there. The culprits should be brought to...

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Published Date: November 21, 2014
Cat show in Dhaka!

Recently a cat show was held at National Press Club, Dhaka, organised by Cat Concern, an affiliate of Animal Concern of Bangladesh to express love and concern for the animals, especially the pets. It was stated to be the first of its kind which generated much enthusiasm among the visitors especially the cat lovers. Clean and lovely domestic cats were on display at the unique show. When I look at the cats and dogs on the roads, it makes me...

Published Date: November 21, 2014
Comments on news report

“Nothing wrong,” published on November 17, 2014 Hovercraft Of course, it must be a conspiracy and the media is to blame! Mortuza Huq Our Prime Minister has her confidence not only in people like HT Imam, but also in Abul Hossain, Abul Hasan and Suranjit Sengupta to name only a few. But unfortunately, people of Bangladesh do not have any trust in these people. **** “Thinking of settling in the USA? Think again”(Nov. 16, 2014) SM But still people prefer USA because they can have an honest...

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Published Date: November 20, 2014
We want a vigorous drive against unfit vehicles

The population of Dhaka is more than 16 million. But there are not enough public transports for this huge population to move in the city and many of the vehicles lack the fitness to ply the city roads. These unfit vehicles pose a risk to the lives of the passengers and pedestrians. In addition, many of the drivers are either without driving licenses or carry fake ones. We know that BRTA has already started a countrywide drive against unfit vehicles...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: November 20, 2014
''Cheers for BCL''

So there you are. We are going to have BCL cadres replacing BCS cadres soon. This is nothing new though, just an extension of what the finance minister suggested quite a few years ago when he reportedly wrote to the public administration ministry to have party men exclusively in all the higher echelons of civil service. By the way, the process has apparently been underway since long. A formal declaration is waiting only. Anonymous On e-mail