• Friday, April 18, 2014

Letters

Letters To The Editor

Shocked and dismayed!

The incumbent US government has introduced a new bill known as “Affordable Health Care Act” in order to enroll all un-insured Americans and legal residents in the health care system with a view to providing health care facility at an affordable cost. The official language here in the USA is, of course, English. But since people from all corners of the world are living in the USA, the government has been considerate enough to allow these people, who are...

Letters To The Editor

Degeneration of student politics

Student organisations of Bangladesh have a long, glorious history. Our students played very important role in anti-British movement, language movement, and of course in the Liberation War. But the character of student politics has changed with the passage of time. At those times, students used to involve themselves in politics to protest oppression, injustice, etc. But sadly, now students join politics to gain unfair advantages—tender manipulation and admission business. Student politics in recent times has taken away hundreds of...

Comments on news report

“AL bars Star from covering its events,” published on April 11, 2014 Aasfisarwar Today TDS is banned from covering AL events and we are silent. Tomorrow, some other newspaper may face the same fate. Wake up my friends and protest before it's too late. Nds It will take time to wake up because they are under heavy doses of sedatives. Mofi The incident is shocking. But I like to believe it's orchestrated by an individual involved in media handling. It's not based on a central...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: April 17, 2014
Do politicians care?

Bangladesh has incurred a loss of 1.4 billion US Dollar because of the political unrest, but do the political parties bother? These so-called political parties, in the name of movement, burnt and looted public properties, and did not even hesitate to kill and burn innocent people. All because they wanted to come to power desperately and took out their rage against the ordinary people, many of whom suffered financial losses, injuries and even deaths. They behaved like bandits, not...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: April 17, 2014
Peaceful Dhaka to remain a dream?

Dhaka, a mega city with more than 15 million people, is known for its rich culture, tradition, history, business and other interesting features. Nevertheless, it is also a city of misery, trouble and harassment. Numerous problems such as gas and power shortage, traffic jam, alarming rise in hijacking, etc., are the constant companions of the city dwellers. Dhaka is also in the list of the top five polluted cities of the world. Now the question is, is it possible...

Published Date: April 17, 2014
Comments on news analysis

“2 ECs starkly different,” published on April 9, 2014 Deep Purple Blue Informative and educative article -- thanks! But one can't compare India's independent and credible EC with our subservient and inapt EC. While the Indian EC is widely respected and feared by the political parties including the Congress and BJP, our EC, unfortunately, plays the second fiddle to the ruling party. The Indian EC continuously strives to improve the electoral process. Saleh Tanveer The difference is that stooges of the ruling party...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: April 17, 2014
AL owns the country!

We often see digital banners describing the development activities done by the government, bearing the picture of the PM, her son and Bangabandhu as well. The country is flooded with these banners and billboards containing their successes, but the public understanding is totally opposite. After the January 5 election, democracy has turned into Hasinacracy. It seems to us that the country is only for those who belong to the Awami League. Thanks to Sheikh Hasina! Sheuly Haque Sirajgonj  

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: April 16, 2014
Congrats to Salma and her team!

Women cricket team of Bangladesh did what the men's team failed to do in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup. Poor performance of Bangladesh men's cricket team including a first round loss against Hong Kong and four consecutive defeats in the super-10 round left the whole nation in tears. Just then, a couple of inspiring wins against Sri Lanka and Ireland by the Bangladesh women cricket team brought a sigh of relief and joy to millions of fans. Special...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: April 16, 2014
Make law to stop campus killing

Killing of university students out of political grudge is common in our public universities. Neither the university authorities nor the government take any strict action to stop such killings resulting from political rivalry. On the contrary, the authorities show indifference towards these incidents and forgive the criminals. In order to stop such killings, anarchy and political clashes in public universities, the ministry of education along with the university administrations should frame a law and impose it on all political...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: April 16, 2014
Death of a brave journalist

ABM Musa, a veteran journalist, passed away on April 9, 2014. He contributed in different fields of journalism during his 64 year career. I used to watch the talk shows in which ABM Musa was a participant. At some talk shows he was the only discussant. Even though due to old age his words were not much clear, he captivated the audience with his wise statements and disclosure of truths. He was very bold in his remarks and analysis...