• Saturday, February 28, 2015

Letters

Letter To The Editor

When the class rooms are empty...

Because of the ongoing blockade and hartal, academic activities of schools and colleges have come to a standstill. Guardians, being worried about their children's safety, don't allow them to go to school. The classrooms are now empty; an eerie silence prevails in the schools and colleges. The education sector is suffering tremendously due to the mindless political programmes. SSC exams schedule has been changed several times already. We hope the politicians will think about the future of the students and...

Letter To The Editor

Start a dialogue immediately

How could PM Sheikh Hasina outrightly reject the initiative of a dialogue by saying that talks with Khaleda would mean encouraging militancy? The present unrest is political but the government is trying to show it as terrorism. Sheikh Hasina took charge of the country as the Prime Minister, so the welfare of the people rests on her; she just cannot ignore it. She cannot shrug off the dialogue initiative because it is the demand of not only the twenty- party...

COMMENTS

“What exam? People of the entire country are now in a tough test. The big challenge is to pass this test …” --Khaleda Zia's Adviser OSMAN FARUK At a meeting in the US S. M. Iftekhar Ahmed Outrageous! How sad that the SSC candidates, who are the future voters, have been drawn into the selfish act of the political parties. New Generation It is unfortunate that the former education minister made such unwanted and undesirable comment on the fate of lacs of students' education. Tajul...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: February 27, 2015
Israeli apartheid

The Palestinians are so unfortunate; they have long been oppressed by the Israeli occupiers. It seems that Israel has become a carbuncle under the garb of coexistence and very cleverly sponsored and protected by the United States. Why do not the saner world leaders condemn the role of US? The massacre of the innocent Palestinians has exceeded all limits last year. Their rights have been snatched away by the Israelis, and all under the patronage of US, who likes...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: February 27, 2015
A partial view

I am really surprised by the partial view expressed by one of your columnists in his column titled "Behind the politics of attrition" published in your esteemed daily on February 14, 2015. It is also surprising to note that he totally forgets to mention in his piece that (i) this government came to power again a year ago through a farcical election and is unrepresentative of the people, (ii) it has consolidated power by politicising the state machineries (iii)...

Published Date: February 27, 2015
COMMENTS

“Ironical yet deplorable” (February 17, 2015) S. M. Iftekhar Ahmed BNP, perhaps influenced by Jamaat, has become so obsessed about coming to power that it intentionally ignores the plight of the people or its own hardships. They also fail to realise that people will not support their so-called movement because of the way they are carrying it out. So unless BNP leaders change their way of thinking, this crisis will soon have an impact on them even more than on the...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: February 26, 2015
PM's needless ire against TDS

Recently the prime minister accused The Daily Star of patronising extremism by publishing a banned organisation's poster. I think the accusation is based on misinterpretation. The heading of that report was very clear, that rising of extremism is a matter of anxiety for all.   However, responding to the PM, the editor of TDS wrote a commentary on Friday, 20th February which was very outspoken. He said that in the totalitarian way of things, the view is that the government...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: February 26, 2015
Shameful stuff by ESPNCricinfo

ESPNCricinfo has been the top website for cricket related news, live scores and articles for the last few years. As cricket fans, we expect them to be neutral and treat every team fairly. However, in the commentary on the Bangladesh – Afghanistan match, it wrote at the end of the match that, “Bangladesh have gone on a victory lap of honour here. Thanking their fans. They haven't won the World Cup yet, though. Just shows how rare success at...

Published Date: February 26, 2015
COMMENTS

“Act tough even before ruling” (February 18, 2015) Barkat References from Indian courts are presented here. But institutions in India are to a great extent non-politicised, especially the election commission is totally free from politics. Also in India, election machinery is almost foolproof from fraud and rigging. Without comparing these factors if only Indian court decisions are referred, then it will be grossly unjustified. Shafik Law is not applicable for the present ruling party or the former ruling party in Bangladesh. Only we,...

Letter To The Editor

Published Date: February 25, 2015
Chess tournament

While all Bangladeshi eyes, and mine also were focused on cricket, 134 chess players did not let the hartals deter them from playing in the Sheikh Moni Memorial International Rated Tournament in the new more spacious BCF hall. Predictably, grandmaster Ziaur Rahman won the event though facing a strong challenge in one round from a very respectable blind player. Women's GM Rani Hamid in her seventies still sharp and consistent registered a strong performance. I, the lone American in...