• Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Letters

Letters To The Editor

Restaurant inside Mahasthangarh citadel?

A couple of months ago, I visited Mahasthangarh citadel. I saw a restaurant with public toilets and motorcycle stand inside it near its north rampart. I visited the citadel many times and it was for the first time I saw the restaurant. I think it is not wise to allow a restaurant inside a historical site. If it is not evicted immediately, more restaurants and other establishments will be built there in the future. I would like to request the...

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Moghbazar-Mouchak road: Commuters' nightmare

Moghbazar-Mouchak road: Commuters' nightmare

The construction work of Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover has increased our sufferings a lot. The commuters using Moghbazar-Mouchak-Malibagh road are facing severe difficulties every day because of the horrible road condition. Now it takes two hours to cross the Moghbazar rail line. There are cracks and potholes everywhere on that road. Vehicles get stuck here...

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'Controlling use of plastic bottles'

Aminur Rahim's letter on the above subject published in your column a few days ago deserves appreciation. Use of plastic bottles is very common and conventional all over the world. And refund of small price for the return of empty bottles and cans is also customary in the US and many other countries. This can be made mandatory in our country, if necessary, by promulgating a law. If random littering of plastic bottles is stopped, it will prevent the...

Comments on news report

“WHY?” published on August 31, 2014 Sayed Rahman The relatives of the missing people cried and made everyone present during the conference cry. How will these people endure this agony of losing their near and dear ones? Rajibul Hasan We hope they will get justice. **** “PM's caution goes in vain” (August 28, 2014) Sayed Rahman If the DAP is violated by the ministry itself, it is difficult to control the land grabbers. ***** “Ambition is destroying greatness” (August 29, 2014) Hapless Bangali Great piece. And yet, greatness, sometimes, and destruction,...

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Published Date: September 2, 2014
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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Published Date: September 2, 2014
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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Published Date: September 2, 2014
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...

Published Date: September 2, 2014
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...

Letters To The Editor

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...

Letters To The Editor

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...