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Letters To The Editor

BTV's August 15 programmes

The way BTV was telecasting programmes on the National Mourning Day, it seemed the national TV channel was indirectly or unintentionally making the killers look like heroes. Showing interviews of the killers who were giving out their rationale for the killing and the dead body of Bangabandhu with Azan in the background only pleased the anti-Liberation forces. Why didn't BTV just telecast programmes on the life and times of the great leader, and his struggle for and contribution to...

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Power of words and ideas

Power of words and ideas

Celebrated American actor and comedian Robin Williams (Robin McLaurin Williams), who died on August 11, 2014, has left a message to us: “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” Good words and ideas definitely have the capability to bring about positive changes in the world. What we need...

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“Who said what after August 15”

In the first page of your celebrated daily under the caption, “Who said what after August 15,” a comment has been attributed to my Late father Justice Abu Sayeed Chowdhury. I understand the source is a totally government-controlled newspaper of that unfortunate and traumatic time. We may well question the veracity of such a report. On the other hand, the London Guardian published his remark which said “Ask the killers”. It went on to add that Justice Chowdhury believed only...

Comments on news report

“In prison, still ominous,” published on August 17, 2014 Saleh Md. Shahriar The AL government is quite successful in its bid to control the militant activities. But sometimes innocent people are reportedly imprisoned in the name of combating terrorism and militancy. ***** “Hospital won't release body” (August 17, 2014) MH Khan There should be a regulatory body, a commission like the broadcast commission, to regulate the healthcare providers. Some of them suck the blood of patients and their families. They allegedly keep 30 to 40...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: August 19, 2014
Journalists must be united in protest

The social welfare minister recently made some abusive remarks about journalists. It is sincerely hoped that people holding honourable position in society will not make any derogatory remarks undermining or insulting a person or a community. Meanwhile, I was a little disappointed to read in some newspapers that the leaders of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists and Dhaka Union of Journalists demanded withdrawal of his abusive remarks. My question is, why a faction? Is it not an...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: August 19, 2014
Reply to "Is chromium scare scientific?”

I would like to reply to the comments of Professor M Lutfor Rahman, Department of Environmental Science, Independent University, on my research work published in your column on August 02, 2014. Of the different types of poultry feeds available in the market, some are prepared with expensive, imported protein sources. Others are prepared using 20-25% of deshi meat bone (DMB). The DMB is prepared from tanned skin-cut wastes (SCW) and leather shaving dust (LSD) available in Hazaribag area. Different poultry...

Published Date: August 19, 2014
Comments on report

“Nation in mourning,” published on August 15, 2014 Hasan May the Almighty Allah place Bangabandhu and his family members in heaven and those culprits in hell. We would have gone a long way, had Bangabandhu been with us now. Zia Very good article. It covered almost everything that happened on that dark night. We should make a movie on this so that the whole world and our new generation can know about this. ***** “Under threat from underage drivers” (August 11, 2014) Clearthoughts The government should make...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: August 18, 2014
Israel doing much worse than apartheid

Hideous. Sadistic. Vicious. Murderous. That is how Noam Chomsky describes Israel's 29-day offensive in Gaza that killed nearly 1,900 people and left almost 10,000 people injured. Chomsky has written extensively about the Israel/Palestine conflict for decades. It's another one of the periodic Israeli exercises in what they delicately call “mowing the lawn.” That means shooting fish in the pond, to make sure that the animals stay quiet in the cage that you've constructed for them, after which you go...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: August 18, 2014
Bad influence of Indian serials

A few days back I was shocked to hear a news that a girl committed suicide only for not having a typical Indian dress named pakhi. It is worthwhile to note that the said dress was the main attraction of this Eid! Fashion is a part of life, I am not against fashion. But one should understand the actual meaning of it. Some girls have a preconception that if they embellish themselves with heavy make-up and Indian dresses, it will...

Letters To The Editor

Published Date: August 18, 2014
Terrorism in religious garb

I support the views expressed by Nobel prize winning author Wole Soyinka in his address to the World Humanist Congress (TDS, August 11). He said that the conflict between humanists and religionists has always been one between the torch of enlightenment and the chains of enslavement. Boko Haram, Salafist, ISIS etc. all groups claim that they are performing religious obligations but in fact they do terrorist activities like killings, bombing and abductions. These groups should be rational enough and...