Letters to the Editor | The Daily Star
  • Introducing a metropolitan government

    Establishment of a metropolitan government is necessary to ensure basic urban services of megacity Dhaka run smoothly, which must be emphasised ahead of the upcoming North and South Dhaka city polls to be held on February 1, 2020.

  • A prayer for our students in China

    My heart goes out to the Bangladeshi students who, among others, have been reportedly under lockdown in their dorms and

  • Justice shall prevail

    I was delighted to learn that the Gambia’s filing of a case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) alleging

  • DMCH in dire condition

    With a sense of pride, I took my grandchildren recently to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) to show them the place from where I graduated. But upon reaching the premise,

  • Rule of law should prevail

    Your editorial titled “How did we get to this point?” published on January 16 does make a robust point in defence of the rule of law. While one cannot but totally agree with the editorial’s thesis,

  • Campaign or chaos?

    I highly appreciate the decision made by the Election Commission to set the new date for polls on February 1 as the earlier date coincided

  • AQI at alarming levels

    Dhaka ranks as one of the top worst polluted cities when it comes to in the Air Quality Index (AQI). This daily and the likes have reported

  • Surma River Pollution

    Save our rivers

    Every day, the condition of our rivers and lakes is getting worse because of indiscriminate grabbing of banks and dumping of waste.

  • Use Sonali bag instead of polythene

    Polythene is harmful to the environment as well as people’s health. It contributes to the pollution of water, soil and environment.

  • Please postpone the polls

    The condition of the students observing fast unto death demanding deferral of Dhaka north and south city corporation elections is deteriorating by the day.

  • Upgrade educational facilities

    Many of our educational institutions across the nation are in dire conditions and nothing is being done to improve the situation. A recent report on this daily caught my attention which sheds light on the current state of Patuakhali Government College.

  • Monitor cigarette sales

    Recently, the National Heart Foundation disclosed an alarming survey report finding which mentioned that the evidence of smoking such

  • Regulate online activities of children

    There has been an immense change in the way children spend their recreational time now. Conventional outdoor games have been replaced by smartphones causing them to drift further away from social realities and indulge more in the virtual world.

  • Sex education must be compulsory

    Sex education is still considered a taboo in our society. It is not discussed as much as it needs to be across most of our educational institutions, often leading to major misconceptions regarding this, especially amongst the youth.

  • Stop the wetland grabbers

    Recently, Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) disclosed their study findings on the alarming condition of the city’s wetlands.

  • Parental favouritism

    Favouritism is a common phenomenon in many households. It may not represent a difference in the love parents feel, but it can look and feel that way to a child.

  • Save migratory birds

    Birds from the remotest corners of the world such as Siberia, Mongolia, and other regions come to Bangladesh during the winter months.

  • How much is too much?

    The front page of The Daily Star on Tuesday shattered my heart! For how much longer must we endure the curse of rape?

  • A sad start to the New Year

    Just one week into the oh-so-full-of-hope New Year, and we already have a long list of incidents that took place around the world and within Bangladesh which are enough to fill us with sorrow.

  • Ensure fairness of the upcoming elections

    The upcoming elections of Dhaka South City Corporation and Dhaka North City Corporation, scheduled to be held on January 30, are important for many reasons.

  • Price hike of essentials unjust

    Consumers across the nation are bearing the brunt of high prices of essential food items, and there is no solid reason for the price rise.

  • America’s risky move

    The United States assassinated Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force near the Baghdad international airport.

  • New Year resolutions

    As 2020 has begun, I, like many others, have made my list of commitments for a fresh start in order to be a better person.

  • Ushering a new beginning

    Tomorrow will mark the start of the first year of the next decade. Like always, everyone will hope that the year will be filled with peace, prosperity and harmony across the world.

  • Doing the needful

    Recently, upon my return from an overseas trip, I noticed that a number of flights had also arrived from the Middle East at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

  • Attack on Nur must be condemned

    The recent attack on the Ducsu VP was the most reprehensible so far. Especially because instead of hanging their head in shame, the attackers had the audacity to slander him afterwards and even lodge a case against him.

  • May peace prevail in India

    India, the largest democratic country in the world is now in an upheaval. I watch with great disappointment and disbelief how the country is falling apart over issues regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

  • Good old BTV

    Bangladesh Television (BTV) recently celebrated their 55th founding anniversary. Growing up, BTV was the sole source of entertainment and news for us 80s kids.

  • Yet another act of violence on campus

    I was deeply shocked to learn about the brutal attack on Ducsu VP Nurul Haque Nur along with 27 of his supporters.

  • Lend a helping hand to the poor this winter

    The weather gets extremely chilly during the long winter nights. It’s sad to see that many homeless people suffer terribly during such