Letters to the Editor | Page 2 | The Daily Star
  • Saudi Arabia must be held to account

    Saudi Arabia has finally admitted that Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist critical of the Saudi regime and a columnist for The Washington Post, was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Legendary Singer Ayub Bachchu

    A tribute to Ayub Bachchu

    The legendary rock star Ayub Bachchu recently left us. We are greatly saddened by his untimely departure.

  • Provisions and rights of senior citizens

    Due to the improved quality of life in Bangladesh, people now live longer. There is a sizeable ageing population in the country today and the number of people over 60 years of age is increasing rapidly.

  • Bengal's secular legacy

    Bamuha, a village located in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, is home to around 3,000 residents, mostly farmers and labourers. Except for about 300 Muslims, all residents are Hindus. Villagers tried to construct a Durga temple but the construction was stalled in 2015 due to a lack of funds.

  • Reducing Dhaka's population

    Dhaka has recently been branded as the second worst city in the world to live in by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The ranking simply confirms what we have always known.

  • Skilled workforce willpay off

    For a country like Bangladesh, human capital can be the main driving force for economic development and prosperity. According to the UNDP, the working age population constitutes 66 percent of the entire population of Bangladesh. By 2030, the share of working age population will increase to 70 percent. After that, it will gradually begin to decline.

  • Caution against a future global disaster

    Technological developments have brought benefits to humankind but they have also entailed abuse of skills and technology by some people to cause great harm. The two world wars caused enormous loss and damage to life and property. At present super powers of the world have developed nuclear arsenals that have the potential to be catastrophic for human beings.

  • DU question paper leaked, again!

    It's really surprising and frustrating to learn that the question papers of Dhaka University's entrance test were leaked beforehand despite there being stringent measures in place.

  • Developing our countryside

    There are a number of different types of development that every country needs—social, economic, in its governing institutions, etc.

  • Was banning Laguna a wise decision?

    In September, the police banned the Laguna, a small passenger-carrier, in many areas of the capital. While I agree that Lagunas exacerbate traffic jams, I question the decision to ban them without putting any alternatives in the first place.