• Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Letters To The Editor

Irregularities in some private universities

Recently in a seminar the education minister said they will cancel the registration of fifteen private universities. He also said that most of the private universities including Darul Ihsan University are involved in certificate business. Nowadays we have so many private universities in Bangladesh and thousands of students have been studying there. Some of these universities are unauthorized, while some act just like business entities selling certificates. Many a teacher of such universities lack proper qualifications and experience. Students...

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Mitigating crop loss due to flood

Mitigating crop loss due to flood

The recent flood has damaged huge amounts of crops especially paddy. This will cause shortage of rice in the country. We should grow more crops particularly rice in winter to meet up the shortage. That way the price of rice will remain stable in the market. Shafkat Rahman BIAM Laboratory School New Eskaton, Dhaka  

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Complexity of Ukraine crisis

This refers to the report, "Impossible to win conflict by military means alone" (Sept.9). This realisation should have dawned on Ukraine government from the beginning of the Ukraine crisis. Being a puppet in the hands of the Western powers will not help the Ukraine government. It should also take a lead in convincing the West that sanctions against Russia are also another means of conflict. Negotiations across the table are the best way to solve the Ukraine crisis.   The...

Comments on news report

“Pro-BNP teacher assaulted on SC premises,” published on September 14, 2014 Kiomi Ida Day by day we are becoming uncivilised. Kamrul Hassan Time has come to put a stop to teachers' politics. I am hurt. I think teachers' politics is ultimately responsible for such heinous incident. Look how he is selling this assault to gain favour in the future. Albeit he was assaulted yet he went with his torn shirt to attend another programme where his leader Khaleda Zia was addressing. ***** “Overtaking the West...

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Published Date: September 16, 2014
Govt. should not take decisions alone

Recently the government has taken some measures regarding the issue of impeachment of SC judges and National Broadcast Policy without consulting the stakeholders. It also sacrificed Bangladesh's candidacy for the UNSC in the same way. Government should not take decisions alone, and more specifically, about certain matters that are crucial to the country's interest. Accountability is important. In many countries all political parties unite on crucial matters. Our government will prove its wisdom and sensibility by listening to the other...

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Published Date: September 16, 2014
This useless controversy should end

The recently raised controversy over Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Ziaur Rahman's role during the Liberation War should be stopped. Rather, we should analyse their post-war roles as the heads of the state. Because of the power struggle between the two parties, the helpless general people have become hostages. It is of no use to discuss whether AL is better than BNP or BNP is better than AL. We should rather discuss whether the commoners are provided with their rights...

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Published Date: September 16, 2014
Dangers of antibiotics overuse in animal farming

Worldwide, antibiotics are being abused in animal farming in the name of boosting production of meat, eggs, farmed fish, etc. Overuse of antibiotics non-therapeutically is increasing antibiotic resistance among bacteria that cause human infections. Consumers are pressing the companies involved in the production of animal agricultural produces to completely eliminate the use of antibiotics in animal feeds for quick growth. However, it is encouraging to learn that Perdue Foods, America's third largest poultry producer has removed all antibiotics from its...

Published Date: September 16, 2014
Comments on news report

“4 killed, 5 injured at Karwan Bazar,” published on September 11, 2014 Dev Saha Why on earth people have set up bazaar on rail lines? Sayed Rahman Who should I blame for this? It does not make sense how people build kitchen market on rail tracks! Maybe we will see a drive against it, and within a month from the drive, the market will be set up again. ***** “Old formalin in new bottle” (September 12, 2014) Fakhrul Islam With unrestricted use of chemicals, we will become...

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Published Date: September 15, 2014
A tribute to the nightingale

A tribute to the nightingale

John Keats said, “Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter”. Feroza Begum, the legendary Nazrul sangeet exponent, has entered the realm of eternity. She will sing no more but her melodies will always remain alive and inspire us. May Allah bless the departed soul of Feroza Begum and give patience to the...

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Published Date: September 15, 2014
Introduce meters in CNG-run taxis

In Chittagong CNG-run taxi drivers ask abnormally high fares as they have no meters and passengers have to give in to their demands. As the battery-run rickshaws have been withdrawn from the streets, the passengers now have to depend on CNG-run taxis. Those battery-powered rickshaws were cheaper than these CNG-run taxis. We hope the authorities will take measures to install meters in the CNG-run taxis to mitigate the problem. Zabed Wali Chittagong