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Come to the aid of Palestinian brothers

Letters To The Editor

Come to the aid of Palestinian brothers

We in Bangladesh want to help our fellow human beings in Gaza desperately. Words fail to describe the sufferings they have been going through. Let us all contribute whatever we can for them. We can send cash, food, clothings, medicines, teams of doctors, nurses, and builders to rebuild their devastated homes, etc.Let's not...

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GPA 5 scorers' predicament

A total of 70,602 students of 8,104 institutions took this year's HSC and equivalent exams. Students have been consistently doing well. When GPA system was introduced in 2003, only 20 students had scored GPA 5. Now compare it with 2014's figure, which is undoubtedly a magical improvement. The big success in HSC exams however has become a concern for all as seats in public universities are limited. For instance, BUET, DU, and public and private medical colleges have 965,...

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Pinak-6-type tragedies waiting to happen

After the Pinak-6 capsize, we got nothing but condolences from the authorities. The victims' families will bear the irreparable loss for the rest of their lives. Yes, the owner of Pinak-6 has been caught. But we don't know if any kind of punishment will be given to him or whether he will go scot-free. This type of accident happens regularly in Bangladesh and by not protesting these man-made disasters, we are actually allowing this to go on. Md. Masud-Ur-Rahman Dhanmondi, Dhaka...

Comments on news report

“Investing in youth,” published on August 14, 2014 Deepjelejai We need to address the issue of brain drain. In China, government is encouraging scientists, scholars or graduates from renowned universities to return home by offering positions in universities and other organisations with competitive salaries. But in our country a PhD holder finds it difficult to be employed in a public university unless he has political link. Saleh Md. Shahriar I fully agree with the views expressed in this editorial piece. Saif They need open and...

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Published Date: August 20, 2014
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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Published Date: August 20, 2014
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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Published Date: August 20, 2014
“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...

Published Date: August 20, 2014
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...