** Arab countries must supply weapons to Palestinians so that they can defend themselves against Israel's brutalities ** It means to clinging to power thru elections under partisan govt: Civil society ** After JNU, students of Tata Institute watch banned BBC documentary on PM Modi despite warnings ** Country on way of fully vaccinated ** Walkways are being constructed on both sides of the canal of the Dhaka-Narayanganj-Dhaka (DND) dam at Siddhirganj of Narayanganj as the authorities took a project to develop the dam like Hatirjheel Lake in the capital. NN photo ** ‘Fierce’ battle raging in Ukraine for control of Vuhledar ** BNP asks govt to resign without delay ** FM likely to visit New Delhi March 1-2 ** Islami Jubo Khelafat Bangladesh stages a demonstration in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital on Friday to protest the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden and the Israeli aggression against Palestinian Muslims. ** Shoppers in thousands throng the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) at newly inaugurated Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Centre at Purbachal on Friday. ** 18 years of Kibria murder Trial deferred repeatedly due to lack of witnesses ** Gas supply shortage hits households, industries ** Production remains halted in 8 Ctg power plants ** Israeli violence BD condemns killing of ten Palestinians ** HC-order to ban single-use plastic items ** 532 students commit suicide in 2022 ** ‘Work of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant will not be stopped’ ** Protests against Quran burning held across Middle East ** More delay in change will lead to more miseries for people ** Chaos between bench and bar ** Workers busy preparing stalls for the month-long Amar Ekushey Boi Mela, which is scheduled to begin on the Bangla Academy premises and part of Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital from February 1. NN photo ** USAID announces additional $75m assistance for Rohingyas ** Sugar price rises by Tk 5 per kg ** Germany, US, to send battle tanks to help Ukraine fight off Russia ** Israel army kills nine Palestinians **

Readers’ Voice

02 November 2022

Congratulations to
The New Nation on its 43rd Anniversary

The New Nation has served the people for so many years with its objective journalism. It has spoken although without fear and favour. Hope, it will always remain so.
 I praise the respected Editor and all those who are associated with The New Nation and I wish all the best.

Nur Jahan

Colonial legacy in local government

We invariably harp the same string that the local bodies of government in Bangladesh are modelled on the British pattern. In their composition and function, they differ immensely from each other on a local level.
The British local government has mounted the pinnacle of prosperity. It has successfully embellished and ameliorated conservative policies. For instance, the health services organized by the local authorities in England are far superior to those existing in our country. Our local bodies are far behind their British counterparts in providing maternity and child welfare services.
The Bangladeshi government doesn't pay proper attention to education in slums. Education is the basic right of people. Further, the local government of the country is also dysfunctional in paying attention to unhealthy slums.
At this critical juncture, the health of the people is at stake and the government is in profound slumber. It is time for the local government to administer the best possible treatment to the unhealthy people who are bearing precarious and fatal diseases like chill, cough and dengue fever.
The local authorities of Bangladesh must work properly in order to prevent health crisis and academic crisis. The local authority must pay attention to matters of public health, sanitation, medical relief, education and housing.

Ahmed Tahsienul Araefin

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