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** People rescuing an injured passenger from inside a passenger bus hit by a truck on Dhaka-Mawa Expressway in Shologhar area of Shreenagar upazila in Munshiganj on Thursday. ** Motorcycles allowed on Padma Bridge after 10 months ** Commuters charge extra fare, passengers disappointed ** 78 people killed in Yemen stampede ** Moon sighting committee meets today to ascertain Eid day ** 9 killed in road accidents in 3 districts ** US announces new $325 m military aid package for Ukraine ** Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia today ** Eid exodus begins ** LPG price cut illusive ** 15 hurt as bus overturns in capital ** New interbank cheque clearing timings set for Eid holidays ** Four women hit by a train die in Tangail ** 12.28 lakh SIM users left Dhaka on Tuesday ** Sylhet engineer threatened over power outage ** People rush to village homes to spend Eid holidays with their near and dear ones. This photo was taken from Sadarghat Launch Terminal on Tuesday. NN photo ** Surge in cases of dehydration, diarrhoea amid summer heat wave ** Padma Bridge construction cost increases by Tk 2,412cr ** PM gives Tk 90m to Bangabazar fire victims ** Textile workers block highway demanding wage, Eid bonus ** Attack on PM's motorcade Ex-BNP MP, 3 others get life term ** Load-shedding increases for demand of electricity during heat wave ** Motorbikes to be allowed on Padma bridge from Thursday ** 5-day Eid vacation begins from today ** Take Nangalkot train accident as a warning about negligence of govt functionaries **

Readers’ Forum

18 February 2014


The poor potato growers

Agriculture Minister Matia Choudhury said on the occasion of Agriculturist Day 2014 at Agriculture Institution Hall on Thursday in the capital, "we have come to power through an election and so we do not fear from anybody's piercing look". We really do appreciate her courage. But was it an election? When Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, President Abdul Hamid Advocate along with more than fifty percent people from the existing voters had no right to give his/her vote in 153 constituencies and rest of the constituencies had had one sided election.
On the other hand, we do not hear any voice of Matia or any minister including the prime minister regarding helping the farmers of potato producers when farmers are showing their plight everyday by blocking roads spreading potatoes on it.

Merina Hossain Mita
Dhaka

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