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Probhash Amin

  • Journalist & Columnist.
  • Sun, 29 Oct 23

Columnist & Head of News, ATN News

Police custody means protection, not death
Police custody means protection, not death

Police custody means protection, not death

In Bangladesh, ordinary people fear the police and try to stay away from them. However, the police are supposed to be friends of the public. Let me first share two examples of this friendship. A few days ago, a thief went to a market to steal from a shop. However, by the time he had gathered the stolen goods, dawn had broken, and people started arriving. Hearing the noise of the people around, the thief got scared. He was afraid that if people found him inside the shop, they would beat him to death. The cunning thief called 999 and asked for police assistance. The police came and rescued the thief from inside the shop. Later, of course, he was arrested, but he was saved because the police arrived in time. If the market people had caught him, he would have been beaten to death.

Donald Lu's tone shift
Donald Lu's tone shift

Donald Lu's tone shift

To explain the current political situation in Bangladesh, two dates need to be considered. One is October 28 of the previous year, and the other is January 7 of the current year. The actual date is January 7. Bangladesh is not the same before and after the 12th National Parliamentary Election. Prior to the election, opposition parties led by the BNP had initiated a movement for the downfall of the government.

How much more money will the public lose due to lack of foresight
public lose due to lack of foresight

How much more money will the public lose due to lack of foresight

A new city named PurbaChal is being developed by acquiring 6,150 acres of land in Rupganj of Narayanganj and Kaliganj of Gazipur, right next to Dhaka. Plans for PurbaChal include the construction of 26,000 plots, 62,000 apartments, a modern stadium, playgrounds, educational institutions, hospitals, and tall iconic towers. The PurbaChal New Town Project, initiated in 1995, has yet to become fully habitable even after almost 30 years. However, the Jalshiri housing project taken in 2010 in Rupganj next to Purbachal has already become busy. Primarily constructed for military personnel housing, this project has already gained recognition as one of Dhaka's most planned and livable residential areas. Side by side, the juxtaposition of these two residential projects forms a small picture in the overall landscape of Bangladesh.

Workers deserve dignity despite unfair pay
Workers deserve dignity despite unfair pay

Workers deserve dignity despite unfair pay

Bangladesh's economy, progress, and prospects all hinge on three words starting with the letter 'R' in English: Rice, Remittance, and RMG. Simply put, these three constitute the lifeblood of Bangladesh's economy. They represent labor-intensive work. To put it bluntly, Bangladesh's development and progress rely significantly on the contribution of labor, rather than on intellect, talent, or skill. Bangladesh stands on the shoulders of its workers. The real backbone of Bangladesh is its labor force. The most readily available and cheapest resource in Bangladesh is its people, thus labor comes at the lowest cost.

Will the corrupt professionals of Technical Education Board continue to enjoy impunity as usual?
Will the corrupt professionals of Technical Education Board continue to enjoy impunity as usual?

Will the corrupt professionals of Technical Education Board continue to enjoy impunity as usual?

I have started to believe that Bangladesh is indeed a paradise for the corrupt. It's difficult for an honest person to stand firm. If someone decides not to indulge in corruption, their life becomes challenging. If they decide not to accept bribes, their colleagues at the next desk will ruin their lives by indulging in corruption. Trying to remove them, citing discomfort with taking bribes, will only lead to the job being lost due to allegations of corruption. In some offices, there's a barrier to bribery rates. If corruption occurs, it will be distributed at a proportional rate. Almost everyone will get a share, and if someone doesn't want to accept bribes, the whole chain gets disrupted.

KNF must be eliminated now
KNF must be eliminated now

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KNF must be eliminated now

The song that sings, "Emon deshti kothao khuje pabe nako tumi, sokol desher rani se j amar jonmobhumi (You won't find a country like this anywhere, the queen of all countries, my homeland)," fills us with emotion. But is it really true that Bangladesh is the most beautiful country in the world, truly the queen of all countries? Objectively, this claim may not hold true, but to us, it feels like the ultimate truth driven by our emotions. Our country always appears the most beautiful to our eyes. However, beauty is always relative. Yet, in reality, the most beautiful place in Bangladesh is often its hilly regions.