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Flyover debate

Flyover debate

During the last week, New Age Xtra had asked readers if they feel that flyovers in Dhaka are helping to ease the traffic congestion or increasing it.   Nahid Hossain Dhaka’s situation is the best example of an unplanned city. The traffic congestion is undoubtedly shortening the lifespan of the citizens here. Flyovers are a good idea as through these, […]

Rain-soaked problems

Rain-soaked problems

This week, New Age Xtra had asked readers how the three days long rain had affected their plans Gazi Anis The heavy rain created mental and financial problems for me. It is difficult to walk in the rain, which is why I need more money for rickshaw fare. Sometimes, while walking, I often lose my shoes in the water and […]

Skin deep

Skin deep

The recent beauty pageant in Dhaka has faced a lot of controversies. This week, New Age Xtra had asked readers if they think that the discussions surrounding the lives of the participants and others related to such pageants are appropriate and whether there should be other categories that will look into the personality and skills of the participant rather than […]

Vulnerable minds

Vulnerable minds

Reportedly, the ‘Blue Whale’ challenge, has already claimed its first victim in Bangladesh. The game has already caused havoc in India and many countries of the West. New Age Xtra had asked readers about how, they think, parents and guardians can save their children from such pervasive games. Readers also commented on other features in New Age Xtra.   Sirajul […]

Hate crimes on rise

Hate crimes on rise

During the past week, two elderly Bangladeshis were attacked in New York City. New Age Xtra had asked readers whether they feel that anti-immigration and anti-muslim rhetoric are the main reasons behind such surge in hate crimes against muslims and Bangladeshis in the Western world.   Nahid Hossain Blaming a significant number of people in the world as ‘terrorists’ is […]

Confusion and panic

Confusion and panic

An article on social media, shared by hundreds of people during the past week, was eventually found to be false. There has been similar false news being shared and spread over the past few years on various local and national issues, often creating unnecessary confusion and panic. New Age Xtra had asked readers about their opinions on such fake news […]

Rice becomes dearer

Rice becomes dearer

There has been a silent increase in the prices of various types of rice. New Age Xtra had asked readers if they think that this increase in prices will have an adverse effect on the overall expenditure and lifestyle of the citizens of Dhaka, if not properly checked by authorities in time.  Shishir Reza Currently, if we look at the […]

Under the open skies

Under the open skies

More than one lakh Rohingyas have reportedly fled to Bangladesh border from Myanmar over the past few weeks, thus gaining international media attention. New Age Xtra had asked its readers that, under the circumstances, from the Myanmar government, the international community, Bangladesh government and others, who they think should come forward to solve the sufferings of the Rohingyas.   Mahfuz […]

For a hassle-free Eid journey

For a hassle-free Eid journey

The residents of Dhaka have been facing severe traffic congestion over the last few weeks. With Eid happening next week, we had asked readers what kind of steps they feel that the authorities need to take to ensure hassle-free Eid journey home for revelers.   Mazharul Islam Obak Skyline meaning helicopter can be one of the communication modes, for these […]

Flood fund crisis

Flood fund crisis

Plenty of questions and allegations are surfacing regarding distribution of government relief funds for the flood affected people of Bangladesh. New Age Xtra readers shared their opinions on how this problem can be addressed Gazi Anis Bangladesh is self-sufficient in food. So we should be able to deal with food problems of flood victims. But the problem is that while […]