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Pangs of the pilgrim

Pangs of the pilgrim

There have been a number of problems with the Hajj flights and visas this year due to which a significant number of pilgrims are facing uncertainties about going to hajj this year. New Age Xtra had asked its readers their opinion whether they think that the growing number of Hajj agencies are providing the right kind of services to the […]

Football’s commercialisation

Football’s commercialisation

Recently, Neymar agreed to a transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain at a whooping amount of GBP 200 million. Given these recent circumstances, New Age Xtra had asked readers if they feel that football is gradually becoming more commercial than a sport. Islam Arif Neymar’s transfer is not the only indication of football’s commercialisation. Rather this began around the […]

Failing life

Failing life

Recently, 11 students committed suicide after not faring well in their HSC examinations. New Age Xtra had asked its readers whether this link between failure in examinations and suicide is starting to become a trend and if so, how can we curb this. Kaniz Koly A person attempts suicide at the last moment of depression. Students become depressed by the […]

Nuisance in the air

Nuisance in the air

During this winter, we are facing dust related problems in most parts of Bangladesh. This is leading to seasonal illnesses for people. We asked our readers if they thought this dust problem can be tackled. Rashed Rahgir   In 2014, some of us in Chittagong demonstrated with a human chain trying to spread the message: ‘We want to breathe pure […]

For better human beings

For better human beings

This week we asked our readers what improvements they feel can make schooling in Bangladesh better. Muhammad Jahidul Islam  To improve schooling in Bangladesh, the pressure from exams need to be reduced. PSC is not needed for kids as it throws them into a competition that can be harmful…Academic books need to be enriched so that students can be less […]

Tailbacks

Tailbacks

Dhaka city is currently facing terrible traffic congestion due to the Dhaka International Trade Fair. Although a number of flyovers are being constructed, the city does not seem to be free from gridlocks. We asked our readers suggestions for curbing the traffic congestion problem. Mahbuba Sultana Ruba  Dhaka is considered the most congested city in Bangladesh. The most important reason […]

The Kids Aren’t Alright

The Kids Aren’t Alright

Around the second week of this month, the murder of teenager Adnan Kabir in Uttara following gang violence made headlines. We asked our readers how did they think such violence can be curbed in Bangladesh? Asifur Rahman Khan  By having more playgrounds for kids to play instead of always spending money to find peace within four walls. Muhammad A. Bashed  […]

Hoping for a better 2017

Hoping for a better 2017

This week, New Age Xtra had asked its readers about their expectations or dread from the upcoming year 2017. Rashed Rahgir We need to be realistic about what we can expect from any year. I wish Bangladesh will make policy to develop renewable energy system rather than coal, gas or atomic energy. I expect our policy makers to concentrate on […]

Next tourist destination

Next tourist destination

On the occasion of  World Tourism Day during this week, New Age Xtra had asked its readers which tourist spot they think can be the next big destination after Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban that the government needs to develop.   Gazi Anisur This should be the Sundarban. There are still many people who are not informed about the real beauty […]

Rivers of blood?

Rivers of blood?

Heavy rainfall, along with the sacrifice of thousands of animals across Dhaka, led to waterlogging, containing blood and other waste products, on the city’s roads. New Age Xtra had asked its readers whether they faced water-logging in their areas and how the situation was resolved. Topu Ahmed Due to poor drainage system, some areas of the capital faced water-logging. But […]