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Rain-soaked difficulties

Rain-soaked difficulties

Continuous rain, in the form of thunder storms and showers in Dhaka and across Bangladesh, has resulted in water-logging, landslides, flash floods and other problems. New Age Xtra had asked its readers their experiences during the rainy season.         Sobre Jamil August 4 I have painful experience of water logging. In Sylhet it rains a lot around […]

Fatal highways

Fatal highways

A number of road accidents during the eid holidays has mired the festivities with more than 250 people dead and numerous injured during just the 10 days of Eid. New Age Xtra had asked its readers about the prompt measures that can be taken to curb the increasing number of accidents.   Tahmid Hasan July 26 Most of the fatal […]

Eid plans

Eid plans

New Age Xtra had asked its readers about their plans during Eid.  Readers also commented on other articles in last issue Masud Rana July 13 This year I am going to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr wholeheartedly as for the first time in my life, I have bought clothes for my parents. I completed my education a year ago and was going through […]

The battle for tickets

The battle for tickets

New Age Xtra had asked its readers the difficulties they faced while trying to buy bus tickets to get home to their villages during the Eid vacation. Readers also commented on other articles in last issue Muhammad Jahidul Islam July 8, 2015 I felt harassed when I went to buy bus tickets for my home district. Although the ticket sale […]

Big changes in cricket rules

Big changes in cricket rules

New Age Xtra had asked its readers how the recent changes in cricket rules will help or affect cricketers Readers also commented on other articles in last issue  Iftekhar Pulok July 1 This rule will greatly impact both batting and bowling. First I will consider the case of bowlers. According to the previous rules, the only way of getting a […]

Ramadan traffic

Ramadan traffic

New Age Xtra had asked its readers how they are suffering due to the traffic congestion during Ramadan. Readers also commented on other articles in last issue Asad Al Faruque June 24 The most pressing problem, traffic gridlock has been the constant culprit that makes the city dwellers’ lives miserable. Everyday, I have to spend extra four hours on the […]

Spoiling the broth

Spoiling the broth

New Age Xtra had asked its readers their opinions about the increasing number of drama on channels, starring actors who have little or no experience in acting or theatre. Readers also commented on other articles in last issue Muhammad Jahidul Islam June 15 Globalisation has made the world a global village through free flow of satellite TV. Satellite TV helps […]

Surcharge on talk-time

Surcharge on talk-time

New Age Xtra had asked its readers about their reactions to the recent hike of nearly seven per cent in talk-time surcharge as declared in the recent budget.   Muhammad Jahidul Islam June 9 I can’t understand why the government is going to take this step. Already, we can’t understand when and how we are being charged as the operators […]

Commercialisation of healthcare

Commercialisation of healthcare

This week, New Age Xtra asked readers whether profit-centric operations of hospitals and clinics are affecting the quality of healthcare in the country. Readers also reacted about last week’s pieces in New Age Xtra.   Saad Mustafa Zaman May 31, 2015 1. Commercialisation: The influence of pharmaceutical companies on doctors to promote their products and the hospital’s surreptitious desire to […]

Washing away the poison

Washing away the poison

This week, New Age Xtra asked readers about the ways they ensure that their family members are having pure food.   Chowdhury Rashaad Shabab May 21 My mother grows fresh produce on our roof: the best shaakh in town.       Shabana Ali May 26 I buy our fish from Bhairab Fish & Co. They supply fresh fish from […]