“The Nepalese journalist has every right to protest against the repression and censorship imposed on the media by King Gaynendra Bir Bikram Shah's illegal government.”
Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists
protesting deportation of a Nepalese journalist before the Saarc Summit. The journalist was allegedly planning to lodge a protest against King Gaynendra's participation in the meeting.
“It's not easy to host all these countries. It's particularly not easy to host, perhaps, me.”
GEORGE W BUSH
in a press conference in Argentina
“The government is spending unnecessarily for lighting and expensive food items and issued undeclared curfew in the name of security when mothers are selling their children, and husbands failing to manage food are fleeing homes to northern Bangladesh.”
Awami League president and leader of the opposition.
" I am happy to announce the Saarc leaders have admitted Afghanistan as a full member of Saarc.”
Bangladesh prime minister and current chairperson of the South Asian Regional Conference (Saarc)
“We are building ties with India block by block, step by step”
Pakistan prime minister
at a breakfast with journalists in Dhaka. Pakistan and India fought three bloody wars, of them two were over the disputed region of Kashmir.
“It's so amazing to think that one day I was staring death in the face and now I am waving it goodbye.”
Sandwich-maker and HIV Aids Survivor
A homosexual man of 25, Stimpson was diagnosed as HIV-positive, but 14 months later tests have showed that the virus has completely gone from his body. Though the Briton did not take any medication to fight the deadly disease, the viruses died down in his body
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