“The first two floors of the building were swallowed by
the ground which gave way within just a few minutes.”
Witness to the building collapse
“Bangladesh believes in peaceful solution to various bilateral, regional and international problems in every corner of the world. The basic principles of our foreign policy is friendship with all on the basis of equality and malice to none.”
PRIME MINISTER KHALEDA ZIA
While addressing a staff course graduation ceremony of the armed forces. The prime minister, who is also in charge of the defence ministry, asked the armed forces to move ahead upholding the state principles to protect world peace and to fight all kinds of terrorism.
“Marriage of so many under-aged girls in presence of a deputy minister is deplorable. Such acts should be resisted.”
REBECCA SULTANA BEGUM
President of woman organisation Durbar Network, working to prevent early marriage, dowry and women oppression. Different women's came forward to protest the dowry-free mass wedding of many teenaged girls in presence of a deputy minister at Kishoreganj of the district last Wednesday
"The US played an anti-Bangladesh role in 1971 for its foreign policy. However, it now has no such tendency.”
Renowned American academic and a professor at Henry M Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington at Seattle. He made the observation at a discussion on genocide and political killing. "The US sided with Pakistan during the Liberation War as it wanted to improve its relations with communist China, which was then having very close ties with Pakistan. On the other hand, former Soviet Union, the arch rival of the US during the Cold War, stood by the Indian government assisting the Bangladeshi freedom fighters," Chirot also added.
ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN. Quotes can be
sent to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cartoon : MUSTAFA ZAMAN
(R) thedailystar.net 2006