“The president has opened his eyes.”
MOKHLESUR RAHMAN CHOWDHURY
press secretary to the president
about President Iajuddin Ahmed's health.
The President has been undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
“We just advertised but did not take students into admission.”
MD DELOWER HOSSAIN
registrar, Gono Bishwabidyalay, a private university
asked why the university issued advertisements for admission even though it does not have approval for BSc (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering and BSc (Honours) in Medical Physics. According to the University Grants Commission, Gono Bishwabidyalay has been conducting various courses in a number of subjects without approval.
“For a sweater sold at SEK (Swedish Krona) 150, the government of Sweden earns 25 per cent (i.e., SEK 37) as value added tax (VAT). The Bangladeshi garment supplier sells the item at a price of SEK 35…while the Bangladeshi worker does not earn even half of one SEK.”
economist and activist
quoting Mahmood Ali, an expatriate Bangladeshi.
"…The government of Sweden, without encountering anything, earns 75 times more than that earned by the Bangladeshi garment worker. This is a source of income of the Swedish government that emanated from the exploitation of poor garment workers of Bangladesh and is used subsequently to provide high standard of living for its own citizens who are immensely happy to enjoy high quality garments at a bargain price," he continues.
“ Though I could not make it, my baby boy Imran's name has got a place in the rough Voter List.”
a resident of the old part of the capital.
“If we play a slow song, we may have the DJ Howl, because dogs howl, too, when they hear sad sounds.”
a Thai entrepreneur
who has started a 24-hour radio channel for dogs.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2006