"In the present age, the concept of national defence has undergone a lot of change. Attack on national independence and sovereignty not only comes from outside the country, but also from within."
while addressing a darbar at Bogra Cantonment.
The PM, however, does not clarify who these enemies are.
"Justice KM Hasan (who will head the next caretaker govt) is not a neutral person since he was international affairs secretary of the BNP. And for this, no free and fair polls can be held under him."
Awami League chief.
"The additional sessions judge did not commit any illegality by handing death sentences on the seven accused. There is no ground to interfere in the judgment passed by the additional sessions judge Jhalakathi."
Justices ALI ASGAR KHAN and EMDADUL HAQUE
while upholding the death sentence of seven Islamists.
"I am hopeful that it will be possible to execute the death sentence awarded on the seven militants during the tenure of the present government."
about the execution of High Court verdict on seven Islamists including Sheikh Abdur Rahman and Bangla Bhai.
"The crisis in the country will deepen if such people are re-elected."
Bangladesh Nationalist Party MP.
Oli has recently been harsh on fellow party MPs who, Oli says, is sheltering "adulterers, corrupt leaders, and haughty plunderers".
"All his comments will be examined and in case anything anti- organisational is found, the party will take action against him soon as per its constitution."
ABDUL MANNAN BHUIYAN
BNP secretary general and LGRD minister
about rebel MP Oli Ahmed.
"At around 12 midnight, we were ordered to get ready for Dhaka in half an hour. Reaching the capital in the morning we could just wash our face and have breakfast before starting the duty."
A Police Constable From The Reserve Force In Bogra
about hard life in the Police. Narayan Chandra Barman, a police Nayek, died in an apparent heart attack while on duty in the capital.
" Very inhumane."
MIZANUR RAHMAN MINU
mayor, Rajshahi City Corporation
about the police firing in Phulbari, Dinajpur.
Seven people, who were protesting against a British energy company, died when the law enforcers shot at them.
"The payment will be in full."
ENAM AHMED CHAUDHURY
chairman privatisation commission
about Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saudi's proposal of buying 67.26 percent share of state-run Rupali Bank.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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