"I am ashamed as a teacher."
SERAJUL ISLAM CHOWDHURY
former professor of English at Dhaka University
about corruption of some Vice Chancellors at different public universities.
"There were 300 bags of fertiliser, but there were also 3000 farmers (waiting for fertiliser). So to avoid any untoward situation we postponed the distribution of fertiliser."
DEWAN ABDUS SAMAD
UNO of Shibganj Upazila
explaining why he did not distribute fertiliser to farmers.
The Industry ministry denies the presence of any such crisis.
"Police and bribery have all got mixed up."
Inspector General of Police.
"It is embarrassing for both the parties."
HASAN MASHHUD CHOWDHURY
chairman of Anti-corruption Commission
about journalists asking him different questions.
"Talks on this pipeline are going on. When I was in Iran, I had categorically mentioned that we are interested in having this pipeline."
India intends to go ahead with a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline from Iran via Pakistan despite objections from the United States.
"The purge of Indian cricket can start with a simple decision. Sack the whole team and select a completely new eleven. After all, they would still defeat Bermuda."
chief editor of the Asian Age.
"You could see the smugness return into the eyes of our spoilt, overpaid, pampered, immature dead duck cricketers as they hammered Bermuda's jokers. Sachin Tendulkar, who cannot be allowed to retire because so much advertising rides on the memory of what he used to be, had the look of a man who had won the World Cup after he made a few runs," Akbar continues.
" Can you imagine, just within three years a DC becomes a secretary? A proofreader becomes an editor? How can the country run?"
Serajul Alam Khan
commonly known as dadabhai.
Khan is thought to be one of the founders of Jatya Shamajtantrik Dal (JSD).
"We both use Colgate toothpaste."
GEORGE W BUSH
President of the United States
after a reporter asked what he had in common with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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