"The task force will investigate the allegations against Arafat."
Arafat, however, was later released.
"If you keep on knocking at the door this way, the doors will break down."
former prime minister
reported to have told the members of the joint forces who went to her house to pick up Arafat Rahman, her youngest son.
"Five to seven people, including politicians, have applied to the home ministry for police protection."
MOHAMMAD ABDUL KARIM
The government has lately decided not to give police protection to any more persons as it believes that the law and order situation in the country has improved.
"Promoting democracy, especially in Islamic countries, is supposed to be a major goal of President Bush's foreign policy. But his administration has raised little protest as Bangladesh--until January the world's fifth most populous democracy-- has been transformed into its second most populous military dictatorship."
A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL.
"I would like to categorically state that we [the present caretaker government] will not stay in power a day longer than it is necessary. I strongly believe, it will be possible to hold the much-awaited parliamentary elections before the end of 2008."
in his speech to the nation.
"We are now hopeful that we will soon be able to find out those involved in the Ramna blast."
KAWSAR AHMED HAIDARI
special superintendent of police
about a bomb attack on Ramna Green in 2001.
"It is not right that any big investment should get extra incentives. Tata wanted guarantee of continuous supply of gas for a long time. But we have gas that will last till 2012 if we do not explore and find any new gas-fields."
power and energy adviser.
A newspaper has recently reported that a government committee has suggested to supply Tata gas as $2-3.7 where India itself is going to sign a treaty with Iran where the total cost of gas is priced at $7.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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