"The Begum tried to gradually break the barricades that held back women. But women's struggle is yet to end as incidents of women and children repression, superstitions and religious fundamentalism still prevails."
editor of the Begum.
Last week the Begum, the country's first weekly magazine especially designed for women, celebrated its 60th founding anniversary.
"When a revolution fails, it devours its own children. But the failure of reform can be worse. It mauls and leaves everyone badly wounded."
MOHAMMAD BADRUL AHSAN
a banker and a columnist of the Daily Star.
"I cannot find any difference between you and the people of my country as far as the religious value and teachings of Buddha are concerned."
UDUYAGAMA SRI BUDDHARAXMITA THERO
chief of Asigiri Chapter of Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh handed over hair relics of Gautam Buddha to the representatives of Sri Lankan government. .
"We will not tolerate any misdeeds in police service as we want to build a better image of police personnel as friends of the public...We will not spare anyone if they are found involved in corruption in police service."
Inspector General of Police
Over 3,000 police officials of different ranks faced punitive action for their involvement in alleged misdeeds or for their lapses over the past six months.
"As no pathological evidence was found, people should not be terrified of the symptoms."
Directorate General of Health
about a mysterious disease that has so far rendered 119 students of different schools across the country ill.
"It is for such price increases, the inflation rate has been higher in the rural areas than in the urban areas."
THE METROPOLITAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
criticising the central bank's recently announced monetary policy.
"They concerned all parties -- left as well as right."
former French president
Chirac was questioned last week by a judge looking into a party funding scam.
"The history of the Liberation War has already been incorporated in textbooks following the 'Documents of the Bangladesh War of Independence' edited by Hasan Hafizur Rahman and published in 1982."
chairman of National Curriculum and Text Book Board (NCTB).
The NCTB has taken an initiative to print primary and secondary textbooks recognising Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as 'father of the nation' and Ziaur Rahman as 'the first proclaimer of independence on behalf of Bangabandhu'.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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