"I swear in the name of God that neither the World Bank nor IMF even uttered a single word to close down any mill."
MIRZA AZIZUL ISLAM
"We have chosen Bangladesh for making a huge investment here and we want to start our investment through buying Oriental Bank."
director Bangladesh operation
East Investment (EI).
The EI, which is the world's largest equity-based private firm, wants to buy scandal plagued Oriental Bank.
"The worst part of it is, we (developing nations) are imitating the world which created pollution. So our lifestyle is imitating the lifestyle of the people who have already led the way. That is the most dangerous part of it."
the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Grameen Bank
in a symposium on climate change.
"So we have to find a lifestyle which is consistent with our principle or decision -- we should leave the world safer than we found it,” he said.
"I do not feel existence of dual rule… the army is assisting the civil government and playing an important role in curbing corruption, improving law and order, distributing flood relief. I do not see the reflection of their political role through these activities."
in an interview with the BBC.
"Everyone except those who are corrupt and criminal will unite under our leadership and we will sweep to power again."
ABDUL MANNAN BHUIYAN
secretary general of a faction of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
"If the prime minister of India... would feel that I am culpable and wants me to resign, it won't take me a minute to do so."
India's culture minister
offering her resignation in a row over whether Hindu god Rama is a mythological character. “On Wednesday the Archaeological Survey of India told the Supreme Court that the religious texts were not evidence that Lord Ram ever existed,” a BBC report says. Two days later that report has been withdrawn, the surveyors have been suspended and the minister of culture has offered her resignation. Hindu devotees believe that Ram, supported by an army of monkey, built the Adam's Bridge, where the current Indian government has wanted to build a bridge.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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