"We destroy our natural resources like hills, forests and rivers in various ways without realising the consequences of destruction of bio-diversity. We must be careful that we do not destroy Saint Martin's Island in the name of eco-tourism."
Prof MUZAFFER AHMED
President of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon.
"Traffic pressure here is quite maddening from 8:00am to 11:00am when people go to office."
at Saarc Fountain
"I would like to point out that free and fair elections are a two-way street. The people also have the responsibility to make certain that they support candidates who are empowered by this institutional framework."
JOHN A GASTRIGHT
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs
on democracy and Bangladesh.
"If the trucks are exempted from paying tolls it will be an incentive to the essential goods traders for curbing exorbitant prices."
Additional Commerce Secretary.
"The Bangladesh Bank has been giving wrong information on commodity imports, and is misleading the traders."
A ROUF CHOWDHURY
president of the Bangladesh Edible Oil Refiners Association.
"We will call on the chief adviser to learn the details of what is going to happen."
ATM SHAMSUL HUDA
chief election commissioner.
"We did not have that sort of discussion. I made the visit on humanitarian grounds as I am undergoing treatment at the same hospital."
Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan
expelled BNP secretary general,
about meeting Awami League presidium member Amir Hossain Amu in Singapore.
"What little problem does he have? One operation, two operations, three operations. At 81, you can imagine he almost died. They changed nearly all his blood. Fidel is alive because he is Fidel."
about Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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