"Arsenic poisoning was no abstract issue for Hussam. As a graduate student in the US, his work on electro-analytical chemistry led him to discover dangerous levels of arsenic in the groundwater in his home district of Kushtia in Bangladesh."
The Time Magazine
in an article about Prof Abul Hussam an expatriate Bangladeshi scientist who has invented Sono filter, a low-cost technology to free water of arsenic. The magazine has given him Global Heroes of the Environment 2007 award.
"The attack was not on me, the attack was on what I represent."
former Pakistani premier
after a suicide attack on her rally that killed 138 people.
"We are very keen to import Bangladeshi pharmaceutical products because of quality and low price."
first vice foreign minister of Laos.
"When I introduced myself as a freedom fighter, the OC misbehaved with me and declined to receive my complaint. Later on October 7, Tanore police received my complaint as a GD, not a case."
an indigenous freedom fighter
whose daughter has been abducted.
"If Awami League can still remain united then why can't we? We must bridge the gap among ourselves for the sake of the party."
Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member
about efforts to keep the party united.
"Recruited by the Asian Development Bank, an adviser to the Secondary Education Sector Development Project has prepared the plan of action on the change in curricula of Class VI to Class VIII and Class XIXII."
M AFZALUR RAHMAN
director of the project.
"Larijani had resigned several times and finally the president has accepted his resignation."
GHOLAM HOSSEIN ELHAM
Iranian government spokesperson
quoted to have said by state news agency IRNA.
Ali Larijani, Iran's top nuclear negotiator has resigned last week.
"I feel strongly that there ought to be fair justice."
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2007