"I have lost all my books and study materials and my parents do not have the ability to buy those again. Our college was also fully demolished."
a first year student at Mathbaria Rustab Ali Farazi Degree College in Pirojpur.
"I do not know when I will go to college again. I do not know what lies ahead," Rahman told the Daily Star. Academic activities of over 10,000 institutions have been badly hit by the cyclone Sidr that has torn 30 South-eastern districts of the country apart.
"I have been here for about five and half years and have studied about Bangladesh for several decades since its independence, but I have never sensed such difficulties as the country is going to face this year."
The Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The ADB and some other donor agencies are going to offer the country a loan of USD 180 million for the cyclone hit areas; “This is an emergency disaster rehabilitation loan and ADB's share is US$ 120 million while Japan, Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands will provide the rest,” Du said.
"About 10 lakh metric tons of Aman crops have been lost in floods, and we fear, another 10 lakh in the recent cyclone."
conducted by the Centre for Policy Dialogue.
"Thousands of observers observed the elections before, spending large sums of money. But have their efforts assisted us in strengthening the democracy?"
ATM SHAMSUL HUDA
Chief Election Commissioner.
"We must build shelters for cattle, otherwise it won't be possible to prevent the repeat of such loss in the future."
Gen MOEEN U AHMED
Chief of Army Staff.
Ahmed has also said, “"The shelters for humans were built after the 1991 disaster. Although the population grew a lot in size since then and people moved from there earlier places of residents, no new shelter was set up. So we should immediately construct more shelters after assessing the requirement."
"But we assured her of justice."
Special Superintendent of Police
after recording former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's statement on the grenade attack on her party's rally which left 24 people dead and 800 more injured.
Ali said that Hasina had expressed apprehension whether justice would be done "as long time has elapsed since the incident (the attack)."
"My husband would come home from work, often a little drunk. And he would hit me if something was wrong, like I forgot to take the garbage out or the soup for dinner was not warm enough."
a victim of domestic violence in Russia
According to the Amnesty International one Russian woman dies at the hands of her husband or partner every hour.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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