"If the government can acquire land for roads and highways then why can't it do the same in this case?"
ABU NASER KHAN
executive director of Paribesh Bachao Andolon.
According to a Daily Star report, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority prepares to dredge the Balu River, the major channel to drain floodwaters out of the city, without adhering to recommendations of the government taskforce on rivers flowing through and around the capital.
"We are two typical women. We discuss clothes, make-up, jewellery. We say, 'Would this piece of jewellery look nice with that outfit?' and things like that. The queen loves clothes and is a real expert on fabrics. It has not been a question of me teaching the queen -- it has been the other way around."
Queen Elizabeth II's "gatekeeper" for the past six years
about the Queen.
"Though they didn't get me a job there, Titu and his three associates pressurised me to ask my family pay them Tk 1.2 lakh saying that I've got a job," Razzak told the journalists at the news briefing."
a Bangladeshi job seeker who was confined to a secret place in Malaysia for one month. Razzak was also tortured by manpower businessmen in the country.
"Successive governments had been indifferent to meeting the needs of people with disabilities. The present one however is working sincerely to secure the rights of the disabled people."
MA HYE HOWLADER
social welfare secretary.
"The ACC's claim that I and my family own about 5.5 crore taka in cash, is not right."
SADEQUE HOSSAIN KHOKA
Dhaka City Corporation Mayor.
"I and my family have 40 lakh taka in banks," he has said.
"The decisions we make in Washington have a direct impact on the people in our country, obviously."
GEORGE W BUSH
the United States.
"When I stood on the deck of the USS Kearsarge a few days ago, I was so proud to see troops of both countries board our helicopters and fly off together to distribute those life-sustaining supplies to remote villages. What we have achieved over the past two weeks working together has been remarkable."
Charge d' Affaires of the United States.
"The experiment provided the first evidence, to my knowledge, for a relationship between DNA variability and real human altruism."
Dr ARIEL KNAFO
lead researcher of The Hebrew University.
According to a research conducted by the University, some people may be genetically destined to have a generous personality.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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