"The country needs to think about such a social structure where women will get the full opportunity to express and show their capabilities and efficiencies. For this, it's necessary to change social attitude towards women first. If we can build a liberal and real democratic system through combined efforts then certainly there will be a remarkable change in Bangladesh's women sector
on International Women's Day.
"Some are saying that it can be held along with the national elections and some are in favour of holding the upazila elections in segments. The decision has not been made yet."
ATM SHAMSUL HUDA
chief election commissioner
about elections of Upazila Parishads.
"Biman will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Boeing here on March 15 to procure the eight aircraft."
Chief Adviser's Special Assistant for Civil Aviation
"We are holding dialogues with different political parties regarding the formation of a new alliance, rather than going back to the previous Awami League-led grand alliance."
president of Jatya Party.
He has said that his party held discussions with Bikalpa Dhara to form an alliance of what he has described as “progressive nationalist forces”.
" The prices are going beyond our reach. House rent, children's education expenses and the overall living cost have been increasing while our incomes remain unchanged. How will we afford all these essentials?"
a frustrated customer
at Hatirpul bazaar.
" I think it's rather silly."
Baroness HELENA KENNEDY
Labour peer and human rights lawyer
about a new proposal on British citizenship under which pupils will be encouraged to to swear an oath of allegiance to Queen and country.
"It will never affect the performance. I think the performance level will only go up. Because the cricketers are mature enough to realise that whatever they are earning or whatever their stature or fame is, it is because of cricket and I think every cricketer knows this."
MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI
India's limited-overs captain
about the Indian Premier League
in which cricketers were auctioned.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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