"Reconciliation between the BNP groups seems to be a distant possibility. "
ATM SHAMSUL HUDA
Chief Election Commissioner.
"This is a critical time for Bangladesh a country in transition in a region of the world vital to US interests."
JAMES F MORIARTY
new US Ambassador to Bangladesh.
"If you have the time, a taste for adventure and can arrange the necessary tickets and visas, this promises to be a truly epic overland journey."
a British rail enthusiast
about the possibility of travel by train from London to Dhaka.
"Wherever there is corruption, we will stand and help people to fight that issue."
outgoing British High Commissioner.
"It's a painful matter for us that big loan defaulters thwart the process of loan recovery by filing writ petitions with the High Court while small borrowers, despite being affected by floods and river erosions, are repaying loans on time."
SYED ABU NASER BAKHTIAR
chief executive officer of the Agrani Bank.
"The government has already allocated the required money for purchasing the firearms."
Col MD ASHRAFUL ISLAM KHAN
Additional Inspector General of Police (Prisons).
The jail directorate will purchase about 6,500 Chinese rifles with 10,000 rounds of bullet.
"We can reduce the time by at least one hour by adjusting the schedules so that those from Kolkata don't have to wait."
additional communication secretary
about Dhaka-Kolkata train Maitree Express.
" We want a kind of politics where nobody will boycott the parliament and we also want to see the culture of partisanship coming to an end."
former finance minister who now heads a faction of the BNP.
"We have to consume 58 lakh tonnes of potato domestically this year, otherwise a huge quantity of it will be spoilt due to the lack of adequate storage facilities. "
Gen MOEEN U AHMED
He has also said, “"Potato cannot be an alternative, but a supplementary item. We all should change our food habits and increase our daily potato consumption… To control rising prices and utilise the bumper potato harvest of 80 tonnes this year, we have to do it together."
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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