"Inhaler is an essential drug for me as I can't start my day without it. So I have to buy this drug at any cost -- regardless of its price."
an elderly asthma patient.
Prices of essential medicines have shot up, making life difficult for patients.
"It is a wonder how the vessel got its fitness certificate and other papers from BIWTA. "
KAZI SAIFUL ISLAM
Nikli Upazila Nirbahi Officer
who is also a member of committee that has probed into last week's launch capsize in Ghorautra river in Nikli upazila.
"Size of the budget for fiscal year 2008-09 will be a little more or less than Tk 99,500 crore. The figure has yet to be finalised as we are still working on that."
MIRZA AZIZUL ISLAM
"Farewell Bangladesh. Stay well."
the first Bangladeshi-born British high commissioner to Bangladesh before his departure.
"I wouldn't dream of getting involved in your internal affairs."
JAMES F MORIARTY
US Ambassador in Dhaka.
"We support the matter of trying the war criminals, in principle."
Ambassador and Head of Delegation of European Commission.
He has also said, “Because, the trial of war criminals and those who committed crimes against humanity is linked with the establishment of democracy and human rights.”
"The transparent ballot boxes are now being manufactured for us. We will get those before October."
Brig Gen (retd) M SAKHAWAT HUSSAIN
The Canadian government is going to give Bangladesh 2 lakh transparent ballot boxes free of cost. ”
"A neat haircut is also very hygienic."
of Indian state Jharkhand
about his government's plan to give students free hair cuts. "We have to make education attractive for poor students and give them incentives to go to school and reduce the burden for their parents," he has also told the BBC.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2008