" I was just taken aback, and said to myself, 'Oh Allah, what are we hearing from hujurs (Islamic scholars) in the month of Ramadan!"
ATM SHAMSUL HUDA
Chief Election Commissioner
criticising Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Oikya Jote for flip-flopping on electoral reforms.
"We have some difference of opinions on some provisions in RPO but we fully agree to other provisions."
SYED ASHRAFUL ISLAM
acting general secretary
about Representation of People Order.
“Growth in agricultural productivity is the only way to ensure that people have access to enough affordable food.”
chairwoman of International Rice Research Institute.
"I firmly believe we are moving towards holding the elections with participation of all political parties…The two leaders of the two major political parties have already declared participation in the polls."
in his address to the nation.
"They have made many excuses but the cricketers should have had the courage to admit that money was the primary thing that tempted them."
former national captain and ex-chief selector
about some Bangladeshi players who have joined the banned Indian Cricket League.
"The caretaker government is only pursuing a pragmatic strategy keeping the goal intact."
HOSSAIN ZILLUR RAHMAN
He has also said, “By any measure, today's Bangladesh is different from what it was before 1/11.”
"This deal will enhance bilateral relations with Japan."
IFTEKHAR AHMED CHOWDHURY
Foreign Affairs adviser
after Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo has acquired a 30 percent local stake in AKTEL.
"People at Matijorna are in big risk of landslide. It is a densely populated area. Two people can hardly move from one room to another in the area. A disaster may occur there anytime."
Dr ASM MAKSUD KAMA
about indiscriminate hill-cutting in Chittagong.
"Out of 512 cases, only 152 have so far been tried. It's not possible to finish the job in such a short period of time."
home adviser and also chairman of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Serious Crimes and Corruption.
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