"We've already formed special teams within every battalion to net the charge-sheeted JMB leaders and operatives who have gone into hiding."
Col GULZAR UDDIN AHMED
Additional Director General of Rab.
"I can assure you that militants have no organisational capacity to carry out any organised attacks."
Inspector General of Police.
“Why should I not be able to take part in election?”
Bangladesh Nationalist Party
"The government has failed to minus corrupt individuals, war criminals and militants from the upcoming parliament election."
HASANUL HAQ INU
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal.
He has also said, “The main lesson from 1/11 is that great and powerful persons are not safe.”
"The stage is set for the people of Bangladesh to decide once again who should govern them. This is a sacred trust that each voter must discharge."
Commonwealth Secretary General
He has also said, “Our role is to assist the intent of the government to have a transparent election.”
"Ninety-six percent believe lawmakers, including the prime minister and the leader of the opposition, should attend parliament proceedings regularly, while 81.7 percent observe the MPs should be allowed to remain absent for 30 days instead of 90 days."
conducted by Transparency International Bangladesh
Carried out from this year's June to September, the survey interviewed 3,200 voters in 32 parliamentary constituencies.
"The country is already on the highway of election and it is now time for our political leaders to bring about qualitative change in politics."
HOSSAIN ZILLUR RAHMAN
Education and Commerce adviser.
"It's fascinating to find that something as ubiquitous as colour can be having an effect on our behaviour without our awareness."
at the University of Rochester
who has led a study, published in a psychology journal which says that red signals ovulation or attractiveness in other species.
" They said that would be their last, final act - that they would attempt to kill Senator Obama… They didn't believe they would be able to do it, but that they would get killed trying."
special agent in charge of the Nashville field office of the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
about Paul Schlesselman and Daniel Cowart, two men who have been charged with making threats to kill US presidential hopeful Barrack Obama.
(R) thedailystar.net 2008