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     Volume 9 Issue 37| September 17, 2010|

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"The defeated forces of the liberation war, the killers of the father of the nation and their collaborators, the masterminds and patrons of the August 21, 2004 grenade attack, and the international arms smugglers who tried to smuggle 10 trucks of arms and ammunition through Bangladesh the same year, might try to assassinate the premier."
special assistant to the prime minister
about intelligence information that Sheikh Hasina's life is under threat

" The Chinese firm can obtain work from the bridge division as it is the Roads and Highways Department that banned it. However, the quality of the work might be compromised."
a Central Procurement Technical Unit official
about a blacklisted Chinese firm that has been selected for repairing the cracks on the Bangabandhu Multipurpose Bridge

" Many poor people come to me as I am a people's representative. So I have prepared the list by my own men. Who did the list that is not important; whether those who received rice are poor, is important."
Awami League nominated upazila chairman
about complaints that out of the 6000 VGF card allocated for the upazilla he alone took 3000 VGF cards for his union.

" First we check whether the cow is suffering from fever. If not and if the cow is taking food properly we give out clearance certificate without any further test. If the cow has fever then we do not give out certificate without blood and other test."
Animal husbandry official of Bagha upazila
About complaints by animal owners that veterinarians are issuing clearance certificate for cows not through medical test but on basis of colour and in exchange of fees.

"You'll find there's only a few players who are genuine and who are actually here for the love of the game, and there's not many believe me. A lot of them are just looking for money, women and food."
the bookie
about his claim of bribing Pakistani cricketers for bowling no balls in a sting operation by a British tabloid.



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