"There is no scope to surrender; we have to win the war against corruption."
Lt Gen (retd) HASAN MASHHUD CHOWDHURY
Chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and former army chief.
The ACC under Mashhud's leadership has declared a crackdown on the culture of corruption that has plagued the country for so long.
"Your attitude will have to be positive and problem-solving one from the service-seeker's point of view. You will have to find out ways of resolving problems instead of creating obstacle and raising question in providing service."
to the civil servants.
It is believed that the efficiency of the bureaucracy after Fakhruddin's government has assumed power.
"We have taken initiatives for granting autonomy to both the radio [Betar] and television [BTV] and hope to do it soon."
law and information adviser.
Giving autonomy to the government run radio and television has been a long standing demand of the ordinary citizens.
"In so many years of service in the railways, I have never come across such a bizarre incident."
DEEPAK KUMAR JHA
a spokesman for Indian Railways
about an Indian train driver who, after the train he was driving broke down told his passengers to get out and push.
According to the BBC many chose to get out of their seats and do just that.
"Parveen you are so salty."
A Pakistani Song
Ibrarul Haq, a Pakistani singer who sang the song has been sued by a woman named Parveen in the country's High Court, because the woman says she felt insulted.
Parveen is a common name in Pakistan. "This matter is very sensitive and such things cannot be allowed in Pakistani society," Pakistan's acting Chief Justice Rana Bhagwandas told the AFP.
"This is a bit unusual."
France's new Foreign Minister
after he was offered his new job by President Nicolas Sarkozy. Kouchner is known to be the country's most popular leftist; Sarkozy, on the other hand, is widely perceived as a right-winger.
"Mr. Kouchner, a 67-year-old gastroenterologist, earned his reputation as the rock star of humanitarian relief by challenging authority, destroying convention, insulting opponents and making up rules along the way," the New York Times report says. Former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali once described him as "an unguided missile".
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