"I felt so bad when I saw the state of the coastal people on the television, especially women and children who now have nothing to eat and no clothes to wear during winter."
a woman who sells rice cakes in the Karail slum.
Taslima has donated two maxis, a new sari and some old baby clothes to the victims of cyclone Sidr.
"The scale is the symbol of justice. The court building would be of no use if judgement is not delivered even-handedly."
M RUHUL AMIN
"It will take years to restore the forest to its previous state. We need national and international support to recover from the loss occurred there."
Chief Forest Conservator
about the devastation that cyclone Sidr has wrecked in the Sundarbans.
"We want to explain how natural disasters hamper the progress of a developing country like Bangladesh time and again."
Dr CS KARIM
Environment and Forest Adviser
before going to Bali for the Climate Change Conference.
"We had no other way but to hire them."
Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Sarankhola, Bagerhat.
The administration has hired 18 professional cremators to remove decomposing carcasses.
"We don't see any crisis until March next year. We are working to increase the domestic food stock. Besides, the government will operate open market sale (OMS) and other food distribution programmes."
MIRZA AZIZUL ISLAM
"We believe the riddle posed in the advertisements is sufficiently enticing and tricky that men will have to talk about it with their friends in order to arrive at the answer."
BBC World Service Trust
about a campaign that the Trust has launched about HIV/AIDS. The campaign is fronted by a parrot, which, according to the BBC, “represents talking and intelligence, is smart, pesky, has an opinion about everything and a sense of humour.” It is titled 'Jo Bola Wohi Sikander' ('those who talk win').
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2007