"It's a good idea. We'll see how other countries react towards it. If it is formed, the US will look forward to supporting it."
RICHARD A BOUCHER
US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia
about the proposed South Asian anti-terrorism task force.
"Since international terrorists incline to operate internationally, the international community can get organised and cooperate with each other to prevent extremism," he has also said.”
"What young men should know is first, we know very little about the long-term health consequences of marijuana smoking, especially heavy marijuana smoking, and second, our study provides some evidence that testicular cancer could be one adverse consequence."
Dr STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
a researcher of Cancer Research, UK.
"We are always alert, since attempts were made on her life in the past."
TANJIM AHMED SOHEL TAJ
state minister for Home Affairs
about possible threat on the life of Sheikh Hasina.
"We are discussing how to give a legal cover to the immediate past caretaker government that was supposed to stay in office only for three months."
ABDUL MATIN KHASRU
MP and a member of the special parliamentary committee
which is scrutinising the ordinances promulgated by the Caretaker Government.
" The authorities say many girls do not return after the break. So they allow us to go out without sandals."
a garment worker
who has to walk barefoot because her employer will not let her go out of the factory with her shoes.
"It is hard to walk barefoot on the hot and rough footpath. It often hurts," she also says.
"And I have found the workers are accustomed to walk barefoot."
Director (Production) of Tex Tech Company Ltd
where Achhia works.
"Militants and terrorists do not belong to any territory, country and nation. I am shocked at such a claim."
"We need your cooperation and suggestion. I can promise that I would try to root out terrorism, militancy and extortion even if I have to put my life on the line if you cooperate with us," she has also said.
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