Home  -  Back Issues  -  The Team  -  Contact Us
     Volume 8 Issue 58 | February 20, 2009 |

  Cover Story
  Special Feature
  Ekushey Grantha   Mela
  Photo Feature
  Writing the Wrong
  Straight Talk
  Star Diary
  Book Review
  Post Script

   SWM Home


"We are considering providing ration for all. Whatever the wage of a person, he will be entitled to purchase rice, pulses, oils and baby milk under the general rationing system."
prime minister.

" We should not go into the issue at the moment because there are many other issues on which we like to cooperate with Bangladesh."
Pakistan President's special envoy
when asked whether his government will cooperate with its Bangladesh counterpart on the trial of war criminals of Bangladesh Independence War.

" There is a huge volume of corruption in rationing system."
Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission
urging the government to check corruption of the rationing system in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

" We shall amend the constitution to allow women to come to the House through direct election from the next parliamentary polls."
LGRD and Cooperatives minister.

" Why only take benefit of technologies from other countries when we need to come up with something ourselves?"
Noble laureate and Micro Credit Pioneer
at the Alumnae Association reunion programme of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet).
Yunus has also said that Buet has played a major role in uplifting the role of the country's image in the international arena.

" We don't have to go to other planets to find weird life. It could be right in front of our noses - or even in our noses. It is entirely reasonable to expect we will find a shadow biosphere here on Earth. But nobody has actually taken the trouble to look. The question is why? The cost is not expensive - it would be a fraction of the money we spend searching for extraterrestrial life."
a physicist at Arizona State University.
He has also said, "All our microscopes are customised for life as we know it - so it's no surprise that we haven't found microbes with different biochemistry.”

Copyright (R) thedailystar.net 2009