“Taka eight lakh is not too much for a chief whip's office to spend.”
KHANDAKER DELWAR HOSSAIN
of a country whose per capita income is around USD 444.
Taka eight lakh is about 1,100 USD.
Quoting different sources, a Daily Star report says, "He had been taking a substantial amount of daily essentials like rice, sugar, and oil from the parliament cafeteria for his family. The Parliament Secretariat had to cover the cost from the entertainment fund earmarked for the offices of the whips."
“Give me an AK47, I'll kill you all.”
son of the leader of outlawed Jama'atul Mujaheedin Bangladesh Abdur Rahman
on his arrest from a rented house in downtown Comilla.
“If this is not civil war then god knows what civil war is.”
former prime minister of Iraq and leader of the country's largest secular party.
“All high level visits are very important. ”
Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh
prior to Bangladesh prime minister's visit to India.
JUDITH A CHAMMAS
United States Chargé d'Affaires in Dhaka.
to the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and industries.
“There are growing voices around the world that the US imperialists should be brought to the war crime tribunal.”
leader of a peace rally in the South Korean capital Seoul.
Thousands of people gathered and protested the US-led war on Iraq in the capitals across the world.
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