"Gandhi created a politics of guilt, whereas here what we have to fight is a political fight .... We need a new imagination, perhaps it begins with forcing capitalism to tolerate a non-capitalist society in its midst, so that it accepts the fact that it can't have everything .... For me, somebody like Nelson Mandela or even somebody like Gandhi, I object to deifying them because they committed plenty of mistakes. That doesn't mean you have to trash them or jump on them or jump on their memories or what they did, but we have to see."
writer and activist
about why Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi should not be made into icons.
"Though my workers are not trained up, we have 25 trained people to operate the fire extinguishers."
NIRMAL KANTI DEV
owner of New Tech Apparels Ltd
about the fire security of his factory where around 500 workers are employed.
"Against such a backdrop, Bangladesh Nationalist Party is extending its moral support to the hartal called by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami."
BANGLADESH NATIONALIST PARTY PRESS RELEASE
about Jamaat-e-Islami's hartal called on December 4, demanding release of the war criminals, which they claim they were forced to call as they were not allowed to hold a rally the day before.
"It's a shame that the main opposition BNP supported and joined hands with the defeated forces to release and protect the war criminals."
HASANUL HAQ INU
about Jamaat-e-Islami's hartal called on December 4 demanding release of the war criminals
"The government can make whatever security arrangements it wants but it cannot stop our attacks."
Pakistan Taliban spokesman
about suicide bomb attacks in Pakistan which killed seven people near a Shia procession.