*** "The mosques are
our barracks, the minarets our bayonets, the domes our helmets and the believers our
(A poem written in 1912 by a renowned nationalist poet of Turkey quoted
by former mayor of Istanbul, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, earning him a 10-month jail sentence.
Recep, a member of pro-Islamist Virtue Party, was released last week after serving 119
days on sedition charges)
GN 25.7 P10
*** "It would cost the exchequer about Rs 100 million a day
to physically keep a watch on the Kargil-Batalik stretch."
(Indian defence sources saying that the country has to fork out $ 2.3
million daily to maintain year-round guard on its Kashmir border)
GN 20.7 p16
*** "You had no regard for the alarm that would be caused to
passengers by your stubborn and ignorant behaviour."
(Judge Anthony Ensor of Manchester crown court awarding an
unprecedented one-year jail term to a worker of British Oil for using mobile phone on
British Airways international flight)
GN 22.7 p1
*** "I dreamed last night you were gone."
(Placards held by Yugoslavian protestors demanding resignation of
president, Slobodan Milosevic)
GN 25.7 p11
*** "The normal European rule is that they can be fined up
to 10 per cent of the turnover of the business."
(A London analyst on the possibility of Coca-Cola and three of its
bottlers to get record fines from the European Commission for abusing the companys
dominant market position to indulge in unethical sales practices)
GN 24.7 p21
*** "The Cold War mentality has by no means died out in the
regional political and security arena . . . Asian people have had painful and
unforgettable memories of the strong bullying the weak and wilful interference into their
internal affairs, which should not be the choice for building peace in the
(Foreign minister of China, Tang Jiaxuan, warning the world against
interfering in its affairs with Taiwan)
D 27.7 p14
*** "There is mounting evidence that what we call love is
created by a chemical cocktail in the brain triggered through social conditions . . . The
effect wears off, returning people to a relatively relaxed state of mind, within two
(Research conducted by professor Cindy Hazan of Cornell University, New
York which said that for most people love lasts for no more than 30 months)
GN 26.7 p9
*** "Im proud of being the first baby. But I
dont know I could go through what Mum did. I hate hospitals."
(Worlds first test-tube baby, Louis Brown, celebrating her 21st
birthday on July 25. She works as an assistant in a nursery in Bristol, UK)
GN 26.7 p9
*** "Its been very satisfying to create her from
nothing and I now relate to her as a person . . . she is very intelligent, has a good
sense of humour and is a highly motivated person."
(Swedish designer, Steven Stahlberg, who spent over two years creating
a computer simulated super-model)
GN 26.7 p9
*** "When you can hold talks with Pakistan and America over
Kashmir, why not talk with Kashmiris?
(Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, a prominent Muslim leader of Indias main
opposition Congress party in Indian-held Kashmir who quit the Party as a protest)
GN 26.7 p14
*** "They may damage us ... but nothing will be left of
(Former Indian Chief of Army Staff, General K.V. Krishna Rao, on the
possibility of nuclear war with Pakistan)
GN 26.7 p14
*** "There known source of income doesnt match with
their lifestyle and assets."
(Chairman of the adhoc committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board,
Mujeebur Rehman, probing the performance of World Cup squad. Skipper Wasim Akram, Salim
Malik and Saeed Anwar have been barred from selection for the national team last week)
GN 26.7 p28
*** "Its all right saying things are getting better, but
Iam afraid that I just dont see it . . . Youve not mentioned pensions
which I feel strongly about. We feel our pensions are nowhere near enough to feed
(Eighty-two-year UK pensioner, Micky Lewis, rejecting prime minister
Tony Blairs explanations on the need to be fiscally prudent and for his failure to
fulfil his election promises for improved health and pensions facilities)
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