*** "The mobile
jammed the planes navigation system. This is the first such incident in this
(A Chinese civil aviation official on the incident which sent China
Airs Cenghdu-Beijing flight to drift 30 degree off-course because a passenger failed
to switch-off his mobile phone)
*** "The NSA [National Security Agency US], in collusion
with the British government, has created the means to intercept almost every fax, e-mail
and telephone call within the European Union."
(Report which has made European Union to discreetly gear-up for one of
the most interesting legal battles to stop NSA, worlds most secretive intelligence
agency, eavesdrop on the entire telecommunication system of the continent)
*** "What is the problem if the prime minister travels
like a common man. If there is a security threat to VIPs, then take them by helicopters.
But dont disturb the common citizens."
(Delhi High Court censuring the Police for harassment and inconvenience
caused to the general public due to erratic VIP motorcade movement on busy roads)
*** "A well considered judgement on a point of law or fact
do require considerable time."
(The Senate standing committee on law, justice and parliamentary
affairs rejecting the bill seeking legislation for early court decisions. The bill moved
by a number of opposition members asked to adopt a fixed time-frame to decide cases, a
huge number of which keep pending for years)
*** "After more than 25 years of discussion there will be
legislation for death at ones own request. This is a significant step in the right
direction . . . Doctors find that children who have gone through such a long and tragic
illness are capable of making their own decisions . . . If parents dont want to
cooperate it is the doctors duty to respect the wishes of their parents."
(The Voluntary Euthanasia Society and Royal Dutch Medical Association
welcoming the government plans to extend legalise mercy killings for
terminally ill children as young as 12 years)
*** "Give us alternative shelter before demolishing the
slums which house your domestic servants, day workers and many others."
(Leader of Bangladesh Association of the Homeless leading a procession
of thousands of displaced persons whose slums were razed by the administration)
*** "We would like the Turkish authorities to accept their
responsibility and pay reparations."
(Foreign minister, Kamal Kharazi, demanding payments from Turkey for
launching a deadly air raid which killed five persons in Northwestern Iran last month)