"Global security threats, corporate scandals and
the September 11 attacks in the US have forced US companies to take a
serious look at handwriting in the conjunction with the traditional
approaches-resumes, background check and job interviews- to finding the
right people for the job. Hand writing analysis is probably the best
nondiscriminatory assessment measure. You don't have to know a person's
origin, gender or age."
(Sheila Kurts, a US hand writing expert)
"I am totally allergic to the opinion that the
Line of Control be made a border; I have never spoken like this before
to anyone. I will request you to debate on new options on Kashmir."
(Gen. Pervez Musharraf while floating Kashmir formula
"The US President is stupid and a danger to the
world. This US administration is the worst in the American
(Jibril Rajoub, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's
national security advisor during an interview with Gulf News)
"The young generation in New Delhi is under
(National Cancer Institute of India)
"It is difficult to forestall the bird flue
outbreak in Pakistan as migratory birds during upcoming winter pose high
risk to the Pakistani birds. Every chance is there and the poultry
industry is at risk."
(Minister of Food and Agriculture Raja Rafaqat
"Pakistan is a large country it is a country of
strategic importance its opinions are respected in the world. We are not
hankering for Kashmiri territory. It is not simply a question of
territorial gains but is a matter of justice."
(Pakistani Foreign Minister Kasuri in Kuala Lumpur)
"Pakistanis greeted this holy month of Ramazan
with Gun totting security guards, body searchers of worshipers, and a
ban on the parking vehicles near mosques."
(Gulf News on law and order situation in Pakistan)
"Hamid Karzai is a great diplomat. He lived in
exile in Pakistan during the 1980's Soviet occupation and the Taliban
1996-2001 regime, he lived outside many years then came back and fought
(One of Karzai's key aide Khaleeq Ahmed)
"Buddhist monks were forced under shower and
disrobed at the Canadian High Commission in Colombo against anthrax
threat when talcum powder appeared from a passport which the monk had
placed to prevent silverfish attacking his passport."
(Colombo police after closing the Canadian embassy
for anthrax threat)
"120 home made bombs in a burial ground in the
eastern Jakarta were defused just before terrorist acts."
(Indonesian police after recovering huge explosive
"The cell phone industry is working to build
phones capable of receiving high-definition television signals. That
will allow wireless mobile phone handsets to receive hundreds of
(The New York Times on technology development)
"This might be my last hours. Please help me.
Please, the British people, ask Mr. Blair to take the troops out of
(Margaret Hassan, the kidnapped British aid worker
who spent 30 years helping deliver food and medicine in Iraq while
begging Prime Minister Tony Blair with a heart-wrenching appeal not to
send troops to Baghdad because this might be her last hours)
"I had gone along with a group of 10 dancers and
some musicians to the Gulf in May on a three-month contract for stage
shows there. But since the shows did not run well, the organizer and the
hotel manager tried to force us into prostitution."
(Suman Mandal an Indian bar girl after getting
freedom from the clutches of human smugglers. There are around 75,000
bar girls in Mumbai and all of them complain of harassment)
"Beware of London: how to avoid being
(Tourists flying into London are being shown a video
which demonstrates valuable tips for remaining safe from high level
crimes and violence)
"The CIA has secretly moved prisoners out of
Iraq in the last six months which is a clear violation of the Geneva
(Washington Post quoting a senior official)
"The USA could attack Europe's network of global
positioning satellites if it was used by a hostile power such as
(The Business weekly quoting AFP)