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Nowadays it is fashionable to hurl adjectives and, sadly, even insults.

__Pope Francis

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Mr. Trump himself has announced that the US has launched an economic war against Iran…The only solution for reducing tensions in this region is stopping that economic war. Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it.

__Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister, Iran.

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We have unofficial or unconventional sales, all of which are secret, because if they are made known America would immediately stop them.

__Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, Oil Minister, Iran

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While there (in India) I spent an hour with prime minister Modi, a week before the elections were finalized. I hope that now that he has received this strong re-election mandate he will carry through on the reforms he and I discussed.

__Wilbur Ross, US Commerce Secretary

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President Sirisena and I agreed that terrorism is a joint threat that needs collective and focused action. Reiterated India’s commitment to partner with Sri Lanka for a shared, secure and prosperous future.

__Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India in a tweet.

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Thank you @narendra modi for your brief, but highly productive visit to our country today, thus proving you are a true friend of ours. I highly appreciate and value your kind gesture, support and cooperation extended to Sri Lanka.

__ Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lankan President in a tweet.

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It(strikes carried out by IAF against JeM training camps) made a great impression on the people, expecially the youth, when they perceived Mr. Modi talkig tough on Pakistan after the Pulwama terror strike…However, people do not know what is going on in the LoC and have no access to information on the exact situation there. So, after the PM’s triumphal announcement of the Balakot airstrikes,the public thought that some action has been taken against Pakistan whereas the strikes took place in Kashmir.

__Sharad Pawar, NCP chief.

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Modi must standby Marathwada region of Maharashtra like Sardar Patel.

__Uddhav Thakre, Shiv Sena chief

All NDA allies are standing together in Bihar, but JD(U) has decided to go it alone in the forthcoming state elections in Haryana, Jharkhand, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir.

__Nitish Kumar, JD(U) chief

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People are the essential element of the counter hegemony. Immediate post election scenario in Kerala is not that optimistic. Our senior leaders used to say when you are in dilemma on which direction to go, go to the people. They will lead you. That’s what we tell Kerala too. Go back to the people. They will teach you. Talk to them and understand what has happened. They on the basis bring them back to this core. Not only to join but also to strengthen the counter hegemony.

__Sitaram Yechuri, General Secretary, CPIM

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We had set a target of 23 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal and won 18. Now we have set sights on winning 250 seats in the assembly. We are devising a strategy to achieve this goal.

__Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP leader

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To force an unrealistic deadline for mass adoption of electric two and three wheelers will not just create customer discontent, it risks derailing auto manufacturing in India that supports four million jobs.

__Venu Srinivasan, TVS Motor Company

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All our environmental problems become easier to solve with fewer people, and harder – and ultimately impossible - to solve with ever more people.

__Sir David Attenborough

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The free flow of information is essential for digital trade and we have all seen the benefits of it….We need better safeguards around user privacy. I think, (and) rightfully so, users are increasingly concerned about it.

__Sunder Pichai, Google CEO

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We have to sustain the Gaganyaan programme. So, subsequently, as a long term plan we are planning to have the space station in India. We are going to join the international community in manned missions to moon, asteroids. We have a clear plan for the space programme.

__K. Sivan, ISRO chief

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The electorate is itching for a faster bureaucracy. Politicians must realize that old slogans don’t mean anything to the people today.

__K. Jayakumar, Former chief secretary, Kerala and former VC of Malayalam University.

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G E M O F T H E W E E K

We have to take Bangla forward. When we go to Delhi we speak in Hindi, When we go to Punjab we have to speak in Punjabi, I do it. When I go to Tamil Nadu, I don’t know the Tamil language but I know few words. Same way if you are coming to Bengal you have to speak in Bengali.

THUS SPAKE………    

__Mamata Bannerjee, Chief Minister, West Bengal

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

I am not upset that you lied to me I am upset that from now on I cannot believe you.

THUS SPAKE………    

__Fredrich Nietzsche

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