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The immigration crisis is overwhelming our system.

__ Mike Pence, Vice President of America on migrant camps in Texas

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We don’t really believe this administration (US) is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept

__ Kim Darroch, UK’s Ambassador to US (now resigned) allegedly wrote in one email.

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I don’t know the Ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool. Tell him the USA now has best Economy and Military anywhere in the world by far….. and they are both only getting bigger, better and stronger.

__ Donald Trump, American President

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(I am) of the view that the Mujahideen in Kashmir – at this stage at least – should single-mindedly focus on inflicting unrelenting blows on the Indian army and government, so as to bleed the Indian economy and make India suffer sustain losses in manpower and equipment.

__ Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Al-Quaida chief

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The ruling party has built a narrative that anyone who speaks against it is a traitor.

__ Fereeha Idris, Pakistani journalist on Pakistan tightening media censorship

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I am extremely optimistic about our future as a nation. I ask that we continue our journey on the path of democracy by imbibing the words of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who said, “I hope that we shall look into the future with a stout heart and with confidence in ourselves.”

__ Dr. Manmohan Singh, former prime minister of India

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As someone who joined the Congress in 1067, over half a century ago, I am aghast to see the confusion and disorientation into which the party has fallen since Rahul Gandhi resigned on May 25………a month was wasted pleading him to take back his resignation which, as a man of honour and integrity, he should not have been pressured to. I strongly urge the working committee to meet without delay, perhaps under the chairmanship of former PM Manmohan Singh, and take necessary decisions.

__ Dr. Karan Singh, veteran Congress leader

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You have won 303 seats (in the Lok Sabha) but still your stomach is not full. Your stomach and Delhi Gate now look similar.

__ Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, Congress leader, while alleging that the BJP govt at the Centre is hatching a conspiracy to break the Congress-led governments in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.

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Whatever is happening in Karnataka, we have no links to that.

__ Rajnath Singh, Union Minister

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I feel that the present situation is worse than the Emergency. D.K. Shivakumar (Congress minister) went to the hotel but was denied entry despite having booked a room there….I have not seen anything like this in my 60 years of political life…..All political parties should set aside their differences and come together to save democracy.

__ H.D. Deve Gowda, former prime minister and JDS supremo.

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Majority reeling under “roti–rozi” problem. Prime minister talking about cake.

__ Mayawati, BSP chief

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Much of Kochi lies below the sea level and some parts are subsiding because of ground water action. What you see here is a curious dynamic of sea level slowly rising and the city slowly sinking and there are not enough natural barriers on the coast line.

__ Eric Chu, Climate expert

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The government is likely to come up with sovereign bonds to be floated in the overseas market by H2FY20.

__ K.V. Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor

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The thousands of pre-schools that have mushroomed in almost all towns and cities, charging huge amounts of fees, thrive in a policy vacuum, devoid of any regulations or controls. The academic damage done by untrained teachers in these pre-primary schools is a national offence that has gone unnoticed till today.

__ K. Jayakumar, former chief secretary, Kerala and former VC, Malayalam University

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People are coming into this country illegally, we are taking them out legally.

__ Donald Trump, US President on migrant crackdown on several families living in 10 US cities

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Q U O T E F O R T H E W E EK

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The greatest error of the man is to think is that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts but not himself.

__ Ramana Maharshi