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THUS SPAKE

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I love the people of this country, and you can’t be a politician and not shake hands.

__ Donald Trump, US President dismissing Covind-19 warnings

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This is a very strange thing…Losers will form the government, the winners will be in the opposition. The rule of law no longer applies.

__ Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian Prime Minister

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For us and for [Russia], Turkey is a neighbor state, it would be natural to have normal relations with a neighbor state.

__ Bashar Al Assad, Syrian President

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The reduction in violence is a much-needed respite for Afghans…….All Taliban demands have been front-loaded, while the actual terms of “peace deal” are yet to be negotiated between the Taliban and Afghan side, facilitated by the US. So much of the heavy lifting remains.

__ Amar Sinha, National Security Advisory Board Member

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The refugees are being made to fear that they will have to produce documents. Nothing of this sort will happen. Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains do not need any documents.

__ Amit Shah, Union Home Minister

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Now there should be dhairya (patience) as the CAA is before the court. Stirring a controversy is not proper.

__ Nitish Kumar, Bihar CM

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When Delhi was burning, the Home Minister was extending hospitality to President Donald Trump. He cannot skirt responsibility as it has tarnished our image globally.

__ Adhir Ranjan Chaudhury, Congress leader

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I think sometimes there is a lack of information in the media too like the way some things are projected. What did I say? This is not what I said. That’s why I say the media should improve.

__ Anurag Thakur, Union Minister

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No government in Indian history, before the Modi-Shah regime, can be accused of reducing the status of an elite force such as the CRPF to that of an accompanying party for an income tax raid.

__ R.S. Surjewala, Congress leader

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We will take swift action… and we have a scheme in place to revive the [YES] Bank.

__ Shaktikanta Das, Governor of RBI

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Q U O T E O F T H E W E E K

Show me a country in the world which says everybody in the world is welcome. Nobody says that.

__ S. Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister

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It has come to our notice that all companies and agencies engaged in online sale of drugs are operating from outside Kerala….The Union government should take steps to make unbridled online sale of drugs a criminal offence.

__ K.K. Shailaja, Kerala Health Minister

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CBSE is cracking the whip not to harass a school, but to ensure safety of students, preserve sanctity of exams, sustain the trust of people and offer a fool-proof exam. If schools respond to the notices with genuine reasons - for instance, that internet was unavailable – then fines will be waived.

__ Anurag Tripathi, CBSE Secretary

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Gender disparities are a persistent form of inequality in every country. Despite remarkable progress in some areas, no country in the world – rich or poor – has achieved gender equality.

__ UNDP

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Cancellation or delay of Games would be unacceptable for the athletes. An environment where athletes can feel at ease and focus should be firmly prepared.

__ Seikho Hashimoto, Olympics Minister, Japan

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I’ve been so impressed with the opener - it’s staggering to believe she’s (Shafali Verma) only 16 with the confidence she has in her own ability. She’s such good fun to watch and I’m not sure the women’s game had seen anyone like her for such a long time.

__ Brett Lee, Australian Cricketer

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I just just hate playing India –they’ve got the wood on me.

__ Megan Schutt, Australian pacer ahead of the WC-Women’s T 20 final

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.

__ A N Whitehead

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