For the Presidential election, the decision is ‘Let us wait’ for the name of the candidate that may be given by the government, and if it satisfies all of us, then we can take a look at it. He should be secular and uphold the Constitution. If there is no consensus, then a committee will be formed that will decide [on the opposition candidate].
— West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee
It’s easy to go to Pakistan, but tough to return. Pakistan is a well of death. Even those who go there after an arranged marriage are crying.
—Indian national Uzma Ahmed, after returning from Pakistan with help from the Indian embassy
The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling. My administration will get to the bottom of this.
—US President Donald Trump, on reports of intelligence agencies sharing Manchester attack info with the media
The world order is at a crossroads… In this new world we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves; we can’t hide behind a wall.
—Former US President Barack Obama, taking a potshot at Trump’s policies
Even if you are motivated, you still have to push your limits because sometimes nowadays these domestic players are better players of spin bowling than the international players. There are very few players (at the international level) who play spin well.
—Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, on playing domestic cricket
I am disappointed that Qantas has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage… I believe in marriage as a union between a man and a woman as stated in the Bible.
—Tennis legend Margaret Court, after boycotting Qantas airlines as its chief favored same-sex marriages