Obaidul Quader

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Obaidul Quader said : “Today, Bangladesh Awami League, the country’s oldest political party, is the destination of trust of common people and their beacon of hope,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Considering the high risk of coronavirus transmission, the government has declared general holidays in some areas and the people of those areas should strictly follow the government directives,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 22, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Although some private hospitals have done commendable tasks in providing treatment to coronavirus patients, there are still allegations of negligence against many hospitals,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “In this sensitive time, it is inappropriate for someone in a position of such authority to make any irresponsible comments” External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 19, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "The killing of a doctor in Khulna amid this situation is very sad and unfortunate" External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 19, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “This is a realistic charter of transforming the existing crisis into possibility” External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 12, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "The workers brought profits to you in good times. Do not lay-off workers in these days of crisis. The retrenchment decision will provoke dissatisfaction as it will be like pouring water on a drowned mouse," External link

BBCMonitoring Monday, June 8, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “We have seen reports of many patients dying while running from one hospital to another seeking treatment,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 8, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Construction work at public places [of the project] was closed off due to the spread of coronavirus in the country but work continued on a limited scale at the depot and over the viaduct,” “Now, the tempo of the work should be accelerated as it is the first tract project of the government. Along with work from home and assignment, field work must be geared up,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Japan is manufacturing four sets of passenger trains” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I urge the passengers to be careful [about the spread of coronavirus],” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "An 80 percent hike [in bus fares] will put an extra burden on people," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, May 31, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "An 80 percent hike [in bus fare] will add an extra burden on people. The government has to look at passengers' interest and help the transport sector," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "There is a committee of the BRTA to fix fare. It [the committee] would fix a rational fare after discussions with you [owners]," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 29, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “To protect the drivers and passengers from Covid-19, every public transport should maintain the health protocol,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “In our country, there are a lot of people who don’t have any shelter. They are used to living near train stations, bus terminals, under the flyovers, and even under the open sky,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “This year, we are celebrating Pohela Boishakh at such a time when the deadly coronavirus has gripped the people of the nation,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “In these days of humanitarian crisis stand beside people,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "If necessary, Bangladesh will be shut down. It'll be enforced where necessary. People must be saved first. We'll do everything for that," External link

ibtimes-sg Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Bangabandhu Tunnel is a priority project of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The project is going on at its own pace. Till now, the Coronavirus outbreak has not delayed the project,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The government is not embarrassed over the protest of political parties,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 2, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Though some political identities have seen the Indian violence from a religious point of view, the Indian foreign secretary has already cleared that it is not because of religious issues” “However, we have taken all security measures as that is big event [Mujib year celebration] for the country,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 2, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “The Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said the NRC and CAA will have no impact on Bangladesh. "These are purely internal matters of India,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 2, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "those who are calling for it are not doing the right thing," "We should welcome him as he is coming here during Bangabandhu's birth centenary," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, March 2, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The Awami League does not need opportunists,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "One can understand the scenario by looking at the tiers [of the ruling party]. We've no lack of leaders. Billboards on the streets portray pictures of leaders. Many of the leaders are not even well-known among the people; they made themselves leaders," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We have decided to issue fitness certificates from every district after building the inspection centres,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Summer is nearing and in order to eliminate the suffering of the people then, we want to ensure uninterrupted power supply. The masses will benefit from it despite the little inconvenience (the tariff hike),” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "India helped us most during the Liberation War of Bangladesh and that is why the Indian prime minister has been invited to join the program. Refraining from inviting the Indian prime minister would have been an act of ingratitude," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “The prime minister herself directed the authorities to arrest and punish Papiya,” “Only Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has the courage to punish her own party workers. So there is no reason to think that anyone will be spared if he or she commits a crime,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "She [prime minister] knew about Shamima Nur Papia. She asked the authorities concerned to arrest her [Papia] and bring her under trial after an investigation," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir spoke to me about the release of Khaleda Zia a few days back" External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told ( about Commission ) : "As per the prime minister's stance against corruption, I will ask the Anti-Corruption Commission to look into the matter," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : "Legal measures will be taken if there is any complaint of corruption [against Shaheed Islam]," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, February 16, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir talked with me about Khaleda Zia’s release. There is nothing wrong as two party secretaries can hold a meeting. There is no conspiracy” “I informed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina about the issue, but she did not make comments about it,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : "Legal measures will be taken if there is any complaint of corruption [against Shaheed Islam]," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : "The BNP secretary general verbally informed me to notify the prime minister about Khaleda's release and I did that" "But I can say that no other conversation has been made on it yet," External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 14, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Public support for BNP will improve if the party shuns their politics of vengeance," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, February 14, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "BNP's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir called me over phone but we did not get any written statement from the party regarding the parole release of Khaleda Zia. Besides, Home and Law Ministers did not receive any statement why Khaleda Zia would be released in parole," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, February 14, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The date will be set after the team returns. The reception will be held at Suhrawardy Udyan,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 10, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The date will be set after the team returns. The reception will be held at Suhrawardy Udyan,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 10, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “BNP themselves are responsible for the delay. The case could have been settled long ago if they appeared in court timely,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “BNP themselves are responsible for the delay. The case could have been settled long ago if they appeared in court timely,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “The Awami League-led government didn’t imprison their chief. Our government did not even file the case against the BNP chairperson. The case was filed during the tenure of the caretaker government. It’s not a political case, so we cannot address it,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Mirza Fakhrul ) : “I do not know why Mirza Fakhrul was so angry. Maybe he (Fakhrul) did not achieve anything in the city polls” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Padma Bridge construction will not be affected if this situation continues for the next two months, but any longer than that and there will be some impact,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “However, it was a good election. In future, political parties will play a role in mobilising public opinion by learning from these mistakes,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "However, it was a good election. In the future, political parties will play a role in mobilizing public opinion by learning from these mistakes," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Some 1,000 Chinese workers are working in the project and of them, 150 are on shifting leave. On January 18, 35 Chinese workers came to Bangladesh. They have been refrained from work for the next two weeks," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "There is no situation created by them that is hindering the city polls. We cannot term them as troublemakers" External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The 21 remaining spans will be installed within July 2020,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Sunday's attack on the campaign of BNP's Ishraque Hossain was uncalled for, but it will not affect the polls. The perpetrators will be identified from CCTV footage and will have to face justice," External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “no level-playing field exists within the commossionm itself” External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar's statement is not true. He made it up" External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : ”Only Sukesh is undergoing treatment at DMCH as his condition deteriorated". Six other students, including Utpal, were administered intravenous saline at the strike venue, he added. Meanwhile, DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzman met the protesting students around 4:30pm and expressed solidarity with them. "Their demand is logical, and I urge the commission to reconsider the date for holding the polls," he added. Two ministers leave the issue to the EC. Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the ruling party will not oppose if the EC reschedule the election. He also suggested the commission to sit with the leaders of the Hindu community to resolve the issue, reports UNB. “If the EC thinks about changing the election date, it can do so as it's only their jurisdiction. But the government has nothing to do with it. We’ve also no objection to it,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, January 17, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Definitely, the EC should have considered it” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The EC is not working as per the government's order and it never will. It is therefore working independently” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “They expressed their own opinions, that is not the stance of their parties or the government,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I was abroad when the MPs placed their demand (crossfire for rapists). Later I saw online that they demanded such measures to stop rape incidents,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I hope the protesters will take part in the vote festival by accepting the court’s directive,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “If it is not possible for us to win hearts, then will it be possible (for BNP) to win hearts by celebrating fake birthday (of Begum Khaleda Zia)?” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “For God’s sake, I am saying that I have not bought these (watches), expensive clothes. Many activists who live abroad bring these suits for me, perhaps because they love me. One of them brought three coats for me from Singapore,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I can swear that I have taken nothing from any contractor. No contractor is even allowed to meet me” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Some 15 million employment target has been fixed to this end,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Nation is upset due to Prime Minister’s speech" External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “BNP is getting burnt with anger because Sheikh Hasina came up with some true comments about BNP in her address before the nation on Tuesday. The premier told the truth as she has that kind of courage” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Syed Ashraful Islam ) : “I do believe his first death anniversary will be succeeded if we can be honest ones like Syed Ashraf” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, January 3, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Metro Rail ) : "Rail track installation (in metro rail project) will begin tomorrow (January 1, 2020). The 20 th span of Padma Bridge has been installed on Wednesday and at least three spans will be put in place each month from now onward" External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Unauthorized motorized vehicles, including Nasimon-Karimon-Bhotvoti and three-wheelers, have been plying the roads and highways with political patronage," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We are conducting surveys in different ways. We are taking opinions from the grass-roots of the two city corporations,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We want to assure you [BNP] that the elections will be free, fair, and competitive, and they will be acceptable and credible to all too” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 25, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “My first, second and last words would be [bringing] discipline” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “She considered me as eligible for the post and thus nominated me for the second time. I will try my best to keep the trust that she bestowed upon me” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 23, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I had no possibility to return back but I survived miraculously and with the blessing of the countrymen,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, December 23, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “First of all, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our leader Sheikh Hasina. I would also like to thank Sheikh Rehana, another daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, December 22, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “No one but Sheikh Hasina is indispensable for the party. There is no replacement for her,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, December 22, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I also would like to thank Sheikh Rehana, another daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 21, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “None but Sheikh Hasina is imperative for the party. There is no alternative to her,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “We have to go forward under the guidance of party chief Sheikh Hasina upholding the ideals of the Father of the Nation” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Awami League and its front organisations are on alert to prevent infiltration of any controversial person so that no intruder would be allowed in Awami Legue, if found, they will be kept out from the party’s next conference,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, December 16, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Communal and evil forces carried out the brutal killings in 1971. Ghosts of their collaborators still remain in Bangladesh,” “The followers of them (evil forces) are still alive on the soil of Bangladesh and nurturing Pakistani spirit,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “They (evil forces) are hatching conspiracies. The patron of communalism (BNP) is patronizing them” “We should understand that if Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina did not come to power, what could have happened? Would it have been possible to carry out the trials of war criminals, killers of intellectuals and perpetrators of jail killing?” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We have excellent and constructive relations with India” External link

dhakatribune Friday, December 13, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The judiciary is enjoying full freedom under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s rule. The case against Khaleda Zia is a corruption case. So, there is nothing the government can do with it,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Go near to the people and conquest their hearts if you want to be a leader of Awami League,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There will be no change in one post and that is the post of president. Our party President Sheikh Hasina is still essential and relevant for the party as all leaders and workers from centre to the grassroots are united under her leadership. "Apart from her, none of us is essential” External link

dhakatribune Friday, December 6, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Our bilateral relation with India is now at an excellent level. There is no dilemma in Bangladesh-India relationship. So, if any problem rises, we could resolve through discussions” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I repeatedly said you that it is the jurisdiction of the Awami League President. We always accept the decision the party president takes whether I remain the general secretary or not” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “This is not a matter of resignation. He might have made the comment as he is in charge of the ministry,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Even investigation into the activities of the MPs are on, which is also a part of the drive,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Bangabandhu’s family is the symbol of honest politics in Bangladesh. Why will you engage corruption, irregularity, tender manipulation and extortion? You should learn what honesty is from this family” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We do not want any leader who will be involved with extortion. We want clean-image leadership” External link

dhakatribune Friday, November 29, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We have faith in their assurance,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, November 25, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “We will discuss the matter with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 25, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is my question whether BNP has the courage and strength to hold a rally or any gathering without police's permission. Do they have the capacity to launch any movement? Not even 500 people were seen in any of their previous movement,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 25, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The law does not need to be changed just because there are demands. The government will scrutinise the rules first and then comment,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, November 25, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I had a discussion with the home minister. BNP was permitted to hold the meeting in front of its office” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "BNP is a failed party, whose chairperson is in jail. They were unable to hold even one rally or procession for their chairperson”. " External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The transport strike is no more. There is no reason to disrupt vehicular movement as problem has been settled through discussion. No problems will arise as exaggeration will be avoided in enforcing the law,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Now BNP speaks the lie against the government with an aim to vibrant its leaders and activists. BNP opposes for the sake of opposition,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Sheikh Hasina has courage. If anyone from the team does wrong, he will be punished,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 18, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The new Road Safety Act may seem like a law with exorbitant fines but it is not about the money. Discipline will be ensured on the roads due to large fines but it was necessary to create awareness,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Awami League President, and Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina has already given an instruction in this regard, but they can compete in the Awami League district councils,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, November 15, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Former Chhatra League leaders who are interested, have a clean image and are devoted to the organization will be picked as top leaders of Swechasebak League," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:08:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The anti-graft drive is not only against Awami League [men], people of other political parties and the administration officials who accumulated wealth through graft will also face it,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Not only in Awami League, but the purification drive will also be carried out against people of other political parties and administration who have become wealthier through corruption,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, November 11, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “At first, I had given seven days…I am now extending it for one more week,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has started a cleansing operation by conducting drives against illegal casinos and corruption. Keeping in conformity with the ongoing cleansing operation, the party will present the general public of Bangladesh with a clean, transparent leadership of Krishak League" External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Had I been aware, I would’ve given her the due respect... I would’ve allowed her on the stage,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 28, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “This is the mayor’s version. But had I been aware, I would’ve shown her the respect the widow of Mohiuddin Chowdhury deserves,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 28, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “However, manpower is not enough considering the increasing volume of work [of the BRTA],” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 28, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Both the party insiders and outsiders who are involved in misdeeds are now under the scanner,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “To this end, workers meeting must be held at ward and upazila levels,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, October 25, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I think her family would also be satisfied” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “He (Menon) is a senior leader. I humbly want to know whether he would have made the claim had he been a minister. Why did he make the claim at this time after so many days?” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "He (Menon) is a senior leader. I humbly want to know whether he would have made the same claim had he been a minister. Why did he make the claim at this time, after so many days?" External link

dhakatribune Sunday, October 20, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Awami League wants a strong and clean image in the party and in order to achieve that it will do everything needed” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, October 13, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Only sincere and dedicated leaders and workers who will work to protect the party interest will be included in the party to build a modern Awami League before the national council scheduled to be held on December 20 and 21,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, October 13, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There will be no room for extortionists, tender manipulators and land grabbers and drug dealers in the new committee,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “If you (leaders) are failed to update the committee then the incumbent committee will be dissolved,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader stated : “You can’t just beat someone to death for having a different opinion. Whoever is the criminal, the law will take its own course” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Islami Chhatra Shibir ) : “Chhatra League activists usually engage in various altruistic activities, but the misdeeds of a few always tend to become headlines, staining the image of the entire student wing” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Islami Chhatra Shibir ) : “Awami League will not take responsibility of few members of Chhatra League and Jubo League,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "It is not unusual that miscreants will try to infiltrate a party that is in power. Some of these people have found their way inside Awami League, but the prime minster will spare anyone who is infiltrating the party or is involved with criminal activities" External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Islami Chhatra Shibir ) : “Chhatra League activists usually engage in various altruistic activities, but the misdeeds of a few always tend to become headlines, staining the image of the entire student wing” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "the law would take its own course" External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 7, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "As far as I understand, no one has the right to kill anyone due to difference in opinion. Law will take its own course. Investigation is going on and action will be taken against those who will be found guilty," External link

dhakatribune Monday, October 7, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "I gave him suggestion that he can talk to the prime minster about the matter if he wants," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 7, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “If doctors advised Khaleda Zia to go abroad for treatment after getting bail, then the government will consider the issue,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “I informed the prime minister about Khaleda Zia's bail issue but her bail totally depends on the court” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “How can the government grant bail to Khaleda Zia? Is it ethical? If the government does so then the government will be intervening in court’s work” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There is no place in Awami League for the corrupt, extortionists, and intruders in the party,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, September 30, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "The army is implementing the underpass project maintaining international standards. The work will end in December this year, six months ahead of the schedule. " External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 29, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The home minister is overseeing matters regarding the arrest. I will not comment on the issue. Wait and see,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Sheikh Hasina is doing that Khaleda Zia couldn’t do and thus BNP should congratulate the government for the current purification drive,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is known to many that the birthplace of casinos in Bangladesh is Hawa Bhaban. So, Fakhrul has to give the answer to this question first,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “So, these drives are not just for showing off, this is against corruption, terrorism and misdeeds. We can not let our huge achievements to get faded away due to few misdeeds of people,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I do not know how many leaders have been brought under the restriction. But, many leaders are now under surveillance” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I don’t know exactly how many leaders are facing the travel ban. But many leaders are now under surveillance,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We’ve started drives from our own houses. Many leaders are now under surveillance. No wrongdoer will be spared” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “You need not have to be an Awami Leaguer or make anybody happy, the prime minister ordered you to work impartially without any fear. It will bring benefits to the Awami League,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “No matter, how the wrongdoers are politically influential, they must not be spared,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We are thinking about the by-polls. There is a possibility that we might share the seat with Jatiya Party," External link

dhakatribune Monday, September 16, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Charges have been framed against many of them, while many others have been tried. No one will be spared if they indulge in corruption,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "The flyover has been built costing Tk375 crore, and it has four lanes. Very soon the Prime Minister will inaugurate the flyover through video conference" External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "These two have been forced to resign for breaching of party discipline" External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “No MP or minister did this… The government is ensuring punishment whoever indulges in corruption,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Charges have been framed against many of them while many others have been tried. No one will be spared if they indulge in corruption,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “You’ll have to understand that the soil conditions of China and India are different from Bangladesh. You’ll have to consider this when you go for the comparison of construction cost [between Bangladesh and India-China]” External link

dhakatribune Monday, September 9, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Ambassador Miller has been informed of the activities of those NGOs, and the complaints against them. The US also agrees with the initiatives, Bangladesh has undertaken to repatriate the Rohingyas” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Ambassador Miller praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s generosity towards the Rohingyas which is very rare in the world” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “When they achieve something worthy of praise, I appreciate it” “But when their actions hurt the general people, I show my displeasure and ask them to mend their ways,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There is no doubt that Bangabandhu’s family is the best example of honesty and all of them, including family members of Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana, are established in their respective workplaces,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Not a single Bangladeshi intruded into India after 1971 and Bangladesh has nothing to worry over Assam situation," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We took the decision to send the letters earlier but could not do so during August, the month of mourning. Now, we will send show cause letters to rebel candidates from September 8," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We hope to finish the construction of the Padma Bridge by December next year. It may take another three to five months to get ready for the opening. The bridge will be opened to traffic by June 2021," "All the pile driving works of the main bridge have been completed. Out of the 42 peers of the bridge, the works of 31 peers have been completed. The remaining 11 are in progress and will be completed by next December," External link

aa-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Of course there are militants in the country, but they have grown weaker. We have not said that it [militancy] has been exterminated. Militancy is a global problem, not only in Bangladesh” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “They [militants] might be not that strong, but they are not inactive. They are secretly taking preparation possibly to carry out a big attack,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “The issue of 9th Wage Board no longer remains a topic of discussion at the cabinet. It now lies with the decision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” “The cabinet committee will send its recommendations on implementing the 9th Wage Board as a summary to the PM soon, and after that she will make a decision in this regard,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It might be sent even today or tomorrow,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Of course there are militants in the country. But, they have grown weaker. But we have not said it has been exterminated. Not only in Bangladesh, but militancy is a global problem” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We do not want send the Rohingya people to their homes through a war. Diplomatic overture is on and Rohingya refugees will be sent to Myanmar through diplomatic activity,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Following a level-headed move by Sheikh Hasina, Myanmar is now experiencing the highest international pressure with regards to repatriation. So, it cannot be termed a ‘diplomatic failure’,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, August 26, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Following the pragmatic move made by PM Sheikh Hasina, Myanmar is now experiencing the toughest international pressure to agree for repatriation of the Rohingyas, so it cannot be termed as a diplomatic failure” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “For blessings of the Almighty, our leader and Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina escaped the carnage,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The government will rehabilitate all victims of the slum gutted in Mirpur last Friday,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, August 19, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Mirza Fakhrul ) : “People do not want to hear long speech . . . they want support and cooperation but you (Fakhrul) give people only lip service,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, August 19, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “Such activities of BNP have proved its bankruptcy in politics,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, August 19, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “They (BNP leaders) have failed in court, they have failed in movement and now they are lodging complaints with foreign missions,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, August 19, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “Today [Saturday] I didn’t get any information about suffering on roads,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Neither the condition of the roads nor a lack of coordination by the Road Transport Department is responsible for tailbacks. There are no long tailbacks on highways but vehicles are moving slowly. No one can deny that,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “You have to provide the information about who is charging extra and where,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "dengue has spread because the country was progressing ahead" External link

dhakatribune Friday, August 9, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We are not concerned about people’s personal comments. The actual concern is if the government is doing what needs to be done. You cannot evaluate our work based upon a few scattered remarks" External link

dhakatribune Friday, August 9, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We have vigilance teams, police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and officials from Bangladesh Road Transport Authorities (BRTA) working to address this issue," "Already, two people of a Rangpur-bound transportation company were arrested for their involvement on this issue. Asking for extra fare will not be tolerated at all" External link

dhakatribune Friday, August 9, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “August month is running and this month’s air smells of conspiracy. I am ordering party leaders and activists, on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, to be aware and stand beside dengue and flood affected people,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, August 5, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Some people who can’t find anything to do are sometimes calling for declaring the situation an epidemic and sometimes asking for declaring an emergency. Declaration of emergency is needed by those who have failed as a party,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, August 3, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We are consulting with expert physicians so that no dysfunctional medicine can enter our country from abroad. Please have a little patience,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, August 2, 2019 3:27:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “According to media reports, some 17,000 people have been infected with dengue virus in the country," he said. "And 13,000 of them have already gotten back home after receiving medical treatment. You can say the situation is epidemic or whatever, but we are working to face the situation recognizing the reality,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "The health minister may go abroad for an emergency work; he did not go without permission. One minister is not the full of a ministry. He has already returned home," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Action against dengue has begun. We can prove that mosquitoes are not more powerful than humans and hope that we can win against dengue," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We will also arrange awareness campaigns and meetings across the country to convey the information to the people,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 29, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We've taken dengue and flood as challenges. We'll tackle the situation in a coordinated manner," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, July 29, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Now, we have two challenges. We need to stay beside the flood affected people and rehabilitate them and also as prevent dengue,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Awami League government was always beside these people [flood affected] and will continue to do so. BNP is trying to grab people’s attention by spreading selfies and videos of their relief donation programs,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We called upon all so that none can take the law in his own hands. We have engaged our party to create awareness among people through holding meetings and rallies” External link

dhakatribune Friday, July 26, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We called upon all so that none can take the law in his or her own hands. All will have to remain alert politically too. We have engaged our party to make the people aware through holding meetings and rallies” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 26, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We are aware that students of Dhaka University (DU) are demonstrating demanding cancellation of affiliation of the capital’s seven colleges with the university,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 26, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Such a statement to the US President was made to humiliate Bangladesh. This was imaginary, and was made based on ulterior motives. We are moving forward with the matter rather cautiously”. He said Priya Saha will be held accountable for such irresponsible remarks after she returns home. The Awami League general secretary said, " External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 22, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Police have taken every single lynching incident seriously, and have been investigating to bring the culprits to justice” External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 22, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : "The prime minister last night sent me a message (from the UK where she is on an official tour), saying no legal action was required to be initiated hastily," External link

dnaindia Monday, July 22, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The prime minister gave me a message last night [Saturday night], saying that there is no necessity to take any hasty decision in this regard,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 21, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “The prime minister last night sent me a message [from the UK where she is on an official tour], saying no legal action was required to be initiated hastily,” External link

thehindu Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “The prime minister last night sent me a message [from the UK where she is on an official tour], saying no legal action was required to be initiated hastily,” External link

Hindu Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “The reasons for making such allegations should be investigated. I think she should be given a chance to defend herself when she returns home,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT



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secretary17.36%EN11/18/201718/11/2017
al general secretary5.31%EN11/18/201718/11/2017
awami league general secretary23.53%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
minister18.41%EN11/12/201712/11/2017
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chief0.09%EN09/16/201716/09/2017
ruling awami league general secretary0.76%EN09/14/201714/09/2017
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awmai league general secretary0.19%EN08/13/201713/08/2017
awami league leader0.09%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
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general secretary of awami league0.09%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
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state minister0.09%EN10/29/201629/10/2016
student0.09%EN10/23/201623/10/2016
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communication minister2.66%EN07/04/201604/07/2016
bangladeshi minister of communications0.09%EN07/03/201603/07/2016
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Names Lang Count
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Obaidul Quader said : “Today, Bangladesh Awami League, the country’s oldest political party, is the destination of trust of common people and their beacon of hope,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Considering the high risk of coronavirus transmission, the government has declared general holidays in some areas and the people of those areas should strictly follow the government directives,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 22, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Although some private hospitals have done commendable tasks in providing treatment to coronavirus patients, there are still allegations of negligence against many hospitals,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, June 21, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “In this sensitive time, it is inappropriate for someone in a position of such authority to make any irresponsible comments” External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 19, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "The killing of a doctor in Khulna amid this situation is very sad and unfortunate" External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 19, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “This is a realistic charter of transforming the existing crisis into possibility” External link

dhakatribune Friday, June 12, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "The workers brought profits to you in good times. Do not lay-off workers in these days of crisis. The retrenchment decision will provoke dissatisfaction as it will be like pouring water on a drowned mouse," External link

BBCMonitoring Monday, June 8, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “We have seen reports of many patients dying while running from one hospital to another seeking treatment,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 8, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Construction work at public places [of the project] was closed off due to the spread of coronavirus in the country but work continued on a limited scale at the depot and over the viaduct,” “Now, the tempo of the work should be accelerated as it is the first tract project of the government. Along with work from home and assignment, field work must be geared up,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Japan is manufacturing four sets of passenger trains” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I urge the passengers to be careful [about the spread of coronavirus],” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "An 80 percent hike [in bus fares] will put an extra burden on people," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, May 31, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "An 80 percent hike [in bus fare] will add an extra burden on people. The government has to look at passengers' interest and help the transport sector," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "There is a committee of the BRTA to fix fare. It [the committee] would fix a rational fare after discussions with you [owners]," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 29, 2020 10:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “To protect the drivers and passengers from Covid-19, every public transport should maintain the health protocol,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “In our country, there are a lot of people who don’t have any shelter. They are used to living near train stations, bus terminals, under the flyovers, and even under the open sky,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “This year, we are celebrating Pohela Boishakh at such a time when the deadly coronavirus has gripped the people of the nation,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “In these days of humanitarian crisis stand beside people,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "If necessary, Bangladesh will be shut down. It'll be enforced where necessary. People must be saved first. We'll do everything for that," External link

ibtimes-sg Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Bangabandhu Tunnel is a priority project of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The project is going on at its own pace. Till now, the Coronavirus outbreak has not delayed the project,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The government is not embarrassed over the protest of political parties,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 2, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Though some political identities have seen the Indian violence from a religious point of view, the Indian foreign secretary has already cleared that it is not because of religious issues” “However, we have taken all security measures as that is big event [Mujib year celebration] for the country,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 2, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “The Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said the NRC and CAA will have no impact on Bangladesh. "These are purely internal matters of India,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 2, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "those who are calling for it are not doing the right thing," "We should welcome him as he is coming here during Bangabandhu's birth centenary," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, March 2, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The Awami League does not need opportunists,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "One can understand the scenario by looking at the tiers [of the ruling party]. We've no lack of leaders. Billboards on the streets portray pictures of leaders. Many of the leaders are not even well-known among the people; they made themselves leaders," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We have decided to issue fitness certificates from every district after building the inspection centres,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Summer is nearing and in order to eliminate the suffering of the people then, we want to ensure uninterrupted power supply. The masses will benefit from it despite the little inconvenience (the tariff hike),” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "India helped us most during the Liberation War of Bangladesh and that is why the Indian prime minister has been invited to join the program. Refraining from inviting the Indian prime minister would have been an act of ingratitude," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “The prime minister herself directed the authorities to arrest and punish Papiya,” “Only Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has the courage to punish her own party workers. So there is no reason to think that anyone will be spared if he or she commits a crime,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "She [prime minister] knew about Shamima Nur Papia. She asked the authorities concerned to arrest her [Papia] and bring her under trial after an investigation," External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir spoke to me about the release of Khaleda Zia a few days back" External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told ( about Commission ) : "As per the prime minister's stance against corruption, I will ask the Anti-Corruption Commission to look into the matter," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : "Legal measures will be taken if there is any complaint of corruption [against Shaheed Islam]," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, February 16, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir talked with me about Khaleda Zia’s release. There is nothing wrong as two party secretaries can hold a meeting. There is no conspiracy” “I informed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina about the issue, but she did not make comments about it,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : "Legal measures will be taken if there is any complaint of corruption [against Shaheed Islam]," External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : "The BNP secretary general verbally informed me to notify the prime minister about Khaleda's release and I did that" "But I can say that no other conversation has been made on it yet," External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 14, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Public support for BNP will improve if the party shuns their politics of vengeance," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, February 14, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "BNP's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir called me over phone but we did not get any written statement from the party regarding the parole release of Khaleda Zia. Besides, Home and Law Ministers did not receive any statement why Khaleda Zia would be released in parole," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, February 14, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The date will be set after the team returns. The reception will be held at Suhrawardy Udyan,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 10, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The date will be set after the team returns. The reception will be held at Suhrawardy Udyan,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 10, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “BNP themselves are responsible for the delay. The case could have been settled long ago if they appeared in court timely,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “BNP themselves are responsible for the delay. The case could have been settled long ago if they appeared in court timely,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “The Awami League-led government didn’t imprison their chief. Our government did not even file the case against the BNP chairperson. The case was filed during the tenure of the caretaker government. It’s not a political case, so we cannot address it,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Mirza Fakhrul ) : “I do not know why Mirza Fakhrul was so angry. Maybe he (Fakhrul) did not achieve anything in the city polls” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Padma Bridge construction will not be affected if this situation continues for the next two months, but any longer than that and there will be some impact,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “However, it was a good election. In future, political parties will play a role in mobilising public opinion by learning from these mistakes,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "However, it was a good election. In the future, political parties will play a role in mobilizing public opinion by learning from these mistakes," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Some 1,000 Chinese workers are working in the project and of them, 150 are on shifting leave. On January 18, 35 Chinese workers came to Bangladesh. They have been refrained from work for the next two weeks," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "There is no situation created by them that is hindering the city polls. We cannot term them as troublemakers" External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The 21 remaining spans will be installed within July 2020,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Sunday's attack on the campaign of BNP's Ishraque Hossain was uncalled for, but it will not affect the polls. The perpetrators will be identified from CCTV footage and will have to face justice," External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “no level-playing field exists within the commossionm itself” External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Commissioner Mahbub Talukdar's statement is not true. He made it up" External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 27, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : ”Only Sukesh is undergoing treatment at DMCH as his condition deteriorated". Six other students, including Utpal, were administered intravenous saline at the strike venue, he added. Meanwhile, DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzman met the protesting students around 4:30pm and expressed solidarity with them. "Their demand is logical, and I urge the commission to reconsider the date for holding the polls," he added. Two ministers leave the issue to the EC. Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the ruling party will not oppose if the EC reschedule the election. He also suggested the commission to sit with the leaders of the Hindu community to resolve the issue, reports UNB. “If the EC thinks about changing the election date, it can do so as it's only their jurisdiction. But the government has nothing to do with it. We’ve also no objection to it,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, January 17, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Definitely, the EC should have considered it” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The EC is not working as per the government's order and it never will. It is therefore working independently” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “They expressed their own opinions, that is not the stance of their parties or the government,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I was abroad when the MPs placed their demand (crossfire for rapists). Later I saw online that they demanded such measures to stop rape incidents,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I hope the protesters will take part in the vote festival by accepting the court’s directive,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “If it is not possible for us to win hearts, then will it be possible (for BNP) to win hearts by celebrating fake birthday (of Begum Khaleda Zia)?” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “For God’s sake, I am saying that I have not bought these (watches), expensive clothes. Many activists who live abroad bring these suits for me, perhaps because they love me. One of them brought three coats for me from Singapore,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I can swear that I have taken nothing from any contractor. No contractor is even allowed to meet me” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Some 15 million employment target has been fixed to this end,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Nation is upset due to Prime Minister’s speech" External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “BNP is getting burnt with anger because Sheikh Hasina came up with some true comments about BNP in her address before the nation on Tuesday. The premier told the truth as she has that kind of courage” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Syed Ashraful Islam ) : “I do believe his first death anniversary will be succeeded if we can be honest ones like Syed Ashraf” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, January 3, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Metro Rail ) : "Rail track installation (in metro rail project) will begin tomorrow (January 1, 2020). The 20 th span of Padma Bridge has been installed on Wednesday and at least three spans will be put in place each month from now onward" External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Unauthorized motorized vehicles, including Nasimon-Karimon-Bhotvoti and three-wheelers, have been plying the roads and highways with political patronage," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We are conducting surveys in different ways. We are taking opinions from the grass-roots of the two city corporations,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, December 26, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We want to assure you [BNP] that the elections will be free, fair, and competitive, and they will be acceptable and credible to all too” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 25, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “My first, second and last words would be [bringing] discipline” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “She considered me as eligible for the post and thus nominated me for the second time. I will try my best to keep the trust that she bestowed upon me” External link

dhakatribune Monday, December 23, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I had no possibility to return back but I survived miraculously and with the blessing of the countrymen,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, December 23, 2019 8:46:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “First of all, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our leader Sheikh Hasina. I would also like to thank Sheikh Rehana, another daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, December 22, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “No one but Sheikh Hasina is indispensable for the party. There is no replacement for her,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, December 22, 2019 3:56:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I also would like to thank Sheikh Rehana, another daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 21, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “None but Sheikh Hasina is imperative for the party. There is no alternative to her,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “We have to go forward under the guidance of party chief Sheikh Hasina upholding the ideals of the Father of the Nation” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Awami League and its front organisations are on alert to prevent infiltration of any controversial person so that no intruder would be allowed in Awami Legue, if found, they will be kept out from the party’s next conference,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, December 16, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Communal and evil forces carried out the brutal killings in 1971. Ghosts of their collaborators still remain in Bangladesh,” “The followers of them (evil forces) are still alive on the soil of Bangladesh and nurturing Pakistani spirit,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “They (evil forces) are hatching conspiracies. The patron of communalism (BNP) is patronizing them” “We should understand that if Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina did not come to power, what could have happened? Would it have been possible to carry out the trials of war criminals, killers of intellectuals and perpetrators of jail killing?” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We have excellent and constructive relations with India” External link

dhakatribune Friday, December 13, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The judiciary is enjoying full freedom under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s rule. The case against Khaleda Zia is a corruption case. So, there is nothing the government can do with it,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Go near to the people and conquest their hearts if you want to be a leader of Awami League,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There will be no change in one post and that is the post of president. Our party President Sheikh Hasina is still essential and relevant for the party as all leaders and workers from centre to the grassroots are united under her leadership. "Apart from her, none of us is essential” External link

dhakatribune Friday, December 6, 2019 3:55:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Our bilateral relation with India is now at an excellent level. There is no dilemma in Bangladesh-India relationship. So, if any problem rises, we could resolve through discussions” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I repeatedly said you that it is the jurisdiction of the Awami League President. We always accept the decision the party president takes whether I remain the general secretary or not” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “This is not a matter of resignation. He might have made the comment as he is in charge of the ministry,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Even investigation into the activities of the MPs are on, which is also a part of the drive,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Bangabandhu’s family is the symbol of honest politics in Bangladesh. Why will you engage corruption, irregularity, tender manipulation and extortion? You should learn what honesty is from this family” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We do not want any leader who will be involved with extortion. We want clean-image leadership” External link

dhakatribune Friday, November 29, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We have faith in their assurance,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, November 25, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “We will discuss the matter with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 25, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is my question whether BNP has the courage and strength to hold a rally or any gathering without police's permission. Do they have the capacity to launch any movement? Not even 500 people were seen in any of their previous movement,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 25, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The law does not need to be changed just because there are demands. The government will scrutinise the rules first and then comment,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, November 25, 2019 1:21:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I had a discussion with the home minister. BNP was permitted to hold the meeting in front of its office” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "BNP is a failed party, whose chairperson is in jail. They were unable to hold even one rally or procession for their chairperson”. " External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The transport strike is no more. There is no reason to disrupt vehicular movement as problem has been settled through discussion. No problems will arise as exaggeration will be avoided in enforcing the law,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Now BNP speaks the lie against the government with an aim to vibrant its leaders and activists. BNP opposes for the sake of opposition,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Sheikh Hasina has courage. If anyone from the team does wrong, he will be punished,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, November 18, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The new Road Safety Act may seem like a law with exorbitant fines but it is not about the money. Discipline will be ensured on the roads due to large fines but it was necessary to create awareness,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:54:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Awami League President, and Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina has already given an instruction in this regard, but they can compete in the Awami League district councils,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, November 15, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Former Chhatra League leaders who are interested, have a clean image and are devoted to the organization will be picked as top leaders of Swechasebak League," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:08:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The anti-graft drive is not only against Awami League [men], people of other political parties and the administration officials who accumulated wealth through graft will also face it,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Not only in Awami League, but the purification drive will also be carried out against people of other political parties and administration who have become wealthier through corruption,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, November 11, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “At first, I had given seven days…I am now extending it for one more week,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : "Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has started a cleansing operation by conducting drives against illegal casinos and corruption. Keeping in conformity with the ongoing cleansing operation, the party will present the general public of Bangladesh with a clean, transparent leadership of Krishak League" External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Had I been aware, I would’ve given her the due respect... I would’ve allowed her on the stage,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 28, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “This is the mayor’s version. But had I been aware, I would’ve shown her the respect the widow of Mohiuddin Chowdhury deserves,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 28, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “However, manpower is not enough considering the increasing volume of work [of the BRTA],” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 28, 2019 10:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Both the party insiders and outsiders who are involved in misdeeds are now under the scanner,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “To this end, workers meeting must be held at ward and upazila levels,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, October 25, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I think her family would also be satisfied” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “He (Menon) is a senior leader. I humbly want to know whether he would have made the claim had he been a minister. Why did he make the claim at this time after so many days?” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:30:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "He (Menon) is a senior leader. I humbly want to know whether he would have made the same claim had he been a minister. Why did he make the claim at this time, after so many days?" External link

dhakatribune Sunday, October 20, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Awami League wants a strong and clean image in the party and in order to achieve that it will do everything needed” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, October 13, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Only sincere and dedicated leaders and workers who will work to protect the party interest will be included in the party to build a modern Awami League before the national council scheduled to be held on December 20 and 21,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, October 13, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There will be no room for extortionists, tender manipulators and land grabbers and drug dealers in the new committee,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “If you (leaders) are failed to update the committee then the incumbent committee will be dissolved,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader stated : “You can’t just beat someone to death for having a different opinion. Whoever is the criminal, the law will take its own course” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, October 8, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Islami Chhatra Shibir ) : “Chhatra League activists usually engage in various altruistic activities, but the misdeeds of a few always tend to become headlines, staining the image of the entire student wing” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Islami Chhatra Shibir ) : “Awami League will not take responsibility of few members of Chhatra League and Jubo League,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "It is not unusual that miscreants will try to infiltrate a party that is in power. Some of these people have found their way inside Awami League, but the prime minster will spare anyone who is infiltrating the party or is involved with criminal activities" External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Islami Chhatra Shibir ) : “Chhatra League activists usually engage in various altruistic activities, but the misdeeds of a few always tend to become headlines, staining the image of the entire student wing” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:15:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "the law would take its own course" External link

aljazeera-en Monday, October 7, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "As far as I understand, no one has the right to kill anyone due to difference in opinion. Law will take its own course. Investigation is going on and action will be taken against those who will be found guilty," External link

dhakatribune Monday, October 7, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "I gave him suggestion that he can talk to the prime minster about the matter if he wants," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, October 7, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “If doctors advised Khaleda Zia to go abroad for treatment after getting bail, then the government will consider the issue,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “I informed the prime minister about Khaleda Zia's bail issue but her bail totally depends on the court” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “How can the government grant bail to Khaleda Zia? Is it ethical? If the government does so then the government will be intervening in court’s work” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There is no place in Awami League for the corrupt, extortionists, and intruders in the party,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, September 30, 2019 8:27:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "The army is implementing the underpass project maintaining international standards. The work will end in December this year, six months ahead of the schedule. " External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 29, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The home minister is overseeing matters regarding the arrest. I will not comment on the issue. Wait and see,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:00:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Sheikh Hasina is doing that Khaleda Zia couldn’t do and thus BNP should congratulate the government for the current purification drive,” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is known to many that the birthplace of casinos in Bangladesh is Hawa Bhaban. So, Fakhrul has to give the answer to this question first,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “So, these drives are not just for showing off, this is against corruption, terrorism and misdeeds. We can not let our huge achievements to get faded away due to few misdeeds of people,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I do not know how many leaders have been brought under the restriction. But, many leaders are now under surveillance” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I don’t know exactly how many leaders are facing the travel ban. But many leaders are now under surveillance,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We’ve started drives from our own houses. Many leaders are now under surveillance. No wrongdoer will be spared” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “You need not have to be an Awami Leaguer or make anybody happy, the prime minister ordered you to work impartially without any fear. It will bring benefits to the Awami League,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “No matter, how the wrongdoers are politically influential, they must not be spared,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We are thinking about the by-polls. There is a possibility that we might share the seat with Jatiya Party," External link

dhakatribune Monday, September 16, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Charges have been framed against many of them, while many others have been tried. No one will be spared if they indulge in corruption,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "The flyover has been built costing Tk375 crore, and it has four lanes. Very soon the Prime Minister will inaugurate the flyover through video conference" External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "These two have been forced to resign for breaching of party discipline" External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “No MP or minister did this… The government is ensuring punishment whoever indulges in corruption,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Charges have been framed against many of them while many others have been tried. No one will be spared if they indulge in corruption,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “You’ll have to understand that the soil conditions of China and India are different from Bangladesh. You’ll have to consider this when you go for the comparison of construction cost [between Bangladesh and India-China]” External link

dhakatribune Monday, September 9, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Ambassador Miller has been informed of the activities of those NGOs, and the complaints against them. The US also agrees with the initiatives, Bangladesh has undertaken to repatriate the Rohingyas” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Ambassador Miller praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s generosity towards the Rohingyas which is very rare in the world” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “When they achieve something worthy of praise, I appreciate it” “But when their actions hurt the general people, I show my displeasure and ask them to mend their ways,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There is no doubt that Bangabandhu’s family is the best example of honesty and all of them, including family members of Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana, are established in their respective workplaces,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:31:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Not a single Bangladeshi intruded into India after 1971 and Bangladesh has nothing to worry over Assam situation," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We took the decision to send the letters earlier but could not do so during August, the month of mourning. Now, we will send show cause letters to rebel candidates from September 8," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:50:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We hope to finish the construction of the Padma Bridge by December next year. It may take another three to five months to get ready for the opening. The bridge will be opened to traffic by June 2021," "All the pile driving works of the main bridge have been completed. Out of the 42 peers of the bridge, the works of 31 peers have been completed. The remaining 11 are in progress and will be completed by next December," External link

aa-en Tuesday, September 3, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Of course there are militants in the country, but they have grown weaker. We have not said that it [militancy] has been exterminated. Militancy is a global problem, not only in Bangladesh” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “They [militants] might be not that strong, but they are not inactive. They are secretly taking preparation possibly to carry out a big attack,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 1, 2019 9:32:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “The issue of 9th Wage Board no longer remains a topic of discussion at the cabinet. It now lies with the decision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” “The cabinet committee will send its recommendations on implementing the 9th Wage Board as a summary to the PM soon, and after that she will make a decision in this regard,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It might be sent even today or tomorrow,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:46:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Of course there are militants in the country. But, they have grown weaker. But we have not said it has been exterminated. Not only in Bangladesh, but militancy is a global problem” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, September 1, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We do not want send the Rohingya people to their homes through a war. Diplomatic overture is on and Rohingya refugees will be sent to Myanmar through diplomatic activity,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Following a level-headed move by Sheikh Hasina, Myanmar is now experiencing the highest international pressure with regards to repatriation. So, it cannot be termed a ‘diplomatic failure’,” External link

myanmarnews Monday, August 26, 2019 2:27:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “Following the pragmatic move made by PM Sheikh Hasina, Myanmar is now experiencing the toughest international pressure to agree for repatriation of the Rohingyas, so it cannot be termed as a diplomatic failure” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:30:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “For blessings of the Almighty, our leader and Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina escaped the carnage,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The government will rehabilitate all victims of the slum gutted in Mirpur last Friday,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, August 19, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Mirza Fakhrul ) : “People do not want to hear long speech . . . they want support and cooperation but you (Fakhrul) give people only lip service,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, August 19, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “Such activities of BNP have proved its bankruptcy in politics,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, August 19, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “They (BNP leaders) have failed in court, they have failed in movement and now they are lodging complaints with foreign missions,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, August 19, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “Today [Saturday] I didn’t get any information about suffering on roads,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Neither the condition of the roads nor a lack of coordination by the Road Transport Department is responsible for tailbacks. There are no long tailbacks on highways but vehicles are moving slowly. No one can deny that,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “You have to provide the information about who is charging extra and where,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "dengue has spread because the country was progressing ahead" External link

dhakatribune Friday, August 9, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We are not concerned about people’s personal comments. The actual concern is if the government is doing what needs to be done. You cannot evaluate our work based upon a few scattered remarks" External link

dhakatribune Friday, August 9, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We have vigilance teams, police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and officials from Bangladesh Road Transport Authorities (BRTA) working to address this issue," "Already, two people of a Rangpur-bound transportation company were arrested for their involvement on this issue. Asking for extra fare will not be tolerated at all" External link

dhakatribune Friday, August 9, 2019 3:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “August month is running and this month’s air smells of conspiracy. I am ordering party leaders and activists, on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, to be aware and stand beside dengue and flood affected people,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, August 5, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Some people who can’t find anything to do are sometimes calling for declaring the situation an epidemic and sometimes asking for declaring an emergency. Declaration of emergency is needed by those who have failed as a party,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, August 3, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We are consulting with expert physicians so that no dysfunctional medicine can enter our country from abroad. Please have a little patience,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, August 2, 2019 3:27:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “According to media reports, some 17,000 people have been infected with dengue virus in the country," he said. "And 13,000 of them have already gotten back home after receiving medical treatment. You can say the situation is epidemic or whatever, but we are working to face the situation recognizing the reality,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "The health minister may go abroad for an emergency work; he did not go without permission. One minister is not the full of a ministry. He has already returned home," External link

dhakatribune Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Action against dengue has begun. We can prove that mosquitoes are not more powerful than humans and hope that we can win against dengue," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:00:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We will also arrange awareness campaigns and meetings across the country to convey the information to the people,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 29, 2019 3:26:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We've taken dengue and flood as challenges. We'll tackle the situation in a coordinated manner," External link

thedailystarBD Monday, July 29, 2019 2:46:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Now, we have two challenges. We need to stay beside the flood affected people and rehabilitate them and also as prevent dengue,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Awami League government was always beside these people [flood affected] and will continue to do so. BNP is trying to grab people’s attention by spreading selfies and videos of their relief donation programs,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, July 28, 2019 12:14:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We called upon all so that none can take the law in his own hands. We have engaged our party to create awareness among people through holding meetings and rallies” External link

dhakatribune Friday, July 26, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We called upon all so that none can take the law in his or her own hands. All will have to remain alert politically too. We have engaged our party to make the people aware through holding meetings and rallies” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 26, 2019 4:12:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We are aware that students of Dhaka University (DU) are demonstrating demanding cancellation of affiliation of the capital’s seven colleges with the university,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 26, 2019 12:11:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Such a statement to the US President was made to humiliate Bangladesh. This was imaginary, and was made based on ulterior motives. We are moving forward with the matter rather cautiously”. He said Priya Saha will be held accountable for such irresponsible remarks after she returns home. The Awami League general secretary said, " External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 22, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Police have taken every single lynching incident seriously, and have been investigating to bring the culprits to justice” External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 22, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : "The prime minister last night sent me a message (from the UK where she is on an official tour), saying no legal action was required to be initiated hastily," External link

dnaindia Monday, July 22, 2019 6:42:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The prime minister gave me a message last night [Saturday night], saying that there is no necessity to take any hasty decision in this regard,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 21, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “The prime minister last night sent me a message [from the UK where she is on an official tour], saying no legal action was required to be initiated hastily,” External link

thehindu Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:31:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “The prime minister last night sent me a message [from the UK where she is on an official tour], saying no legal action was required to be initiated hastily,” External link

Hindu Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:26:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “The reasons for making such allegations should be investigated. I think she should be given a chance to defend herself when she returns home,” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
general secretary17.46%EN11/18/201718/11/2017
secretary17.36%EN11/18/201718/11/2017
al general secretary5.31%EN11/18/201718/11/2017
awami league general secretary23.53%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
minister18.41%EN11/12/201712/11/2017
secretary general0.38%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
awami league secretary general0.38%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
general0.28%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
criticising awami league general secretary0.19%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
transport minister1.99%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
rejecting awami league general secretary0.19%EN09/17/201717/09/2017
chief0.09%EN09/16/201716/09/2017
ruling awami league general secretary0.76%EN09/14/201714/09/2017
spokesman0.09%EN09/13/201713/09/2017
housing and public works minister0.09%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
countering awami league general secretary0.19%EN09/09/201709/09/2017
awmai league general secretary0.19%EN08/13/201713/08/2017
awami league leader0.09%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
leader0.09%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
general secretary of awami league0.09%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
even awami league general secretary0.19%EN12/28/201628/12/2016
state minister0.09%EN10/29/201629/10/2016
student0.09%EN10/23/201623/10/2016
member1.23%EN10/18/201618/10/2016
communication minister2.66%EN07/04/201604/07/2016
bangladeshi minister of communications0.09%EN07/03/201603/07/2016
communications minister8.44%EN08/14/201414/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Obaidul QuaderEN100.00%


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