Obaidul Quader

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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

Obaidul Quader told : “It is not clear to me what he (ACC chief) meant by mistake committed in good faith,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 19, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Hike in the gas price is realistic as the authorities have to give subsidy despite the rise in its price,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The home ministry has made the incident of Nayan Bond’s killing clear describing it as encounter. Encounter and crossfire are not similar. We do not like extrajudicial killings,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 5, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Encounter and crossfire are not similar topics. We did not find anything related to extrajudicial killings in the government’s or the Ministry of Home Affair’s statements. We do not support extrajudicial killings,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, July 5, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Accusing the court is not a new thing for the BNP. They speak according to their tradition and always try to shift burden to the government,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, July 5, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “The home ministry has made the incident of Nayan Bond’s killing clear describing it as encounter. Encounter and crossfire are not similar subjects. We don’t like the extrajudicial killing,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 5, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “People of Bangladesh will accept the decision rather spontaneously, and will not support any political parties’ call for strikes,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “According to doctors, it’s a good sign that his [Ershad’s] health condition remained stable and unchanged since yesterday as they [doctors] were concerned that his condition might worsen,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, July 1, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "So, the price adjustment was necessary, and as far as I know the government has to provide subsidy even after the adjustment," External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 1, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "I do not know about it. Can you tell me specifically where it exists?" External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 1, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I will announce the wage board within a few days,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, July 1, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We are perceiving repeatation of the old saga of the movement. Show the dare and ability if you (BNP) have,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Is it called democracy? It is ridiculous democracy,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We only take decisions but those are not implemented. Through the activities [of the committee] in the next two months, we want to bring back people’s confidence,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Metro Rail ) : "The construction of the capital’s Metro Rail will be completed by 2030 but the Elevated Expressway will be completed in three phases before the metro rail," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There is no reason to be complacent that what happened in Sri Lanka will not take place in Bangladesh,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 17, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The capital Dhaka turned into a ghost town after the Gulshan café attack,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 17, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “We are very respectful to the judiciary. There will be no objection from the government if the court grants her (Khaleda) bail,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 17, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “The Awami League government believes in the judicial system’s independence. The government has no objection if the court grants her (Khaleda) bail. It is the court’s decision,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 17, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “We have heard everyone’s statements for the last time. Everyone shared their opinions and the matter is nearly in its final stages,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “We have listened to everyone’s statements for the last time. Everyone shared their opinions and the matter is nearly in its final stages,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The budget is a unique charter to fulfill the aspirations of the people,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, June 15, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Over the last decade, Awami League has announced the budget ten times, and this is our 11th budget. However, every time the budget has been proposed, BNP has disapproved of it. “Despite their criticism, Bangladesh has garnered many achievements gradually and is now on the way to development”. " External link

dhakatribune Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The rest rooms and parking stations will be built in the Nimsar area in Comilla alongside the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, in the Jagadishpur area in Habiganj along the Dhaka-Sylhet highway, in the Pachila area in Sirajganj along the Dhaka-Rangpur highway and in the Laxmikanda area in Magura along the Dhaka-Khulna highway,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We (Government) are going to make a policy for the small vehicles like easy-bike, Nasiman and Kariman” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “The government does not have any negligence or weakness over the issue,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 10, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Moazzem Hossain ) : “The government is in a strong position on this issue” “The prime minister is serious on this issue. You have seen that even our Sonagazi Awami League leader is behind bars in this case. There is no scope of weakness here. Maybe soon enough, Moazzem Hossain will be arrested,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 10, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "BNP is trying to attain the support of party leaders and workers with falsehoods," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Khaleda Zia has been kept there (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University) after ensuring her necessary security,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : "Traffic congestion worsens as people start driving in a disorderly manner to rush to their destinations. Nobody obeys traffic rules. Also, transport staff compel passengers to get off in the middle of the road," External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 3, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader asked ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “Who sent Khaleda Zia to jail? The government or the case filed against her?” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, June 1, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There has been no news of extra fares being charged, or any extortion. Mobile courts and law enforcement agencies are alert to prevent such practices” External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 31, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There are no traffic jams. The journey this holiday will be relaxing,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 31, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There are no traffic jams. Journeys this Eid will be relaxing,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There has been no news of extra fares being charged, or extortion. Mobile courts and law enforcement agencies are always alert to prevent these” External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Construction work of metro rail phase 6 is ongoing at a great pace. Construction work in Agargaon will be completed in 2019 while work in Motijheel will be finished in 2020. “We will be able to do a trial run of the metro rail on December 16, 2021," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Construction work of metro rail phase 6 is ongoing at a great pace. Construction work in Agargaon will be completed in 2019 while work in Motijheel will be finished in 2020. “We will be able to do a trial run of the metro rail on December 16, 2021," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Construction work of metro rail phase 6 is ongoing at a great pace. Construction work in Agargaon will be completed in 2019 while work in Motijheel will be finished in 2020. “We will be able to do a trial run of the metro rail on December 16, 2021," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Construction work of metro rail phase 6 is ongoing at a great pace. Construction work in Agargaon will be completed in 2019 while work in Motijheel will be finished in 2020. “We will be able to do a trial run of the metro rail on December 16, 2021," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “we will ask the concerned authority to take measures,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I have stopped the piling work of Gazipur highway till Eid, so there might be some inconvenience. Otherwise, all other roads are functional. ” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, May 26, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Narendra Modi secured landslide victory in India’s Lok Sabha election and he is going to be the next prime minister of India. We expect that the process of solving our unresolved issues including Teesta water sharing will be accelerated,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 24, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I like to say that, Sheikh Hasina-led government is not inhuman one. Khaleda Zia is now behind bar on legal ground but the government will not indulge in any inhuman and cruel job to kill Khaleda Zia, depriving her of proper treatment,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 24, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “During Modi's last term, we were able to solve many issues between the two countries. We hope that he will continue to work towards solving disputes; including that of Teesta water sharing,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 24, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “If BNP tries to launch street agitation against the government, the Awami League will face it politically” “The law enforcement agencies will take necessary measures if BNP, in the name of movement, goes for confrontation, arson attacks, ransacking, and anarchy in anyway,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, May 20, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Fakhrul’s participation in the parliament was a must as he could give strong message from the opposition in the parliament,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 20, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Other opposition lawmakers would raise their voices in the parliament and try to be vocal, but I think, based on his gravity, Fakhrul could serve the purpose appropriately” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 20, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I told earlier that BNP, at last, will go to parliament and they will have to go,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 20, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “Reshuffling cabinet portfolios is a usual practice. Such changes are made in every country when necessary,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 20, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “I almost died, but I’m still alive... Insha’allah, I will play my second innings now. I have finished my first innings,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "My main challenges are to reduce traffic and realize the implementation of mega projects," "The road systems are much better, and I am hopeful Eid holiday-makers will face no road troubles" External link

dhakatribune Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “With the blessings of almighty Allah and wishes of all the AL leaders and activists and the country’s people, I returned home with full recovery of my health,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “This election was far better than that one as the voters’ turnout was much higher this time” External link

dhakatribune Friday, March 1, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The polls day was a holiday and many voters went to their villages. Besides, a big political party did not take part in the election and it was a rain-marred day. Also, the city corporation election was a by-poll, so the polls day witnessed low turnout” External link

dhakatribune Friday, March 1, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP will plunge into a crisis in the next general election as it has started boycotting election deceptively,” External link

clickittefaq Friday, March 1, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is not a democratic way to stay aside from election,” External link

clickittefaq Friday, March 1, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP will plunge into a crisis in the next general election as it has started boycotting election deceptively,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, March 1, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is not a democratic way to stay aside from election,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, March 1, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We don’t want war and we want peace” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We are yet to set a deadline for the relocation of all kinds of chemical shops and warehouses from this densely populated area. But it will happen soon. " External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 22, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We are yet to set a deadline for the relocation of all kinds of chemical shops and warehouses from this densely populated area. But it will happen soon" External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 22, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Dhaka Medical College ) : “Old Dhaka is a narrow, dark area. Everything is not always visible there. We will put an all-out effort to enforce the ban,” External link

laht Friday, February 22, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "This is a great lesson for us and we will take all necessary initiatives including removal of plastic warehouses to make the old part of the capital safe," External link

haberler-en Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There will be no rebel candidate in the upazila elections. If anyone goes against the party decision, they will be punished,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “Why would anyone make roads that are damaged just after a brief rainfall,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “But still why would the roads get damaged so quickly. The road construction process is definitely faulty then,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “In my own district's Begumganj (in Noakhali), poor construction materials were being used for the construction of a road. After I found out the matter, it was investigated and found to be true. If such a thing can happen in my own district, then what is the guarantee it won’t happen everywhere else,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “In those areas, where major development work is going on, care should be taken to ensure the existing roads remain suitable for use,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “In those areas, where major development work is going on care should be taken to ensure the existing roads remain suitable for use,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There're 14 more members at the committee under him (Shahjahan). We'll not give importance to any person here…we'll focus on the report to be made by the committee to bring back discipline to the transport sector, and we'll take next course of action in this regard,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 18, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "But no one present at the meeting opposed the proposal," External link

dhakatribune Monday, February 18, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : "There are 14 more members in the committee under him (Shajahan). We'll not give importance to any person in particular...we'll focus on the report to be prepared by all the committee members to bring back discipline to the transport sector, and then we'll take the next course of action in this regard," External link

dhakatribune Monday, February 18, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Shahjahan Khan ) : “There’re 14 more members at the committee under him (Shahjahan). We’ll not give importance to any person here…we’ll focus on the report to be made by the all committee members to bring back discipline in the transport sector, and we’ll take next course of action in this regard,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 18, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “As he is an experienced person, he was made the head of the committee. Besides, nobody opposed when his name was proposed as the committee chief,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The Awami League has made no decision on the matter” External link

clickittefaq Monday, February 18, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It’s not clear yet why the matter of seeking mercy by Jamaat has appeared after 47 years of independence. It might be their political strategy. However, they have not said anything officially yet over the matter. Even if they seek mercy, the trial of war criminals which is underway would not be stopped,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "An announcement in this regard will be made next month," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Jamaat, is now internally conflicted over disagreements between their senior and young leaders. That is why they [Jamaat leadership] have not been able to make up their minds about the party’s future” External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 15, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP has filed cases challenging the results of 11th parliamentary election, so we will handle the lawsuits before the High Court,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP has become a party full of jokes and now they are complaining to cover their defeat,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “So far, 50% work of the first phase has been completed, while the overall progress of the project is 20%,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is doubtful that BNP will discard its alliance with Jamaat, as both of these parties harbour a communal ideology” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There allegations are baseless. They tried to make parliamentary polls questionable, but failed to do so,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 11, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The party’s 19-member nomination board has finalised the names of the chairman candidates for the second phase of the upazila parishad polls,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “Although BNP has declined to join the upcoming upazila polls, we have come to know that many BNP leaders will contest as independent candidates,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “The party’s parliamentary board and its local government nomination board finalised the names in a meeting held at party President Sheikh Hasina’s official residence yesterday,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We have decided to keep the vice chairman posts- including reserved seats for female candidates- open so that anyone can contest," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We have appointed four of our central leaders to observe the campus situation. We take the election very seriously and hope we will win in the election democratically,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 8, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been imprisoned after being convicted in a corruption case. There is no relation between her imprisonment and politics,” “There is no such pressure from the mass people for releasing Khaleda Zia. BNP has failed to create pressure to free her,” External link

clickittefaq Friday, February 8, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I do not know about the BNP's stand, but many of them could contest independently,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “They should sport black badges for their defeat in the election. From a major political party, they have turned out to be a low-level party” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I feel the BNP secretary general will take oath as an MP after not being able to take pressure from the people (in his constituency) who had voted for him in the 11th general election. The BNP, too, may change its stance and join the parliament,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 5, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Many things can be discussed while taking tea as politicians used to talk about politics. So, BNP's representatives can talk to the prime minister at the tea party. They can openly tell her if they have anything to say," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, February 1, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Their participation would have made the polls competitive,” “The government will provide all assistance to organise an acceptable election. But it (polls participation) is up to them (BNP)” External link

clickittefaq Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “I don’t know whether it’s their final decision, but I would like to call upon the party to reconsider their decision,” External link

clickittefaq Monday, January 28, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “I don’t know whether it’s their (BNP) final decision, but I would like to call upon the party to reconsider their decision,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, January 28, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is not a session for formal talks; it is for a pleasant exchange. However, there could be some talks in the interval” “It is up to them whether they would come or not. There could have been further discussions based on the talks,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, January 28, 2019 1:28:00 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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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

Obaidul Quader told : “It is not clear to me what he (ACC chief) meant by mistake committed in good faith,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 19, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Hike in the gas price is realistic as the authorities have to give subsidy despite the rise in its price,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 7, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The home ministry has made the incident of Nayan Bond’s killing clear describing it as encounter. Encounter and crossfire are not similar. We do not like extrajudicial killings,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 5, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Encounter and crossfire are not similar topics. We did not find anything related to extrajudicial killings in the government’s or the Ministry of Home Affair’s statements. We do not support extrajudicial killings,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, July 5, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Accusing the court is not a new thing for the BNP. They speak according to their tradition and always try to shift burden to the government,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, July 5, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “The home ministry has made the incident of Nayan Bond’s killing clear describing it as encounter. Encounter and crossfire are not similar subjects. We don’t like the extrajudicial killing,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, July 5, 2019 1:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “People of Bangladesh will accept the decision rather spontaneously, and will not support any political parties’ call for strikes,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “According to doctors, it’s a good sign that his [Ershad’s] health condition remained stable and unchanged since yesterday as they [doctors] were concerned that his condition might worsen,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, July 1, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "So, the price adjustment was necessary, and as far as I know the government has to provide subsidy even after the adjustment," External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 1, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "I do not know about it. Can you tell me specifically where it exists?" External link

dhakatribune Monday, July 1, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I will announce the wage board within a few days,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, July 1, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We are perceiving repeatation of the old saga of the movement. Show the dare and ability if you (BNP) have,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Is it called democracy? It is ridiculous democracy,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We only take decisions but those are not implemented. Through the activities [of the committee] in the next two months, we want to bring back people’s confidence,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Metro Rail ) : "The construction of the capital’s Metro Rail will be completed by 2030 but the Elevated Expressway will be completed in three phases before the metro rail," External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There is no reason to be complacent that what happened in Sri Lanka will not take place in Bangladesh,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 17, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The capital Dhaka turned into a ghost town after the Gulshan café attack,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 17, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “We are very respectful to the judiciary. There will be no objection from the government if the court grants her (Khaleda) bail,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 17, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “The Awami League government believes in the judicial system’s independence. The government has no objection if the court grants her (Khaleda) bail. It is the court’s decision,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 17, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “We have heard everyone’s statements for the last time. Everyone shared their opinions and the matter is nearly in its final stages,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “We have listened to everyone’s statements for the last time. Everyone shared their opinions and the matter is nearly in its final stages,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The budget is a unique charter to fulfill the aspirations of the people,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, June 15, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Over the last decade, Awami League has announced the budget ten times, and this is our 11th budget. However, every time the budget has been proposed, BNP has disapproved of it. “Despite their criticism, Bangladesh has garnered many achievements gradually and is now on the way to development”. " External link

dhakatribune Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The rest rooms and parking stations will be built in the Nimsar area in Comilla alongside the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, in the Jagadishpur area in Habiganj along the Dhaka-Sylhet highway, in the Pachila area in Sirajganj along the Dhaka-Rangpur highway and in the Laxmikanda area in Magura along the Dhaka-Khulna highway,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We (Government) are going to make a policy for the small vehicles like easy-bike, Nasiman and Kariman” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “The government does not have any negligence or weakness over the issue,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 10, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Moazzem Hossain ) : “The government is in a strong position on this issue” “The prime minister is serious on this issue. You have seen that even our Sonagazi Awami League leader is behind bars in this case. There is no scope of weakness here. Maybe soon enough, Moazzem Hossain will be arrested,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, June 10, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "BNP is trying to attain the support of party leaders and workers with falsehoods," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Khaleda Zia has been kept there (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University) after ensuring her necessary security,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : "Traffic congestion worsens as people start driving in a disorderly manner to rush to their destinations. Nobody obeys traffic rules. Also, transport staff compel passengers to get off in the middle of the road," External link

dhakatribune Monday, June 3, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader asked ( about Khaleda Zia ) : “Who sent Khaleda Zia to jail? The government or the case filed against her?” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, June 1, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There has been no news of extra fares being charged, or any extortion. Mobile courts and law enforcement agencies are alert to prevent such practices” External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 31, 2019 9:57:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There are no traffic jams. The journey this holiday will be relaxing,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 31, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There are no traffic jams. Journeys this Eid will be relaxing,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There has been no news of extra fares being charged, or extortion. Mobile courts and law enforcement agencies are always alert to prevent these” External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 31, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Construction work of metro rail phase 6 is ongoing at a great pace. Construction work in Agargaon will be completed in 2019 while work in Motijheel will be finished in 2020. “We will be able to do a trial run of the metro rail on December 16, 2021," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Construction work of metro rail phase 6 is ongoing at a great pace. Construction work in Agargaon will be completed in 2019 while work in Motijheel will be finished in 2020. “We will be able to do a trial run of the metro rail on December 16, 2021," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Construction work of metro rail phase 6 is ongoing at a great pace. Construction work in Agargaon will be completed in 2019 while work in Motijheel will be finished in 2020. “We will be able to do a trial run of the metro rail on December 16, 2021," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Construction work of metro rail phase 6 is ongoing at a great pace. Construction work in Agargaon will be completed in 2019 while work in Motijheel will be finished in 2020. “We will be able to do a trial run of the metro rail on December 16, 2021," External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “we will ask the concerned authority to take measures,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I have stopped the piling work of Gazipur highway till Eid, so there might be some inconvenience. Otherwise, all other roads are functional. ” External link

dhakatribune Sunday, May 26, 2019 1:55:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Narendra Modi secured landslide victory in India’s Lok Sabha election and he is going to be the next prime minister of India. We expect that the process of solving our unresolved issues including Teesta water sharing will be accelerated,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 24, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I like to say that, Sheikh Hasina-led government is not inhuman one. Khaleda Zia is now behind bar on legal ground but the government will not indulge in any inhuman and cruel job to kill Khaleda Zia, depriving her of proper treatment,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, May 24, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “During Modi's last term, we were able to solve many issues between the two countries. We hope that he will continue to work towards solving disputes; including that of Teesta water sharing,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, May 24, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “If BNP tries to launch street agitation against the government, the Awami League will face it politically” “The law enforcement agencies will take necessary measures if BNP, in the name of movement, goes for confrontation, arson attacks, ransacking, and anarchy in anyway,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, May 20, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Fakhrul’s participation in the parliament was a must as he could give strong message from the opposition in the parliament,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 20, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Other opposition lawmakers would raise their voices in the parliament and try to be vocal, but I think, based on his gravity, Fakhrul could serve the purpose appropriately” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 20, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I told earlier that BNP, at last, will go to parliament and they will have to go,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 20, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “Reshuffling cabinet portfolios is a usual practice. Such changes are made in every country when necessary,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, May 20, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “I almost died, but I’m still alive... Insha’allah, I will play my second innings now. I have finished my first innings,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "My main challenges are to reduce traffic and realize the implementation of mega projects," "The road systems are much better, and I am hopeful Eid holiday-makers will face no road troubles" External link

dhakatribune Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:40:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “With the blessings of almighty Allah and wishes of all the AL leaders and activists and the country’s people, I returned home with full recovery of my health,” External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “This election was far better than that one as the voters’ turnout was much higher this time” External link

dhakatribune Friday, March 1, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The polls day was a holiday and many voters went to their villages. Besides, a big political party did not take part in the election and it was a rain-marred day. Also, the city corporation election was a by-poll, so the polls day witnessed low turnout” External link

dhakatribune Friday, March 1, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP will plunge into a crisis in the next general election as it has started boycotting election deceptively,” External link

clickittefaq Friday, March 1, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is not a democratic way to stay aside from election,” External link

clickittefaq Friday, March 1, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP will plunge into a crisis in the next general election as it has started boycotting election deceptively,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, March 1, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is not a democratic way to stay aside from election,” External link

thedailystarBD Friday, March 1, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We don’t want war and we want peace” External link

thedailystarBD Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We are yet to set a deadline for the relocation of all kinds of chemical shops and warehouses from this densely populated area. But it will happen soon. " External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 22, 2019 9:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We are yet to set a deadline for the relocation of all kinds of chemical shops and warehouses from this densely populated area. But it will happen soon" External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 22, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Dhaka Medical College ) : “Old Dhaka is a narrow, dark area. Everything is not always visible there. We will put an all-out effort to enforce the ban,” External link

laht Friday, February 22, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "This is a great lesson for us and we will take all necessary initiatives including removal of plastic warehouses to make the old part of the capital safe," External link

haberler-en Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There will be no rebel candidate in the upazila elections. If anyone goes against the party decision, they will be punished,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “Why would anyone make roads that are damaged just after a brief rainfall,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “But still why would the roads get damaged so quickly. The road construction process is definitely faulty then,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “In my own district's Begumganj (in Noakhali), poor construction materials were being used for the construction of a road. After I found out the matter, it was investigated and found to be true. If such a thing can happen in my own district, then what is the guarantee it won’t happen everywhere else,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “In those areas, where major development work is going on, care should be taken to ensure the existing roads remain suitable for use,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “In those areas, where major development work is going on care should be taken to ensure the existing roads remain suitable for use,” External link

thedailystarBD Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There're 14 more members at the committee under him (Shahjahan). We'll not give importance to any person here…we'll focus on the report to be made by the committee to bring back discipline to the transport sector, and we'll take next course of action in this regard,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 18, 2019 9:19:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "But no one present at the meeting opposed the proposal," External link

dhakatribune Monday, February 18, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : "There are 14 more members in the committee under him (Shajahan). We'll not give importance to any person in particular...we'll focus on the report to be prepared by all the committee members to bring back discipline to the transport sector, and then we'll take the next course of action in this regard," External link

dhakatribune Monday, February 18, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Shahjahan Khan ) : “There’re 14 more members at the committee under him (Shahjahan). We’ll not give importance to any person here…we’ll focus on the report to be made by the all committee members to bring back discipline in the transport sector, and we’ll take next course of action in this regard,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 18, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “As he is an experienced person, he was made the head of the committee. Besides, nobody opposed when his name was proposed as the committee chief,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The Awami League has made no decision on the matter” External link

clickittefaq Monday, February 18, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It’s not clear yet why the matter of seeking mercy by Jamaat has appeared after 47 years of independence. It might be their political strategy. However, they have not said anything officially yet over the matter. Even if they seek mercy, the trial of war criminals which is underway would not be stopped,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "An announcement in this regard will be made next month," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Jamaat, is now internally conflicted over disagreements between their senior and young leaders. That is why they [Jamaat leadership] have not been able to make up their minds about the party’s future” External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 15, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP has filed cases challenging the results of 11th parliamentary election, so we will handle the lawsuits before the High Court,” External link

dhakatribune Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP has become a party full of jokes and now they are complaining to cover their defeat,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “So far, 50% work of the first phase has been completed, while the overall progress of the project is 20%,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is doubtful that BNP will discard its alliance with Jamaat, as both of these parties harbour a communal ideology” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “There allegations are baseless. They tried to make parliamentary polls questionable, but failed to do so,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, February 11, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “The party’s 19-member nomination board has finalised the names of the chairman candidates for the second phase of the upazila parishad polls,” External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:41:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader added : “Although BNP has declined to join the upcoming upazila polls, we have come to know that many BNP leaders will contest as independent candidates,” External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “The party’s parliamentary board and its local government nomination board finalised the names in a meeting held at party President Sheikh Hasina’s official residence yesterday,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "We have decided to keep the vice chairman posts- including reserved seats for female candidates- open so that anyone can contest," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “We have appointed four of our central leaders to observe the campus situation. We take the election very seriously and hope we will win in the election democratically,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 8, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been imprisoned after being convicted in a corruption case. There is no relation between her imprisonment and politics,” “There is no such pressure from the mass people for releasing Khaleda Zia. BNP has failed to create pressure to free her,” External link

clickittefaq Friday, February 8, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I do not know about the BNP's stand, but many of them could contest independently,” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “They should sport black badges for their defeat in the election. From a major political party, they have turned out to be a low-level party” External link

dhakatribune Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:29:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “I feel the BNP secretary general will take oath as an MP after not being able to take pressure from the people (in his constituency) who had voted for him in the 11th general election. The BNP, too, may change its stance and join the parliament,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, February 5, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : "Many things can be discussed while taking tea as politicians used to talk about politics. So, BNP's representatives can talk to the prime minister at the tea party. They can openly tell her if they have anything to say," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, February 1, 2019 3:57:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “Their participation would have made the polls competitive,” “The government will provide all assistance to organise an acceptable election. But it (polls participation) is up to them (BNP)” External link

clickittefaq Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “I don’t know whether it’s their final decision, but I would like to call upon the party to reconsider their decision,” External link

clickittefaq Monday, January 28, 2019 7:17:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader told : “I don’t know whether it’s their (BNP) final decision, but I would like to call upon the party to reconsider their decision,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, January 28, 2019 1:28:00 PM EAT

Obaidul Quader said : “It is not a session for formal talks; it is for a pleasant exchange. However, there could be some talks in the interval” “It is up to them whether they would come or not. There could have been further discussions based on the talks,” External link

thedailystarBD Monday, January 28, 2019 1:28:00 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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