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AL not in favour of banning student politics: Obaidul Quader

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MNA Editorial Desk: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said Awami League (AL) does not back the idea of banning student politics but legal action will be taken if anyone commits any misdeed in the name of politics. He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at the Circuit House in the town before attending the conference of divisional AL representatives, reports UNB. Asked about the ongoing drives against casino business and corruption, Quader said all those involved in such activities are under the surveillance of law enforcers. Replying to a query about the absence of ...

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Wrongdoers under surveillance: Obaidul Quader

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MNA National Desk: Mentioning that the ongoing anti-crime drive will also be conducted across the country, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said many of those involved in various misdeeds are now under the radar of intelligence agencies. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hinted that the drive will be strengthened and those involved in various misdeeds are under the surveillance of intelligence,” he said while talking to reporters at the Bangladesh Secretariat. Replying to a question about the arrest of Jubo League leader Samrat, Awami League General Secretary said, “No one will be spared. Law enforcement agencies ...

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Quader warns of bigger terror attacks

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MNA Editorial Desk: The crude bomb attack on police in Dhaka should not be played down, said Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, adding that the blast could be a precursor to a bigger plot by militants. The roads and bridges minister warned that although the attack was ostensibly aimed at the police, ministers and parliamentarians could become targets in future. Two policemen were injured in the incident that took place around 9:20 pm on Saturday in Dhaka’s Science Laboratory intersection. One of them was escorting LGRD Minister Tazul Islam through the area. “Police were undoubtedly the target of the ...

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Damaged roads to be repaired three days before Eid: Quader

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MNA National Desk: Repairs of all the damaged roads across the country will be done three days before the Eid-ul-Azha, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today. If needs be, the road repair work will be done round the clock, he told reporters during a briefing at the Secretariat in Dhaka city. The briefing follows a preparatory meeting on Eid-ur-Azha with representatives of transport owners and workers, law enforcers and others concerned. Muslims around the world use the Islamic calendar to determine the dates of religious events and observances, including Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Azha, which comes after Eid-ul-Fitr, ...

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AL for building ‘Sonar Bangla’ under Hasina’s leadership

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MNA Editorial Desk: Awami League (AL) on Wednesday called upon all to make united efforts to turn the country into a ‘Sonar Bangla’ under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we will represent a better future before the nation,” AL general secretary Obaidul Quader told a ceremony of exchanging Eid greetings at the party’s central office at Bangabandhu Avenue, BSS reports. Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said the country is now on the highway of development and the trend would be continued. “We will build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ with ...

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Quader getting well, photo released

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MNA National Desk: Ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader is getting well day by day. Quader is now undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman has posted a photo of Obaidul Quader on his Facebook. In the picture, Quader was seen sitting in middle of two men. Bandages were also seen on both of his hands. Dr Enamur wrote: Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah. Bangladesh Awami League General Secretary and honorable minister of Road Transport and Bridges Ministry Obaidul Quader bhai is getting well gradually. His blood pressure and ...

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Quader’s condition improves, IABP machine removed

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MNA Editorial Desk: The Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) machine which was set up in the heart of ailing Road Transport Minister and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was removed on Thursday morning as his condition is improving gradually, UNB reports. “His heart is working fine without any artificial support,” Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Director Dr Abu Naser Rizvi, who was accompanying the minister, informed media referring to the statement of Cardiologist Dr Philip Koh of Mount Elizabeth Hospital on Thursday noon. The kidneys of the minister have been functioning better than before and the quantity of sedative has also ...

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Obaidul’s bypass surgery Schedule to be decided after Friday

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MNA National Desk: The schedule for bypass surgery upon Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader will be determined after Friday, said Abdus Sobhan Golap, the Awami League’s office secretary. Meanwhile, the minister’s health has improved further during treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. The Awami League general secretary was diagnosed with a combination of kidney and blood-related ailments which have been brought under control, said Prof Abu Naser Rizvi of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, who accompanied Quader to Singapore. On Sunday, Quader was rushed to the BSMMU in a critical condition by his wife Ishratunnesa Quader after ...

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Doctors considering bypass surgery on Quader

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MNA National Desk: Doctors at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore are considering conducting a bypass surgery on ailing minister Obaidul Quader, said a Bangladeshi physician on Tuesday. He, however, said it will take some time as Quader has slight problems in his kidneys and developed infections. A medical board constituted with Dr Koh Siam Soon Philip, a senior consultant of cardiology department of the hospital, as its head examined him on Tuesday morning (BST) and briefed about the treatment. Prof Dr Abu Nasar Rizvi of the Neuromedicine department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) who accompanied the road transport ...

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Obaidul Quader reaches Singapore for advanced treatment

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MNA Editorial Desk: The ailing Awami League General Secretary, Obaidul Quader, has reached Singapore by an air ambulance for advanced medical care as he is suffering from heart complications. The ambulance for Mount Elizabeth Hospital arrived in the island nation at 7:50pm Bangladesh time on Monday, Welfare Officer Al Amin Hossain at the Bangladesh High Commission there told. Al Amin could not say anything about the road transport and bridges minister’s condition as the politician was yet to reach the hospital when spoke to him. The air ambulance departed Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport at 4:15pm after doctors decided to transfer ...

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AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader in critical condition

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MNA Editorial Desk: Doctors say Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader is suffering from heart disease and is currently in critical condition. According to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Cardiology Department Prof Syed Ali Ahsan, who is leading the board overseeing his care, the road transport minister has three arterial blocks. One of the blocks has been removed by stenting, he added. His condition is unstable, he added. “There is nothing to do but pray,” he said. “As he is on ventilation it can be said that he is in critical condition.” Doctors could not ...

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No formal dialogue, only a tea party: Quader

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will host a tea party, not a formal dialogue, at the Ganabhaban on Feb 2 for the political parties that took part in pre-polls talks, Obaidul Quader has said. The parties can, however, “just exchange views” at the party, the Awami League general secretary says. Leaders of the BNP’s Jatiya Oikya Front alliance and different other political groups have been invited to the event. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Quader had previously backtracked on his announcement of fresh talks with the political parties after the Awami League won the Dec 30 parliamentary elections. ...

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Quader says ‘No’ to BNP’s conditional election

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MNA Editorial Desk: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has dismissed the conditions the BNP announced for its participation in the upcoming general election. Bangladesh will not agree to any provisions before it holds an election, the Awami League leader said. Quader described the BNP’s announcement that it would boycott the election again unless Khaleda Zia was released from jail as just ‘cacophonous noise’. “It stinks of conspiracy. We hear hints of violence and sabotage in these words.” “Bangladesh will not hold a conditional election,” he said. “The election will be held according to the constitution. There is no need ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned to Dhaka

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned to Dhaka after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where she addressed world leaders on the Rohingya crisis. The flight of prime minister landed at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:30am. Senior leaders of the Awami Leage and its allies in the ruling 14-party coalition, as well as writers, artists, academics, cultural artists, athletes and business leaders welcomed her at the airport. Road Transportation and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader greeted the PM with a speech during the reception at the airport. Quader ...

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Visit to Awami League Office: Now and Then

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MNA Feature Desk: I went to the Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s office at Dhanmondi in the evening of yesterday (26 October, 2016) to congratulate newly elected Awami League General Secretary, Obaidul Quader.  The chief sponsor of ‘Kendriyo Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela’, Mr. Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir, Member Secretary of the organization, Yasin Mohammad and leaders of organization’s Mahanagar district accompanied me. While we were coming out of the Bangabandhu-daughter’s office after providing flowery congratulation to the leader, the main sponsor of our organization inquired to me if I remember after how many years I have come to this office. ...

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OBAIDUL QUADER, A MAN OF EXCEPTIONAL POLITICAL CAREER

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MNA Feature Desk: Obaidul Quader, having a prolonged, prosperous and renowned political life, is a cultural-minded, kind, logical, sacrificing, straight-talking and honest person in his personal life. He is a leader with full of dreams of the welfare of the people of Bangladesh. When Bangladesh as well as Awami League was in crisis with Padma Bridge corruption issues, at that time, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina provided him the big responsibility of the Communication Ministry. It was a blistering challenge for him. But Obaidul Quader has seen faces of success in every step while he carried forward with this huge responsibility. ...

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Sheikh Hasina remains President while Obaidul elected GS

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MNA Editorial Desk: Sheikh Hasina remains President and Obaidul Quader is elected the new General Secretary (GS) of country’s oldest political party, Awami League. The decision came during the late hours of the second day of the 20th National Council of the party. The post of President never faced challenged from the very beginning of the council but there was severe interest from the people for the position of General Secretary as it was in discussion that, the veteran politician Syed Ashraful Islam might be replaced with a new GS and that exactly happened. The new leadership of the party ...

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