Palak made State Minister for ICT again

January 10 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Junayed Ahmed Palak took oath of office with the rest of the Cabinet members on Monday (Jan 07).

Palak has been handed with the state minister’s portfolio for the Division of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the second time in a row.

Earlier on January 03, Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to Palak, among the newly...

Get ready for instructions over polls day internet: BTRC

December 27 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) asked the mobile operators and international internet gateways to be prepared for quick implementation of its instructions regarding internet speed and content during the national elections.


Keeps ATM, mobile banking services smooth in polls-holiday: BB

December 27 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Bangladesh Bank (BB) instructed all commercial banks to ensure uninterrupted ATM and mobile banking services during holiday for upcoming national election.


BB Payment Systems Department General Manag...

Mock voting in seats thru EVM on Dec 27

December 27 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Voters will exercise their franchise in a straw polls on Thursday (Dec 27), only in the six constituencies where Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to be used in the 11th parliamentary elections.

The voting will continue from 10am to 4pm.

Election Commission (EC) sources confirmed the decision Wednesday (Dec 26).

The mock voting has been organized as part of EC’s initiatives to encourag...

ISPR warns of propaganda against army in social media

December 26 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday (December 24) said there is an ongoing plot to spread rumor and propaganda against army in social media ahead of the upcoming December 30 general election.

ISPR came up with the claim at a press state...

Facebook shuts down nine pages, six accounts in Bangladesh

December 22 2018 | TW News Correspondent

The pages and accounts mimicked independent news outlets and posted pro-government as well as anti-opposition content.


The Facebook authorities have shut down nine Facebook Pages and six Facebook accounts for "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" on the social media platform in Bangladesh.


EC forms monitoring cell to stop rumors in social media

December 20 2018 | TW News Correspondent

The Election Commission (EC) has formed an investigation team to prevent propaganda, fake news and rumors in social networking sites ahead of the 11th parliamentary election slated for December 30.

The office order to formulate a high-level 8-member monitoring cell was issued on Wednesday (December 19).


PM Hasina takes over science-tech, post-telecom ministries

December 11 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken over ministries of science and technology, and telecommunications and information technology as extra duty.READ MORE

BTRC orders shutdown of 58 websites, news portals

December 11 2018 | TW News Correspondent

In a latest move, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed the authorities concerned to shut down 58 websites including several...