80 lakh Dhaka residents’ info stored in database

January 29 2019 | TW News Correspondent

The government has preserved information of 80 lakh residents of the capital city in a citizen database, to operate digital monitoring.  

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia disclosed the matter Tuesday (Jan 29).

He was talking...

ICT platforms accord reception to Jabbar, Palak

January 15 2019 | TW News Correspondent

ICT platforms have jointly accorded reception to Telecom and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar and Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for ICT, for their re-assignment in the ministry.

The reception program organised by the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS), Bangladesh Association of Call Center and Outsourcing Organization...

Info minister for fair growth of online media

January 15 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud underscored the need for bringing all the online media under a well-equipped policy.


“Online media is a necessity. It’s now a reality. Simultaneously, fair growth of online media is essential,” he said.


The minister was exchanging views with media leaders and activists at...

Proud for introducing Digital Security Act: Mustafa Jabbar

January 13 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Posts, Telecommunications and ICT minister Mustafa Jabbar said he was feeling proud as Bangladesh introduced the Digital Security Act which would be followed by many of countries now. “A country like Bangladesh has made the law… (I’m) feeling proud for this,” he said. “I feel proud most as even the American Embassy is wo...

Fake FB pages of Hasina, Rehana, Saima spreading false info

January 12 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her sister Sheikh Rehana and daughter Saima Wazed Hossain have maintained no official Facebook pages.

There are some active pages by their names and its admin have been requested to make pages ‘unofficial’ or else face legal action, says a press statement of Awami League on Friday (Jan 11).

Earlier similar caution has been issue...

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.


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.


The telecom regulator on December 26 held two separate meetings with the mobile operators and IIGs at its office, but didn't give any specific directive to...

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 Ma...

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) source...