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 Manager Lila Rashid on Thursday (Dec 27) sent a circular to the chief executive officers of all the banks.


The notification directs to keep sufficient money in their ATM booths aiming to ensur...

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...

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 statement issued on Monday.

A vested quarter is trying to spread rumor and propaganda against the army using fake acco...

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.


According to a post on the social media platform's "newsroom," the pages and acc...

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).

From now on, the cell will monitor propaganda related to electoral issues on Facebook and in social net...

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.

Besides, Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain will discharge duty as minister of expatriate welfare and overseas emp...

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 news portals over ‘spreading rumor’ by publishing fake news.

On Sunday (Dec 09), int...

Social media monitoring begins ahead of polls

December 03 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Secretary of Election Commission (EC) Helal Uddin Ahmed on Sunday (December 2) said the authorities concerned began monitoring the social media round the clock to check the spread of propaganda and rumors for the sake of a free, fair and neutral election.

Alongside different government agencies, the commission will also start monitoring the social media from Monday...

‘Digital Bangladesh Day’ on Dec 12 from now on

November 26 2018 | TW News Correspondent

The 12th of December will be observed as ‘Digital Bangladesh Day’ instead of ‘National ICT Day’ from now on.


The cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, made the approval in its regular meeting at the secretariat Monday (Nov 26).


Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam disclosed the m...