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), internet gateway operators and internet service providers have been directed to follow the order.


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 an...

‘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...

Electronic Voting Machine to be used in 6 constituencies

November 25 2018 | TW News Correspondent

The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday decided to use the Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) at all centers of six constituencies in the 11th parliamentary elections.

EC Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed made the disclosure to the media after a meeting of the commission at its office at Agargaon of Dhaka this evening.

He also said the six constitu...

UNCDF Conference Govt provides supports for digital financial inclusion

November 22 2018 | TW News Correspondent

UNCDF conference on Tuesday (Nov 20) shared new insights, industry innovations and solutions aimed at impacting and accelerating change in Digital Financial Services Industry. 

“The present government is providing all supports for fin...

HC directs to block pornography websites for 6 months

November 20 2018 | TW News Correspondent

The High Court on Monday (Nov 19) directed the government to block all pornography websites and publication of all obscene materials from the electronic forms for next six months.

The court also issued a rule against the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why pornography websites and publication of obscene materials should not be declared illegal.

The HC bench of Justice...

ICT Lab in every edu institute by 2 yrs: Mustafa Jabbar

November 19 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Posts, Telecommunications and Information Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Mustafa Jabbar said ICT lab and multimedia classrooms will be set up at every educational institution of the country within next two years.

To implement this goal, it is necessary to train teachers to be familiar with digital education.

Mustafa Jabbar said, “The existing professions are getting ex...

4 Bangladeshi projects get ASOCIO-2018 award

November 10 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Four government and non-government organizations of Bangladesh received honorary awards under four categories in ASOCIO Digital Summit 2018.

The summit was organized by Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (...

Govt developing software for differently-abled persons: Jabbar

November 03 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Posts, Telecommunications and Information Communication Technology (ICT) minister Mustafa Jabbar said the government is developing software with Bengali language based ICT services for ‘differently-abled’ people. Those who are both deaf-mute but can see will be bene...