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Brigadier General Ziaul Ahsan, Director, NTMC have congratulated Honerable Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina over the unprecedented third consecutive term in office she won in the 11th parliamentary election.
The prime minister also exchanged New Year’s greetings and described the election win as another ‘big victory’ in the Victory Month of December.
She said, "Bangladesh will be a non-communal spirit Bangladesh. There will be no place for war criminals, terrorism, militancy, drugs, corrupt people.
"We can fulfill the dreams of the Father of the Nation by building Bangladesh as a prosperous golden country."
The Election Commission has ordered the social media to be monitored for 24 hours to prevent 'rumors, propaganda and conspiracy' in front of the polls. After the meeting with the telecommunications sector regulator BTRC and the National Telecommunication Monitoring Center on Monday, EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmad told the information.
He said, "Using social media, including Facebook to question or debug propaganda, rumors, elections, voted 24 hours for the concerned organization."
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To attend a bilateral meeting on content blocking and filtering Grameenphone Chief Executive Michael Folly met with the director, NTMC Brigedier general Ziaul Ahsan today on 14 November2018.
Taking advantage of the rapid development of worldwide communication technology country's security system may be threatened due to its extreme misuse and to stop this NTMC has taken a program on Content blocking and filtering in various communication network.
In this program, due to the active participation of the mobile operators is needed, a bilateral meeting between Grameenphone's Chief Executive and the Director, NTMC was held in the NTMC premises.
Honorable Secretary of the Department of Public Safety, Mustafa Kamal Uddin visited NTMC today on 29th October, 2018. During the visit, he observed all the activities of NTMC and was impressed with the unprecedented development of this organization. At that time Director, NTMC and other senior officials of the Home Ministry were present. After the inspection the Secretary appreciated NTMC's commitment and effort for the nation and wishes it's all-round success.
Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated the number portability (MNP) services formally for users, who are willing to switch to another operator without changing their existing numbers. The premier inaugurated the service at a function at her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital. Post, Telecom and ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar and State Minister to ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, among others, attended the program.
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In the recent times to get political benefits there are huge amount of rumors and false information spreading in the social medias specially in the Facebook, Twitter and Youtube by a specific group of people. Due to that we've obserbved some movements were happened recently. National Telecommunication Monitoring Center(NTMC) always concern on this issue.
Keeping freedom of expression intact how to stop spreading rumours and fake contents in the social medias, NTMC arranged an extensive
discussion session with HE Barbara McCormack, Vice president Newseum Institute, Washington DC and other US representatives.
Director of NTMC Brigadier General Ziaul Ahsan, Major Fahim Adnan and HE
Facebook has made three proposals to Facebook authorities to prevent crime-prone content, including spreading rumors through Facebook Postal, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar gave a proposal to Facebook authorities in a workshop on prevention, suppression, control, monitoring and legal action in the social media in Bangabandhu International Conference Center on Tuesday.
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On Thursday, 20th September, 2018, Director, NTMC and other officials had a meeting with all the law enforcing agencies and intelligence agencies of Bangladesh in the NTMC premises. In that meeting Director, NTMC exchanges view on the difficulties, modernization and future planning of NTMC with all particepents.
Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif on Tuesday alleged that Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is patronising militancy to create anarchy in the county with a target to oust the government. The ruling party leader was addressing a dialogue titled "Extremism and fake content in social media: Challenges and way forward" organised by Move Foundation at a hotel in Baridhara diplomatic enclave.
Director of National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre Brigadier General Ziaul Ahsan presented the keynote at the programme while Canadian High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine, former Chief Information Commissioner Prof Golam Rahman, Islami Oikya Jote leader Maulana Altaf Hossain, Major General (retd) Syed Muhammad Ibrahim, BNP leader Barrister Sarwar, Bhorer Kagoj Editor Shyamal Dutta, among others, attended the dialogue.
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Today on 16th Septemeber 2018 Major General TM Jobayer , honorable Director General of National Security Intelligence(NSI) has came visit national Telecommunication Monitoring Center(NTMC) and observed activites of the NTMC. After the inspection he praised the activities of this organization and wished it's success in the future.
NTMC continues to work on technological innovation, giving utmost importance to the security of the people of the country by strengthening all state law enforcement and intelligence agencies. As part of this, today on 11th September 2018, a meeting on Database integration was held between the Major General Md Masud Rezwan, director general (DG) of the Department of Immigration & Passport (DIP) and Director, National Telecommunication Monitoring Center(NTMC).
Popular video-sharing website YouTube may open its office in Bangladesh as early as in two months as the US-based company is considering the South Asian country as a new business hub.
A delegation for YouTube, a subsidiary of search engine giant Google, is set to visit Bangladesh next week.
The delegation will meet several people including the government ministers and private sector stakeholders to discuss its potential move to the country.
Bangladesh's economy is moving forward optimally under the leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 62 percent of the people think that the country is on the right track in economic growth and 69 percent of the citizens have expressed satisfaction in economic development. According to a research report of the Center for Insight and Survey of International Research Agency, 30 August. It has been said in the report that the popularity of the country's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has increased. Popular Sheikh Hasina to 66 percent of the citizens
Joy, a mobile app on receiving emergency support to combat violence against women and children, was launched.The mobile-based Joy application software has been developed by Multi-Sectoral Programme on Violence Against Women (MSPVAW) of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs with funding and technical support from the a2i Programme in an attempt to provide immediate assistance to women and children who are already and/or are about to be victims of torture or violence.
The government has decided to have strict monitoring of the social media, saying widespread abuse of social media platforms, especially Facebook, during the student-led protest for safer road, has forced it to take such a decision. Rumours and unsubstantiated news spread like wildfire during the eight-day protest programme. This, the government feels, fuelled the fire and created the scope for havoc. Law enforcers have arrested around 30 people for being involved in spreading rumours and propaganda through Facebook. Immediately after the protest, a government representative called on an official from Facebook and had a long meeting with him. Talking to The Independent, Mostafa Jabbar, minister for post, telecommunication and information technology, said the activities that had taken place using Facebook and YouTube during the protest were "not acceptable".
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In keeping with the demands of government organisations to protect state security, law and order, and corruption, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has brought changes in the focal point group relating to the call detail record (CDR) of mobile phone users. On August 28, 2016, the BTRC had taken an initiative to limit access to the call detail record (CDR) of mobile phone subscribers.
According to the Telecommunication Act 2001 (Corrected in 2010) 97 KA clause, “In the interest of state security, government law enforcers NTMC, DGFI, NSI, RB, SB has the right to take CDR from the mobile operator if its needed was stated in the minutes of the meeting."
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The Special Branch of Police has requested the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to take measures to close 16 Facebook accounts, pages and groups, including a popular group of quota reform activists, in the wake of student protests for safe roads.
An SB letter issued by its special police superintendent (media analysis) SM Ainul Bari on Sunday said that a group of people were using social media site Facebook to spread anti-government rumours and baseless information to incite student protests.
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated two ground stations for the country's first satellite, Bangabandhu Satellite-1. Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the ground stations at Gazipur's Telipara and the alternate at Rangamati's Bethbunia through video conferencing with the respective deputy commissioners from Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city around 11:45am.The ground stations have been named after the PM’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed. The name was proposed by ICT and Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar which the premier accepted.
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South Asia's first test run of fifth generation (5G) mobile internet took place in Dhaka yesterday when download speeds of up to 4.17 gigabits per second were experienced. Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy witnessed the speed on a mobile device at “Bangladesh 5G Summit 2018” at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon in Dhaka and expressed satisfaction. Joy said Bangladesh would be one of the first countries to deploy 5G technology. “This is my promise for the next election,” he said, pointing out that the government had kept its last pre-election pledge of making 4G available. The demonstration was organised by the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology in cooperation with telecom vendor Huawei and mobile operator Robi.
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Bangladesh has moved up nine steps on the E-Governance Development Index while it progressed 33 steps on the E-Participation Index, according to the report published by the UN that assessed the development over last two years. Bangladesh secured the 115th place among 193 countries on the E-Government Development Index or EGDI scoring 0.4862 and 51st place in E-Participation or EPI with a score of 0.8034.
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said she is not ready to die before death as she will have to work for the country and its people to fulfill Bangabandhu’s dream for building a hunger- and poverty-free Sonar Bangla.‘The death will come at its own way and time, but I’m not ready to embrace it before it comes,’ she said. The Prime Minister said this while speaking at a mass reception accorded to her by Awami League at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan for some remarkable developments and achievements in different fields of the country under her leadership, reports the UNB.
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The home minister said terrorism may not have been completely eradicated from the country, but it is under control, with the increase of the capability of the forces. After the Holey Artisan attack, the government received enormous support from the people making it easier control the situation. Terrorists did not have strength left to conduct any big attack further, he remarked.“Our police forces have been reorganized, the NTMC [National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre] unit has been introduced, additional forces have been added with new equipment to tackle any untoward situation in the country,” he added.
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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived here early Sunday when the international community is looking for options beyond bilateral mechanism to resolve Rohingya crisis.The UN chief arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a Qatar Airways flight (QR 638) at 2:06am on Sunday.Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali received him at the airport.
The World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim arrived in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon to accompany United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to visit Rohingya camps, reports UNB. He will visit the Rohingya settlements in Cox’s Bazar and meet with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Finance Minister AMA Muhith, other senior government officials, and representatives of civil society and other partners.
Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed on Monday took over as the Chief of Bangladesh Army for three years. He formally took over the charge from outgoing Army Chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, said a press release issued by the Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR), reports UNB.
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Annual Performance Agreement, Public Administration Secretary Mustafa Kamal Uddin signed the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) with the top officials of Bangladesh Police, Coast Guard, Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB), Ansar and National Telecommunication Monitoring Center (NTMC). After the signing of the agreement, the Home Minister said, "The program of what we should do to implement the government's mission-visions is here." They will work accordingly. '
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Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed has been named as the next chief of Bangladesh Army. The Ministry of Defence issued a gazette notification in this regard on Monday. According to the notification, Aziz Ahmed will take over the charge as Army Chief on June 25 and will be promoted as a General.
Holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, is being celebrated today (Saturday) in the country with great religious fervour and festivity.
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The government will purchase modern equipment for the National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre (NTMC) to step up mobile phone, email and social network surveillance. The cabinet committee on purchase chaired by Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu yesterday approved the home ministry proposal that would cost Tk 236 crore.More modern equipment is required to assume more control over obstructing or recording users' telephonic or online communications so that intelligence activities could be conducted more smoothly, said a home ministry official.
According to the proposal, the NTMC, which has been working under the home ministry since February 2014, conducts Lawful Interception (LI) to help intelligence and law enforcement agencies ensure state security.
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the need for full implementation of the Paris Agreement as Bangladesh needs greater support for climate change adaptation."Full implementation of the Paris Agreement is crucial for Bangladesh. We need greater support for climate change adaptation," she said at an intervention on climate issues at the G7 Outreach Leaders' Summit at Manoir Richelieu Hotel in La Malbaie here. The prime minister said available climate financing has to be augmented and facilitated for Bangladesh. The countries like Bangladesh also need support to capacity building, technology development and transfer in areas like agriculture, public health and disaster management.
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In connection with the investigation of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), often the Scientific Intellectual Instrument or Device is seized as evidence. But due to their forensic labs, no data can be disclosed by analyzing these instrons or devices. As a result, the accused accused in many important cases could get away. Due to this, the ACC demanded the establishment of its own forensic lab.Besides, it has proposed to introduce its own mobile phone tracking system in a small scale. Recently, the ACC delegation presented the demand at a project evaluation committee (PEC) meeting on strengthening the Anti-Corruption Commission held in Planning Commission.
At the time, the ACC representative said, like other organizations, ACC will conduct mobile tracking activities with the help of the National Ministry of Home Affairs, National Telecommunication Monitoring Center (NTMC). Besides, there is a need to set up separate mobile tracking system of ACC.
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After the successful launch of Bangabandhu Satellite-1 in space, the son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Advisory Advisor on Information Technology Sajeeb Wazed Joy sobbed in emotion. In response to the immediate reaction, he said Bangabandhu satellite-1 launched officially through the new era entered Bangladesh. The young generation will take the new journey forward to the country. Bangabandhu-1 will play an important role in building Digital Bangladesh। He said in a tearful voice that it was a perfect launch in clear sky. Bangabandhu-1 is flying towards the final orbit of Bangladesh. Joy Bangla! Joy Bangabandhu!
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Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak has confirmed that following the successful deployment to the geostationary orbit of the country’s first communications satellite, the Bangabandhu-1, local ground stations in Gazipur and Betbunia have successfully received initial test signals from it.
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Bangladesh’s flagship venture Bangabandhu-1 satellite will be launched into orbit today. The satellite will be carried by a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket and the launch will be streamed live at US local time 4:12pm to 6:22pm from SpaceX launch station in Florida.
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The satellite will be launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US, BTRC says. The new date for launching Bangabandhu Satellite (BS-1), the first ever geostationary communications satellite of Bangladesh, has been set for May 10.Senior Assistant Director of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) disclosed the information.He said the satellite will be launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US around 4pm (Florida local time).“SpaceX has confirmed the final date of launching the satellite,” he said.
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Finding out whether a mobile handset is original or not is a challenge for a buyer in Bangladesh, as there is no valid database of mobile devices in the country. But the wait could soon be over, as Bangladesh Mobile Phone Importers Association has got go-ahead to establish an IMEI database, which would help cut the use of illegal handsets, combat crimes and boost government revenues. The association will set up the international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) database of all imported handsets in three months.
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Though the test results of Bangladesh's first satellite, Bangabandhu-1 was expected to be in hand by Saturday evening, the SpaceX authorities are yet to provide its results, said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Dr Shahjahan Mahmood today.Talking to UNB, he said, "We did not receive the results of the test yet as SpaceX was still analyzing the data. After they provide us the certificate of evaluation, we will seek date for launching."
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has appealed to the Muslim countries under the OIC to firmly stand beside the forcibly deported Rohingyas to protect their dignity and security as there is no scope for the organization to overlook this crisis.
“My appeal to the OIC is to stand solidly beside the forcibly deported Rohingyas in safeguarding their dignity and security. The Holy Prophet’s (SAW) message for us was to stand beside the distressed humanity. When the Rohingya community of Myanmar is being subjected to ‘ethnic cleansing,’ the OIC fraternity cannot overlook it,” she said.
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Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday dedicated her Global Women’s Leadership Award to the women in Bangladesh and across the world.
Addressing a press briefing at Gono Bhaban in the capital on the outcome of her just-concluded visits to Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Australia, the premier dedicated her Global Women’s Leadership Award to the women in Bangladesh and across the world. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the prestigious award from Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad amid thunderous clapping of nearly 1500 women leaders from across the globe.
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for mobilizing a new global alliance to promote women rights and empowerment as she was conferred with Global Women's Leadership Award for her outstanding contribution to their cause.
"We have to forge a new alliance to support the women and uphold their rights. Together, we must act on our shared culture, tradition and values to benefit millions of women in need," she said while receiving the award at a Gala Dinner of the Global Summit of Women 2018.
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Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will receive the prestigious Global Women’s Leadership Award on April 27 in Sydney, Australia. Minister of Foreign Affairs AH Mahmud Ali made the announced at a press conference on Tuesday.He said: “This recognition will contribute to establishing Bangladesh as a leader in women’s development and empowerment. Last year, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received this honourable award as well.”The premier’s counterpart in Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, has invited her to visit the country. She will visit Australia on April 26 to attend “Global Summit of Women 2018.”
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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) does not account for how many people are talking about how long the people of the country are talking on mobile phones every day. To get the calculation, you have to go to different operators. Apart from this, the allegation of converting local calls bypassing international calls is against the operators. In this situation, the company is going to launch a telecom monitoring system at the same time. As a result, the revenue collection of the government will increase.
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The Anti-Corruption Commission has just begun tapping phones of its own officials to stop what it says unethical dealings between them and corruption suspects.
On March 27, this practice began as an experimental tactics after getting evidences that an ACC investigator took Tk nine lakh from a corruption suspect for not pressing any charge against him, an ACC director general told New Age.
He said that the tactics was introduced with clearance from the National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre and the home ministry,
The ACC would take action against the investigator in the next week, he said.
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