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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday underlined the need for building a future where world peace and women empowerment will remain the cornerstone to create a peaceful society free from poverty and discrimination. "We want to build a future where world peace and women empowerment remain the cornerstone to create a society free from poverty, discrimination and conflict," she said while delivering her keynote speech at a discussion on ‘Educate to empower: Making equitable and quality primary and secondary education a reality for girls across the Commonwealth’.
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Inspired by the inspiration of the historic Mujibnagar Day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the people to form the country's father's non-communal, hunger-free and poverty-free and happy-dreamed gold country.
The Prime Minister called on a message given on Monday (April 16th) on the occasion of historic Mujibnagar Day tomorrow.
The third BPO Summit wrapped up yesterday with a call on the government and local financial institutions to open up their back offices for outsourcing as it would accelerate digitisation. Leaders of the Bangladesh Association of Call Centre and Outsourcing (BACCO), which organised the two-day summit at the capital's Sonargaon Hotel, said they mostly support multinational companies, including some global banks. But the local institutions have shut their doors to the BPO industry, they said.
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Prime Minister's Information and Communication Technology Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy said, the employment generation in the business process outsourcing or BPO sector will be more than one lakh by 2021.Currently the export of the country's information technology sector exceeds $ 800. Referring to the rapid increase in employment opportunities in the BPO sector, he said to the young people, young people will not have to think about jobs. The information technology sector will teach them to be self-reliant through their huge earnings.
He said this while inaugurating 'BPO Summit Bangladesh 2018' in a city hotel on Sunday.
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India's cyber security chief on Friday cited "hardware failure" as the reason for several government websites facing downtime, rejecting reports of cyber attacks.
"There has been no cyber attack on any government website or any sabotage. It is a hardware failure, affecting around 10 government websites. Drupal is a content management software used by the affected websites. The websites will be restored soon," national cyber security coordinator Gulshan Rai told TOI.
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Bangladesh’s unique mobile internet penetration will reach 41 percent by 2025, with 4G accounting for half of total connections, the GSMA has said in one of its reports about Bangladesh mobile industry.
The mobile internet access has reached about 21 percent at the end of 2017, said the report published on Wednesday.
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Law enforcement officers say the authorities are planning to classify militants who are still active even after being imprisoned. According to police sources, militants who are in jail are influencing others inside to follow their lead and there are 577 militants of varying degrees currently in prison, said jail authorities. One officer from police headquarters who works on militancy said that, according to information from various detective sources, militants who have been captured continue to remain active in prison.
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The official website of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), which was taken over by hackers, has been recovered. SUST Computer Centre’s Director Prof Dr Jahirul Islam said they had taken control of the website around 1pm on Thursday. “We are fixing the security lapses and bolstering the site’s security,” he added.
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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has greeted Bangladesh for developing the country's eligibility for qualifying from the LDC. His video was released on the official Facebook page of the United Nations Development Program in Bangladesh on Thursday.
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A shooting at YouTube’s California headquarters left at least three people wounded and a female suspect dead of an apparent suicide, police said Tuesday. The San Bruno police chief, Ed Barberini, said during a news conference that police had responded to 911 calls from the Silicon Valley tech campus and discovered a woman, whom they believed to be the shooter, dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Barberini did not release any information about a possible motive or the suspect’s identity, though late on Tuesday officials briefed local media that she was Nasim Najafi Aghdam, who was in her late 30s.
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Country’s maiden satellite Bangabandhu-1 will start commercial operations from August this year subject to its launch into the orbital slot at 119.1 Degrees East tentatively on April 24, a top official said. “We are expecting to begin the commercial operations from August and hopeful of launching the satellite at the end of this month after a series of tests,” Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood told the daily sun on Wednesday. He said the American firm SpaceX has already started its pre-launch preparations to launch the satellite.
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A man, who received money from a UK-Bangladeshi firm run by a supporter of the Islamic State, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. The 33-year-old was given the jail term by a US court on March 30, reports the Baltimore Sun. He was convicted for accepting thousands of dollars from Islamic State terrorists overseas to carry out an attack in the US. According to the report, Mohamed Elshinawy had pleaded guilty in August, 2017 to receiving money from the terror group in the summer of 2015. The case is the only known example of the Syrian group sending money to an operative in the US.
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Teletalk is preparing to launch fourth generation (4G) mobile service, albeit in big cities, with optimum visibility by August and plans to invest only Tk 200 crore from its own funds to develop 1,100 or around a fourth of its network sites.
The state-run operator's officials shared the plans at a meeting with a parliamentary standing committee on posts, telecommunications and information technology yesterday.
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11 percent of children suffering from cyber crime in the country Who are under 18 years of age. If there is no awareness of nationwide awareness, it will take a worse form. And so in the public and private sector, everyone has been asked to take consciousness initiative from their respective places.
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Syed Almas Kabir Kabir, chief executive officer of MetroNet Bangladesh, have been elected the president of the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services for the second consecutive term after his panel clinched six of the nine posts for directors at the triennial election.
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The country's first satellite 'Bangabandhu Satellite - 1' might be launched in space on April 24. America Space, news media on satellite and technology, informed this in a tweet on Tuesday referring to Thales Alenia Space, responsible for the construction of the satellite. France's Thales Alenia Space, in charge of satellite construction, says in a tweet message, the satellite will leave the Thales Alenia Space Plant on March 28 (Wednesday). Then, the cargo aircraft carrying satellite will start its journey from the Antonov Nice Airport to the United States on March 29.
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Myanmar's parliament on Wednesday (Mar 28) elected a staunch ally of Aung San Suu Kyi as the country's new president.
Win Myint, 66, had been tipped for the role after former president Htin Kyaw suddenly stepped down last week, citing the need for rest.
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Lions Clubs International presented 'Medal of Distinction' to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in recognition to her services for the helpless and forcibly displaced Rohingya people.Lions Clubs International’s visiting President Dr Naresh Agarwal paid a courtesy call to the prime minister at the PM's official Ganabhaban residence on Wednesday (March 28) and decorated her with the medal.
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