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Bangladesh should further open up its economy: Joy


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said Bangladesh should further open up its economy for more foreign investments. “We are now living in an age of globalisation. We should further open up our economy for more foreign investments,” he said. He also underscored the need for changing the traditional laws and policies, including the telecommunication policy, to take the country ahead in a faster pace to cope with the changing world. Joy came up with the statement while addressing a workshop on “Digital Bangladesh: ICT in the Journey of Progress” on Wednesday, reports BSS. ...

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BASIS National ICT Awards kicks off


MNA Science & Technology Desk: The third edition of BASIS National ICT Awards 2019 has begun today (Tuesday). The winners of this award will be nominated for the APICTA Awards 2019 which is going to be held at Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on November 18-23. Organizers of the BASIS National ICT Awards 2019 came up with the announcement at a press conference held in the city. Speaking on the conference, BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir said innovative and prospective ICT projects of Bangladesh would be recognized in the BASIS National ICT Awards. Through a robust judging process the best ones ...

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Jashore board postpones ICT exam of SSC


MNA Career & Education Desk: The ICT (Information and Communications Technology) examination under Jashore board has been postponed following printing mistakes in the question paper. The fresh date of the examination will be informed letter, said Professor Abdul Alim, chairman of the board. The chairman also sought pardon to guardians and students for the unwanted incident.

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Joy reappointed PM’s ICT adviser

MNA National Desk: Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been reappointed as PM’s part-time and honorary Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adviser. A circular has been issued in this regard on Tuesday that said the Prime Minister appointed Sajeeb Wazed Joy as her adviser under 3 (B) (1) of the Rules of Business, 1996, BSS reports. Joy would carry out his duties on the prime minister’s instructions and suggestions, according to the circular issued by Director (administration) of the Prime Minister’s Office, M Ahsan Kibria Siddique.

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Singer Asif Akbar gets bail

singer Asif

MNA Entertainment Desk: A Dhaka court on Monday granted singer Asif Akbar bail in a case filed under Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Keshob Roy Chowdhury granted him bail on a bond of Tk 10,000. Earlier on Sunday, Asif’s lawyer Adv Kazi Nazibullah Hiru filed the petition with Dhaka CMM court. The court on June 6, rejected both remand and bail petitions of the singer and sent him to jail. A team of Criminal Investigation Department arrested Asif from his Tejgaon studio at about 1:30am on June 6 in a case under the ICT Act. ...

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Riaz Uddin to die for war crimes

Riaz Uddin

MNA National Desk: The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Thursday sentenced Riaz Uddin Fakir of Mymensingh to death for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. A three-member bench of the International Crimes Tribunal headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam passed the judgement on Thursday after wrapping up a hearing from prosecutors and the defendant on Mar 21. Riaz Uddin Fakir was arrested on August 11 in 2015 and since then he remained in the bar. Two other accused of the case – Hazi Amzad Ali, earlier died in police custody and Waz Uddin Fakir died while he was ...

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Tureen Afroz removed from ICT team

Tureen Afroz

MNA National Desk: International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) Prosecutor Dr Tureen Afroz has been relieved of all activities of the tribunal for professional misconduct and breaching discipline and code of conduct. ICT prosecution branch sent two letters signed by Chief Prosecutor Golf Arif Tipu to the Law Ministry on Tuesday and Wednesday in this regard. Sources at the tribunal said the action has been taken against Dr Tureen Afroz for meeting war crimes accused Oahidul Haque, former Additional Inspector General of Police, secretly. Now, the ministry will take necessary measures as it appoints the prosecutors, they said. Another prosecutor Taposh Kranti ...

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Technological advancement: Are we reaching at desired level?

Anis Ahmed

MNA Feature Desk: A worldwide revolution is going on in the field of science and technology with huge anticipation of introducing artificial intelligence in the global market. Billions of dollars are being invested in technological innovations. This revolution got visible to people around the world throughout the last two decades. Along with so many other countries of the world, Bangladesh is also a participant in this race as the current government has shown strong commitment towards building a ‘Digital Bangladesh’. It must be noted that, different policies of the government has significantly contributed towards technological progress. Despite that, our citizens ...

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Sec 57 to be scrapped soon: Iqbal Sobhan


MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister’s information affairs adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said that the Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act will be cancelled soon. He said that the government has taken the initiative of scrapping the Section 57 of ICT Act following movement of the journalists across the country. The adviser on Saturday also urged the children to prepare themselves to lead the country in future. “Besides education, our children should obey parents and take part in different activities, including sports and culture and they should also prepare themselves to lead the country,” Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury ...

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ICT finalized probe report on Pakistani ex-captain’s war crimes


MNA National Desk: The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) finalized its investigation report on war crimes accused retired Pakistani army captain Mohammad Shahidullah. “We have found his involvement in crimes like murder, confinement, torture and looting,” Mohammad Abdul Hannan, coordinator of the agency told media at a press briefing. “He was posted in West Pakistan and on leave at his home when the war broke out. Shahidullah reported to duty at Dhaka cantonment for the occupation army. Later he was sent to Comilla cantonment. He had set up a camp in his area Daudkandi along with his men and carried out ...

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Netrakona war crimes accused Enayet Ullah dies at DMCH

Enayet Ullah

MNA National Desk: War crime accused of Netrakona Enayet Ullah died undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) early on Wednesday. He was 80 years old. Enayet Ullah, also a Jamaat-e-Islami leader of Netrakona, was a resident of Atpara upazila of the district. Sub-Inspector Bachchu Mia of Dhaka Medical College Hospital police outpost confirmed the matter to MNA. He was admitted to the hospital on January 3 with old age complications. On 11 January, the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) took cognizance of formal charges against him for crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War of 1971 and fixed ...

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A tripartite agreement approved to encourage digital education

digital education

MNA Science & Tech Desk: A tripartite agreement was signed today among ICT Division, Robi and the country’s largest online school “10 Minute School” aiming to promote digital education in the country. Director General of Directorate of ICT Banamali Bhowmick, Robi’s Chief Corporate and People Officer (CCPO) Matiul Islam Nowshad and 10 Minute School’s Founder and CEO Ayman Sadiq signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations at the Janata Tower Software Development Park here. State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak and ICT Division’s Secretary Shyam Sunder Sikder were present on the occasion, reported news agency. Under ...

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Country’s largest digital expo kicks off

largest digital expo

MNA Technology Desk: The largest digital expo “Digital World-2016” began on Wednesday to showcase the ICT-based innovations and achievements as well as facilitate in a single platform for sharing ICT knowledge and ideas, reported news agency. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the three-day flagship annual event of the country’s ICT sector with the theme “Non-stop Bangladesh” at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital. The ICT Division organizes the event with assistance of the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and A2I programme of the Prime Minister’s office. Over 5,00,000 visitors including ...

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SC uphold death penalty of Mir Quasem Ali

Mir Quasem Ali

MNA National Desk: SC (Supreme Court) has rejected the review appeal of Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali and upheld his death penalty awarded by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) for crimes against humanity during Liberation War in 1971. The Appellate Division on Sunday finished the hearing on the petition filed by the death row convict Jamaat leader seeking review of the earlier verdict of the Appellate Division. A five-member appeal bench led by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha conducted the hearing, and finally handed down the verdict in the case on Tuesday. Justice Hasan Foyez Siddiqui, justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, ...

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Verdict on Mir Quasem’s review petition August 30


MNA National Report: A five-member appeal bench led by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha fixed the final verdict on Mir Quasem’s review petition on August 30, Tuesday. The appellate division of Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the petition filed by death row convict Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali seeking review of its earlier verdict that upheld his death penalty for crimes against humanity during the War of Independence in 1971. The other four members of the panel are Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, justice Hasan Foyez Siddiqui, justice Mirza Hossain Haider, and justice Muhammad Bazlur Rahman. Mir Quasem Ali was ...

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SC adjourned Mir Quasem’s review hearing


MNA National Desk: The SC (Supreme Court) on Wednesday has adjourned the hearing of war crimes convict Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem’s petition seeking a review of his death sentence until Sunday. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, passed the order after hearing on the petition that started Wednesday morning, reports news agency. The other members of the bench are Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Mohammad Bazlur Rahman. Mir Quasem Ali was found guilty of charges by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) and was ...

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Mustafa Jabbar will lead new BASIS executives

Mustafa Jabbar

MNA Technology Desk: IT entrepreneur Mustafa Jabbar will lead new BASIS (Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services) executives for IT and software over the next three years. BASIS said on Monday that Jabbar had been elected President of the body for the 2016-19 term at elections held on Saturday. Russell T Ahmed of Team Creative was elected Senior Vice President, while M Rashidul Hasan of Systech Digital Limited and Farhana A Rahman of UY Systems Limited became Vice Presidents. Jabbar is best known for being the creator of software Bijoy. He published the Bijoy Bengali Keyboard, the first Bengali ...

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ICT sentenced Shakhawat Hossain to death


MNA National Desk: ICT (International Crimes Tribunal) sentenced former Jamaat MP Maulana Shakhawat Hossain to death as he was convicted with crimes during the liberation War. Justice M Anwarul Haque, chairman of the three-member ICT, announced the judgment on Wednesday. Apart from Sakhawat, who is the Jatiya Party’s religious affairs secretary, other eight accused are Md Billal Hossain, Md Ibrahim Hossain, Sheikh Md Mujibur Rahman, Md Abdul Aziz Sarder, Qazi Ohidul Islam alias Wahidur Salam, Md Aziz Sarder and Abdul Khalek Morol. Sakhawat, a former MP from Jessore, was arrested in Dhaka in 2014. The tribunal indicted the nine accused ...

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