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Digital Security Act comes into force

Digital Security Act 
comes into force
President Abdul Hamid has assented to the much-talked- about Digital Security Bill passed in the 22nd session of the current parliament, making it a law, reports UNB. President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin yesterday confirmed UNB that the President signed the Bill into law. The 22nd session of the 10th parliament, which was prorogued on September 20, passed a total of 18 bills, including the Digital Security Bill 2018 and Road Transport Bill 2018. Amid concerns from different quarters, the 'Digital Security Bill, 2018' was passed in Parliament on September 19 to deal with cybercrimes, including hurting the religious sentiment, negative propaganda against the Liberation War and Bangabandhu, and illegal activities in e-transactions…

Workers to enjoy greater facilities

Workers to enjoy greater facilities

The cabinet yesterday approved the draft of Bangladesh Labour (Amendment) Bill, 2018 keeping more facilities, including festival allowances and 16-week maternity leave, for workers, reports UNB. The approval was given at the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the Prime Minister's Office with…
Response lukewarm for steep climb

Response lukewarm for steep climb

Patients, the physically-challenged, women, the elderly and children often fail to avail themselves of overbridges (or 'footbridges') to cross roads as the initial climb-up the flight of stairs -- often to a height of two storeys --leaves them severely depleted in terms of energy, besides being…
Absence of doctors at 
upazila hospitals

Absence of doctors at upazila hospitals

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while addressing the Physicians' Conference 2018 at her official residence Ganobhaban on Sunday said how rural people will get their basic health care services if the culture of absence of doctors at upazila-level hospitals continuous. The PM said the government has…
English and our sub-continental identity

English and our sub-continental identity

The expression of social phenomena is bound by the language of that society and when the ‘social consciousness’ is as huge—and although multifarious but almost similar in origin—as all the Western societies, English as a language and as a mode of identity is bound to be charged…
Spending on phone call rises, claim consumers

Spending on phone call rises, claim consumers

Iqbal Hossain, a small businessman who lives in Dhaka, uses the friend and family package of a mobile operator to talk to family members in Dinajpur. But the uniform call rate compels him to count additional cost. “The package is not valid now, and I'm paying double to talk to my family members,”…
Kim ‘ready’ to invite inspectors to nuclear site: Pompeo

Kim ‘ready’ to invite inspectors to nuclear site: Pompeo

SEOUL: International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea's dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday, after a meeting with Kim Jong Un in which he said "significant progress" was made towards denuclearization, reports AFP. Pompeo met with…
Ferdous and Popy

Ferdous and Popy

Popular acting duo Ferdous Ahmed and Sadika Parvin Popy will pair up once again for director Aminul Islam’s new film titled ‘Save Life’. Both Ferdous and Popy have signed the contract for the film and are getting ready for the shooting that will commence from November, the actors informed…
Philippines face off Tajikistan
in first semis today

Philippines face off Tajikistan in first semis today

One of the tournament favourites Philippines will face Tajikistan in the first semifinal of the Bangabandhu International Football tournament today at the Bir Sreshtha Ruhul Amin Stadium in Cox’s Bazar. The match will take place at 2:30pm when the match will telecast live BTV, Maasranga and Nagorik…
‘Ensure rights of teachers for quality edn’

‘Ensure rights of teachers for quality edn’

RANGPUR: Leaders of different teachers’ organisations at a post-rally discussion today stressed on ensuring rights of teachers to provide quality education for the future generation of the country, reports BSS. They said this at a discussion jointly organised by district units of Bangladesh Teachers’…
Russian copters to turn BGB into 3-dimensional force

Russian copters to turn BGB into 3-dimensional force

The government is going to purchase two MI-171E helicopters from Russia for the air wing of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). The BGB will become a three-dimensional force (operating on land, water and air) after the helicopters are purchased at a cost of Tk. 355.10 crore each. The 26-seater military…
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