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Intensified social media monitoring on the cards

Intensified social media 
monitoring on the cards
As news of the tragic deaths of four persons, seemingly over a rumour on social media, unfolded in Bhola district on Sunday, the massive problem of unsubstantiated rumours spreading through social media came to the fore again. Since the wave of student-led protests in Bangladesh last year, the government has tightened its grip over social media sites, especially Facebook. Yet, incidents like the Bhola tragedy continue to occur because of vested interests. “We have asked Facebook to provide the identities of those who were responsible for spreading the rumour that led to the Bhola incident. Unfortunately, Facebook is an American company and we have no control over them. So, getting the information takes time,” Mostafa Jabbar, minister…

BNP terms Bhola incident ‘premeditated’

BNP terms Bhola incident ‘premeditated’

Describing the incident over the blasphemous Facebook post from a hacked account as a premeditated one, BNP yesterday demanded a fair investigation into Sunday's violence in Bhola to uncover its real reasons. "Communal harmony in our country has been a unique example since the time immemorial.…
    Check spread of communicable diseases through airlines: Experts

    Check spread of communicable diseases through airlines: Experts

    Aviation experts at a regional meeting here yesterday underlined the imperative need for measures to prevent transfer of communicable diseases through airlines from one country to another. They suggested increasing cooperation among civil aviation authorities, public health authorities, airports, air…
    Restraint, logic in dealing with Bhola incident

    Restraint, logic in dealing with Bhola incident

    It is highly regrettable that a hacked Facebook account, used to spread a comment to hurt religious sentiment, should result in such anarchy in Bhola where four persons had to lose their lives. This goes to show that when it comes to religious issues, some people here are driven by blind passion and…
    Crisis of drinking water

    Crisis of drinking water

    “Water here is salty and it becomes more salty in the month of Chaitra and Baishakh. Eyes and mouth are etched and salt is appeared on the body,” Jahanara Begum, a housewife in a southwestern district, was cmplaining. Describing the severe taste of salty water, Jahanara living in the village…
    FDI increases by 50.73pc

    FDI increases by 50.73pc

    The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) reached $3,889 billion during the 2018-19 fiscal, which is 50.73 percent higher than that of the previous fiscal. It was revealed in an annual report on activities of the ministries and divisions during the 2018-19 fiscal, which was placed before the cabinet’s…
    Turkey accuses West of ‘standing by terrorists’ in Syria

    Turkey accuses West of ‘standing by terrorists’ in Syria

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday lashed out at Western states, accusing them of “standing by terrorists” in failing to support Turkey’s operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters. “Can you imagine the whole West stood by the terrorists and all attacked us including NATO…
    ‘Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival 2019’ ends

    ‘Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival 2019’ ends

    The eighth edition of 10-day festival titled ‘Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival’ ended on Sunday in the capital. The closing ceremony of the festival was held at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), where honourary president of Bangladesh Centre of International…
    Bashundhara eye title

    Bashundhara eye title

    Local champions Bashundhara Kings, one of the most favourites in the third edition of Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup Football tournament, will begin their campaign today with taking on the Gokulam Kerela FC. The match will be take place at 7pm at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram following the…
    River-gypsies want rehabilitation

    River-gypsies want rehabilitation

    Rivers are life for members of the Manta community who wander along intricate waterways of the country without a set destination. They often move to and fro Kalapara, Galachipa, Rangabali, Bauphal, and Mahipur areas through waterways. They are also seen in sea estuaries and rivers in Patuakhali. These…
    Dengue deaths cross 100 mark across country

    Dengue deaths cross 100 mark across country

    The number of dengue fatalities by health department this year has crossed 100-mark. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the health department has confirmed another six deaths from dengue fever, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country since January to 104.…
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