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Steps to be taken to stop unregistered news portals, Arafat tells JS

State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mohammad Ali Arafat today told the Jatiya Sangsad that steps would be taken to close all unregistered online news portals. The ministry will send to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) the total list of all online portals which are registered, under process for registration and applied for registration, asking it to stop operation of the unregistered portals and those which didn’t apply for registration at all, he said. The state minister said this responding to a supple...

I could have remained in Bollywood, but it meant leaving Bangladesh: James

James is a well-known rock star in the subcontinent. James's new song will be released on the Chaand Raat. Despite the chance, Bollywood has withdrawn itself from the nation, which is why the Bebasi song from the Warning film was his final song to be recorded for the industry before retiring. Nagarbaul James to launch his new song 'I Love You' after 12 years.

These were revealed on Friday (April 29) evening at the Gulshan Club in the city. For the first time, Nagarbaul J...

N’ganj City Press Club gets new body

Saifullah Mahmud Titu has been elected as the President and Syed Sifat Al Rahman Lincon has been elected as the General Secretary for the first time in the festive atmosphere of Narayanganj City Press Club election.  Shafiqul Islam Arju has also been elected as the vice-president. Voting for the Press Club election held at Narayanganj Rifle Club on September 19 lasted from 10 am to 3 pm.  Chief Election Commissioner Ejaz Qureshi announced the results after counting the votes. Saifullah Mahmud Titu got 29 votes and his nearest r...

Govt to protect mass media as industry

With a note of assurance to extend all kinds of support to the mass media, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today termed the mass media as an industry and said the government is pledge-bound to protect it.

“The mass media is not a small industry… We have to protect the industry”, he said as the chief guest while addressing the second session of a day-long conference organized by the Broadcast Journalist Center (BJC) held at the Teachers Student Center (TSC) of the Dhaka University here.

Praising the role of the media, the finance minister said the media is portraying the achievements of the country before the wo...

30-day closure of newspaper advised

The Bangladesh Press Council may have the power to hold up the publication of any newspaper or service of any news agency for a maximum of 30 days if the paper or agency violates the directives of the council. The law commission, presenting its views on the draft of the Press Council Act’s amendment, recommended to the press council that such a provision be included in the amendment by the Bangladesh Law Commission. The recommendation was signed by Bangladesh Law Commission chairman ABM Khairul Haque, its members M Shah Alam and Justice ATM Fazle Kabir.

More community radio in offing: Inu

The government would further expand community radio in private sector in order to provide platform for citizens to raise their voices, especially for the masses at the grassroots, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu said today. Inu revealed this information to visiting Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations Howe Liang Zhu, who is now in the city on a four-day visit to Bangladesh, said an official release. “We have taken the decision (for more community radios) to bring the marginalized people at inuthe mainstream of...
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