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Media Gag Proposal

Info minister rules out discussion

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu yesterday said his ministry was not thinking of reviving a provision of the Printing Presses and Publications (Declaration and Registration) Act, 1973 regarding cancellation of declaration of newspapers. “Right now, the ministry has no headache regarding the issue,” he told newsmen at the secretariat. Asked to clarify his ministry's position on the matter, Inu said, “I have received no proposal in this regard.” The minister's remarks came a day after he assured members of the parliamentary committee...

Keep essentials' prices stable thru the year

Keep essentials' prices stable thru the year

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today asked deputy commissioners (DCs) to take initiatives to keep prices of daily essentials within the buying capacity of common people throughout the year. Not only in Ramadan, prices of the daily commodities need to be kept stable all over the year, the minister said. The direction came during a discussion...

No plan to revive media black law: Inu

No plan to revive media black law: Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu again said the government has no intention to revive any law which empowers it to cancel declarations of newspapers for publishing anti-state news or news hurting religious sentiments. He came up with the remark while talking to reporters at his Secretariat office today. Though the issue is likely to be raised during the ongoing deputy commissioners’ conference tomorrow, the government will not consider the matter, Inu said. "Many issues come in discussions but all of them are not taken under consideration," he said. The minister’s remarks came a day after he assured members of the parliamentary committee on information ministry that the government had no plan to revive...

Be sincere or face action, PM tells DCs

Be sincere or face action, PM tells DCs

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned the deputy commissioners (DCs) of taking stern action if they fail to discharge their duties sincerely. “Discharge your (DCs) duties as per the law, rising above all fear," Hasina said while inaugurating the DCs conference at the International Conference Centre at the Prime Minister's Office in the capital...

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