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Turning digital dream into reality

WITH its large youth population, Bangladesh is poised to become an emerging IT-based economy, so said the country's state minister for Information and Communication Technology recently. The optimism does not also seem quite out of place, given that by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ranking, compared to last year, we have moved a notch higher and been placed at 145th position among 166 countries on the global ICT index. What is more, at present, around 69 per cent of...

CONVICTION OF WAR CRIMINALS

Dhaka protests resolution by Pak provincial assembly

Dhaka protests resolution by Pak provincial assembly

The foreign ministry today strongly protested adoption of a resolution by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Provincial Assembly of Pakistan on the conviction of the perpetrators of the crimes against humanity and genocide during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. In a diplomatic note sent to the Pakistan high commission in Dhaka, the ministry deplored the adoption of the said resolution. “It was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes committed by the convicted individuals and that the KPK Assembly chose to speak for Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami,” the foreign ministry said in the diplomatic note. The KPK Assembly was advised not to make such sweeping, biased, misinformed and...

ICT hailed for handing death to AL brass Mobarak

ICT hailed for handing death to AL brass Mobarak

The death penalty for Brahmanbaria Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain clears issues that war criminals will be brought to trial and justice beyond their respective political identity, a faction of Gonojagoron Mancha said today. Imran H Sarker, spokesperson for a Gonojagoron Mancha faction, said he was happy with the special war crimes tribunal awarding...

ICT accepts war crimes charges of 2 ‘Razakars’

ICT accepts war crimes charges of 2 ‘Razakars’

A special war crimes tribunal today accepted charges against alleged Razakars Mahidur Rahman and Afsar Hossain for crimes committed against humanity in 1971. Alleged BNP supporters Mahidur and Afsar were charged with three charges of mass killing, arson, looting, abduction, torture, confinement and murder committed in Chapainawabganj as members of Razakar force in 1971. International...

Mobarak wrongly convicted: Defense

Mobarak wrongly convicted: Defense

The defense counsel of death sentenced Brahmanbaria Awami Legaue leader Mobarak Hossian was dissatisfied with the verdict delivered by the war crimes tribunal today. “Justice was not served. We will appeal to the Supreme Court. We believe we can prove our point to the Appellate Division and then the apex court will clear Mobarak...

Rajeev Sethi new Grameenphone CEO

Rajeev Sethi new Grameenphone CEO

Rajeev Sethi became the second Indian national to become the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Grameenphone, the country’s most popular mobile network service. Sethi, who has worked as the chief marketing officer (CMO) for Telenor’s Indian subsidiary Uninor, will be replacing Vivek Sood, who became the CEO of Grameenphone in 2013. Telenor’s Bangladesh subsidiary Grameenphone...

Justice denied: Defence

Justice denied: Defence

Justice was denied by penalising fugitive BNP leader MA Zahid Hossain Khokon with death for 1971 war crimes, said the government-appointed defence today after the verdict. “I am not happy with the verdict. It did not establish justice. My client was not involved in any war crime activities and the allegations against him were...

Prosecution happy with verdict

Prosecution happy with verdict

Expressing satisfaction over the verdict that awarded death penalty to BNP leader MA Zahid Hossain Khokon, prosecutor Zead Al Malum today said the people of Faridpur, victims’ families and prosecution are happy with the judgement. The verdict has unveiled the true face of the war criminal, the prosecutor said while giving his reaction at...

Summit poised to develop part of hi-tech park

Summit poised to develop part of hi-tech park

An Indo-Bangla company is poised to win a contract to develop a part of the long-delayed hi-tech park in Kaliakoir, Gazipur after the ICT division recommended their appointment. The company is a joint venture between Summit Industrial & Mercantile Corporation (Pvt) Ltd (SIMCL) of the local Summit Group and Infinity, an Indian firm. SIMCL-Infinity's appointment is now pending on the go-ahead from the cabinet committee on economic affairs, to whom the ICT division sent the proposal last week. If the cabinet committee gives the nod, an agreement will be signed for 40 years, which can be extended by another 20 years. The company is among the seven firms that submitted proposals to...

Kamaruzzaman’s execution may take time: AG

Kamaruzzaman’s execution may take time: AG

The execution of condemned war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman might take time, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam hinted today. “The Appellate Division has not issued an order to execute Kamaruzzaman yet. It appears that the apex court will deliver the full verdict before ordering for execution,” he told reporters at a press briefing at his office...

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