Bangladesh has completed registration of all the Rohingya refugees it is giving shelter to and the number has come up to be 11,18,576, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says.
A total of 8,44,227 Rohingyas have undergone biometric registration till December 14, an official release says.
Around 9,000 Rohingya refugees have been brought under biometric registration in nine days after the listing began on September 12.
The government has started recording biometric data of Rohingyas as part of efforts to document the refugees entering Bangladesh to escape genocide in Myanmar.
The government has decided to shelter the Rohingyas, who have entered Bangladesh since August 25, in a particular place and bring all of them under biometric registration.
Mobile service providers have started the process to block more than two and half crore active mobile subscriptions as of zero hour today, for the users' failure to complete biometric re-registration as per government decree.
Mobile phone subscribers can re-buy their previous number upon failure to re-register their SIM cards with biometric data after May 31 deadline, according to a decision taken in a meeting chaired by BTRC.
People put up with the repeated messages and calls from customer service on their mobile phones, but continue to silently endure all, while producing a few hundred ingenious memes to vent their frustration.
The man was up against a cave wall, holding his freshly ground and moistened haematite pigment in a coconut shell. He had spent the morning painting two Babirusas (pig-deer) with the chewed, bristly end of a twig. It was a hot day in Borneo; the forest breeze did not reach inside the cave. He was about to wipe the sweat off his brow, when the sight of his arm gave him an idea. He placed his hand against the cave wall and blew paint all over it, leaving an unmistakable imprint on the side of the wall. Little did he know that 40,000 years later – his work of art would dethrone European caves as the earliest instance of human creativity. Unknowingly, he had also become one of the first, deliberate users of biometric information.
A Supreme Court lawyer serves a legal notice seeking a halt to biometric registration for subscriber identity module (SIM) cards of mobile operators claiming it violates privacy and has a potential malafide intention.
Speaker of the Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury says biometric registration of mobile subscriber identity modules (SIMs) will stop criminal activities using cell phones.
Telecom operators will sign deals with the Election Commission today to get access to the national identification database to introduce biometric registration system for new SIM cards.
The trial run of biometric registration system for mobile phone SIM cards has been inaugurated today.