Digital Bangladesh | The Daily Star
  • The real scenario of internet access

    The present government has taken significant initiatives in setting the right vision and formulating policies and action plans for transforming the country into “Digital Bangladesh”. The focused government initiatives have resulted in an accelerated pace of growth of internet users, which in the last four years have more than doubled from 38 million (June 2014) to 88 million (June 2018). This is a tremendous achievement by any standard.

  • Why digitising our public services is so important

    It is hardly a subject that is discussed in the public domain nowadays, but one recalls “Digital Bangladesh” being the centrepiece of the ruling party's electoral campaign in 2008 and onwards. The aim was to transform the bureaucracy-ridden system, making it faster, more efficient and of course less prone to graft. But such a grandiose mission, till now, remains largely unaccomplished.

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    Govt sets up 8,000 km fibre optic cable nationwide: Muhith

    Citing the government's commitment to ensure a 'Digital Bangladesh', Finance Minister AMA Muhith says that 8,000 km of optical fibre cables have been installed in 1104 union parishads of 114 upazilas in 64 districts.

  • Commentary

    Commentary: ‘Analogue law’ for ‘Digital Bangladesh’

    This government's sterling achievement of setting in motion a “Digital Bangladesh” suffers a serious blow by way of the proposed Digital Security Act that the cabinet has just approved.

  • Sophia charms PM, Dhaka audience

    Sophia, the world's new sensation, yesterday caught Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by surprise as the humanoid robot readily gave the premier information about her.

  • hasina-Robot Sophia-palak

    [Watch] Hello honourable prime minister, Sophia to Hasina

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina makes an interesting conversation with Sophia, the humanoid robot. The premier was introduced to Sophia at an inaugural ceremony of Digital World 2017 exposition in Dhaka.

  • Digital Bangladesh

    Govt declares Dec 12 Nat'l ICT Day

    Bangladesh has acknowledged December 12 as National ICT Day, the date on which the Awami League declared its “Digital Bangladesh” mandate back in 2008.

  • Bangladesh leads major Saarc nations in internet access

    Bangladesh has advanced significantly in internet connectivity and effectively led major Saarc nations, with nearly 42.0 percent of total population using internet for various purposes, according to official sources.

  • Moheshkhali

    PM opens Digital Island Moheshkhali

    Moheshkhali, one of the remotest islands of the country, starts its journey as a "Digital Island" as a project in this regard is launched. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the scheme titled "Digital Island Moheshkhali" that connected Moheshkhali upazila of Cox's Bazar with high-speed internet network.

  • Digital Bangladesh - Right to information and climate finance

    Unfortunately, so far, our performance on both transparency as well as accountability has not been very good. Fortunately, there is still time to improve this before the major climate change funds begin to flow.

  • Business process outsourcing summit begins

    A global summit on business process outsourcing (BPO) begins in Dhaka with an aim to earn $1 billion from the sector in the next six years and create two lakh jobs.

  • ‘Govt may restrict apps use’

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hints at a temporary regulation of the internet in the coming days to trace the militant activities.

  • Electronic Waste: The Story of Bangladesh

    The vision 2021 of becoming "Digital Bangladesh" aims to make our nation stronger through effective use of modern technology on important sectors and areas like education, health, communication and alleviation of poverty levels.

  • Satellite Bangabandhu-1

    Bangladesh to send first satellite by 2016

    The government plants to develop and launch the country’s first satellite “Bangabandhu Satellite-1” by 2016, says Finance Minister AMA Muhith.

  • 80pc Bangladesh internet users on Facebook

    An overwhelming 80 percent internet users of Bangladesh are Facebook users, authorities monitoring the internet says.

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