Four more former ministers, who were dropped from Sheikh Hasina's new cabinet, have been made chiefs of the same number of parliamentary standing committees last night.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu hints at forming a new wage board for journalists of the electronic media and televisions.
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, a component of Awami League-led 14-party alliance, pledged to form a bicameral parliament.
Though there are many private television channels in the country, 83 per cent television viewers still watch Bangladesh Television (BTV), Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu tells Parliament.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu calls upon all to practice workers-friendly politics and run workers-friendly economy in the country to build a society free from discrimination and exploitation.
Blaming a faction of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) for creating anarchy in post-independence Bangladesh, BNP today says Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu should be brought to justice for that.
Opposing induction of JSD leader Hasanul Huq Inu as a minister, Jatiya Party lawmaker Kazi Firoz Rashid expresses his fear that the prime minister might even bring some secret killers to the parliament someday.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu was threatened with life yesterday. An unknown person sent him a shroud in a shopping bag, said a ministry official.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu is anonymously threatened with death through a package containing a shroud, says a ministry official.
The government has taken initiative to form a “media monitoring centre” to monitor news items published in different media, the information minister tells the parliament.
Despite appeals by Hasanul Haq Inu, the dissidents of the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) stick to their decision to go on with their own faction, saying they are the "real JSD".
The Daily Star editor's recent comment revealed that the mass media was forced to publish lies and distorted and partial information during the tenure of the 2007-2008 caretaker government, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said yesterday.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu says that The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam’s recent comment reveals that the mass media was forced to publish lies, distorted and partial information during the 2007-2008 caretaker government regime.
Without free access to information, backed up by journalists who are willing to dig down and get to the truth, all the other liberties celebrated in democracies are endangered. That's why the world should be worried by the concerted attacks on one of the leading newspaper editors in South Asia, Mahfuz Anam of Bangladesh's Daily Star.
Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu says the draft of a ‘Broadcast Law’ will be placed at the next session of Parliament in June after getting clearance from Cabinet.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu says private satellite television channels will not get any scope to telecast “distorted and false” information through talk shows once the broadcast commission is set up.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu says a special tribunal will be formed after Eid-ul-Fitr for speedy disposal of cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for instigating arson attacks during the BNP-led alliance’s agitation since January.
BNP alleges that the government has been hatching a conspiracy to make ineligible the party leaders including its chief Khaleda Zia for the next parliamentary polls.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu says BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be brought to book for “fire-bomb terrorism” and kept in Kashimpur jail.