Tarana Halim

January 31, 2018
January 31, 2018

Banglish ban and our dangerous obsession with force

It felt like déjà vu when State Minister for Information Tarana Halim, just days into joining the ministry, delivered her “Banglish” judgment.

April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017

Govt working to cut internet price: Tarana

Bangladesh government is working to reduce internet price at the consumer-level, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim says.

April 4, 2017
April 4, 2017

No midnight bar on Facebook, minister assures

State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim today assured that there will be no bar on Facebook as proposed – for six hours every midnight.

May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

Brief incoming for blocked SIMs

Subscribers using biometrically unregistered SIM cards will have their outgoing calls blocked after today, while incoming calls are likely to stay active for “a few hours”, according to a top official of a telecom operator.

May 29, 2016
May 29, 2016

Over 3cr SIMS not re-registered: Tarana

Tarana Halim, state minister for post and telecommunication, says 3.30 crore SIMs (subscriber identity module) are yet to be re-registered although the deadline expires Tuesday.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

Users can re-buy blocked SIM after May deadline

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.

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

SIM re-registration deadline now May 31

Time for biometric SIM re-registration, which was scheduled to end today, has been extended to May 31, says State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim.

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

Tarana for tax cuts on handset imports

The Telecom Division yesterday urged the finance ministry to review the tax structure on mobile handsets and

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

Tarana for tax cut on handsets import

Telecom division urges finance ministry to review tax and VAT structures on mobile handsets and accessories to make smartphones affordable to boost internet penetration.

April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016

Homegrown militants under control: Kamal

Admitting that there is existence of homegrown militants in the country, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal claims that they are under control.