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Article19 call to end moibile, Internet restrictions on Rohingyas

Restrictions on mobile communications deepens vulnerability of Rohingya community, Article19 said on Tuesday. The decision by Bangladesh authorities to restrict access to mobile telecommunications services by Rohingya refugees violates the rights to freedom of expression, information and non-discrimination, ARTICLE 19 said today. Bangladesh’s initiative to limit mobile access follows the imposition by the Myanmar government of a mobile Internet blackout ... Read More »

Restore Kashmir’s Internet, Phones, HRW urges India

Shutdown Infringes Basic Freedoms, Affects Essential Services, Harms Economy New York – The Indian government’s lengthy shutdown of the internet and telephones in Jammu and Kashmir inflicts disproportionate harm on the population and should be immediately lifted, Human Rights Watch said today. The disruption to services since August 5, 2019, has exacerbated an information blackout, stopped families from communicating, prevented ... Read More »

Restore Internet in Jammu and Kashmir – ARTICLE19

Faruq Faisel, Regional Director, ARTICLE 19, Bangladesh and South Asia, has stated: “ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned about this blanket restriction on communication imposed by the Indian Government in Jammu and Kashmir. The shutdown is a clear violation of international freedom of expression standards in the country. “It is deeply alarming that in a period that sees us entering what ... Read More »

Internet users in Bangladesh hit 94 million: Minister

Dhaka, Jul 9 – Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Tuesday said the number of internet subscribers reached 94.4 million as of May. The minister said this in Parliament while replying to a starred question from ruling party MP M Abdul Latif. He said the number of the country’s total internet users was 60 lakh in December 2008 and ... Read More »

Myanmar: Internet shutdown risks lives: HRW

Immediately End Restrictions in Rakhine, Chin States Bangkok – The Myanmar government should immediately lift internet restrictions imposed on nine townships in Rakhine and Chin States, Human Rights Watch said today. The disruption to internet services since June 21, 2019 has exacerbated an information blackout and increased difficulties for humanitarian agencies and human rights groups to assist vulnerable populations in ... Read More »

16 organisations fined for providing illegal internet connections

Dhaka, June 10 – Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has fined 16 internet providers Tk 20.20 lakh and filed cases against four others for providing internet connections without licences. The cases were filed with Sonadanga Model Police Station in Khulna, Rupganj Police Station in Narayanganj, and Chawkbazar Model Police Station and Kamrangirchar Police Station in Dhaka, said a BTRC press ... Read More »

Internet users in Bangladesh soar by 6 lakh in April

The number of country’s internet users soared by six lakh to reach 9.37 crore in April which is all time highest, according to the latest statistics of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). Mobile phone-based connection has contributed the highest with 8.79 crore users to the tally followed by WiMAX 60,000 users while ISP and PSTN have occupied 57.32 lakh users, ... Read More »

Within a parallel universe – monsters of the Dark Web

By Jan Lundius Stockholm / Rome, May 27 2019 (IPS) – Human existence includes dreams, thoughts, ideas, music, stories, religion, and other immaterial ”things”. They constitute an important part of our habitat, i.e. the dwelling place of any living organism, consisting of both organic and inorganic surroundings. I learned this when I many years ago found myself among the undulating ... Read More »

SpaceX launches first satellites of its internet network

SpaceX on Thursday launched a rocket containing the first 60 satellites of its “Starlink” constellation, which is intended to provide internet from space and could one day number 12,000 satellites. One of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets took off without incident from Cape Canaveral in Florida around 10:30 pm (0230 GMT). The second stage of the rocket will begin to ... Read More »

SpaceX postpones launch of its first internet network satellites

SpaceX postponed a launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for Thursday night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral was to be the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink project to beam broadband internet across the planet. “Standing down to update satellite software ... Read More »

Internet users soar by 11 lakh in March

The number of country’s internet users increased by 11 lakh in a single month to reach 9.31 crore in March. Which is all-time highest, according to the latest statistics of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). Mobile phone-based connection has contributed the highest with 8.73 crore users to the tally followed by WiMAX 61,000 users while ISP and PSTN have 57.31 ... Read More »

Aryan Khan winning the internet with these photos

Just like his superstar father, Aryan Khan too is pretty famous. An internet sensation, Aryan Khan often shares pictures with his family including Shah Rukh Khan, mom Gauri Khan and his siblings Suhana and AbRam. Even though the star kid is not that active on social media, everytime he posts something, it sure goes viral. Currently in France for a ... Read More »