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credits: BBC.com

Dhaka:  A Bangladeshi blogger known for his secular views was hacked to death on Friday by assailants armed with machetes in capital Dhaka, the fourth one to be killed this year, the media reported.

credits: BBC.com
credits: BBC.com

He is the fourth Bangladeshi blogger killed this year by suspected militants.

According to police, Niloy was killed in his apartment in the city’s Gorhan area, bdnews24 reported.

Five assailants had entered his house.

Niloy was an activist, carrying on a movement demanding a ban on Islamist parties and the maximum punishment for 1971 war criminals, a source said.

“Niloy was also a regular blogger,” he added.

The source said the attackers had entered the building posing as potential tenants.

In February, writer-blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death near Dhaka University.

A month later, Oyasiqur Rahman was killed in a similar manner also in the capital.

Two months later, Ananta Bijoy Das was killed in Sylhet district.

In May, terror group Al Qaeda’s Indian offshoot had claimed responsibility for the killing of secular bloggers in Bangladesh whom it described as ‘blasphemers’.

Bangladeshi radical group Ansar Bangla also claimed responsibility for the deaths.

Two years ago, activist and blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, was hacked to death near his Mirpur home in Dhaka.

(IANS)

 

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Huawei all set for 5G Technical Support in Bangladesh: Report

The Minister said that facing the challenges of the digital new world, they were taking all the initiatives including the design to run 5G technology

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FILE - A man uses his smartphone outside of a shop selling Huawei products at a shopping mall in Beijing, May 29, 2019. VOA

China’s telecommunication giant Huawei is all set to facilitate Bangladesh with technical support in the implementation of 5G technology, an official statement said here on Saturday.

According to the statement, Huawei’s Senior Vice President Bruce Li talked about their readiness to help Bangladesh launch 5G when meeting Bangladeshi Post and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar recently in Dhaka, reports Xinhua news agency.

They also discussed and exchanged opinions about different issues of 5G technology including the challenges and possibilities.

Li said Bangladesh’s progress in the ICT sector was remarkable, and that 40 telecoms operators in over 20 countries are using 5G networks commercially.

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FILE – A man uses two smartphones at once outside a Huawei store in Beijing, May 20, 2019. VOA

According to the statement, Huawei has already signed more than 60 commercial contracts for 5G with leading global carriers and shipped more than 400,000 5G Massive MIMO active antenna units (AAUs) to global markets.

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The production and supply of Huawei’s optical transmission, data communications, and IT products grew steadily. And more than 700 cities, 228 Fortune Global 500 companies, and 58 Fortune Global 100 companies had selected Huawei as their partner for digital transformation, the statement said.

The Minister said that facing the challenges of the digital new world, they were taking all the initiatives including the design to run 5G technology. (IANS)