Monthly Archives: July 2011

Real time vehicle tracking from computers or mobile phones using Global Positioning System by 2016


Any person in the country would be able to plan their travelling routes and track
their vehicles’ location in real time from computers or mobile phones using
Global Positioning System (GPS) by the end of 2016.

Officials of Survey of Bangladesh (SOB), the national mapping organisation under
the defence ministry, explained this new technology at the four-day Digital
Innovation Fair 2011 at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Novo Theatre in the city
yesterday.

SOB is giving final touches to the digital three-dimension maps that would make
the modern technology possible in Bangladesh, they said.

Combined with GPS, a satellite based navigation system already available in
Bangladesh, the digital maps would also enable real time navigation, monitoring
of land resources and assist in all kinds of development activities, they added.

The digital 3D map from SOB was the centre of much attention throughout the fair
and received the award for the most popular government initiative among
visitors.

Fourteen out of 200 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enabled
initiatives from 89 government and private organisations being exhibited at the
fair received awards for their innovation and functionality yesterday.

State Minister for Science and ICT Yeafesh Osman was present as the chief guest
at the award giving ceremony with IT expert Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed and ICT
Department Secretary Rafiqul Islam as special guests.

“The range of innovative services being shown in the fair proves that creative
impulse of the nation has grown significantly over the years. This impulse would
grow further and drive the country forward,” said Yeafesh Osman.

Sajib said the government achieved a lot over the last two years to fulfil its
dream of a digital Bangladesh and the innovative initiatives in the fair is a
part of that success.

Judges at the fair awarded health and family planning ministry’s Supply Chain
Management System as the best e-governance initiative. The system keeps track of
the stocks of family planning medicines and tools across the country through a
computerised process.

Other initiatives which were awarded are an online insurance system from Jiban
Bima Corporation, Zilla One-stop Service from Dhaka District Commissioner’s
office and teachers’ digital content sharing blog from the education ministry.

New Streaming for Bangladesh- historic concert event

In 1971, a friend asked former Beatle George Harrison, if he could do something to help the dire situation for the people of Bangladesh. So Harrison, along with a few friends organized an event to raise relief funds and to … read more

Bangladesh, India sign comprehensive border management deal

India and Bangladesh on Saturday signed a comprehensive border management agreement as Home Minister P. Chidambaram held crucial talks with his counterpart Ms. Sahara Khatun ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit here in September. “We have just signed the … read more

Polaris Software Ltd forayed into Bangladesh market by launching a joint venture company along with Bangladesh-based public sector Bank Sonali Bank Ltd.

Polaris Software with its headquarters in India — to set up a joint venture IT company in Bangladesh. The Tk 7 crore company would initially provide software solutions to these three banks before selling customised services to other banks, non-bank … read more

Indian home minister P. Chidambaram to visit Bangladesh today :Border issue to top !!

Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram arrives in Dhaka today on a two-day official visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart Shahara Khatun. During his visit, the Indian Home Minister is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Sheikh … read more

1971 ‘Concert for Bangladesh’-Gorge Harrison , goes digital – Apple offer-free concert !!!

Apple is offering iTunes customers the chance to watch The Concert for Bangladesh, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar’s charity fund raising concert from 1971, for free for three days only starting on July 30th. The event included performances from Messrs. … read more

‘Bangladesh Tourism Year 2011:Bangladesh International Travel and Tourism Fair BITF 11 at October 2011

Bangladesh International Travel and Tourism Fair BITF 11 is going to be held from Oct. 20 to 22, 2011 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka. Indeed this event is not only for Bangladesh as a country but equally for all … read more

White House Confident US Debt Default Can Be Averted :Details of rival plans on spending and debt

Five days before the deadline, White House officials said Thursday they are confident that a compromise can be reached to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and prevent a government default. But Obama administration officials say Republican lawmakers are holding the … read more

O YaY !!Realism is the next political view of Universe -Demand of nano age !!

Realism, Realist or Realistic are terms that describe any manifestation of philosophical realism, the belief that reality exists independently of observers, whether in philosophy itself or in the applied arts and sciences. In this broad sense it is frequently contrasted … read more