BTRC orders blocking of 35 news sites

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission yesterday directed all International Internet Gateway (IIG) operators to block 35 news websites.

“The commission has directed the authorities concerned to block some news websites following a government directive,” BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood told The Daily Star over the phone last night.

He, however, didn't say the reasons behind the decision.

It was not clear when the news sites will be blocked. 

The sites that will be taken down are:

rtnews24.com, haquekotha.com, amrabnp.com, real-timenews.com, bnation24.com, nationnewsbd.com, bhoreralap.com, banglapost24.com, dailytimes24.com, mynewsbd.com, livekhobor.com, rikhan.com, sheershanewsbd.com, natunerdak.com, sylhetvoice24.com, somoybangla.com, prothom-news.com, banglalatestnews.com, bdmonitor.net, bdupdatenews24.net, newsdaily24bd.com, amardeshonline.com, doinikamardesh.com, onnojogot24.com, amarbangladesh-online.com, desh-bd.net, crimebdnews24.com,natunsokal.com,sheershakhobor.com, onb24.com, dinkalonline.net, sarabangla.com, parstoday.com, weeklysonarbangla .net and 24banglanewsblog. wordpress.com.