Declarations of ten newspapers scrapped15 September 2021
The government has scrapped the declarations of nine Bangla-language newspapers and an English daily due to an extensive gap in publication.
This means that the Gono Awaaz, Daily Jonosheba, Dhaka Prokash, Jatir Kontho, Kisan, Ei Desh Ei Din, Purbo Alo, Shomoyer Pata, Reporter and The Financial Daily can no longer be published or distributed.
The decision was signed by a Dhaka magistrate on Sept 8, according to a government notice issued on Tuesday.
The declarations were dismissed due to violations of section 9 (1) and 9 (3) (a) of the Printing Presses and Publications (Declaration and Registration) Act 1973, which says that the declaration of a daily newspaper will be scrapped if they do not publish a new issue for three months.