Toufique Imrose Khalidi was recognised for turning bdnews24. com into an influential internet company revered for its news services by its audience around the world.
bdnews24. com Editor - in - Chief Toufique Imrose Khalidi has received a special recognition from the government for his valuable contributions to the field of information and communication technology in Bangladesh.
Khalidi received the award at the maiden event celebrating the country's first National ICT Day on Tuesday. The date, Dec 12, was chosen to celebrate the Awami League's declaration of Digital Bangladesh in its manifesto ahead of the 2008 elections.
bdnews24. com appeared on the scene 11 years ago and was a pathbreaker in Digital Bangladesh. It made a mark in the digital news business, even before that term became popular. It was the first dotcom company in Bangladesh to become a huge success story in an era when investors lost faith in internet companies in parts of the world.