Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu inaugurated the Nagorik Television on Thursday.
In his inaugural speech, Tofail said that March was the month of Liberation and on the first day of this month he paid tributes to Father of the Nation, martyrs and freedom fighters and wished success of the new TV network.
Speaking on the occasion, Inu said democracy, government and the media together would fight cyber crime and criminals.
He further said, "Militancy, terrorism, provocation, rumors could attack democracy, the government and media. They could not only be subversive to the state but also challenge the sanctity of people, particularly women and children, and their personal lives."
"The media has to remain with the government in the fight against such crimes, continuously and vigorously."
The wife of deceased Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Anisul Haq and managing director of Mohammadi Group, Rubana Haq, US Ambassador Mercia Bernichet and State Minister for Energy Nasrul Hamid were also present on the occasion.