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Dhaka Saturday,  Feb 23, 2019
A devastating fire breaks out at a building at Chawkbazar in the capital on Wednesday night. Fire fighters try to douse as fire spreads to nearby buildings. Photo: Focus BanglaIndustries minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Thursday said the Chawkbazar fire that claimed many lives originated from a gas cylinder blast, reports UNB. He made the claim while talking to reporters at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) after visiting those... »

Power Sector

Electricity bill arrears stand at Tk 6882.95cr: Nasrul

The total electricity bill arrears as of October 2018 stood at Tk 6882.95 crore, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told parliament on Monday. Of the arrears, electricity bills amounting to Tk 642.98 crore remain unpaid by various ministries and government agencies, he said placing the... »

Gas Sector

Gas outage to hit half of Dhaka again on Tuesday

bdnews: A gas crisis will hit half of Dhaka due to metrorail project work on Tuesday after an outage for a day in parts of the capital. The gas supply to homes and CNG filling stations in Dhaka’s Azimpur, Dhanmondi and Mipur was turned off for 24 hours for repairs... »

Petroleum

Venezuela Turns To India For Major Oil Exports As US Sanctions Bite

MOSCOW: Venezuela’s oil exports have tapered off and shifted toward India since new US sanctions began on January 28 as state-run oil company PDVSA seeks to replace deliveries to the United States and Europe that were disrupted by payment restrictions. The South American nation is turning its focus to cash-paying... »

EB Reports

Chevron distributes warm clothes in the community

The Bangladesh chapter of Chevron’s XYZ Network and Policy, Government & Public Affairs (PGPA) department have collaborated on a winter clothing collection drive. Cash donations from employees of Chevron’s Dhaka office and three gas fields of Bibiyana, Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar and cash contribution from PGPA were used to purchase... »

Green Pages

DPDC moves to DU buildings for solar power generation

UNB: Having failed to get necessary cooperation from government departments in using the rooftops of their buildings, Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) is now moving to Dhaka University buildings to implement a solar power project on their rooftops. According to official sources, the Dhaka University authorities have agreed to... »

Coal Sector

Coal mining resumes at Barapukuria

Coal mining is reinitiated from the Barapukuria coal mine. The mine is now producing around 2 thousand metric tons of coal daily on an average. Barapukuria coal mining authorities informed that, the mine resumes it production on 8th September after a three-month halt. Initially, the miners started experimental mining and... »

Nuclear

‘Bangladesh in Nuclear Club’ book unveiled at the Ekushey Book Fair

Engineer Md. Anwar Hossain, Secretary, Minister for Science and Technology unveiling the book titled “Bangladesh in Nuclear Club: Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in the journey for development” written by himself at the Morok Unmochon Moncho of Ekushey Book Fair today. Mahbubul Hoq, Chairman, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), and Rabindranath... »

Something to Say

Imported LNG: Bracing for gas rates rationalisation

Mushfiqur Rahman: Rupantarita Prakritic Gas Company Limited (RPGCL), a subsidiary of Petrobangla, is responsible for import and supply of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the country. Re-gasified LNG supply is conducted through a Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) at Moheshkhali, Cox’s Bazar. The FSRU has been installed and... »

Environment

90 pc people in Dhaka victims of air pollution: Green activists

UNB: Green activists on Saturday voiced deep concern that around 90 percent dwellers in Dhaka city are affected by serious dust pollution and urged the authorities concerned to take effective steps to check it. Speaking at a human chain programme, they also said the intensity of dust pollution rises usually... »