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Dhaka Friday,  Aug 26, 2016
Today is the 10th anniversary of Phulbari Tragedy Day. On this day in 2006, the then Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Police opened fire on a demonstration organized by the villagers, indigenous people, protesting against open-pit coal-mining by Asia Energy. At least 3 were killed namely Aminul, Salekin, Torikul, 20 more were shot and more than 200 were injured on this tragic day. Four days after the incident, the then BNP-led... »

Power Sector

BD Going To form Waste Power Generation Company

power-waste-259x205 A new company named Waste Power Generation Company (WPGC) is going to be formed soon to generate electricity from the wastes. The company will be formed with a collaboration with both the City corporations of Dhaka, Power Development Board (PDB), Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) and Dhaka Electric Supply Company... »

Gas Sector

LPG Cylinder Blasts

lpg It is also important to educate the public, particularly housewives, about the safety precautions in handling the LPG cylinders It is worrying to note that 24 gas cylinder blasts occurred in the Barisal region in the past one year, a report carried in this newspaper recently revealed this. In the... »


BD Gives India Permit To Carry Petroleum Products To Tripura

tripura oil permit Bangladesh has given India route permit to carry petroleum products such as motor spirit, high speed diesel, superior kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas from Assam to Tripura through its territory. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) signed a MoU with Bangladesh’s Roads and Highways Department on Thursday. The High Commission of... »

EB Reports

Petrol Pumps Threaten Strike On Aug 28

petrol pump press Workers and operators of petrol pumps and tanker trucks has given a deadline for the government to meet their demands. Or else, they have threatened to go on a country-wide strike on Aug 28. The Bangladesh Petrol Pump and Tank Lorry Owners-Workers Unity Council’s announcement came at Press briefing in... »

Green Pages

Rooppur Cost $18.23b With Interest

rooppur-power-plant-360x180 Considering the interest on the credit amount of $11.38 billion, Bangladesh has to repay an additional $6.84 billion for materialising the Rooppur nuclear power plant, resulting the total cost to raise up to $18.23 billion, claimed the government officials. It suggests that, one-third of the total investment would be spent... »

Coal Sector

Rampal Power Project

Coal India Exploring Export Opportunity To Bangladesh

rampal-1-337x205 As the domestic demand for coal has started dwindling with surplus stock at power plants, Coal India has started exploring export opportunities, hoping to enter Bangladesh with the upcoming Maitree super-critical thermal project there. A team recently visited Bangladesh and is likely to table its report soon. State-owned power generator... »

Something to Say

Surprise Natural Gas Drawdown Signals Higher Prices Ahead

oil price The U.S. electric power sector burned through a record amount of natural gas in recent weeks, a sign of the shifting power generation mix and also a signal that natural gas supplies could get tighter than many analysts had previously expected. The EIA reported a surprise drawdown in natural gas... »


13 Projects Undertaken To Face Climate Change : Anwar Hossain

ENVIRONMENT minister Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju today said the Climate Change Trust Fund (CCTF) under the ministry has taken 13 projects of Taka 124 crore 81 lakh for afforestation to face the climate change challenges. He said this while replying to a starred question from treasury bench member Hajera... »