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Dhaka Sunday,  Apr 30, 2017

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gas price protest-energybangla 2 Police foiled a march to the energy ministry, protesting the recent gas price hike, by using tear shells and water cannons. The march was organised by Gonotantrik Bam Morcha, an alliance of left-leaning political parties. The turbulence took place today at the city’s Jatiya Press Club area that left a few activists injured in the spot. The leftist organisations observed a half-day hartal on 28th February of this year, asserting... »
pgcb-energybangla-360x193 Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB) has handed over a cheque worth 42 crore 17 lac 35 thousand and 618 taka to Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB or PDB) on account of the dividend of FY 2015-16. Md. Abul Kalam Azad, the chairman of PGCB and the Chief Coordinator (SDG) at the Prime Minister’s Office handed over the cheque officially to Engineer Khaled Mahmud the chairman of PDB on... »
highcourt The High Court has ordered to shut down all tanneries in Dhaka’s Hazaribagh and asked the government to cut off their power, gas and water connections. The bench of Justices Syed Refat Ahmed and Mohammed Selim passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Bangladesh Environment Lawyers Association (BELA). It asked the director-general of the Department of Environment to ensure all the tanneries at Hazaribagh are shut down immediately.... »
hartal-energybangla.1-273x205 Police picked up at least eight persons and used water cannons on the protesters at Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka during the hartal enforced protesting the government decision to hike gas prices. The law enforcers lobbed at least 40 round of teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, our correspondent reports from the spot. The leftist political parties — Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD), Biplobi Workers Party, Gonotantrik... »
hartal-energybangla-360x152 Some leftist political parties will enforce a half-day hartal today in the capital protesting the government decision to hike gas prices. Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD), Biplobi Workers Party, Gonotantrik Biplobi Party, Gonosanghati Andolan and Gonotantrik Bam Morcha called the strike on Friday. The BNP and the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports extended their support to the hartal. The strike... »
telgas-commitee-energybangla.jpeg-337x205 The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports yesterday extended its support to a half-day hartal called by several left-leaning political parties in the capital for Tuesday protesting the government’s decision to increase gas price. “Price hike of gas is totally illogical which has been proved during public hearings held by the BERC [Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission]. But the government has increased the gas price…,” Prof... »
strike hartal energy bangla Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) on Friday announced a half-day hartal in the capital for Tuesday protesting at the fresh hike in gas prices. “The CPB and BSD have called a hartal for February 28 (Tuesday) in the capital city of Dhaka from 6am to 12 noon protesting the anti-people decision of raising the gas prices,” said a statement issued by CPB. However, the SSC... »
adp The power division couldn’t utilize a single Taka at a number of 33 several projects of the Annual Development Program (ADP). As of today, PDB’s 8 projects, REB’s 5 projects, PGCB’s 6 projects, DPDC’s 2 projects, Desco’s 3 projects, WZPDCL’s 1 project, EGCB’s 3 projects, Ashuganj power station’s 1 project, CPGC’s 1 project, SREDA’s 1 project, and RPCL’s 2 projects are among these untouched 33 projects. Sources from the power... »
sultana-kamal-energybangla300x205 “We want Electricity too but not by wasting the Sundarbans”, said Sultana Kamal, conveyor of The National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans. The National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans, which is a platform of 53 green organizations observed ‘Sundarbans Day’ and organized a rally in the city on yesterday where Sultana Kamal spoke. Dr. Abdul Matin, Member Secretary of the committee and also general secretary of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA),... »
BERC-chairman-Monowar-Islam-energy-bangla-180x205 The government has appointed a few new faces at the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC), the independent watchdog body of the country’s power and energy sector. Monowar Islam, a former secretary of the power division has been appointed as the new chairman of the BERC and three other fellow members to the chairman were also been appointed. Former managing director of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd Abdul Aziz... »