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Dhaka Wednesday,  Dec 19, 2018

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Indian West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said realistic steps are being taken to resolve long-standing problem over exchange of enclaves between India and Bangladesh. She said this when Bangladesh Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif called on her in Kolkata on April 13, said an official release here today. The issue of exchanging enclaves between the two countries got prominence during the hour-long meeting. Mamata Banerjee assured Bangladesh land... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought more Spanish investment in Bangladesh, particularly in infrastructure, power and energy, telecommunication, ICT and shipbuilding sectors, for mutual benefits of the two countries. The Prime Minister came up with the request when Spanish Ambassador to Bangladesh Luis Tejada Chacon paid a farewell call on her at her office this morning. After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhuri briefed reporters. Sheikh Hasina expressed... »
An elderly man was killed in electrocution at a readymade garments factory at city’s Sagarika area on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Parimal Chandra Dey, 68, a sweeper at ‘Selim and Brothers’, hailed from city’s South Kattoli area. Parimal was electrocuted after he came in contact with live electricity while working at a factory at Sagarika area under city’s Pahartali thana around 12pm, said Nayek Jahangir Alam of Chittagong... »
A South Asian rights group saturday called upon Bangladesh government to halt Rampal power plant construction in the Sundarbans until cleared by environmentalists. Fearing adverse impact on the largest mangrove forest in the world, South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), made the call today in a press conference at Dhaka. “We demand suspension to all construction work and other project activities until a comprehensive science based environmental impact assessment (EIA) is... »
The government would make an arrangement for providing 2.0 per cent of the country’s total gas and electricity to new industrial units through the Board of Investment (BoI) and it would come into effect from the next fiscal year, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said Wednesday. Besides, the government was working on empowerment of the local governments so that they could work more effectively and independently, Mr. Muhith said. The minister... »
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated her government’s commitment to reach electricity to every house saying seventy percent people now have excess to electricity and much time would not be needed to reach electricity to every house. She extended her sincere thanks to the officials and employees of the power and energy ministry for their tireless efforts for increased electricity generation and give the country relief from nagging power outage... »
The United States remained the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2014, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates. U.S. hydrocarbon production continues to exceed that of both Russia and Saudi Arabia, the second- and third-largest producers, respectively. For the United States and Russia, total petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbon production, in energy content terms, is almost evenly split between petroleum and natural gas. Saudi Arabia’s... »
Ranks Petroleum Limited, a concern of Rangs Group, has recently organized a knowledge sharing seminar with the industry officials from power and energy sector in Dhaka. It is the sole distributor of world’s number 1 brand Shell Lubricants in Bangladeshi market. Shell has a long term international relationship with Wärtsilä, a global leader in power and energy sector, to provide lubrication solution to its engines. To develop similar relation in... »
Nineteen directives given a year ago by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD) have lain dormant for the 14 months since they were issued. The prime minister issued the directives on February 6, 2014, in her capacity as minister for the Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry during her first visit to her office at the ministry last year. Ahead of Hasina’s second visit... »
Karnaphuli Fertilizer Co. Ltd. (KAFCO) has contributed Taka 11,732,479.00 (Taka eleven million seven hundred thirty two thousand four hundred seventy nine) being 0.5% of its profit for its financial year 2013-14 to the Sramik Kalyan Foundation. Mr. Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, ndc, Secretary, Ministry of Industries & Chairman, KAFCO handed over the cheque to Mr. Md. Mujibul Haque Chunnu, MP, Honorable State Minister for Labour & Employment in a program... »