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Dhaka Wednesday,  Aug 23, 2017

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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... »
pdb-173x205 Allegations are there that, the state-owned Bangladesh Power Development Board’s (BPDB or PDB) procurement process is engrossed in plentiful corruption. Addressing these issues, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Power, Energy and mineral Resources have recently ordered the PDB to investigate. Complaints are there that, with compliance with some of the corrupt officials of the board, the PDB has been placing purchase orders at a much higher... »
pm-328x205 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has lashed out at the anti-Rampal power plant campaigners saying those who are agitating ‘in Dhaka’ have no idea how far the site is from the Sundarbans. She also asked the protesters to visit the project site to see how far the site is from the Sundarbans instead of ‘shedding tears’ for the Royal Bengal Tigers, ignoring the ‘benefit to the people’. Speaking at the inaugural... »
MD barapukuria-S.M.N Aurangajeb - energy bangla Engineer SM Nurul Aurangajeb, Managing Director of Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Ltd, has been stand-released on charge of corruption. Officials and employees of the coalmine sent a letter to the Prime Minister on January 19 demanding removal of the MD on allegations of irregularities, corruption and nepotism against him.  When Nurul came to know about the matter, he made over 100 staff members pledge with their hands on the Holy... »
Rampal - energy bangla A Human Chain was organized at the city on yesterday supporting the installation of the Rampal Power Plant. The message that the organizers were trying to deliver through this human chain was that, the power plant of Rampal would be a completely environment-friendly establishment which wouldn’t harm the adjacent Sundarbans. The organizers also criticized the anti-Rampal activists and their upcoming half-day hartal on 26th January claiming that, the environmentalists are... »