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Dhaka Wednesday,  Aug 23, 2017

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RAMPAL hartal jpg Police lobbed tear shells and fired rubber bullets to disperse the agitators observing a half-day hartal on today backed by the National committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Natural Resources, Power and Port in the capital. According to the organizers of the hartal, at least 20 were injured including two journalists and the President of Chatra Union, Lucky Akter. The national committee called for a half-day hartal on today demanding cancellation... »
Pressclub-Hartal-03 Following a half-day shutdown to protest the construction of the Rampal power station, The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports has announced  nationwide demonstrations and three major rallies in Khulna. The National Committee’s Member Secretary Anu Muhammad announced the protest calender on Thursday in front of the National Press Club after the shutdown that lasted from 6am to 2pm. A nationwide demonstration will take place... »
RAMPAL SHAHBAGH The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports called for an eight-hour general strike in the capital protesting against government plans to build the coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans. The proximity of the project to the world’s largest mangrove forest prompted protests from several leftist organisations from the beginning. Environmentalists say the proposed plant would be a significant threat to the Sundarbans, a UNESCO World... »
tel gas commitee The member secretary of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Port’s Professor Anu Muhammad today urged the government to move away from their stance and give support to those protesting against Rampal Power plant project. There is an international consensus against the Rampal project and in favour of protecting the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, Anu Muhammad said. The member secretary of... »
Power  Energy tribunal - energy bangla Cases related to country’s Power and Energy sector are not to be executed from now on at the regular courts. A Tribunal was formed recently under Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) which will deal with the lawsuits related to country’s Power and Energy sector. The tribunal will enact as the judicial board of the BERC under the BERC act 2003. The government already has started transferring the related lawsuits from... »
facebook-337x205 The State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid is likely to appear in a skype video conference and also in a facebook live simultaneously with the public. This event is about to start on the next Wednesday at 4.00pm. Nasrul Hamid on Monday updated his facebook status declaring about this upcoming event. He was willing to meet the public and listen to their voices through this video... »

PDB Acquires More Share Over PGCB

Approval for 12pc Cash Dividend

pgcb-agm-337x205 Bangladesh Power Development Board’s (BPDB or PDB) ownership over Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB) has been enhanced. The PDB from now on will be holding at least 86 percent of the shares of the PGCB which was previously 76.25 percent. The Board of Directors of PGCB has also approved a 12 percent cash dividend for its shareholders. The board members at the meeting approved a proposal of issuing... »
Blue economy- energy bangla The government has formed a ‘Blue Economy Cell’ (BEC) in the last month and the Cell has started its operation formally from today. The Cell will be responsible for exploration, conservation, and sustainable collection and management of natural and mineral resources within the country’s territorial area of Bay of Bengal. State minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Nasrul Hamid inaugurated the cell in a ceremony held at the Petro... »
petrobangla chairman foujullah The government has appointed Abul Mansur Md Faizullah as chairman of Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation, widely known as Petrobangla. A Public Administration Ministry issued a circular in this regard on Wednesday. An official of 1984 batch of the BCS cadre, Faizullah worked as the additional secretary and wing chief of Asia, JEC and F&F wing at the economic relations division before his new job. Before Petrobangla chairman Istiaq... »
NBR NBR Chairman Md Nojibur Rahman, at  monthly revenue meeting held on Tuesday, instructed the field offices to take necessary measures to realise Tk32,876 crore due revenues from the state-owned four gas companies and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation. Of them, the NBR owes Titas, Bakhrabad, Jalalabad and Karnafuli Gas Transmission and Distribution Companies Tk30,858 crore under the Petrobangla while Tk2018 crore remains stuck up with BPC. During the meeting, the NBR Chief... »