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Dhaka Saturday,  Mar 25, 2017

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GAZPROME Russian gas giant Gazprom on Monday said net profits in the second quarter plunged 17 percent due to higher operating costs which offset a hike in revenues. The state-run behemoth posted a net profit of 245 billion rubles (3.4 billion euros, 3.8 billion) between April and June, which exceeded forecasts by analysts interviewed by Russia’s Interfax news agency. Gazprom saw its running costs jump by 16 percent and was hit... »
telgas-commity-337x205 Leaders of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports yesterday declared that they would not join the BNP’s movement on the Rampal project issue. In a press conference organized at the Mukti Bhaban, Prof. Anu Muhammad, the member secretary of the committee, said, “We’ll go solo with the help of mass people and we’re ever ready to have a conversation with the Prime Minister Sheikh... »
petrol pump Owners and workers of refuelling stations and fuel tank lorries are set to enforce a nine-hour strike from 6:00am today to press home their 12-point demands including raising sales commission and checking incessant hike in road rentals. The strike would be observed from 6:00am to 3:00pm when the refuelling stations will remain closed and tank lorries will not transport petroleum products, says a press release of Bangladesh Petrol Pump O... »
pm-rampal Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated her government’s firm stand for coal-based power plant at Rampal, 65 kilometers away from mangrove forest Sundarbans, saying the power plant would not cause any harm to the world heritage famous for home of Royal Bengal Tigers and rich biodiversity. At a press conference at her Gonobhaban residence here this afternoon the Prime Minister ruled out the claim of a certain quarter that the... »
pm1-273x205 Prime minister Sheikh Hasina to hold a Press Conference on addressing the Rampal Power Plant issue.  The press conference will be held at 4pm on Saturday at her official residence Ganabhaban. Prime minister is going to express her opinions regarding the Rampal plant and hopefully will answer the critics of the project. Earlier, on Wednesday BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia criticized the Rampal project from every possible aspects and demanded scraping of... »
phulbari day The National Committee for Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports Protection has declared to make the anti-Rampal power plant protest a successful movement with ‘lessons learnt’ from the Phulbarhi movement. The committee organised a rally at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the movement against a coal mine in Dinajpur’s Phulbarhi. Committee Convener Sheikh Muhammad Shahidullah said at the rally, It... »
phulbari-day-energy bangla 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... »
pmmm-337x205 Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to hold a Press Conference on the next Saturday addressing the Rampal Power Plant issue. Sources from Power Division confirmed that, the Prime Minister is going to express her opinions regarding the Rampal plant and hopefully will answer the critics of the project. Today, the PM had a meeting with the Power secretary Monwar Islam and the officials of Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company... »
rampal bnp Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday termed Rampal power plant anti-people, urging the authorities to stop the work of the power plant without further delay. Addressing a press conference at her Gulshan office, the 20-party opposition alliance chief called on the people to raise their voice against the risky power plant being constructed in the vicinity of the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans. She, however, did not... »
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 Dhaka on Saturday. It said if their 12 demands are not met within the deadline then they will stop all... »