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Dhaka Monday,  Apr 22, 2019
Immersed up to her neck in a dark viscous liquid, Sulfiya smiles in delight, confident that the fetid substance will cure her painful condition. Sulfiya, a Russian woman in her 60s, has travelled to Azerbaijan’s north- western city of Naftalan in the hope that crude oil baths at a local sanatorium will end her years of suffering from polyarthritis, a disease affecting the joints. “This is so pleasant,” she enthuses,... »

Power Sector

Uninterrupted power supply during Ramadan to be ensured

Prime Minister’s energy adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury Bir Bikram today said the government is set to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the upcoming Ramadan and the summer. “The upcoming Ramadan and the current summer season will be kept free from loadshedding,” he said this while speaking as the chief guest... »

Gas Sector

ACC Identifies 22 Corruption Sources In Titas

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has identified possible corruption in 22 sources of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Co. Ltd. These include illegal connection, illegal link renegotiation, meter tampering, excessive gas connection to boiler and generator, system loss, negiligence to install EVC (Electronic Volume Corrector) etc. The information was revealed in... »

Petroleum

Venezuela Turns To India For Major Oil Exports As US Sanctions Bite

MOSCOW: Venezuela’s oil exports have tapered off and shifted toward India since new US sanctions began on January 28 as state-run oil company PDVSA seeks to replace deliveries to the United States and Europe that were disrupted by payment restrictions. The South American nation is turning its focus to cash-paying... »

EB Reports

Kazakh Students Will Open $50 bln Worth Market for Kamaz and VIST

Kazakh students will open a $50 bln worth market for Kamaz and VIST Open Corporate Challenge kicks off at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. The Challenge is set to invite talented students to invent facilitating systems for autonomous Kamaz Neo. Market share for the solution developed during the challenge is expected... »

Green Pages

WB approves $185m for renewable energy

The World Bank (WB) has approved $185 million to add up to 310 Megawatt (MW) in renewable energy generation capacity in Bangladesh and mobilize private sector participation to meet the growing demand for electricity in the country. The support for the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Project will increase installed capacity of... »

Coal Sector

U.S. power producers’ coal consumption falls to 35-year low

Despite political support from the White House, U.S. coal consumption continues to fall, as power producers shutter coal-fired units in favor of cheaper and more flexible natural gas as well as solar and wind. U.S. power producers generated almost 6 percent less electricity from coal in the first half of... »

Nuclear

Atomexpo-2019 ends in Russia

Experts call for use of nuclear energy to ensure sustainable development

While countries all over the world are committed to cut down their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris Agreement goal, nuclear experts gathered at the 11th edition of the international atomic energy forum- Atomexpo 2019, held in Sochi, Russia expressed their opinion in favour of atomic energy, as an... »

Something to Say

First ever black hole image released

Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. It measures 40 billion km across – three million times the size of the Earth – and has been described by scientists as “a monster”. The black hole is 500 million trillion... »

Environment