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Covid-19 pandemic
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Govt to revise Power Sector Master Plan The government is set to revise the Power Sector Master Plan (PSMP) - 2016 to match with the coronavirus pandemic that has lowered the power demand significantly and increased financial stress on Bangladesh Development Board (BPDB). The country's current power generation capacity is 22,000MW while maximum demand is 12,000-13,000MW leaving an idle capacity of between ...
Extradition Of Bangabandhu Killer
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US Attorney Gen seeks opinion of amici curiae on Rashed ChyThe long-awaited extradition of Rashed Chowdhury, one of the killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who has been awarded death sentence by the court, is now expected as the US government has taken a move to review his asylum in     the USA.US Attorney General William Barr has asked all concerned ...
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Govt abandons coal-fired power plants, finallyFinally, the government has decided to discontinue the contracts of coal-fired power projects to stop risky investment in power generation and protect environment from the 'dirty fuel'.Although a quarter of the population still lacked access to electricity a research found that demand for power in 2030 will only require 29,619MW of generating capacity which is ...
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Hasina-Imran tele-talk todayPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina will join a meeting with her Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan today (Wednesday) afternoon to discuss bilateral issues and current affairs, Prime Minister's Office (PMO) confirmed.Earlier, the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his eagerness to talk with the Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and made a request to the Foreign Ministry ...
Fuel Adulteration
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Govt likely to cancel licences of 11 pvt condensate plantsThe government is likely to cancel the licences of 11 private condensate fractionation plants for their involvement in illicit fuel trade and adulteration, the Energy Ministry sources said.The ministry will sit in a day or two to take action during a review meeting on adulteration of petroleum fuels and sales of substandard fuels at many ...
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First ever deal with China for renewable energy projectThe country is set to sign the first ever Joint Venture Agreement with China to install 500 MW of renewable energy generation project in 'One Belt, One Road' initiative to launch its journey towards clean energy.The two countries will sign the Joint Venture Agreement to form a joint venture company tomorrow (Tuesday) to develop solar ...
Consumers pay Tk 8,000cr against inflated bills
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Four senior power officials suspended, 287 get notice A government taskforce has found that six state-owned power distribution agencies have served 'inflated bills' and 'over bills' to more than one million consumers amounting to Tk 8,000 crore for the coronavirus pandemic general holiday period.The Power Division on Saturday suspended four senior officials of Dhaka Power Distribution Company (DPDC) and ssued show cause notices ...
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Thousands flee Rakhine villages in renewed army crackdownThousands of villagers from Kyauk Tan, Aung Thar Kyaw, Htee Swea, Nwar Hla Kyaw, La Mone Taing, and Nwar Tin Koke of Myanmar's Rakhine state have fled their homes after the local administrator ordered them out of homes as the army planned "clearance operations" once again there saying it is against "insurgents."Similar order of massive ...
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Task Force to ‘punish’ employees for making inflated power billsPower Division has formed a "Task Force" to punish the employees and officials of six power distribution agencies, those were involved in making the "inflated bill", "over bill" and to the consumers that created a serious panic and unrest among the consumers across the country.Mosammat Maksuda Khatun, Additional Secretary, will lead the "Task Force" which ...
Bill Placed In JS
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Move to change power price more than once a year comes under fire Experts, academics and activists have denounced the government move to change electricity tariff more than once every financial year, terming it an 'anti people move.'While the consumers of all six utility agencies are facing serious problem with the 'over billing', 'extra billing' issue during Covid -19 period, the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources ...
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