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IPPs, rental plants hit power sector hard

IPPs, rental plants hit power sector hard
The Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) is concerned about the unusually high prices charged by some independent power producers (IPPs) and rental plants that make the whole sector vulnerable. According to the audit report of the PDB, the furnace oil- based 305MW Summit Meghnaghat is the most expensive power plant of its kind in the nation. It charges Tk. 20.40 for per unit of power, which is twice the amount charged by Khulna Power Company Limited (KPCL), another furnace oil-based plant of the same company.  Among diesel-run power plants, the 100 MW Desh Energy in Siddirgonj is the most expensive as it sells electricity at Tk. 28.11 per unit to the PDB. The gas based power plant set up by Venture Energy in Bhola sales power at Tk…

PM returns home from Sweden

PM returns home from Sweden

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home yesterday morning, wrapping up her three-day bilateral visit to Sweden, reports UNB. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at about9:15 am. Earlier, the Prime…
Looks ‘impossible, but still possible’

Looks ‘impossible, but still possible’

Though it appears to be an impossible task to eliminate the capital's perennial water-logging, urban experts think the authorities concerned can make it possible by restoring the capital’s natural drainage network through reclaiming 43 canals from grabbers, reports UNB. Talking to UNB, Prof…
Dealing with landslides

Dealing with landslides

With four more bodies pulled out of the rubble on Friday the total death toll in Rangamati alone stood at 112, taking the total count of bodies to 153, according to a report in this newspaper yesterday.  Landslides in the CHT region are nothing new. For the last few years the region has been witnessing…
Season of name calling

Season of name calling

This, it seems, is a season of name calling in India. And this time it is not about one politician abusing another; this time it is about a line being crossed as never before.  This time around there was a new low with people bitterly divided over the recent army action wherein uniformed men  used…
64pc brickfields get eco-friendly tech

64pc brickfields get eco-friendly tech

DHAKA: Nearly 64 percent of the country’s brickfields, widely considered as one of the major sources of air pollution, have so far been got environment friendly technology, according to official sources, reports BSS. “So far it’s a good achievement. The environment friendly technology…
Gala time for f-commerce

Gala time for f-commerce

With just two products—custom-made saris brought directly from weavers in Tangail and designer floral bedsheets—Gift Hampers BD, a Facebook-based boutique business, started small, but the response it has received, especially during this Eid season, is huge. “We believe in quality over…
Macron’s party on course for a landslide victory

Macron’s party on course for a landslide victory

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron is on course for a landslide victory in parliamentary elections that will complete his overhaul of national politics as the first voters cast their ballots overseas on Saturday, reports AFP. The election this weekend will see Macron’s 15-month-old party…
Tareen reunites with Chanchal Chy thru ‘Priyo Ranjana’

Tareen reunites with Chanchal Chy thru ‘Priyo Ranjana’

Tareen and Chanchal Chowdhury—both the artistes are immensely popular among the audience of Bangladesh. The duo appeared together on the TV screen in a very few number of tele-dramas and telefilms in their career. But all the projects where they acted together earned huge admiration from the viewers.…
Tigers uptrend praiseworthy

Tigers uptrend praiseworthy

Bangladesh showcased their best-ever performance in ICC Champions Trophy taking part for the second time after 2006. They broke into semifinal overtrumping the top-notch teams like Australia and New Zealand. Two-year back, Bangladesh had played in quarter-final phase in Down-Under World Cup. But this…
Growers disappointed as jackfruit prices fall

Growers disappointed as jackfruit prices fall

In spite of the bumper production of jackfruit, growers are disappointed because this seasonal delicious fruit is being sold at low prices in the markets of Jhenidah. Growers in Jhenidah are harvesting at least 25,000 tonnes of jackfruit in the current season although the demand of the national fruit…
Bangladesh 84th most peaceful country

Bangladesh 84th most peaceful country

Bangladesh has moved one step down in the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2017, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, ranking as the 84th most peaceful country in the world, reports UNB. In 2016, Bangladesh was ranked 83 on the GPI index to advance from 84th position in 2015. Yet Bangladesh has…
It’s time to put the tired Spanish siesta stereotype to bed

It’s time to put the tired Spanish siesta stereotype to bed

In the small town of Ador, near Valencia, the siesta is sacred. So sacred, in fact, that in 2015 its mayor enshrined its citizens’ right to the afternoon nap in law. Everything in the town closes between 2pm and 5pm, while all noise must be kept to a minimum. Parents are encouraged to keep their…
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