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Power producers queue up to build plants

Power producers queue up to build plants
A number of large independent power producers have submitted their unsolicited proposals to the Power Division to establish LNG based power plants, a letter obtained by The Independent has revealed. These plants—18 in all—range from 460 MW to 4,800 MW and will be established at different parts of the country, covering a mix of geographical areas, the letter said. The new plants are part of a concerted effort to increase generation capacity in a country that traditionally has relied on gas-fired power. The government has said upgrading the country’s energy infrastructure is critical to increasing security and lessening the need to import power from neighbouring countries. Experts, meanwhile, said that there was a chance that…

DU students protest against extrajudicial killings

DU students protest against extrajudicial killings

A section of Dhaka University (DU) students yesterday formed a human chain in protest against the ongoing extrajudicial killing across the country in the name of raid against drugs. Students from different departments formed the human chain at the altar of Anti-terrorism Raju Memorial Sculpture of the…
Experts, officials fear highway nightmare during journey

Experts, officials fear highway nightmare during journey

The journeys of several millions holidaymakers are likely to be more torturous this time than previous years ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr as over 40 percent of national highways are not in good shape, fear experts and officials, reports UNB. The situation may take a turn for the worse as meteorologist Abdur…
Myanmar prevaricates over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar prevaricates over Rohingya crisis

Reportedly, the national security adviser in Myanmar has asked the international community to look at the Rohingya crisis objectively and refrain from treating the issue from the angle of the suffering of the displaced, who fled Rakhine to find security in Bangladesh. When the world has access to plenty…
Natural gas hydrates for future energy demands

Natural gas hydrates for future energy demands

Natural Gas Hydrates (MGH), a new unconventional gas resource may prove to be one of the major energy resources for the 21st century. For number of countries, hydrate may be the only indigenous option for non-renewable, combustible energy resources. Gas hydrates are potentially one of the most important…
Furniture makers offer hefty discounts on Eid shopping

Furniture makers offer hefty discounts on Eid shopping

Almost all leading furniture manufacturers are offering huge discounts for Eid shoppers as festive-frenzied customers have erupted in the capital’s showrooms and markets. Some furniture companies are offering up to 20 per cent discounts on their furniture, while others are offering 15 per cent…
US Army to launch war games on NATO’s eastern flank

US Army to launch war games on NATO’s eastern flank

WARSAW: Some 18,000 troops from 19 mostly NATO countries begin annual US-led military exercises in Poland and the Baltic states yesterday to boost combat readiness on the alliance’s eastern flank as it faces an increasingly assertive Russia, reports AFP. The eighth Saber Strike manoeuvres, which…
Babita and Champa honoured 
on same stage in Kolkata

Babita and Champa honoured on same stage in Kolkata

Two sisters—Babita and Champa, two veteran actresses of the Bangladesh’s film industry, have been awarded on the same stage on the same day in India. They have received the awards at the 17th edition of ‘Tele Cine Award’ at Nazrul Mancha in Kolkata on June 2. The lifetime achievement…
BCB yet to settle batting order in Test: Bashar

BCB yet to settle batting order in Test: Bashar

Hard-hitting left-handed batsman Tamim Iqbal established himself as an opener of Bangladesh across the formats but none of batsman is yet to consolidate his opening partner what is obvious in Test. The team management previously had tried by some of the batsmen the likes of Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar,…
Weavers busy ahead of Eid

Weavers busy ahead of Eid

This is a busy time for local weavers as they are working round the clock to produce traditional Tangail saris ahead of the upcoming Eid. Even in the face of high yarn prices, these weavers are intent on producing such apparel to meet the huge demand for them across the country. Tangail saris are popular…
Some expatriate Bangladeshis trafficking women to Bahrain

Some expatriate Bangladeshis trafficking women to Bahrain

Bangladesh's ambassador to Bahrain has urged the authorities not to issue "no objection certificates (NOC)" on family visas to expatriate Bangladeshis working in Bahrain, without clearance of the embassy, to stop human trafficking and other unlawful activities. The ambassador, Major General…
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