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Distributors propose 60pc increase in gas prices

Distributors propose 60pc increase in gas prices
Gas distribution companies of the country have submitted fresh applications to the energy regulator that includes industries, power, fertiliser, households and other customers for a gas price hike of up to 60 per cent. A round of hearing on the price hike is likely to be held before the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) next month, The Independent has learnt from various sources.  A proposal of 60 per cent hike in the retail gas price is going to be made as the government is haemorrhaging money to subsidise the high price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplied in the national grid, said a highly placed source.  The price of domestic gas connection has been proposed to be raised to Tk.1,200 from Tk. 850 for two burners,…

PM greets Ansar VDP
on founding anniv

PM greets Ansar VDP on founding anniv

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday greeted Bangladesh Ansar and VDP on the occasion of their founding anniversary to be obsrved on February 12. She extended warm greetings to all members of the forces on the 39th national rally. In a message, she remembered the Ansar members who joined Bangladesh's…
DPDC moves to DU buildings 
for solar power generation

DPDC moves to DU buildings for solar power generation

Having failed to get necessary cooperation from government departments in using the rooftops of their buildings, Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) is now moving to Dhaka University buildings to implement a solar power project on their rooftops. According to official sources, the Dhaka University…
Stop poisoning milk

Stop poisoning milk

An alarming revelation by the National Food Safety Lab, NFSL, states that most milk, both from the dairy farms and the packaged ones, are laced with deadly chemicals, pesticides and lead. Reportedly, 96 samples from dairy farms were inspected and harmful elements found.  The worry compounds because…
Business communication for professionals and organisations

Business communication for professionals and organisations

Communication is the vital spark of business and management process. No business can operate even a day without communication. Business communication can take place with the internal and external parties on the organization.  Communication is the exchange of ideas, opinions and information through…
Garment shipment to new 
markets shows sharp rise

Garment shipment to new markets shows sharp rise

Garment shipments to non-traditional, mostly major, markets grew by 41 per cent year-on-year to $2.07 billion in the first six months of the current fiscal year, 2018-19, compared to the same period of the previous year, which was $1.46 billion. The increase is being attributed to an incentive package…
US shutdown looms large

US shutdown looms large

US congressional talks over a border security deal have stalled raising the chances of another government shutdown. Negotiators were hoping for a deal by Monday to give Congress time to pass legislation by Friday, when the federal funding agreement runs out. They remain divided on how many undocumented…
2 popular plays to be staged at Shilpakala today

2 popular plays to be staged at Shilpakala today

Two popular plays titled ‘Tragedy Palashbari’ and ‘Condemned Cell’, by two prominent theatre troupes, will be staged today evening at two separate venues of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Theatre troupe Prachyanat will stage its 30th production…
Selectors in dilemma to select Shakib’s replacement

Selectors in dilemma to select Shakib’s replacement

Bangladesh team management is in dilemma with the replacement of injured all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, a key figure in Bangladesh’s aspiration to bring up some good result from New Zealand in which they are yet to win any match in any format of cricket. With the first ODI taking place tomorrow…
Stress on social harmony for ensuring good governance

Stress on social harmony for ensuring good governance

Speakers at a discussion stressed upholding social and political harmony for the sake of institutionalisation of democracy with ensuring good governance everywhere in the society. Responsive and positive roles by all quarters, including the social and political leaders, had become indispensable for…
Bangladesh for regional 
energy collaboration

Bangladesh for regional energy collaboration

Bangladesh has put emphasis on regional collaboration to attain synergy in the power and energy sectors. Prime Minister’s Energy Adviser Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury said this yesterday while addressing the ministerial session of the “Petrotech-2019” as the keynote speaker at India…
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