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Diesel-based power too costly for PDB

Diesel-based power 
too costly for PDB
The Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB), a government owned entity, has purchased electricity at Tk 82 per unit (per kilowatt hour) from two diesel-based private power plants this year. In a financial statement published last week, the PDB stated that diesel-based power plants are the most expensive. Purchasing electricity from private power plants costs the PDB between Tk 22 and Tk 82.47, but it sells the electricity to distribution companies at Tk 5.88. Sources said the average price at which distribution companies sell electricity to consumers is Tk 6. They have started bargaining with the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) to increase the electricity price. On November 27, BERC started hearing on fresh power price hike…

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Commodity prices keep rising
Commodity prices keep rising
The prices of vegetables and other essential commodities registered a significant rise in the past one…

Bangladesh made great progress 
braving challenges: UNESCO

Bangladesh made great progress braving challenges: UNESCO

Mentioning that Bangladesh has made significant progress in adult learning and education even though challenges were vast, an official of the UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning (UIL) has said further policy development, adequate financing and quality development are necessary to continue along this…
Community clinics come as relief for rural poor people

Community clinics come as relief for rural poor people

As the country grapples with health care woes, the government came up with a scheme that promised to bring great relief to rural people and came as the perfect solution to the problem of not having health care services in rural areas. The scheme-the setting up of nearly 4,000 community clinics-is aimed…
Migrant deaths on sea unnerving

Migrant deaths on sea unnerving

The extent of human desperation to seek out a better life in a European state has come to the fore once more with diabolical results – 58 dead when a boat carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Mauritania. Reportedly, the rickety makeshift craft held 150 people, including women and children,…
Accurate diagnosis prevents medical error

Accurate diagnosis prevents medical error

Between October 1 and October 10, 2019, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health of Bangladesh, 3,162 more dengue cases were recorded; following 16,856 in September and 52,636 in August, the 3 months count for more than the total number of patients…
Ceramic industry eyes 25pc global market share in 7yrs

Ceramic industry eyes 25pc global market share in 7yrs

The country’s ceramic industry is going to explore at least 20-25 per cent of global market by the next five to seven years. The industry already witnessed at least 200 per cent growth in the domestic market over the period of last few years. President of the Bangladesh Ceramic Manufacturers and…
Iran nuclear deal parties meet as accord nears collapse

Iran nuclear deal parties meet as accord nears collapse

The remaining signatories to the faltering Iran nuclear deal began crunch talks in Vienna Friday with questions over the survival of the landmark agreement after Tehran vowed to continue to breach the deal’s limits on its nuclear programme. Envoys from Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and…
‘Natuner Utsab 2019’ ends

‘Natuner Utsab 2019’ ends

Garnering huge admiration from this year’s edition and a promise of another grand edition next year, the seven-day long national theatre festival ‘Notuner Utsab 2019’ concluded on Thursday evening in the capital.    The closing ceremony of the festival was held at the National…
Local players ready to shine in BPL

Local players ready to shine in BPL

The National Cricket Academy of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) was jam-packed with the local players of the participating teams of the Bangabandhu-Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Unlike the previous two day’s practice session, they all held their third day training session…
Ghorasal Fertiliser Factory to ‘go green with larger capacity’

Ghorasal Fertiliser Factory to ‘go green with larger capacity’

There has been much progress in the government's plan to produce some 2,800 metric tonnes of granular urea a day in Ghorasal Polash Urea Fertiliser Factory, turning it into the country's largest urea fertiliser factory and an environment-friendly one, says a senior official. "This is going…
More winged guests arrive at JU this year

More winged guests arrive at JU this year

With the onset of winter, dawn breaks on the Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus with the sweet calls and songs of myriad birds these days. Like every year, a large number of migratory birds have arrived at the lakes in the university for their winter sojourn in search of safe habitat and food. These…
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