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    Open-pit mining at Barapukuria likely

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:11am on April 20, 2018

    The government, after a four-year moratorium, has again initiated a move for open-pit mining at Barapukuria coal deposit’s far northern zone to begin extraction of...

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    US firm to get 3,000MW project sans bidding

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    The government is set to finalise a memorandum of understanding today to form a joint venture between the state-run Power Development Board and US firm...

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    11 cos bottling, marketing  LPG without approval

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 01:45am on April 18, 2018

    Eleven companies are running business in bottling and marketing of liquefied petroleum gas without obtaining final approval from the government posing a serious threat to...

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    Power sector’s demand for ADP fund soars

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 09:18pm on April 10, 2018

    The power division has sought an allocation of Tk 31,627.38 crore for development projects under the government’s Annual Development Programme in 2018-19 financial year....

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    Frequent power cuts back again

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 11:27pm on April 06, 2018

    Frequent power cuts are back causing immense sufferings to the consumers, worst in rural areas, as mercury soars to 32-35 degrees centigrade during the current...

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    Another extension planned

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:03am on April 04, 2018

    The power and energy ministry has decided to seek further extension of the Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provisions) Act 2010 indemnifying officials...

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    Janata Bank seeks revision of decision

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:05am on April 03, 2018

    State-owned Janata Bank has requested the power division to revise its decision to stop financial transactions and close accounts of power sector agencies with the...

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    Govt to open prepaid power meters to market

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:05am on March 29, 2018

    The government is set to leave prepaid electricity meters to the open market allowing consumers to choose and buy the meters from the market. Currently,...

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    Fresh gas price hike proposed

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 11:33pm on March 27, 2018

    Gas distribution utilities have submitted proposals for fresh hikes in gas prices by 206 per cent for power plants and 25 per cent for CNG...

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    Solar home systems in urban areas turning useless

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 09:59pm on March 24, 2018

    About 20 per cent of solar home systems installed in urban areas of Dhaka, Chittagong, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions were found inoperative though the consumers...