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Next Big Thing In Bangladesh — Solar Irrigation Pumps

 by Anand Upadhyay If you have any interest in the off grid solar space, you would certainly be aware of Bangladesh’s success in promoting solar home systems. At the last count, the country had installed over 3.8 million solar home systems since 2003. Scattered across the country, these systems generate a total of 135 MW […]

By Prashanth Parameswaran Bangladesh has launched a raid against Myanmar separatists following a gun battle between local forces and the Arakan Army, local media sources reported August 27. The remote hills on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border have been home to a range of separatist groups from neighboring Myanmar for decades. The groups – including the Arakan […]

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BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday called upon her arch rival prime minister Sheikh Hasina to work together for a sustainable democratic system in the country. Khaleda Zia claimed that her party, BNP, did so in the past, reports news agency UNB. In a statement, the BNP chief said, “Eschew the politics of vengeance and […]

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BPC, Titas making huge profit; power generation cost dips Average power and gas prices have been raised with effect from September 1. The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Berc) has increased power and gas price at a time when the public gas companies are making large profits and per unit power generation cost has gone down […]

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DCCs plan to get rid of haphazardly put up, risky hoardings in a month The two Dhaka city corporations are going to formulate new guidelines to bring discipline in the use of billboards to restore beauty to the capital. Both Dhaka north and south city corporations have already set up separate committees that are working […]

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Suranjit Sengupta has urged the leaders of the ruling Awami League-led coalition to ‘immediately’ stop the war of words over the post-Liberation War activities of JaSaD, a member of the bloc. The Awami League Advisory Council member told a discussion on Friday that the ongoing debate over the role of JaSaD (Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal) was […]

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 The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has decided to bring the country’s some 32,450 big taxpayers under intensive monitoring, aiming to end the tax-evasion culture. The NBR has already directed all the circle offices of the Income Tax Wing to prepare a list of 50 big taxpayers’ names from their respective circles. “Each circle office […]

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With the aim of reviewing the price of fuel oil, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said he will schedule a meeting with top officials of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission. Before revising the price, the government would also have to consider that Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation had been suffering losses for a long time, the BERC chief […]

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A villager, named as Liyakat Ali, is transported by medical staff at a hospital in Jammu after he was injured in cross-border firing in Indian-administered Kashmir on August 28, 2015. At least 10 civilians were killed as India and Pakistan traded fire across their disputed border, officials said, less than a week after high-level talks were […]

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Five Bangladeshi nationals were among the 200 people who lost their lives after two boats carrying about 500 migrants sank off Libya, reported BBC Bangla. Quoting an official of Bangladesh Embassy in Tunisia, the news outlet reported that two children were among the Bangladeshi deceased. Related story: 200, including Bangladeshis, feared dead in Libya sinking […]

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