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    No possibility of countrywide power cut: Secretary

    Terming it as a rumour that there will be no power supply across the country during the next three days, Power Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus has said there is no chance of countrywide power cut.

  • Day labourer jailed

    Man wanted electricity but landed in jail

    A day labourer was allegedly sent to jail on Wednesday for not paying electricity bills, even though his house at Mochagora village in Muradnagar upazila had no electrical line.

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    Ecnec okays project to provide power to 1cr people

    The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) today approved a project worth Tk 8,690 crore to bring around one crore people of the country under electricity coverage.

  • 10yr jail for sabotaging power structures

    Bangladesh government has endorsed the draft of Power Act 2017 with stricter regulations including maximum 10-year jail for sabotaging related structures. The draft law also proposes harsher consequences for stealing electricity or tampering with meter readings in households and industries.

  • Bangladesh needs more trained electricians

    Electricity is the indispensible driving force of development and the ingredient to enhance the standard of living nowadays.

  • A response to - Bringing electricity to more Bangladeshis

    In May 25, The Daily Star, Bangladesh's leading English newspaper, published in print as well as online an opinion article by Bjorn Lomborg titled “Bringing Electricity to More Bangladeshis”.

  • Bringing electricity to more Bangladeshis

    It turns out that switching five households from kerosene lamps to a single diesel-powered generator would be 12 times more cost-effective than solar power - each taka of spending would do an impressive 24 takas of good.

  • Power supply to be normal by Friday, minister hopes

    Apologising for public sufferings due to power disruption in different parts of the country over the past week, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid expresses hope that power supply would be normal by Friday.

  • No load shedding despite heat wave

    Power Development Board (PDB) says power supply now stands at a historic high. It is now supplying around 8300 megawatt of power—a sharp 800MW jump from last year’s corresponding period.

  • Power tariff to go up again: Nasrul

    The government decides to raise power tariff again, side by side with improving the customer service.

  • Spl power plant to check outage

    The Power Development Board (PDB) is floating a tender to set up a gas-fired power plant in Shahjibazaar that would remain standby to pump in electricity whenever there is a supply drop in the national grid.

  • Zero tolerance to terrorism, PM tells Tripura Minister

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterates her government's stance of zero tolerance to terrorism and says no one would be allowed to use Bangladesh's soil for insurgent acts against any country.

  • Tripura power coming in at Tk 6.44/unit

    Bangladesh will buy 100 megawatts of electricity from India's Tripura for a reasonable rate of Tk 6.44 per kilowatt-hour, officials said.

  • Rooppur nuke plant: $12.65b deal inked with Russia

    Bangladesh signs its biggest ever contract worth $12.65 billion with a Russia’s state-run company to build the Rooppur nuclear power plant that would generate 2,400 megawatts of electricity.

  • HC questions legality of gas, power price hike

    High Court questions the legality of the government's latest decision to hike gas and electricity prices. The court issues a rule upon the Energy Regulatory Commission to explain why the decision to hike the prices of gas and electricity would not be declared illegal.

  • CAB threatens to move court on gas, power cost hike

    Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) threatens to move the court if the recent price-hike of gas and power is not reconsidered.

  • See-through solar cells

    Transparent solar is based on a fact about light that is taught in elementary school, sun transmits energy in the form of invisible ultraviolet and infrared light, as well as visible light.

  • Heavy rains halt train service in Mymensingh

    Train service on Mymensingh-Jamalpur route disrupts for three hours as rail tracks went under water in Mymensingh after the city experienced the highest rainfall.

  • A hospital without electricity

    The patients at Chittagong Medical College Hospital have gone through untold sufferings due to lack of electricity for three days, as the hospital administration failed to repair...

  • 1500 MW more electricity by July

    IT is indeed heartening to see 1500 MW of electricity being added in the next three months to the country's power-starved national grid, as we hope that the newest addition will give the much-needed impetus to the country's economic growth.

  • Power cut hits Bangabhaban

    A grid failure at Haripur in Narayanganj resulted in shut down of a number of power plants in the country leaving many areas in the capital including parliament and Bangabhaban without power for up to an hour.

  • Govt okays 600MW Indian power import

    Government approves of importing additional 600MW power from neighbouring India at a cost of about Tk 1,600 crore via the electricity interconnectivity grid.