Bangladesh

Reliance Group awarded power plant project without tender

Reliance Group of India on Wednesday was awarded with a deal without any tender for setting up a liquefied natural gas-based 750 megawatt power plant at Meghnaghat in Narayanganj.   The cabinet committee on national purchase awarded the deal to the leading Indian conglomerate at a meeting at the secretariat which would allow Indian company to sell per unit of electricity at Tk 5.80 to the state-owned Power Development Board.   The deal would cost cash-starved PDB Tk 80,945.41 crore in 22 years.   According to the proposal submitted by the power division before the national purchase committee, PDB would buy electricity for 22 years after commissioning of the plant scheduled in 2019.   Additional secretary Mustafizur Rahman told reporters after the meeting that PDB would now sign power purchase agreement with Reliance Group.   Power di...

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Live updates: PM Narendra Modi, PM Sheikh Hasina to honour soldiers martyred in 1971 war

Giving an impetus to their ties, India and Bangladesh on Saturday inked nearly two dozen agreements in strategic areas of defence and civil nuclear cooperation.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive discussions with his Bangladeshi counterpart Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on ways ...

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India, Bangladesh sign 22 pacts in key sectors

India and Bangladesh signed 22 pacts in various key sectors on Saturday after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi held extensive discussions to strengthen bilateral partnership between both countries.   The 22 pacts were signed on a wide range of bilateral relations including e...

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Family & locals in Khulna city have demand justice for Tonni

Tanni’s family claims she was murdered for protesting against her husband’s extramarital affair   Family members of Sarah Fargusan Tonni and locals in Khulna city have demanded the arrest and...

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16 BNP leaders detained from Goods Hill in Chittagong

Police in a drive detained 16 leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies from Goods Hill, the ancestral home of executed war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, in Chittagong city on Satur...

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Ex-MP Kader Khan mastermind of MP Liton murder : Police

The former lawmaker hired four hitmen to implement his plan of becoming MP from Gaibandha-1 again by killing Liton, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Rangpur Range Khandaker Golam Faruk further claime...

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PM says US threatened her over Yunus’ Grameen Bank sacking

She has alleged US government officials had also threatened her son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, an expatriate in that country, with causing 'other problems than Padma funds'.   "The American ambassad...

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Government’s ‘good intention’ can stop question paper leaks : Prof Zafar Iqbal

“It’s a matter of government decision to stop question leaking. Apparently, that decision has not been taken yet,” he told reports in Chittagong.   “It’s a failure as a state, we can’t hold...

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