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...


Huji militant chief Mufti Hannan’s family meets at Jail

The family members of death row convict Mufti Abdul Hannan, chief of a faction of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad Bangladesh (Huji), met him at Kashimpur Central Jail this morning.   Hannan’s wife, two daughters and elder brother reached the jail gate around 7:00am, said Mizanur Ra...


HC Verdict on appeals in Ershad’s graft case May 9

The High Court will deliver on May 9 its verdict on three separate appeals filed in a 25-year-old graft case against Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad.


The HC bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishmadev Chakraborty fixed the date after concluding hearing on the appeals today.


Stay alert about spreading confusions on Pahela Baishakh : PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the people to stay alert about spreading confusions regarding the celebration of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla new year, terming the festival...


Graft case: HC orders Tarique’s wife to appear before lower court

The High Court on Wednesday asked Zobaida Rahman, wife of Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman, to appear before lower court within eight weeks in a graft case filed for am...


Maldives switches focus from climate threat to mass tourism

When Mohamed Nasheed, the young, first democratically elected president of the Maldives, said in 2008 that he was seeking to buy a new homeland to save his people from being inundated by rising sea le...


Facebook to delete MPs’ fake accounts : Tarana Halim

State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Monday said Facebook authorities will delete the fake accounts registered using the names of members of parliament (MPs) and VVIP person...


World-class Pohela Boishakh celebration at Radisson Blu Dhaka

On this 14th April 2017, Radisson Blu Dhaka is once again raising the bar with the Pohela Boishakh Celebration and will be hosting a world class Bengali New Year’s event.   The hotel will b...


Young girl found living with monkeys in northern India

Police in northern India have rescued a young girl who is believed to have been living with monkeys in the jungle for a number of years.   Doctors at a hospital in Bahraich, south-east of N...


Shakib Khan set to return to Apu Biswas, son;
I think it’s all about my family, my wife and son

The ice seems to have melted between popular Bengali film star Shakib Khan and actress Apu Biswas as the actor yesterday said that he will be accepting Apu as his wife and will start living as a famil...

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