Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

GOVERNANCE IS THE CHALLENGE

GOVERNANCE IS THE CHALLENGE SYED ISHTIAQUE REZA Her party miserably failed in five city corporation elections. The reason was clear “A good government out of a bad election.” “The best government from the worst election.” That was the essence of the … Continue reading

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PAK SYNDROME BEDEVILS INDO-BANGLA TIES

PAK SYNDROME BEDEVILS INDO-BANGLA TIES BY SURINDER K. SHARMA There is an imperative for India and Bangladesh to work together for mutual benefit and for the good of the region. Scholars from the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) … Continue reading

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MORE OVERSEAS MISSIONS ARE NEEDED

MORE OVERSEAS MISSIONS ARE NEEDED For instance, South America is prospective for Bangladesh as a whole. But this vast region, it seems, is served very thinly with the lone Bangladeshi embassy in Brazil. Undeniably, Brazil is South America’s biggest country … Continue reading

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FOREIGN CURRENCY RESERVE SURPASSES $ 18 BILLION

FOREIGN CURRENCY RESERVE SURPASSES $ 18 BILLION The foreign currency reserve of a country is considered as one of few most important indicators of the strength or otherwise of its macro economy. The reserve is a guarantee for smooth conduct … Continue reading

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CRAFTING A POSITIVE IMAGE OF BANGLADESH

CRAFTING A POSITIVE IMAGE OF BANGLADESH A class of people in Bangladesh are seen very good at imprinting into the minds of their fellow countrymen and, more significantly foreigners, the notion that their country is small and insignificant in all … Continue reading

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WHAT GOOD IF MICRO CREDITS ARE FOUND OPPRESSIVE ?

WHAT GOOD IF MICRO CREDITS ARE FOUND OPPRESSIVE ? Micro credit was identified long ago as a powerful tool for the purpose of poverty alleviation in Bangladesh .  This realisation also led to a major expansion of micro credit operations … Continue reading

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DAVID BERGMAN: NOW AND THEN

DAVID BERGMAN: NOW AND THEN Image:David Bergman, taken from southasiajournal.net David Bergman who made documentary in 1995 on the brutal atrocities on the Bengali people during 1971 liberation war by Pakistan Occupation Forces and their local collaborators that brought forth … Continue reading

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NO NEED TO USE FOREX RESERVES FOR PADMA BRIDGE: EXPERTS

NO NEED TO USE FOREX RESERVES FOR PADMA BRIDGE: EXPERTS Experts rule out the possibility of using forex reserves to finance the Padma bridge project, reports bdnews24.com. Can Bangladesh finance the Padma bridge project on its own? The question has … Continue reading

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IT VILLAGE IN EACH DISTRICT

IT VILLAGE IN EACH DISTRICT  WE are progressing towards a Digital Bangladesh as envisioned by the Prime Minister. And to that end , the State Minister for Post, Telecommunication and ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said on Wednesday(12th February)that IT village … Continue reading

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FOR DIVERSIFICATION OF EXPORTS

DHAKA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR-2014 FOR DIVERSIFICATION OF EXPORTS Refayet Ullah Mirdha Bangladesh will start exporting of papadum, a non-traditional mouth-watering appetiser, soon as an initiative of export diversification drive, said a top official of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) yesterday.At the … Continue reading

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COAL-BASED RAMPAL THERMAL POWER PLANT PROJECT SET TO ROLL

COAL-BASED RAMPAL THERMAL POWER PLANT PROJECT SET TO ROLL The government has decided to lay the foundation of the coal-basedRampal Thermal Power Plant -ecology plant in Bagherhat, near the Sundarbans, on Oct 22 despite vehement and widespread opposition by environmental … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE DEADLIEST POWER SOURCE?

WHAT’S THE DEADLIEST POWER SOURCE? Image: Geograph – Brian Merchant – This week, an influential oil and gas advocate, Robert Bradley, Jr., claimed that wind power is too dangerous. Comparatively, he argued, the oil and gas industry was “one of the safest” out … Continue reading

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COAL AS A SOURCE OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN BANGLADESH

COAL AS A SOURCE OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN BANGLADESH – INTRODUCTION – Electrical power is the corner stone of national economy. Electricity can be generated from many sources. Fossil fuel – oil, coal and natural gas dominates power generation. World … Continue reading

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REPOWERING: CONCEPT FOR INCEASING OF ELECTICITY IN BANGLADESH

REPOWERING: CONCEPT FOR INCEASING OF ELECTICITY IN BANGLADESH Dip Azad It is well understand that Bangladesh is facing severe power crisis since long. Most of our power plants become older and substantially de-rated even from its low capacity and efficiency … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH SERGEY KIRIYENKO

INTERVIEW WITH SERGEY KIRIYENKO During the exclusive interview with ITAR-TASS Sergey Kiriyenko, Director General of Rosatom, Russia’s State Nuclear Energy Corporation revealed the achievements of 2013 and the goals set 2014. – What place does the State Corporation Rosatom take … Continue reading

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PRIMARY ENERGY SUPPLY CHALLENGES FOR POWER

PRIMARY ENERGY SUPPLY CHALLENGES FOR POWER MUSHFIQUR RAHMAN Power Secretary led a high level government delegation to Malaysia on 16 December 2013 to sign an MoU for carrying out works for formation of a joint venture (JV) company between Bangladesh … Continue reading

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HOW SAFE ARE THE RUSSIAN CIVILIAN NUCLEAR REACTORS?

 HOW SAFE ARE THE RUSSIAN CIVILIAN NUCLEAR REACTORS? QUAMRUL HAIDER The Russian state-owned nuclear power company Rosatom has an all-in-one bargain package for third-world countries seeking to build nuclear power plants. It is known as BOO—“build, own, [and] operate” power … Continue reading

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IS BANGLADESH READY FOR NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION?

IS BANGLADESH READY FOR NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION? Bangladesh is said to be one of the biggest energy-starved countries, with the present demand for electricity at 7500 plus MW (Mega Watt) as opposed to the production of 5000 to 5800 MW. … Continue reading

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RUSSIA EDGES OUT CHINA IN BANGLADESH’S QUEST FOR N-POWER PLANT

RUSSIA EDGES OUT CHINA IN BANGLADESH’S QUEST FOR N-POWER PLANT B’desh Premier in conversation with Russian leader at his St Petersburg residence during her Russia visit in Nov 2010  By Malladi Rama Rao South Asia is going to see generation of … Continue reading

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BACKGROUND AND CURRENT STATUS OF ROOPPUR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

BACKGROUND AND CURRENT STATUS OF ROOPPUR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT The proposal for building a Nuclear Power Plant in the western zone of the country was first conceived in 1961. Since then a number of feasibility studies were conducted, each of … Continue reading

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