Monthly Archives: August 2010

Harsco wins $13M in rail equipment contracts

Rail maintenance equipment maker Harsco Corp. said Monday it has received $13 million in new rail orders, including contracts from Bangladesh and Liberia, a nod to the company’s effort to bring in new business from overseas.

Under one of the deals, Harsco will build a machine for the Bangladesh Railway system that makes rail tracks more durable by leveling and ramping them.

The unit will be constructed in Harsco Rail’s U.S. production facilities and is scheduled for delivery next year.

The Liberian order calls for the sale of a Harsco Rail Grinder, a machine that helps maintain and improve track by resurfacing and correcting damage. It will also be delivered next year.

Harsco has also received new orders in the U.S. from three railroads for its new drone tampers — fully automated vehicles that can tamp down track beds. The units are scheduled for delivery starting later this year and continuing into early 2012.

Bangladesh India MOU Signed For Power Cooparation

Sources :The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) and the Indian state-run National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) signed here today (Monday-30-08-2010) a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for improving power stations in Bangladesh. The NTPC, as government utility of India, as per … read more

Bangladesh’s Secular Revolution – A World Model

In the pantheon of Islamic states, Bangladesh seems an unlikely place for a secular revolution. It is a dry country with no bars, casinos or horse races. Bangladesh is not liberal in its social mores, compared to Muslim-majority countries like … read more

Research on Islam, finance, and politics in Bangladesh Highlights -By Bridget Kustin

All America is hallowed ground for freedom By Bridget Kustin Last week, I returned to Baltimore after spending a summer researching Islam, finance, and politics in Bangladesh. I still haven’t unpacked–I want to preserve the memories of hospitality and gratitude … read more

Bangladesh approves $7.2 bn -Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport project-under PPP

Bangladesh on Sunday approved plans for a new international airport near Dhaka to be completed by 2013, officials said. The USD 7.2 billion Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport , named after the Bangladesh independence leader, will have two runways with … read more

Bangladesh Beximco & Saudi firms eye joint venture investment to upgrade Bangladesh’s sole oil refinery

Leading business conglomerate Beximco has set up a joint venture with a Saudi firm to invest nearly $1 billion to upgrade Bangladesh’s sole oil refinery. “Beximco and Marasel Company Ltd of Saudi Arabia will jointly submit interest for funding an … read more

Bangladesh census to be digitised

Bangladesh will conduct its census next March and the process will be implemented using digital methods for more accuracy. Planning Minister A.K. Khandker Thursday said the population and housing census, an exercise undertaken every 10 years, will be held across … read more

India Bangladesh Relations

Sources The most talked about issue in South Asia is India-Pakistan relations. Bangladesh-India relations are seconding among the population of the region. It could be mentioned that India Bangladesh relations also significantly impact on the internal politics of both the … read more

The Harry Potter star,Emma Watson – Watson Visits Fair Trade Factory In Bangladesh

And Watson jumped at the chance to get involved – she waded barefoot into a river to help dye natural yarns and fabric and attempted to operate several textile machines. The kind-hearted star also made a stop at a local … read more

Dhaka mulling Tehran offer to join ??peace pipeline?

“Iran formally invited Bangladesh last month to join $7.5bn plan India remains hesitant because of disputes about prices, transit fees and its volatile ties with Pakistan” DHAKA: Energy-hungry Bangladesh is examining an offer from Tehran to join a much-delayed project … read more

Bangladesh vaccinating cows to contain anthrax outbreak

DHAKA ? Bangladesh has launched a vaccination drive in its northern dairy farming region to contain an outbreak of anthrax that has affected more than 100 people this week, an official said Tuesday. Another 62 infections have been reported in … read more