Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bangladesh signs deal with India to build power plant.

Bangladesh’s state-run Power Development Board on Sunday signed an agreement with India’s National Thermal Power Corp., or NTPC, to build a 1,320-megawatt coal-fired power plant in the southwest of the country, officials said. The signing ceremony in Dhaka was attended … read more

Food Department Jobs:Exam questions ‘leaked’, 10 held.

Ten people were detained in Kurigram and Dhaka early yesterday for their alleged involvement in the leak and sale of question papers for recruitment of sub-assistant food inspector and lower division assistant of the food department. The arrests were made … read more

Gas crisis may linger .

US company Chevron has found no additional gas in the eco-sensitive Lawachhara forest under its existing Moulavibazar gas field. This means an expected solution to the gas crisis by next year with additional supplies from three of Chevron’s gas fields … read more

Japan will lend $63 million to Bangladesh for a maternal and child health project.

Japan to lend $63 million to Bangladesh for a maternal and child health project.The money will be used in training health workers and upgrading facilities and equipment related to maternal, neonatal and child health, Xinhua quoted a statement of the … read more

Industry for lifting excise duty on garments.

The imposition of 10 per cent excise duty on branded products by the Centre, the textile industry, of which hosiery and readymade garments is an integral part, has been dealt with body blow. In a letter to Union Finance Minister … read more

Bangladesh announced plans to connect villages with fibre .

The Executive Committee of the National Economic CounciBangladesh announced plans to link more than 1,000 union councils through fibre under a government plan to build a digital Bangladesh, bdnews24 reported online. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) … read more

Bangladesh Adopts Anti-Money Laundering Policy.

The Bangladesh government has promulgated a new Money Laundering Prevention Ordinance incorporating laws to prevent stock market manipulation, and a provision that says documents provided by foreign governments will be admissible in court for bringing back siphoned off money from … read more

crops gain as investors bet on demand boost

Early reluctance in grains to follow other risk assets higher gave way to something altogether more enthusiastic, as traders looked to the demand that prices well below 2011 peaks might encourage. It was not just announced deals from earlier in … read more

Appropriate technology solutions.

An initiative, styled ‘Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves,’ and launched last year by the US Secretary of State herself, sought to address the very real difficulties that poor women worldwide face when cooking with fuelwood and other biomass. This specially … read more

The entrepreneurial bug appears to be spreading globally

According to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor from Babson College, there are nearly 400 million active entrepreneurs around the world. The annual survey polled 140,000 adults ages 18 to 64 from 54 different economies. GEM estimates that 163 million are … read more