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PDB proposes 23% hike in bulk power prices

Power Development Board or BPDB has proposed to the energy regulator to increase bulk electricity tariff by 23.27 percent per unit to trim its losses. The state-owned agency made the proposal at the public hearing on bulk power tariff and transmission cost, held by the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission or BERC on Thursday. Read More »

No reason to hike rice prices: Minister

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Wednesday warned against increasing rice prices, saying the country has an adequate stockpile of food grain. “There’s no reason to hike the prices. Stern action will be taken against those involved in raising rice prices,” he told reporters after a views exchange meeting with rice mill owners at the Secretariat. A cell has been ... Read More »

Writ challenging legality of gas price hike filed

Dhaka, July 04 – A writ petition was filed yesterday with the High Court challenging the legality of government notification of increasing the gas price without giving any prior notice. Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Eunus Ali Akond filed the writ petition with the related branch of the HC seeking a stay order on the government decision of hiking gas price. ... Read More »

Gas price hike aimed at benefiting corrupt elements: BNP

Dhaka, Jul 1 (UNB) – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday alleged that the government has raised the gas price to make the pockets of corrupt elements and businessmen heavier. “The gas price per burner has been increased by Tk 175. It’s aimed at only giving privileges to those businessmen importing LNG gas. They (govt) also did ... Read More »