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15 Children’s Books Celebrating the Power of Food and Agriculture

Danielle Nierenberg If you browse the food shelves at a bookstore or local library, you’ll probably find an important selection of cookbooks, memoirs, and journalistic investigations into our food system. Maybe you’ll recognize the names of the authors. One thing stands out: Many of these books are geared toward adults — and we need to include children in the conversation ... Read More »

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 »

It’s the age of Asia when it comes to passport power

As the global economy transforms and centers of power shift, Asia’s dominance appears to be unfaltering. Entering into the final quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore retain a firm hold on first place on the Henley Passport Index, each with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 190 out of a maximum 227. For most of the index’s 14-year history – which is ... Read More »

Let’s talk about sex – and why power matters

By Dr Natalia Kanem UN, Jul 11 2019 (IPS) – Every year on World Population Day (July 11), UNFPA receives queries from journalists about the total number of people around the world. Numbers are indeed important because they help governments develop policies that respond to evolving needs for services such as education and health. Read More »

Dhaka, Beijing sign nine instruments – five on power development

Beijing, Jul 4 – Bangladesh and China on Thursday signed nine instruments for further strengthening cooperation on power, water resources, culture and tourism sectors as well as providing 2,500 metric tonnes of rice for the displaced Rohingyas. The instruments, including two loan deals, were signed in presence of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang after ... Read More »

PDB key power producer of BD incurs Tk103 billion loss

Dhaka, Jun 22 – The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) incurred the highest loss of Tk 10,271.58 crore (Tk103 billion) among 49 state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the outgoing 2018-19 fiscal year (till April 30), according to the Bangladesh Economic Survey (BES) 2019. Thirteen other SOEs suffered a loss of Tk 13,068.62 crore (Tk130 billion) during the period against their previous ... Read More »

BD plans 3 Coal-LNG-based hubs for 286k MW power generation

Dhaka, May 13 – The government is setting up three power hubs to boost Bangladesh’s power generation capacity over the next two decades. The hubs will be constructed at three locations as part of the Power System Master Plan 2016. Official sources said they will be located in Cox’s Bazar’s Maheshkhali and Matarbari in the south-east, and Patuakhali’s Payra in ... Read More »

Neoliberal reforms strengthening monopoly power, abuses

KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, May 7 2019 (IPS) – Over the last four decades, growing concentration of market power in the hands of oligopolies, if not monopolies, has been greatly enabled by ostensibly neo-liberal reforms, worsening wealth concentration and gross inequalities in the world. The ‘counter-revolution’ against Keynesian and development economics four decades ago, which inspired the Washington Consensus, claimed to promote economic ... Read More »