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The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is akin to a high-stakes chess game, a strategic move that will shape the future of nations and the well-being of their citizens. In the heart of South Asia lies Bangladesh, a country with a rich history, vibrant culture, and a burgeoning economy. As the world grapples with climate change and the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Bangladesh finds itself... »
Benjamin Franklin says “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” This seems very true for many urban areas and cities in the world. The mega city Dhaka is experiencing a severe water crisis in recent years. Water shortage becomes worse during the summer months. The groundwater table is diminishing at an alarming rate. Is it too late to achieve water sustainability in Dhaka? Groundwater Depletion Scenario in... »
You are at a fancy restaurant; you paid a handsome amount of the bill for them to serve you appetizing food; foods are lying in front of you getting no attention; flies are buzzing over them; and your eyes and minds are stuck on a box. As stupid as it sounds, it is a common scene out there currently. It’s those mere cellphones that are eating out our brain, sucking... »
The power sector of Bangladesh is taking heavy criticism because of the sudden deterioration in power generation capacity, which seems perplexing after relatively better service in the past decade. So, can we expect the power sector to thrive when the country’s economy is in dire straits? Since the beginning of the summer of 2022, load shedding has put the planning, performance and general direction of the power sector of Bangladesh... »
Facing global isolation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov may seek Bangladesh’s support during his visit here next week, while Dhaka will focus on Rohingya crisis, food supply and energy cooperation. Lavrov will visit Bangladesh to attend the 22nd Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) meeting on November 23-24 to be held at Hotel InterContinental at the invitation of Bangladesh, the current chair of IORA. Ministers and top officials of 23 member... »
Due to rising import costs, the country’s dollar reserves are dwindling. As a consequence, Bangladesh Bank has issued restrictions on importing non-essential goods to safeguard reserves. Meanwhile, the export revenue from the garment industry and expatriate workers’ remittances have not seen an expected growth. Despite the restrictions, the import cost is increasing due to the high demand and price of essential goods. The biggest challenge now is maintaining the supply... »
Energy policy has always been an issue for all nations in the world since, as a result of industrialization, electricity use has been rising quickly and has become increasingly important in people’s lives and to national economies. On 5% of the planet’s landmass, nearly a fourth of the world’s population resides in South Asia. Between 1990 and 2015, South Asia’s electricity production increased rapidly, from 340 terawatt hours (TWh) in... »
Up to eight more nuclear reactors could be approved on existing sites as part of the UK’s new energy strategy. The plan, which aims to boost UK energy independence and tackle rising prices, also includes plans to increase wind, hydrogen and solar production. But experts have called for a bigger focus on energy efficiency and improving home insulation. Consumers are facing soaring energy bills after the Russian invasion of Ukraine... »
Indian billionaire Gautam Adani, who has made his fortune in coal, ports, and green energy, became Asia’s richest person on Monday, moving ahead of another Indian mogul, Mukesh Ambani, in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Adani’s total net worth as of early February 8 stood at $88.5 billion, ahead of Ambani’s $87.9-billion net worth, the index showed. Apart from being the richest person in Asia, Adani is now the tenth richest... »
Majhar Mannan: On the occasion of Mujib’s birth centenary and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, the Bengali nation is going to receive a great achievement. With the establishment of the last slab, the Padma Bridge has got a complete shape and the dream of the people of Bangladesh is about to be fulfilled and Bangladesh is going to touch a huge milestone in the field of communication. The last... »