Headline
** We see no end to overwhelming lawlessness everywhere: Problem is muscle politics ** Remittance dips 15pc amid forex crisis ** Lawyer’s six bank accounts frozen ** CEC assures OECD envoys to hold inclusive, acceptable polls ** Exports hit record $ 52b in outgoing fiscal year ** Visitors suffer from online ticketing at Nat’l Museum ** Govt to lower age bracket for children to punish teen gangs ** Motorcycles on Padma Bridge not allowed before Eid-ul-Azha ** SSC likely to be in August ** Environment is absent for participation of girl students at colleges and universities ** City residents yet to get respite from waterlogging ** Plastic mini packs harming health, environ severely ** US to send Ukraine advanced surface-to-air missile systems ** Padma bridge Record collection of Tk 3.16cr in one day ** Country reports 6 more Covid deaths with 1,105 cases ** Another killed in road crash in Padma bridge area ** A huge quantity of local and foreign currencies, gold and silver jewelries in 16 sacks were found from the charity boxes of Pagla Masjid in Kishoreganj. Several hundreds including people from district admin, banks as well as madrasa students participated in counting the money and assorting the wealth. After every three months, the boxes are opened, but this time they were opened after 110 days and found Tk 3.60 crore. Last time, about Tk 4 crore, foreign currencies as well as gold jewelries were found from the mosque’s charity boxes. NN photo ** Padma Bridge Khulna Railway Station missing passengers’ hustle-bustle ** BB's monetary policy inadequately addresses inflation ** Long tailbacks on toll plaza as all booths were not operational ** Eid advance train ticket sales begin ** Flood is likely to be prolonged ** Foreign envoys in Dhaka remember those killed ** 1,500 militants arrested since Holey Artisan attack: RAB DG ** DGHS reports 5 more Covid deaths, 1,897 new cases **

Russia suspends electricity to Finland: Finnish grid operator

15 May 2022
Russia suspends electricity to Finland: Finnish grid operator

The electricity lines used for supply of electricity to Finland has been suspended by Russia


BSS :
Russia has suspended electricity supplies to  Finland overnight after its energy firm RAO Nordic threatened to cut off  supplies over payment arrears, an official for Finland's grid operator told  AFP on Saturday. "It is at zero at the moment, and that started from midnight as planned," Timo Kaukonen, manager for operational planning at Fingrid, said.
RAO Nordic had Friday said it would suspend supplies, citing problems with payments, as Helsinki prepares to announce its application for NATO  membership in the wake of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. But the shortfall was being made up by imports from Sweden. Finland imports about 10 percent of its power from Russia. RAO Nordic says it has not been paid for electricity since May 6 but has  not spelt out if this was linked to European sanctions against Russia.  Moscow's February 24 invasion has swung political and public opinion in Finland and Sweden in favour of NATO membership as a deterrent against  Russian aggression.
   Both countries have long cooperated with the Western military alliance and are expected to be able to join it quickly.  NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has repeatedly said they would be welcomed "with open arms".

Add Rate