Bangladesh has ordered officials to strictly enforce shop opening times to minimize electricity consumption as the country reels from soaring summer temperatures and constant blackouts. The military-backed emergency government slapped the ban on shops opening after 8:00 pm in February in an attempt to divert power for irrigation of farmers’ crops. But in recent months, outlets in the capital Dhaka have begun to flout the order, compounding power shortages that the World Bank says require USD 10 billion in investment over a decade to fix. (AFP)

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