Sajjad Hossain

Reporter, Print/Digital, The Daily Star

‘Why fix prices if you can’t enforce it’

Decry customers as govt fails to curb rising cost of essentials

1d ago

Customers feel the heat as spice prices spike

With consumers already feeling the pinch from soaring spice prices, the costs of many items have gone up further just before Eid-ul-Azha.

1d ago

Eid Journey Home: Northbound people suffer

Tens of thousands left Dhaka to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with their families, with those heading north complaining of a dearth of transport, overcharging by bus operators and long tailbacks.

1d ago

BAT violating tobacco control law

British American Tobacco Company (BAT) has been promoting sales of cigarette, a controlled product, in upscale restaurants and hotels in big cities in a clear violation of tobacco control laws, The Daily Star has found.

6d ago

Youth Ministry: Official linked to embezzlement of Tk 11.52 crore reinstated

The youth and sports ministry has reinstated an official who, along with three others, was earlier dismissed on charges of embezzling Tk 11.52 crore.

1w ago

Cut in agri subsidy will hurt farmers

Economists say allocation for the agriculture sector in the new budget is inadequate, and it will not only hurt farmers but may also affect food production.

1w ago

Political parties react to proposed budget

After Finance Minister AH Mahmood Ali presented the proposed FY25 budget in the parliament today, political parties were divided on the subject, some terming it “practical”, while others calling it “unrealistic”, and “a new plan for looting”

1w ago

The frequent flyer that is the agriculture secretary!

The frequency of the foreign trips taken by Agriculture Secretary Wahida Akhter has sparked discussions among fellow civil servants about her last visit and what could be her next destination.

2w ago
June 16, 2024
June 16, 2024

Eid Journey Home: Northbound people suffer

Tens of thousands left Dhaka to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with their families, with those heading north complaining of a dearth of transport, overcharging by bus operators and long tailbacks.

June 16, 2024
June 16, 2024

Customers feel the heat as spice prices spike

With consumers already feeling the pinch from soaring spice prices, the costs of many items have gone up further just before Eid-ul-Azha.

June 16, 2024
June 16, 2024

‘Why fix prices if you can’t enforce it’

Decry customers as govt fails to curb rising cost of essentials

June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024

BAT violating tobacco control law

British American Tobacco Company (BAT) has been promoting sales of cigarette, a controlled product, in upscale restaurants and hotels in big cities in a clear violation of tobacco control laws, The Daily Star has found.

June 10, 2024
June 10, 2024

Youth Ministry: Official linked to embezzlement of Tk 11.52 crore reinstated

The youth and sports ministry has reinstated an official who, along with three others, was earlier dismissed on charges of embezzling Tk 11.52 crore.

June 8, 2024
June 8, 2024

Cut in agri subsidy will hurt farmers

Economists say allocation for the agriculture sector in the new budget is inadequate, and it will not only hurt farmers but may also affect food production.

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

Political parties react to proposed budget

After Finance Minister AH Mahmood Ali presented the proposed FY25 budget in the parliament today, political parties were divided on the subject, some terming it “practical”, while others calling it “unrealistic”, and “a new plan for looting”

June 2, 2024
June 2, 2024

The frequent flyer that is the agriculture secretary!

The frequency of the foreign trips taken by Agriculture Secretary Wahida Akhter has sparked discussions among fellow civil servants about her last visit and what could be her next destination.

May 31, 2024
May 31, 2024

Cyclone Remal: Crops on 1.53 lakh hectares affected

More than half of all standing crops across 48 districts have been affected by Cyclone Remal, according to a preliminary report prepared by the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).

May 30, 2024
May 30, 2024

‘Toxic PFAS found in water near textile factories’

High percentage of a harmful substance was found in the water near the country’s garment factories, according to a new study.

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