Sukanta Halder

Sukanta Halder is the Staff Correspondent of The Daily Star.

Markets open, but mostly deserted

Shopping malls and markets in the capital opened yesterday, after being closed for four consecutive days, but the presence of buyers was very low.

5h ago

Essentials’ prices spiral as supply chain disrupted

The ongoing unrest centering the quota reform movement has ruptured the supply chain of essentials and other commodities, causing their prices to soar.

5d ago

Retailers in Dhaka face low sales

Retailers are counting lower sales in Dhaka due to the low turnout of customers amidst a nationwide student movement demanding reforms to the quota system for government jobs..Traders said the fear of vandalism kept shopkeepers from opening their shops in some areas..The current situ

1w ago

Eco and heritage tourism targeted as govt eyes new genres of tourists

The government has drawn up a plan to construct facilities across the country to attract both local and international tourists looking for eco-tourism and traveling to heritage sites

1w ago

Why are onion prices rising abruptly?

According to the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), local varieties of onions were being sold for Tk 105 to Tk 115 per kg yesterday compared to Tk 95 to Tk 100 per kg a week ago.

2w ago

3.64 lakh insurance policies discontinued in January-March

Some 3.64 lakh policies of 36 life insurance companies of Bangladesh lapsed in the first quarter of 2024 due to a myriad of factors, including the worsening financial health of clients and agents’ tendency not to disclose key information while making sales.

2w ago

Govt draws up list of 494 products for GI status

The government has prepared a list of 494 products to secure geographical indication (GI) recognition for them in order to safeguard the source of their origin, enhance their economic value at home and abroad, and fetch financial benefits for producers.

2w ago

Jewellery machinery expo begins in Dhaka

Appraise your gold jewellery down to the precise purity in just 10 seconds, watch in amazement as a broken gold chain is repaired in a heartbeat, or witness new links being forged through a machine in seconds.

2w ago
July 25, 2024
July 25, 2024

Markets open, but mostly deserted

Shopping malls and markets in the capital opened yesterday, after being closed for four consecutive days, but the presence of buyers was very low.

July 20, 2024
July 20, 2024

Essentials’ prices spiral as supply chain disrupted

The ongoing unrest centering the quota reform movement has ruptured the supply chain of essentials and other commodities, causing their prices to soar.

July 17, 2024
July 17, 2024

Retailers in Dhaka face low sales

Retailers are counting lower sales in Dhaka due to the low turnout of customers amidst a nationwide student movement demanding reforms to the quota system for government jobs..Traders said the fear of vandalism kept shopkeepers from opening their shops in some areas..The current situ

July 11, 2024
July 11, 2024

Eco and heritage tourism targeted as govt eyes new genres of tourists

The government has drawn up a plan to construct facilities across the country to attract both local and international tourists looking for eco-tourism and traveling to heritage sites

July 10, 2024
July 10, 2024

Why are onion prices rising abruptly?

According to the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), local varieties of onions were being sold for Tk 105 to Tk 115 per kg yesterday compared to Tk 95 to Tk 100 per kg a week ago.

July 10, 2024
July 10, 2024

3.64 lakh insurance policies discontinued in January-March

Some 3.64 lakh policies of 36 life insurance companies of Bangladesh lapsed in the first quarter of 2024 due to a myriad of factors, including the worsening financial health of clients and agents’ tendency not to disclose key information while making sales.

July 8, 2024
July 8, 2024

Govt draws up list of 494 products for GI status

The government has prepared a list of 494 products to secure geographical indication (GI) recognition for them in order to safeguard the source of their origin, enhance their economic value at home and abroad, and fetch financial benefits for producers.

July 5, 2024
July 5, 2024

Jewellery machinery expo begins in Dhaka

Appraise your gold jewellery down to the precise purity in just 10 seconds, watch in amazement as a broken gold chain is repaired in a heartbeat, or witness new links being forged through a machine in seconds.

July 2, 2024
July 2, 2024

NBR abandons plans to cut tax for AC, fridge and bike makers

The tax administration backtracked from its decision to levy a 5 percent tax on incomes generated by manufacturers of motorcycles, air conditioners and refrigerators until 2032, raising it to the previous rate of 10 percent.

June 30, 2024
June 30, 2024

Move to get GI status for Sundarbans' honey finally gathers steam

Seven years after an application by the deputy commissioner of Bagerhat district, the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) has finally taken the initiative to register Sundarbans' honey as a GI (geographical identification) product.

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