'If needed send them to jail'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sounded a strong warning against hoarders and market manipulators

2d ago

Essentials in Ramadan: Dollar crisis, hoarding jack up prices

With Ramadan less than two months away, the prices of chickpeas, dried peas, dates, and soybean oil have increased in Dhaka and Chattogram.

4d ago

Rice prices yet to cool despite govt warnings

The price of rice has not gone down in Dhaka’s kitchen markets despite government warnings of legal action against traders.

5d ago

Traders promise to cut rice prices

Rice traders and mill owners yesterday promised to reduce prices after Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said legal action would be taken against them if they do not cut rice prices within the next four days.  

1w ago

Rice prices spiralling once again

With the harvesting of Aman crops, the prices of BR-28, Paijam, Guti and aromatic rice were supposed to decrease. Instead, the rice prices have gone up by Tk 2-8 per kg in the last 10 days in Dhaka’s kitchen markets.

1w ago

Selling of Baghair at Moulvibazar fish fair draws flak

The centuries-old three-day “Poush Sankranti” fish fair ended in Moulvibazar this morning..At the fair, held at Sreemangal, Kulaura, and Kamalganj, locals and visitors got to buy a variety of sweet water fish put on display by fishers. .The biggest attraction of the fair was Baghair

1w ago

Will expand export volume thru harvesting marine resources

The government has a plan to increase export volume in the fisheries sector through harvesting marine fish resources, Fisheries and Livestock Minister Md Abdur Rahman said today

1w ago

Food security still a ways off despite inroads

Despite making progress, about 36 percent low-income households suffered from food shortages

2w ago

One in five households food insecure: BBS

One in every five households in Bangladesh experienced food insecurity, according to the primary findings of a government survey -- conflicting with the government's claims of ensuring food security for all

3w ago

16 traders fined Tk 68,000 for selling onion at high prices

Sixteen traders were fined Tk 68,000 for selling onions at higher prices, storing, and not showing price list in the port city today

Onion prices soar despite sufficient supply

The prices of onion have shot up despite adequate supply, according to a Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission (BTTC) report -- laying bare the extent of market manipulation by a section of dishonest traders.

Onion prices remain high despite raids

Onion prices did not come down despite raids by the authorities in different wholesale and retail markets across the country.

TCB fails to unload 90 tonnes of imported onions at Benapole

Amid surging prices of onions throughout the country, 90 tonnes of onions are waiting to be unloaded after imports from India through Benapole port five days ago

Prices soar, consumers hit hard

Prices of onion increased by Tk 100 or more per kg overnight as traders began stockpiling following the news that India had extended a virtual restriction on its export.

400-tonne dried fish to be produced in Kuakata

About 7,000-8,000 workers have taken up this seasonal occupation since November, working round the clock in the coasts of the Bay. About 12,000 fishers are also spending busy days, catching sea fish varieties used as raw materials

27.51 lakh Bangladeshis go below poverty line: IFPRI researcher

The poverty situation in Bangladesh was higher than expected in 2020-21 as the COVID constrained economic activity and reduced incomes. The situation worsened further amid spirals in global food prices in 2022. And the global economic slowdown could push more people into poverty this year.  

India extends export curbs on onions until Mar 31 

India has extended the ban on the exports of onion till March next year with a view to increasing availability in domestic markets and to keep prices in check, according to a notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade yesterday. 

More and more people now flocking to OMS trucks

Leaving his chicken shop to his salesman, Abul Kashem rushed to gate-1 of New Market around 11:00am yesterday to buy essentials from a mobile shop of the government’s Open Market Sale programme.

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