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Tofail Ahmed

Keep essentials' prices stable thru the year

Keep essentials' prices stable thru the year

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today asked deputy commissioners (DCs) to take initiatives to keep prices of daily essentials within the buying capacity of common people throughout the year. Not only in Ramadan, prices of the daily commodities need to be kept stable all over the year, the minister said. The direction came during a discussion...

Ban on exporting 5 vegetables ahead of Ramadan

Ban on exporting 5 vegetables ahead of Ramadan

The government has imposed a ban on exporting brinjal, cucumber, green chili, lemon and coriander leaf ahead of the month of Ramadan, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed announced today. The ban will remain effective till the end of the Ramadan from today, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting the minister. Expressing his hopes about the reasonable...

Fruit traders go on strike

Fruit traders go on strike

Dhaka Metropolitan Fruit Traders Association has called an indefinite strike in the capital, in protest at the government's ongoing drive against chemical-laced fruits. They will keep their fruit shops shut from today until law enforcers stop harassing them by testing fruits for formalin, with what they call is a faulty device, and destroying those,...

Visiting Cambodian PM a bit sick: Official

Visiting Cambodian PM a bit sick: Official

Visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s meetings, scheduled for this morning, have been cancelled as he was feeling unwell. "He’s feeling a bit sickness…but nothing major (serious)," State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam told reporters at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Shahriar Alam were scheduled to meet the...

SC cancels key Ramu attacker’s bail

SC cancels key Ramu attacker’s bail

The Supreme Court today directed Tofail Ahmed, upazila chairman of Naikhangchhari upazila of Bandarban, to surrender before a lower court in four weeks in connection with attacking and vandalising of a Buddhist temple at Ramu in Cox's Bazar in 2012. Tofail is the prime suspect in the Ramu incident according to a government investigation...

1st Ticfa meeting from Apr 27

1st Ticfa meeting from Apr 27

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said today the maiden meeting under the Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (Ticfa) between Dhaka and Washington will be held on April 27-28. The minister disclosed this at a meeting with the Economic Reporters’ Forum (ERF) at his office. The meeting was originally scheduled for April 7-8, but was postponed...

UPAZILA ELECTIONS

People voted BNP to shun violence: Tofail

People voted BNP to shun violence: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said people have voted for BNP-backed candidates in the upazila elections with the hopes that the party will get relaxed and be happy, and thus shun violence on the streets. “People expect the party to start forgetting the remorse for their decision not to participate in the parliamentary polls…...

13 US terms met to regain GSP: Tofail

13 US terms met to regain GSP: Tofail

Bangladesh has met 13 of the 16 conditions needed to regain trade privileges from the United States, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said today. The three conditions that are yet to be met are the appointment of 200 inspectors, allowing trade unions at export procession zones (EPZ) and resolving allegations of torture on workers in...

Improving law & order main target now: Tofail

Improving law & order main target now: Tofail

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said the first priority of the present government is to improve the law and order situation further in the wake of violence unleashed by BNP-Jamaat in the last few months over the 10th parliamentary elections.

Govt came to power for 5yrs: Tofail

Govt came to power for 5yrs: Tofail

Present government has assumed power for a five-year term and it will fulfill the tenure, newly-inducted Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says

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