Mahbubur Rahman Khan

Prices of Essentials: Key ingredients getting out of reach for many

Although the prices of some daily commodities have decreased, middle- and low-income families are still struggling to make ends meet due to the recent hike in prices of essential grocery items such as eggs, chicken, onions, and potatoes.

Hilsa production growth rate declining

Despite an upward trend in the overall catch, year-on-year growth rate of hilsa production has been declining in recent years. The reasons include illegal netting of brood and jatka hilsa, widespread use of banned gillnet and the impact of climate change such as erratic rainfalls.

Veggies too costly

The drop in the price of rice and flour could not bring relief among low income people as the vegetable price is soaring.

Spices, Other Essentials: Runaway prices put consumers in a tight spot

With the consumers already feeling the pinch of the soaring prices of essentials, most of the spices are becoming pricier ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.

Eid gift for 1.25cr ultra-poor families

The government is set to distribute 10 kilograms of rice to each of the 1.25 crore ultra-poor and destitute families ahead of Eid-ul-Azha to soften the blow of a spiralling inflation.

Universal Pension Scheme: Govt to set up an authority soon

The government is set to form the National Pension Authority (NPA) to execute the Universal Pension Scheme formulated to provide pension services for the common people.

Tax bill proposes clipping ACC wings

Although tax returns are a key document for investigating illegal wealth, the Income Tax Bill 2023 proposes making it impossible for Anti-Corruption Commission officials to access a suspect’s tax files without a court order.

Allocation to tackle graft unclear

The government’s high-ups have talked about their “firm stances” against graft to protect the country’s GDP on multiple occasions. However, there is little reflection of that stance in the latest budget disclosure as to how the government will curb corruption and money laundering.

August 12, 2023
August 12, 2023

Prices of Essentials: Key ingredients getting out of reach for many

Although the prices of some daily commodities have decreased, middle- and low-income families are still struggling to make ends meet due to the recent hike in prices of essential grocery items such as eggs, chicken, onions, and potatoes.

July 22, 2023
July 22, 2023

Hilsa production growth rate declining

Despite an upward trend in the overall catch, year-on-year growth rate of hilsa production has been declining in recent years. The reasons include illegal netting of brood and jatka hilsa, widespread use of banned gillnet and the impact of climate change such as erratic rainfalls.

July 8, 2023
July 8, 2023

Veggies too costly

The drop in the price of rice and flour could not bring relief among low income people as the vegetable price is soaring.

June 24, 2023
June 24, 2023

Spices, Other Essentials: Runaway prices put consumers in a tight spot

With the consumers already feeling the pinch of the soaring prices of essentials, most of the spices are becoming pricier ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.

June 21, 2023
June 21, 2023

Eid gift for 1.25cr ultra-poor families

The government is set to distribute 10 kilograms of rice to each of the 1.25 crore ultra-poor and destitute families ahead of Eid-ul-Azha to soften the blow of a spiralling inflation.

June 16, 2023
June 16, 2023

Universal Pension Scheme: Govt to set up an authority soon

The government is set to form the National Pension Authority (NPA) to execute the Universal Pension Scheme formulated to provide pension services for the common people.

June 14, 2023
June 14, 2023

Tax bill proposes clipping ACC wings

Although tax returns are a key document for investigating illegal wealth, the Income Tax Bill 2023 proposes making it impossible for Anti-Corruption Commission officials to access a suspect’s tax files without a court order.

June 7, 2023
June 7, 2023

Allocation to tackle graft unclear

The government’s high-ups have talked about their “firm stances” against graft to protect the country’s GDP on multiple occasions. However, there is little reflection of that stance in the latest budget disclosure as to how the government will curb corruption and money laundering.

May 24, 2023
May 24, 2023

ACC IO endorses suing Wasa MD Taqsem

Investigation officer of the Anti-Corruption Commission has recommended filing a case against Wasa Managing Director Taqsem A Khan and nine others for indulging in irregularities in appointment of two directors.

May 22, 2023
May 22, 2023

Contract farming takes over poultry industry

In the last week of March, marginal poultry farmer Delowar Hossain bought nearly 4,000 one-day-old Sonali chicks from a large poultry company. After rearing them for 40 days, when he tried selling them, he found it shockingly difficult to recover his production cost, let alone make any profit.