Sukanta Halder

October 20, 2021
October 20, 2021

Queues for subsidised food getting longer

Braving heavy heat, she was standing in a long queue in the capital’s Farmgate last week with hopes to buy some essential items at subsidised rates from a truck selling the products.

October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021

17 e-commerce firms fined

The consumer rights watchdog of Bangladesh has fined 17 e-commerce firms for their failure to deliver products as promised and deceiving customers through false advertisements.

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

Forest dept bends rules

The Bangladesh Forest Department has given undue advantage to a particular company while purchasing four double-cabin pickups and related accessories worth about Tk 2.4 crore for a development...

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

Puja sales pick up

Shopping centres, fashion houses and retail outlets are recording higher sales on the occasion of Durga Puja as worshippers are gearing up to celebrate the biggest religious festival of the Bengali...

October 3, 2021
October 3, 2021

Govt targets 5.6pc annual productivity growth

The government has targeted an annual average productivity growth rate of 5.6 per cent for the next 10 years as it is set to begin implementing the Bangladesh National Productivity Master Plan from...

September 28, 2021
September 28, 2021

Big promise, bigger deception

It calls its hefty discount offers tornado, typhoon, kalbaishakhi (Nor’wester), conflagration and Tufan (hurricane) and sells mobile phones, flats, cars and whatnot.

September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021

E-commerce transactions by cards hit five-month low

Appetite for purchases through online platforms using cards declined in July this year from that a month ago, as people have become cautious in placing orders following a series of scams centring e...

September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021

Another e-commerce scam unfolding

Qcoom has suspended its physical operations after hundreds of customers thronged its office in Dhaka, demanding products or refunds amid the e-commerce platform’s failure to make deliveries within...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

E-commerce Industry: Still left to run without reins

E-commerce firmly began to put down roots in Bangladesh back in 2009 and since then has gone on to become a mainstay in the retail landscape.

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

Chorus of complaints against rogue e-commerce firms

Lured by hefty discounts at e-commerce platform Eorange, Md Sahedul Islam, a private firm employee with a Tk 15,000 monthly income, borrowed Tk 13 lakh from family members, relatives and colleagues...