TCB hikes sugar price

State-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh will start selling sugar from today to the family card holders for Tk 70 a kg, a rise by 16 percent or Tk 10 from the previous price.

Essentials’ Prices: Ministers should quit if they fail to break syndicates

State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder yesterday said ministers concerned should quit if they can’t break up syndicates controlling the economy and essentials’ market.

Sugar price jumps by Tk 20 a kg in 2 weeks

Within two weeks, the price of sugar increased by Tk 20 per kg at retail.

Price Manipulation: 3 laws there, but not much enforcement

There are at least three laws and as many government bodies to protect the consumers from price manipulation, but it goes on unabated due to lax enforcement of the laws and a lack of coordination among the government organisations, say commodity experts.

Low-Income People: Decent meal a luxury this Ramadan

Taking Tk 300 from her rickshaw-puller husband, Moni Begum went to Mirpur-11 kitchen market in the capital yesterday in the hope of buying some good food for her three children to eat on the first day of Ramadan.

Allegations against Sultan’s Dine unfounded

The Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) has said that there is no evidence of Sultan's Dine restaurant using the meat of other animals instead of mutton in their Kachchi biryani

Per capita rice intake keeps falling: BBS

But consumption of non-cereal, protein, vegetables continue rising

Cabinet okays draft law with provision for life term for hoarding

The Cabinet today cleared the draft of "Production, Storage, Transfer, Transportation, Supply, Distribution and Marketing of Food Products (Prevention of Prejudicial Activity) Act, 2023" keeping the provision of maximum lifetime imprisonment in the proposed law

World food price index hit lowest level since July 2021 in March: FAO

The United Nations food agency's world price index fell in March for a 12th consecutive month, and is now down 20.5% from a record high hit one year ago following Russia's invasion of Ukraine

‘Market has no food scarcity, rather problem is in supply chain’

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun says

Subsidised Beef, Eggs: Relief to some of middle class

MA Khair Chowdhury passed the Segunbagicha kitchen market disappointed.

Chicken prices fall

The price of broiler chicken has started falling at the retail level in Bangladesh as four major poultry companies are now selling the meat for a maximum of Tk 195 per kg directly from their farms

Govt plans to provide 10kg rice to 1 crore families each in Ramadan

The country has achieved bumper Aman yield and it would not need to import rice if good yield of Boro paddy is achieved, said the minister

Most baby formula health claims not backed by science: study

An author of the new study said researchers were not on a "crusade" against infant formula, which should remain an option for mothers who cannot or choose not to breastfeed

Rice market totally deceitful

“Because of the cutting and polishing, rice loses its nutritional value and it is being done by importing machines spending crores of taka. The government will take steps soon to stop it.”

Refiners seek duty cut on sugar import

Refiners have called for lower import duties on sugar and sufficient gas supply in factories to keep the commodity’s price normal during the upcoming fasting month of Ramadan.