Poor families suffer as OMS sale halted in 2 dists

The sale of essentials at subsidised prices under the OMS programme has been halted in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram since Thursday, putting several thousand poor families in distress.

Seven reasons behind the sugar crisis

The Directorate of National Consumers Right Protection has identified seven reasons behind the price hike and shortage of sugar, including gas crisis, not mentioning price in sales invoices and complications in opening letters of credit.

Gas crisis blamed for high price of sugar

Sugar has become dearer with prices going up by Tk 15 a kg at retail markets as millers cut supplies blaming insufficient gas flow at refineries.

Subsidised rice for 1.5cr poor

The government today starts selling rice at subsidised prices in an effort to give respite to the poor and low-income earners and bring stability to the volatile rice market.

Fuel price cut by Tk 5 was not needed

The fuel price should have been left as it is instead of the Tk 5 cut per litre, which is unlikely to have any visible impact, said Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, energy adviser to the prime minister.

Govt to fix prices of commodities

The government is going to fix the prices of several commodities, including rice, lentil and flour, to check price manipulation by unscrupulous traders in the local market.

September 10, 2022
September 10, 2022

India’s export duty hike: Domestic rice market unlikely to be affected

India’s imposition of 20 percent duty on rice export is unlikely to affect prices of the staple in Bangladesh, according to local traders.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

Maintain austerity as prices of essentials shoot up: PM   

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (September 1, 2022) reiterated her call to the countrymen to put concentration on boosting food production, savings and showing austerity in all stages in the wake of global crisis.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

Subsidised rice for 1.5cr poor

The government today starts selling rice at subsidised prices in an effort to give respite to the poor and low-income earners and bring stability to the volatile rice market.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

Fuel price cut by Tk 5 was not needed

The fuel price should have been left as it is instead of the Tk 5 cut per litre, which is unlikely to have any visible impact, said Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, energy adviser to the prime minister.

August 31, 2022
August 31, 2022

Govt to fix prices of commodities

The government is going to fix the prices of several commodities, including rice, lentil and flour, to check price manipulation by unscrupulous traders in the local market.

August 29, 2022
August 29, 2022

All-out effort to tame rice prices

The government yesterday slashed the import duty on rice and is also working to import about 12 lakh tonnes of food grain including rice as it looks to rein in the price of the staple amid a cost of living crisis.

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Sugar price hike: JS body slams two ministers

A parliamentary watchdog yesterday came down heavily on Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun for the price spiral of sugar despite ample supply of the commodity.

August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022

Soybean oil officially up Tk 7-9 a litre

The government yesterday hiked the price of soybean oil for the fourth time this year even though the price of the product in the international market held steady in the past month.

August 23, 2022
August 23, 2022

Punish egg market manipulators

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has demanded punitive measures against anyone found manipulating prices in the domestic egg market.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Poor, middle class: Soaring rice price deepens their plight

Azmat Ali is a daily wage earner in the northern district of Lalmonirhat. Just a week ago, he bought coarse rice for Tk 44-45 a kg. But yesterday he found the price of the staple rose to Tk 52.