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.

1w ago| Agriculture

Banks asked to disburse more farm loans than target

Bangladesh Bank yesterday asked private banks to speed up their farm loan disbursements to enhance the country’s food security.

2w ago| Food

WFP says no chance of famine in Bangladesh

Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque today said after discussing the food situation in Bangladesh, World Food Programme Country Director Domenico Scalpelli has said that there is no possibility of famine.

Cultivate all fallow lands to avert food crisis, PM urges

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today renewed her call to raise food production and bring fallow lands under cultivation to protect Bangladesh from the brunt of looming food crisis worldwide.

Hunger Index 2022: Bangladesh’s status borderline “serious”

Bangladesh has been ranked 84th in the Global Hunger Index 2022, among 121 qualifying countries.

Govt raises sugar price 2 weeks after reducing it

The government yesterday increased the retail price of sugar by Tk 6 a kg citing high import costs due to dollars getting dearer.

October 25, 2022
October 25, 2022

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.

October 24, 2022
October 24, 2022

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.

October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022

Cultivate all fallow lands to avert food crisis, PM urges

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today renewed her call to raise food production and bring fallow lands under cultivation to protect Bangladesh from the brunt of looming food crisis worldwide.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

Hunger Index 2022: Bangladesh’s status borderline “serious”

Bangladesh has been ranked 84th in the Global Hunger Index 2022, among 121 qualifying countries.

October 7, 2022
October 7, 2022

Govt raises sugar price 2 weeks after reducing it

The government yesterday increased the retail price of sugar by Tk 6 a kg citing high import costs due to dollars getting dearer.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Refiners slash soybean oil prices by Tk 14

Refiners yesterday slashed retail prices of soybean oil by Tk 14 a litre as its prices in the international market dropped and the government kept the reduced Value Added Tax (VAT) on it.

September 27, 2022
September 27, 2022

Essential commodities: Price rise for global hike not justified

Whenever the price of a commodity increases in the local market, the traders and wholesalers have the readymade excuse of a price hike in the international market. But a recent study by an intelligence agency found their justification to be unsubstantiated.

September 23, 2022
September 23, 2022

Essentials’ prices: 44 cases filed over market manipulation

Bangladesh Competition Commission has filed 44 cases against a host of individuals and organisations, accusing them of creating an artificial crisis that led to abnormal hikes in prices of items like rice, flour, eggs, poultry and toiletries.

September 20, 2022
September 20, 2022

Nurjahan group chairman jailed for 1 yr for selling substandard edible oil

A Chattogram court today (September 20, 2022) sentenced Nurjahan group Chairman and Managing Director Zahir Ahammed to one year in jail and fined him Tk 2.5 lakh in a case filed by BSTI for marketing low-quality edible oil.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

Prices of essentials: Agri ministry should set them

After over two weeks of deliberation, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi yesterday said the prices of rice, lentil, flour, onion and five other daily essentials should be fixed by the agricultural ministry, not the commerce ministry.