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May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Soybean oil crisis: Govt cracks down on hoarders

An annoyed Shovon Das was walking home with a five-litre bottle of soybean oil from Shaheb Bazar in Rajshahi city yesterday afternoon. He had paid Tk 985 for it even though the government set the...

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Refiners to find out if any dealer is involved in oil crisis

The Bangladesh Vegetable Oil Refiners & Vanaspati Manufacturers Association today said it will take action against the dealers if their involvement is found in creating an edible oil crisis.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

'TCB cardholders to get oil at Tk 110 per litre from June'

The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will resume selling edible oil at Tk 110 a litre to one crore TCB cardholder families in June, Senior Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh said today.

May 6, 2022
May 6, 2022

Edible oil prices: What goes up, never comes down

Govt must open eyes to consumers' unending sufferings

May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022

Edible oil crunch: Taking shine off Eid for many

A banker in Naogaon did not find soybean oil in the local market. A woman in Natore was lucky to score a one-litre bottle for an unusually higher price. A private firm employee in Chattogram...

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

Jet fuel prices hiked for the 13th time in 17 months

Jet fuel price has shot up again from last week – for the 13th hike in 17 months – causing severe blow to the already struggling Bangladeshi aviation industry.

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

Hike In Essentials Prices: Crooked traders out to cash in on Ramadan

Despite a government promise that price of essentials would not rise before Ramadan, a section of unscrupulous wholesalers and retailers have yet again begun charging people more for those.

September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017

Rice price soars

As rice prices have gone up further in the last four days, the government yesterday said conspiracy has been afoot to destabilise the rice market.

June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017

The curious case of rice price hike

A minister was telling me the other day that if people don't mind spending Tk. 300 on a cheese burger, why can't they afford a little more for rice?

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Profiteers feast on sugar

Taking advantage of increased demand for sugar during Ramadan, many of the traders are making extra profits from the sweetener -- a practice that prompted strong warnings from Commerce Minister...