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Now, rice, ginger, garlic prices rising

Now, rice, ginger, 
garlic prices rising
Amid a mass outcry over skyrocketing prices of onions, prices of other kitchen essentials such as rice, garlic, and ginger have silently marked a northward trend. Miniket rice was selling for Tk. 45–52 a kg just a week ago. But the prices have gone up by Tk 3, being sold for Tk. 48-55 a kg in the capital’s kitchen market yesterday. Also, the price of Nazirshail rice was Tk. 53–60 a kg yesterday as against last week's Tk. 52–56.  Traders at Krishi Market in Mohammadpur said the prices of fine rice varieties had gone up by Tk. 4-6 in a week. The price of garlic also increased by Tk. 10–20 a kilogram over the last one week. Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk. 140–170 a kg, while its local…

China involved from day one to find solution to Rohingya crisis: Envoy

China involved from day one to find solution to Rohingya crisis: Envoy

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming yesterday said China remain involved to find out a solution to the Rohingya issue since the crisis began in the region.  “As a reliable friend and neighbour of Bangladesh and Myanmar, China has been involved in finding the way out almost since day…
Zero tolerance to
corruption a must

Zero tolerance to corruption a must

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while inaugurating the 3rd national council of Awami Swechchhasebak League in the capital said the people of the country won’t tolerate those living a lavish life with ill-gotten money. We appreciate this moral concern of the premier who rightly asked the question:…
Traffic accidents: Do not blame the drivers only

Traffic accidents: Do not blame the drivers only

Are the drivers alone to be blamed for traffic accidents? Any rational person will give the answer in the negative. However for a significant number of Bangladeshis, rationality is an alien concept. They are too eager to put the blame solely on the drivers. Drivers – particularly bus and truck…
Regional industrialisation crucial for sustainable development

Regional industrialisation crucial for sustainable development

President of Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI) Anwarul-Ul-Alam Chow-dhury Parvez has said industrialisation at regional levels is crucial to create employment for attaining sustainable national development. “It will be very difficult to maintain the current economic growth without creating…
Petrol price hike sparks deadly unrest in Iran

Petrol price hike sparks deadly unrest in Iran

Iran’s supreme leader yesterday threw his support behind a decision to hike petrol prices, a move that sparked nationwide unrest in which he said “some lost their lives”. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed “hooligans” for damaging property and said “all the centres of…
‘BotTala Ranga Mela 2019’ kicks off

‘BotTala Ranga Mela 2019’ kicks off

‘BotTala Ranga Mela 2019’, a 11-day international theatre festival, kicked off at the Liberation War Museum in the capital’s Agargaon area on Saturday. Organised by BotTala--a performance space, the third edition of the international theatre festival was inaugurated by noted theatre…
Tigers begin preparation for pink ball Test

Tigers begin preparation for pink ball Test

Bangladesh began their practice with the pink ball at the Holkar Stadium in Indore yesterday as they gear up for the second and final Test in Kolkata, which will be played under lights. The Tigers basically was due to start pink ball preparation in Kolkata but as they tasted a humiliating innings and…
Early winter crops, vegetables worth Tk 9 crore damaged by Bulbul, rain

Early winter crops, vegetables worth Tk 9 crore damaged by Bulbul, rain

Cyclone Bulbul and incessant and excessive rain from November 8 to 11 have left a trail of devastation on standing early winter crops and vegetables across the district. Standing crops and vegetables worth about Tk 9 crore have been damaged, according to an estimate of the Agri Extension Department…
Dhaka ropes in Mash, Tamim, Afridi

Dhaka ropes in Mash, Tamim, Afridi

Jamuna Bank Dhaka Platoon roped in the highest number of famed players from local and foreign repertoire in the Players’ Draft of the Bangabandhu-Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) held at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden Hotel in the capital yesterday. The Dhaka Platoon picked three players from…
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