Onion prices remain high despite raids

Onion prices did not come down despite raids by the authorities in different wholesale and retail markets across the country.

5h ago

TCB fails to unload 90 tonnes of imported onions at Benapole

Amid surging prices of onions throughout the country, 90 tonnes of onions are waiting to be unloaded after imports from India through Benapole port five days ago

8h ago

Onions sting / Prices soar, consumers hit hard

Prices of onion increased by Tk 100 or more per kg overnight as traders began stockpiling following the news that India had extended a virtual restriction on its export.

1d ago

400-tonne dried fish to be produced in Kuakata

About 7,000-8,000 workers have taken up this seasonal occupation since November, working round the clock in the coasts of the Bay. About 12,000 fishers are also spending busy days, catching sea fish varieties used as raw materials

1d ago

27.51 lakh Bangladeshis go below poverty line: IFPRI researcher

The poverty situation in Bangladesh was higher than expected in 2020-21 as the COVID constrained economic activity and reduced incomes. The situation worsened further amid spirals in global food prices in 2022. And the global economic slowdown could push more people into poverty this year.  

2d ago

India extends export curbs on onions until Mar 31 

India has extended the ban on the exports of onion till March next year with a view to increasing availability in domestic markets and to keep prices in check, according to a notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade yesterday. 

2d ago

More and more people now flocking to OMS trucks

Leaving his chicken shop to his salesman, Abul Kashem rushed to gate-1 of New Market around 11:00am yesterday to buy essentials from a mobile shop of the government’s Open Market Sale programme.

1w ago

Sugar costlier by Tk 30

Price of sugar, both loose and packaged, increased by up to Tk 30 per kilogramme at different markets in the capital over the past couple of weeks.

2w ago

Jamaishashthi Maacher Mela

A festival of fish lovers

3w ago

TCB to sell essentials at subsidised rate in city

The government today will start selling soybean oil, potatoes, onions, and lentils at subsidised rates in Dhaka to alleviate the suffering of low-income consumers, especially those without TCB family cards.

3w ago

590kg govt rice seized from food officer's house in Shariatpur

A mobile court today recovered 590kg of government rice from the residence of a food officer in Shariatpur

4w ago

Onion price now Tk 150 per kg

The price of locally grown onions rose to Tk 150 per kg at retail stores in Dhaka yesterday, up from Tk 140 the day before.

Onions now Tk 140, potatoes Tk 65 a kg

Prices of potatoes and onions have skyrocketed in the kitchen markets.

Ensure potato sales at govt-fixed rate

The commerce ministry yesterday directed the district administrations to ensure sales of potatoes at the government’s fixed rate at the cold storages, according to a statement.

Govt okays import of 19,400-tonne potatoes

The agriculture ministry has started issuing permits to importers to bring potatoes to control prices

India moves to curb onion export

India yesterday imposed a minimum export price of $800 per tonne for onions -- much higher than the prices at which importers were buying.

Egg imports held up for paperwork

The import of eggs has been held up because of the delay in getting the negative avian influenza certification from a competent authority.

Rice price on rise

A month ahead of the Aman harvesting season, prices of rice have gone up by Tk 1 to 3 per kg over the last one week in the capital’s kitchen markets.

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