Govt moves to cool rice prices

Ninety-five food companies have got the permission to import a total of 4,09,000 tonnes of rice as the government tries to lower the prices of staple grain by increasing supply.

Soybean oil prices cut by up to Tk 6 a litre

Edible oil refiners have cut soybean oil prices up to Tk 6 a litre though the consumers rights organisation said the rates should have been reduced by at least Tk 30 amid falling prices of the item in the global market.

5d ago| Food

One child pushed into severe malnutrition every minute: Unicef

Every minute, the global hunger crisis is pushing one child into life-threatening, severe malnutrition, according to the UN children's fund, Unicef.

Edible oil price shock continues

The government yesterday increased the price of soybean oil by Tk 5 to Tk 7 per litre, dashing the hopes of the edible oil market in Bangladesh cooling off anytime soon.

Govt to review edible oil prices

The Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission (BTTC) yesterday suggested the commerce ministry review the price of edible oil in local markets as the product’s price is declining globally.

Price hike of essentials: Noose tightens on low-income groups

The cost of living has gone up but the incomes of most consumers have not. It is not just the prices of edible oil and rice that are hurting, it’s almost everything they need in the kitchen every day.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Govt moves to cool rice prices

Ninety-five food companies have got the permission to import a total of 4,09,000 tonnes of rice as the government tries to lower the prices of staple grain by increasing supply.

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

Soybean oil prices cut by up to Tk 6 a litre

Edible oil refiners have cut soybean oil prices up to Tk 6 a litre though the consumers rights organisation said the rates should have been reduced by at least Tk 30 amid falling prices of the item in the global market.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

One child pushed into severe malnutrition every minute: Unicef

Every minute, the global hunger crisis is pushing one child into life-threatening, severe malnutrition, according to the UN children's fund, Unicef.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Coffee and mortality: Sweetening the pot

In an observational study, moderate consumption of unsweetened or sugar-sweetened coffee was associated with lower mortality.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Residents suffer as TCB sales postponed

Chattogram residents who buy essentials from Trading Corporation Bangladesh (TCB) had to suffer yesterday, as Chattogram District Administration postponed TCB operations, reportedly without notice.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Bangladesh slashes rice import tariffs to 25 percent

Bangladesh has cut customs tariffs and duty on rice until October 31 this year in order to encourage imports to increase supply of the staple grain in the domestic market and cool its prices, according to a notification today (June 23, 2022).

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Russia offered to export 2 lakh metric tons of wheat to Bangladesh

Russia has already given offer to export two lakh metric tons of wheat to Bangladesh, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder told the parliament today (June 23, 2022).

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

India exported 1.5 lakh tonnes of wheat to Bangladesh since restrictions imposed

India has exported 1.5 lakh tonnes of wheat to Bangladesh since the country restricted the export of the grain on May 13, according to the Indian Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

Without public hearing, it’s ‘illegal’: CAB

Consumers Association of Bangladesh has said the process of fixing fuel prices without holding any public hearings is “illegal”.

June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022

Govt to go all out to arrest price spiral

The government will make all-out efforts to keep prices of essential commodities stable through measures like lifting all tariffs and taxes on their imports and taking stern action against market manipulation.