The government wants to bring down the prices of essentials through talks with the business community since filing cases and sending traders to jail might send the prices higher further, said Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi yesterday.
The prices of essential goods sometimes go up in Bangladesh due to unscrupulous traders, resulting in suffering for consumers, said Tapan Kanti Ghosh, senior secretary of the commerce ministry, yesterday.
Why have the price hikes not pushed regular citizens into action, fuelled by anger?
When a year passes, those who had a good time look forward to continuing the momentum while those who had struggled to keep their head above water might breathe a sigh of relief.
Living expenses in Dhaka can be extremely costly for couples, especially with growing inflation and stagnant salary growth. Making ends meet in such a situation may be difficult, and many couples may find it difficult to prepare for future aspirations such as purchasing a home, having children, or planning for retirement. However, with a little work and imagination, cutting living expenses and maximising your income is feasible.
Taking Tk 300 from her rickshaw-puller husband, Moni Begum went to Mirpur-11 kitchen market in the capital yesterday in the hope of buying some good food for her three children to eat on the first day of Ramadan.