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Minister rules out raising paddy procurement prices

Agriculture minister Abdur Razzaque ruled out Saturday the possibility of raising the government's food grain procurement prices "at this moment" even as paddy prices fall at the growers' level. Instead, the government is weighing other options for addressing the issue of falling paddy prices. "There is a hardly any scope...

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Prime Minister's International Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi speaking at the launching ceremony

Prime Minister's International Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi speaking at the launching ceremony of Bangladesh-China Silk Road Forum held at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday Story on page 1— FE photo

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BSTI cases fall, but adulteration up

The number of cases and penalties by Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) has declined in recent years despite rising food adulteration, marketing and sale of impure products.The number of cases lodged by mobile courts and surveillance teams of the certification marks (CM) wing of the BSTI was 1,323 in...

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84 Rohingyas rescued from human traffickers

The Bangladesh Coast Guard and the police rescued at least 84 Rohingyas from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat in separate drives in Cox's Bazar, reports bdnews24.com.Five suspected members of a human trafficking ring were arrested by law enforcers in the process. The drives were conducted on the southern beach...

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Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam inspecting the Kalshi-Baunia

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam inspecting the Kalshi-Baunia bypass drain construction work at Kalshi in the city on Saturday Story on page 1

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Army warns against use of its name for illegal housing project

The Inter Service Public Relation Directorate in a statement on Saturday warned against the use of the name of Bangladesh Army by illegal housing companies.The statement said the army noticed advertisements published in some dailies notifying sale of flats in 'Army Society' spanning Moushair, Chalabon, Shahkabir Mazar Road and Dakkhin...

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Mobile radiation exposure not harmful for human health

Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar said on Saturday misconception about radiation exposure to humans and environment from mobile phone handset and mobile network tower is a hindrance to the development of information technology (IT). He ruled out any harm to human health through radiation exposure from mobile...

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