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Broiler sells at Tk 170 per kilo

Broiler chickens witnessed a notable hike in prices in the city markets in the past one week, augmenting woes of the people on low incomes.The price has shot up to Tk 160-170 a kilogram from Tk 140-150 a kg a week earlier.Poultry sector insiders attribute this uptick in feed cost,...

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Policemen remove barricades

Policemen remove barricades after dispersing agitating garments workers who were demonstrating on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Kanchpur in Narayanganj on Thursday demanding payment of wage arrears — Photo: Collecetd

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BGMEA wants better cargo handling services at airport

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has urged the government to improve cargo handling services at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to facilitate ready-made garments (RMG) exports, reports UNB.A BGMEA delegation led by Acting President SM Mannan made the request to State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub...

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254 more Dengue patients in hospitals

Another 254 new dengue patients were hospitalized across the country in 24 hours till Thursday morning, reports UNB.The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained static at 59 as no fresh death was reported during the period, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).Among the new patients, 197...

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Evaly MD to be interrogated at jail gate

A Dhaka court has dismissed both the remand petition and the bail petition filed in a new case of fraud and embezzlement filed against Evaly Managing Director Mohammad Rassel at Dhanmondi Police Station, ordering that the interrogation be conducted at the jail gate, reports bdnews24.com.Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md...

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Govt allows 2,520 more tonnes

The government allowed export of more 2,520 tonnes of hilsa to India ahead of the Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community.The Ministry of Commerce gave permission to 63 trading firms on Thursday to export the said quantity of fish to the neighbouring country.Each of the firm...

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Many countries face spending cuts as Covid worsens debt

More than 100 countries will have to slash spending on vital services - such as health and education - because the pandemic has pushed them into even deeper debt, a new study has warned, report agencies.The report - by US researchers - says the world is underestimating the danger. The...

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A worker installs lights on the Moghbazar-Malibagh

A worker installs lights on the Moghbazar-Malibagh flyover in Shantinagar area of the city on Thursday — FE photo

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22-day ban on hilsa fishing from Oct 4

The Bangladesh government has imposed a 22-day ban on hilsa fishing, with effect from October 4, reports UNB.Besides catching, the ban will be enforced on selling and transporting Hilsa to ensure the safe spawning of the popular fish during its peak breeding period. The ban will remain in place till...

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US to provide $158m more for Rohingyas, host community

The United States will contribute nearly $180 million in additional assistance for the humanitarian crisis facing Rohingya in and outside Myanmar, and for Rohingya refugees and affected host communities in Bangladesh, reports UNB."Of this funding, nearly $158 million is for programmes inside Bangladesh," said Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Representative to...

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