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PM admits public sufferings

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that she fully understands the sufferings of the people due to the recent price hike of fuel oil and electricity rationing, reports UNB."We can realise the sufferings of the people," she said while speaking at the meeting with organising secretaries of Awami League...

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BD economy under pressure

Bangladesh's steadily-growing economy is under pressure for disruption to global supply chain for external disturbance, experts alert and say food security facing 'threat' amid high inflation.Rising cost of production and transportation following fuel-price hike is further worsening the situation on the economic front, they told a seminar organised Sunday by...

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UN HC airs concern over media freedom, disappearance, DSA

Visiting United Nations High Commissioner (HC) for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in her meetings with the ministers concerned in the capital on Sunday raised concern over enforced disappearance, media freedom, and the Digital Security Act (DSA).In response, the government high-ups told her that most of these concerns are concocted, and...

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Sonali, Agrani, Rupali banks get new MDs

Three state-owned commercial banks -- Sonali, Agrani and Rupali -- got new managing directors. The financial institution division under the ministry of finance gave government's consent in this regard on Sunday.Managing director of Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation Afzal Karim has been appointed as the managing director of Sonali Bank...

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OMS of rice starts Sept 1: Minister

The government will start simultaneously its open market sale (OMS) and food friendly programmes early next month aiming to check price volatility of rice in the local markets, the food minister said on Sunday. "We will start selling rice at Tk 30 per kilogram (kg) through the OMS programme from...

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