Rice prices drop as Boro harvest begins By ANM Mohibub Uz Zaman | Last Updated: 10th May, 2021, 22:22

Rice prices remained volatile over the last several months

Rice prices drop as Boro harvest begins

Daily transactions hit record Tk 105b Daily transactions hit record Tk 105b

Besides, 8 lakh transactions took place through the Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) on Sunday, involving around about Tk 20 billion


Corona Impact: Public varsities caught in further session jam Corona Impact: Public varsities caught in further session jam

All the 49 public universities in the country remain closed since March 24 last year


WASA’s canal re-excavation project in limbo WASA’s canal re-excavation project in limbo

It has been learnt that the project has seen only seven per cent progress physical progress around six per cent financial progress


Fruit prices soar during Ramadan Fruit prices soar during Ramadan

Local banana is selling at Tk 10 per piece, musk melon at Tk 70 to 150 per piece depending on size, papaya at Tk 120-140 per kg, guava at Tk 90-100 per kg and sugar apple at Tk 50 per piece 


Hefazat plotted to oust govt Hefazat plotted to oust govt

Hefazat unleashed mayhem in Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area on March 26 in protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Dhaka visit


Dhaka division worst hit by coronavirus in April Dhaka division worst hit by coronavirus in April

In the second wave, the numbers of infections and deaths started rising from March 10 and reached its peak in the middle of April this year


Substandard vermicelli floods markets ahead of Eid Substandard vermicelli floods markets ahead of Eid

Adulterated vermicelli is produced in a very unhygienic environment in makeshift factories near small cities


Quantum volunteers work round the clock Quantum volunteers work round the clock

Several hundred dedicated volunteers of Quantum Foundation have been working round the clock to perform funerals 


Corona infection cases declining Corona infection cases declining

The first case of Covid-19 was detected on March 8 last year while the first death was recorded on March 18 the same year in the country


Double whammy for city dwellers Double whammy for city dwellers

The market is now flooded with substandard coils amid mosquito menace


Diarrhoea patients increase in different parts of country Diarrhoea patients increase in different parts of country

Intake of contaminated water and unhygienic food is the major reason for the outbreak of the waterborne disease


Chemical Warehouse: Relocation may be delayed further Chemical Warehouse: Relocation may be delayed further

The chemical village project was supposed to be completed in June 2022 but only one-third of the project has been completed so far


Juboraj-led gang active in capital Juboraj-led gang active in capital

The police officers concerned admitted the fact to the Daily Sun and said they are trying to arrest him and his associates


Drought affects crops, fruits, fish farming Drought affects crops, fruits, fish farming

Agri sector insiders said the drought, which occurs due to lack of rain, may affect the production of crops, seasonal fruits and fish


Opposition parties pay only lip service Opposition parties pay only lip service

BNP and its front and associate bodies, however, had distributed some food items and safety equipment among people last year


Prices of essentials still high Prices of essentials still high

Different vegetables, rice, lentil, sugar, chickpea, date and onion were selling at higher prices in the city markets on Friday


A tale of struggle for survival A tale of struggle for survival

It was quite clear that Nazma, 35, was not habituated to sell anything on the street


Govt medical colleges and hospitals mired with manpower crisis Govt medical colleges and hospitals mired with manpower crisis

Country’s government medical colleges and hospitals are mired with acute manpower crisis


It is your choice to be alive or dead It is your choice to be alive or dead

The head of state compared the fight against coronavirus to a military war whose only agenda was to harvest deaths


Covid-19 severity increases Covid-19 severity increases

Exposure to the virus also might have increased mental problems across the country


Daily corona deaths pass 100 mark Daily corona deaths pass 100 mark

With the record daily 101 deaths, the national death tally has reached 10,182


People come out of houses on lame excuse People come out of houses on lame excuse

People in large numbers came out of their houses in the capital and elsewhere in the country on Thursday


2 Decades of Ramna Bomb Blast: Justice still a far cry 2 Decades of Ramna Bomb Blast: Justice still a far cry

The deadly bomb attack took place on April 14, 2001 during a cultural programme of Chhayanaut marking the Bengali New Year 1408


Corona patients crying for beds at hospitals Corona patients crying for beds at hospitals

Hospitals are now overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients with many of them requiring intensive care


Broadband internet costlier in rural areas Broadband internet costlier in rural areas

The government has been running InfoSarkar project to reach optical fibre to 2600 unions while Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited(BTCL) have connected around 1000 unions with optical fibre network


Boro paddy hit by heat wave Boro paddy hit by heat wave

Heat stress is affecting Boro paddy fields in parts of the country soon after Nor’wester swept on April 4


Bangladesh far away from herd immunity; only massive vaccination can help: Experts Bangladesh far away from herd immunity; only massive vaccination can help: Experts

Though many people are believed to have developed antibodies through infections, Bangladesh is not on its way to achieving herd immunity 


Emergence of South African Variant of SARS-CoV-2 in Bangladesh Emergence of South African Variant of SARS-CoV-2 in Bangladesh

icddr,b initiated a SARS-CoV-2 variant surveillance in December 2020 in collaboration with IEDCR and DGHS


Love of mother triumphs over death! Love of mother triumphs over death!

Conjoined bodies of a mother and her baby recovered from watery grave leave a message and manifest an eternal bondage


Health rules ignored amid mad rush of home goers Health rules ignored amid mad rush of home goers

Hundreds of home goers have thronged the inter-district bus stations, launch terminal and railway stations on Sunday


Soaring commodity prices hit people hard Soaring commodity prices hit people hard

People, especially those with low, middle and fixed incomes, are suffering a lot as prices of essential commodities continued


Partial lockdown proposed in highly transmitted areas Partial lockdown proposed in highly transmitted areas

However, the government has already made 18-point directives in a bid to ensure implementation of the health guidelines


220MW Bhola plant project may face delay again 220MW Bhola plant project may face delay again

The official said the plant was scheduled to be completed even before the start of the pandemic


Street children denied access to education Street children denied access to education

The submission of birth certificate is now mandatory during admissions


Fear grows over spike in corona cases Fear grows over spike in corona cases

Hospital sources say Covid-19 dedicated hospitals across the country are being crowded with patients every day


Production fall pushes up chicken prices Production fall pushes up chicken prices

Most of the small farmers shut their farms while medium farmers suspended rearing poultry since the pandemic after suffering heavy losses


Govt hopes to get GSP plus facility in EU market Govt hopes to get GSP plus facility in EU market

GSP+ scheme is a 'special incentive arrangement for Sustainable Development and Good Governance' for 'vulnerable developing countries


Govt prepares roadmap to smooth LDC exit

Govt prepares roadmap to smooth LDC exit

The General Economics Division (GED) under the Planning Commission has prepared the roadman with 13 recommendations, specifying action plans for different ministries or divisions


No use of masks welcomes corona No use of masks welcomes corona

It will affect country’s economy severely

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