Tuesday, 21 May, 2019, 11:44 AM
Mizanur Rahman
Staff Correspondent
Serving the Daily Observer  since March ’2014.



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TK 1,000 crore MPOs for educational institutions on cardsThe government has decided to allocated Tk 1000 crore for the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) in the upcoming fiscal year for non government educational institutions including schools, colleges and Madrasas. The Finance Minister is likely announcement the allocation in his budget speech scheduled to be delivered at the parliament on June 13 next.In 2010, the ...
Despite Price Fixation, Mobile Court Vigil
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Beef being sold beyond fixed price, essentials soaringDefying instructions of the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) to keep prices at a level fixed by the authorities for the holy month of Ramadan, meat traders are continuing to realize much higher price from the customers.However, mobile courts engage to monitor the market and punish the unscrupulous traders are also in operations fining and ...
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Prices of ifter items go upWith the month of Ramadam setting in prices of some essential ifter items already marked a sharp rise at the retailer level across the country. Traders said prices of almost all iftar items witnessed notable raise this Ramadan compared to the previous year. Suti kebab, one of the popular ifter items, was selling at Tk ...
Kitchen market turns volatile as Ramadan sets in
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Despite enough supply, dishonest traders in manipulationPrices of most essentials in city kitchen market phenomenally increased over the past week in the run up to the opening of Ramadan starting from today. Gram, dates, lentil, sugar, potatoes and most spice items sell at Tk 5 to 20 higher per kg yesterday in city market.Meanwhile prices of vegetables, meat and fish have ...
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Traffic jam eating up 5 million work hours a dayTraffic jam in the capital city seems to have come to stay as the urban development projects undertaken by the government have been lingering for the last 10 years."This is leading to the waste of five million work hours daily and the traffic congestion is causing a loss of Tk 370 billion a year," according ...
Kitchen Market Turns Volatile As Ramadan Sets In
* Dates, fruits, vegetables sell at exorbitant prices  * Brinjal sells at Tk 80 kg, lentils at Tk 120, green chilly at Tk 120  * Meat fish become dearer.
Mizanur Rahman
Despite enough supply, dishonest traders in manipulationPrices of most essentials in city kitchen market phenomenally increased over the past week in the run up to the opening of Ramadan starting from today. Gram, dates, lentil, sugar, potatoes and most spice items sell at Tk 5 to 20 higher per kg yesterday in city market. Meanwhile prices of vegetables, meat and fish ...
Poor traffic management, disregard to traffic rules blamed for congestion, mishaps
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Vehicles are increasing fast, not the roadsSome 1,500 private cars get registered every month in Dhaka city, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) sources said. The sources said private vehicles account for only 6 per cent of all trips while 83 per cent people do not have access to a private motor vehicle. Sources said, until last year, the number of registered ...
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Chemical warehouses to shift temporarily to DemraThe government has decided to shift chemical warehouses and related storages from old part of Dhaka city to Demra in the skirts of the capital on the temporary basis.The decision has been taken as the project to shift the chemical ware houses to Keraniganj, on the other side of the Buriganga River, may take time ...
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Prices of most essentials rise further ahead of RamadanPrices of essential commodities continued to rise unabated over the past week despite repeated calls from the government to keep the rates at acceptable levels.However, the traders have been showing different causes behind the price spiral including extortion by different extortionist groups across the country. A minister acknowledged at the parliament recently that certain groups ...
Mega projects to get bigger allocations
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Next budget may see Tk 1,459b deficit The government is estimating the budget deficit at Tk 145,900 crore (1,459 billion) in the upcoming fiscal  year (2019-20) which will equivalent to around 5 percent of the GDP (gross domestic products) admissible under prudent fiscal guideline, Finance Ministry sources said.The government is preparing the budget for next year at a cost of Tk 5,24,950 ...
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