Wednesday, 20 November, 2019, 12:56 AM
Mizanur Rahman
Staff Correspondent
Serving the Daily Observer  since March ’2014.



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ADP implementation achieved 14.25 pc in July-OctoberThe implementation of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) has achieved 14.25 percent progress in the first four months of the current fiscal 2019-20, up from 13.75 percent in the same period of the previous fiscal year. The sources at Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Department (IMED) said, the government has spent a total of Tk 30,652 ...
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Rice price hike hits consumers following onion crisis  Rice prices, the major staple increased by Tk 5 to 6 in city's kitchen markets over the           week-end for no visible reason at a time when the record rise of onion prices has left the market in total disarray.  Big traders blame cyclonic weather early this week for the rise in rice prices, although it ...
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Traders this time blame Cyclone Bulbul for onion price hikeThe prices of onion further increased in the kitchen market on Wednesday and traders blamed  the impact of cyclone 'bulbul' on the onion market selling at Tk 150 per kg. Buyers however blamed traders for the fresh price hike using cyclone as cover. Abdus Salam, a wholesaler at the Karwan Bazaar kitchen market in the ...
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Insurance coverage for disabled people on cardsThe government has decided to bring disabled people under 'bima' or insurance coverage to reduce risks to health and life across the country. A Finance Ministry source said it has set up a technical committee to prepare the new insurance plan and evaluate the feasibility. The committee will prepare the proposal and submit the report ...
Syndicate Grabs Tk 3500 Cr Illegal Profit
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‘Govt should name identified market manipulators’Despite Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi's disclosure on Monday that the government has identified names of a 16-member powerful onion syndicate in the port city Chattogram and that their names would be published, nothing as such happened till Tuesday. According to findings by a consumers right body 'Conscious Consumers' Society' (CCS) onion syndicates pocketed over Tk ...
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ECNEC likely to approve project to rein in Surma ErosionThe government has decided to implement a project to protect people and infrastructure from Surma River erosion at several highly affected areas to ensure poverty alleviation and at the same time achieving sustainable economic development.The Water Resources Ministry has developed the project and sent to the planning commission for approval of the concerned government authorities. ...
Onion Price Hits Fresh Record
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Sells between Tk 140 and Tk 150 per kgOnion market is beyond the reach of buyers. Retailers sold the spice item at Tk 140 per kg to Tk 150 at some places on Wednesday and Thursday in city markets and similar price escalation is hitting market all over the country in absence of government efforts to stabilize the market.Question arises why the market ...
Metro Rail in City
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Construction of stations along MRT-6 line making progress As the construction of Metro line-6 (MRT-6) from Uttara to Motijheel is making progress, the project authorities have also started building stations along the metro lines to end the project work together to open for passengers.The 20.1 km MRT-6 line will have 16 stations and the government owned Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL), which ...
Dhaka Bracing For First Ever Underground Subway  
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ECNEC set to approve Tk 93,800 crore mega project today The government is going to set up 51.24 km underground subway network in and around the capital which will cover most part of the elevated metro rail line-1 and-5. The project will cost a total of Tk 93,800 crore.The Planning Commission has already finalized Development Project Proposal (DPP) of the mega scheme. It will be ...
Despite a slide, prices still high
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New imports from India contain rotten onionOnion prices have come down in the market on arrival of new imports mainly after    releasing of several consignments by India which it held back after government ban on onion export last month. India allowed clearance of import consignments following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to Delhi. She demanded the release of the import consignments ...
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