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    Ecology-unfriendly policies risk food security

    | Updated at 12:05am on March 08, 2018

    SOIL infertility that looms as an impending threat to food security warrants adequate government attention. In a research report of the Soil Resource and Development...

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    Food inflation upsurge likely, to affect low-income people: UO

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on March 05, 2018

    Unnayan Onneshan, a local think-tank, has said that the recent hike in fuel oil price and high import of consumer goods were likely to result...

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    On the food police, rural populism and killing

    by Raj Patel | Updated at 12:05am on February 27, 2018

    FOOD cultures have become a battleground for authoritarian populism. Moral panics around food have fanned violence with impunity...

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    Govt must take up Rohingya food status issue seriously

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 07, 2018

    FOUR out of five of the Rohingyas living in shelters in Cox’s Bazar — after fleeing persecution by Myanmar’s military forces in their homeland of...

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    Agora chairman gets bail

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:16am on December 29, 2017

    Chairman of superstore Agora, Niaz Rahim, was granted bail on Thursday evening, a few hours after he was sentenced to imprisonment for two years in...

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    Food grain imports soar by 124pc in July-Oct

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on December 01, 2017

    Despite slump in capital machinery import, country’s overall import payments rose by 6.96 per cent in July-October due to a sharp increase in food grains...

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    Production shortfall put poor in peril

    Shakhawat Hossain with Jasim Uddin and Md Owasim Uddin Bhuiyan | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    The poor and low-income groups continue to suffer from price hike of essentials, especially rice, because of shortfall in production caused by prolonged floods and...

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    DGF issues 20,000 new licences to food grain traders in Oct

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    More than 20,000 rice and wheat traders across the country received licences from the Directorate General of Food under the Control of Essential Commodities Act,...

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    Import payments for food grains soar by 186pc in Q1

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 03, 2017

    Country’s overall import payments inched up by 1.87 per cent in the first three months of the fiscal year 2017-18 amid a sharp increase in...

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    Inflation hits 23-month high in Sept

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:28pm on October 17, 2017

    The monthly inflation in September went up 23 months high to 6.12 per cent because of food price-led inflation against the backdrop of sharp rise...