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    Rice consignment to arrive from Vietnam in 15 days: envoy

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:08am on June 23, 2017

    The first consignment of rice from Vietnam is scheduled to arrive in Chittagong within 15 days, said newly appointed ambassador of Vietnam to Dhaka Tran...

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    Compromised food safety puts public health at grave risk

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    THE gross violation of food safety in Bangladesh has become a major public health concern. Inadequate monitoring and poor enforcement of food safety laws have...

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    Govt to cut rice import duty to 10pc

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on June 21, 2017

    The government has decided to cut the import duty on rice to 10 per cent from the existing 28 per cent to rein in the...

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    Public health at grave risk

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:01am on June 21, 2017

    Inadequate monitoring of food markets may have exposed people’s health to serious hazards from consumption of substandard and adulterated foods...

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    LCs for rice import can be opened sans advance

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:24pm on June 19, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank on Monday advised commercial banks to open letters of credit for import of rice without taking any advance payment from the importers with...

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    Three restaurants fined in Dhaka

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:57am on June 19, 2017

    A Dhaka Metropolitan Police mobile court on Saturday, led by its executive magistrate Moshiur Rahman, fined three restaurants in the capital’s Farmgate area Tk 2...

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    A government failure to foresee food grain crisis

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 17, 2017

    AN ABNORMAL increase in rice prices in three months, which has hit hard people, mostly the poor and others from low- and fixed-income groups, is...

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    Frozen foods exporters urge govt to cut source, corporate tax

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:03pm on June 13, 2017

    Bangladesh Frozen Foods Exporters Association on Tuesday urged the government to cut the source and corporate tax to rescue the export-oriented sector from the prevailing...

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    Qatar fears food shortage

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:44am on June 12, 2017

    Iran has sent five planes of vegetables to Qatar, Iran’s national carrier said on Sunday, days after Gulf countries cut off air and other transport...

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    More agri-budget demanded for food security

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:16am on June 07, 2017

    Fourteen rights and farmers’ organisations here on Tuesday demanded more budgetary allocation for climate resilient agriculture and saving marginal farmers to ensure long-term food security...