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    No syndicate, AL influence in rice, paddy procurement: food minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on July 09, 2019

    Food minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Monday told parliament that there was no influence from the ruling Awami League or any presence of syndicate during...

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    Govt must change policy to afford paddy growers fair price

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 09, 2019

    A DECLINE in paddy prices, said to have hit a three-year low, in May made the headlines, prompting paddy growers to hold protests as the...

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    Rice price falls more

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:00am on July 08, 2019

    The market price of boro rice, the largest cereal crop of Bangladesh, has fallen further across the country, making farmers incur more losses. Both farmers...

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    BRRI develops 3 new HYV rice varieties

    Mohammad Ali Zheelon . Gazipur | Updated at 01:02am on June 23, 2019

    The Bangladesh Rice Research Institute has developed three new high-yielding varieties of rice named BRRI Dhan 90, BRRI Dhan 91 and BRRI Dhan 92 and...

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    Paddy procured 12pc but rice 42pc, JS told

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:48am on June 21, 2019

    The government has procured 12 per cent of the paddy in two months targeted for the current boro season as the collection will end in...

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    Govt to buy 2.5 lakh tonnes more rice from farmers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:30pm on June 11, 2019

    The government on Tuesday decided to procure 2.5 lakh tonnes more un-husked rice directly from the farmers during the current boro season.The price of per...

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    India, Thailand rice export prices rise, Bangladesh rates seen less competitive

    Reuters . Bengaluru | Updated at 12:20am on June 08, 2019

    Rice export prices in India and Thailand strengthened this week as gains in local currencies prompted traders to raise prices of the staple, while Bangladesh...

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    Left party for buying rice at Tk 1,200 a maund direct from growers

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 05:18pm on June 01, 2019

    The leaders of Bangladesh Communist Party (Marxist) on Saturday urged the government to purchase paddy directly from farmers...

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    Govt to export 10-15 lakh tonnes of rice: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:02pm on May 30, 2019

    Agriculture minister Abdur Razzaque on Thursday said that the government had decided to give Tk 3,000 crore subsidy in purchasing rice harvesters and other equipment...

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    Rice import duty hiked to 55pc

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:09pm on May 22, 2019

    The government on Wednesday increased the duties on rice import to 55 per cent from 28 per cent to discourage the import because of significant...