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    Doubled OMS rice price hits ultra-poor hard

    Zaman Monir . Sylhet | Updated at 12:05am on September 19, 2017

    The sudden jump in the rice price of the government’s open market sale programme has dealt a blow to many ultra-poor farmers in the flash-flood-hit...

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    Govt to sit with rice millers Tuesday

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:23pm on September 18, 2017

    Following soaring price of rice and ongoing unrest situation in rice market, three ministries will hold a joint meeting with the country's rice mill owners,...

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    Govt launches OMS in wake of rice price hike

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:44pm on September 17, 2017

    The government on Sunday started open market sales of coarse varieties of rice at the rate of Tk 30 per kg across the divisional towns...

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    Tofail orders arresting illegal rice hoarders

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 08:15pm on September 17, 2017

      Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday said the district and police administrations have been directed to arrest those hoarding rice illegally across the country....

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    Govt should investigate food minister’s Myanmar visit

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2017

    THE food minister Qamrul Islam ignored an alert that Bangladesh’s embassy in Yangon issued in the third week of August for Bangladesh to keep off...

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    India did not stop rice export to Bangladesh: Tofail

    Staff Correspondents | Updated at 09:02pm on September 14, 2017

    Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday told parliament that recent media reports that India suspended rice export to Bangladesh is totally ‘untrue’ and ‘fabricated’. Responding...

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    No politics over rice: Food Minister

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:40pm on September 14, 2017

    Food minister Quamrul Islam on Thursday asked the mill owners and businesspeople to stop doing politics over rice in the...

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    July import payment soars on the back of rice inflow

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 10:17pm on September 04, 2017

    Import payments in July, the first month of this fiscal year 2017-18, increased by 44.28 per cent year-on-year due to a substantial amount of rice...

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    Country again turns into rice importer

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 10:56pm on August 12, 2017

    The government has again become dependent on imported rice for maintaining food stock against the backdrop of loss of paddy to flash floods and lacklustre...

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    BB asks banks to allow deferred payment for rice import

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:39pm on July 20, 2017

    Bangladesh Bank on Thursday advised commercial banks to allow businesspeople to import rice through deferred payment instead of existing instant payment with a view to...