Shakahwat Hossain

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    Consumers, growers groan

    Shakahwat Hossain with Moinul Haque  | Updated at 12:10am on January 02, 2020

    Record-high price of onion, torching paddy in frustration over extremely low price and record-low rates for hide were salient market features in the outgoing year...

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    Bangladesh plans Matarbari sea port with Japanese loan

    Shakahwat Hossain    | Updated at 01:06am on August 04, 2019

    The Chittagong Port Authority has proposed constructing a sea port at Matarbari in Cox’s Bazar with loan from Japan after it has abandoned the plan...

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    Kamal unveils first budget plan today

    Shakahwat Hossain | Updated at 12:11am on June 13, 2019

    The finance minister, AHM Mustafa Kamal, is set to propose the national budget of about Tk 5,23,191 crore for the next financial year in parliament...

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    Royal Park recovers from Gulshan attack shock: Weragoda

    Shakahwat Hossain | Updated at 12:00am on May 11, 2019

    Royal Park Residence Hotel, a forerunner of boutique hotels in the capital, has recovered from a major breakdown following the attack by armed extremists at...

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    FID wants BB to issue relaxed guidelines

    Shakahwat Hossain | Updated at 12:18am on April 28, 2019

    The financial institutions division has sought finance minister’s decision on whether it or the Bangladesh Bank would issue the relaxed new guidelines on the restructuring...

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    Fire safety kit prices shoot up

    Shakahwat Hossain | Updated at 11:37pm on April 08, 2019

    Prices of fire safety equipment, mainly fire extinguishers, have marked a sharp rise in the local market against the backdrop of high demand and supply...

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    Savings tools sales cross FY target in 7 months as Jan amount hits record

    Shakahwat Hossain | Updated at 12:00am on March 10, 2019

    Net sales of the state-sponsored saving certificates hit a new monthly high of Tk 6,002.85 crore in January with the total sales in seven months...

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    FID mulls introduction of incentives for good borrowers

    Shakahwat Hossain | Updated at 12:00am on February 24, 2019

    Financial Institutions Division is going to propose a set of incentives for the good borrowers as a part of the government’s plans to check the...

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    Prisoners’ 155-yr breakfast menu to be changed

    Shakahwat Hossain | Updated at 12:39am on February 08, 2019

    An initiative has been taken to bring about changes to the more-than-century-old breakfast menu of roti and gur (molasses) provided to ordinary jail inmates across...

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    Awarding projects without tender bears no fruit

    Shakahwat Hossain | Updated at 12:14am on February 04, 2019

    Dozens of deals awarded to local and foreign bidders without tenders or through limited tenders in the last ten years did nothing in addressing slow...