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Paddy, rice procurement prices fixed

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Staff Reporter

The government will procure Boro rice and paddy at Tk 32 and Tk 22 per kg respectively while wheat at Tk 28 a kg this season.

Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam came up with the announcement at a press briefing at his office after on Tuesday a meeting of the Food Planning and Monitoring Committee.

The minister said the drive to procure 1.5 lakh metric tonnes of wheat will begin on April 1 and it will continue till June 30.

The drive to collect 10 lakh mts of Boro rice and...

Jhatka, nets seized in Meghna

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A Correspondent

Chandpur: Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard seized 200 kilograms of jatka (hilsa fry less than 10 centimeters in length), 80 kilograms of hilsa fish and 4,20,000 metres of current net from two launches in the Meghna River here on Tuesday morning.

Bangladesh Coast Guard Chandpur...

Indian FS leaves Dhaka

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Indian Foreign Secretary Dr S Jaishankar left Dhaka on Tuesday morning wrapping up his less than 24-hour visit giving a message that India wants to make ties deeper to reach a newer height with more cooperation from Dhaka.

Jaishankar already reached Islamabad from Dhaka, the...

2 hurt in ‘gunfight’ with police

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A Correspondent

Laxmipur: Two activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Jubo Dal sustained bullet injuries during a ‘gunfight’ with police at Char Lawrence Berarganj village on Laxmipur-Ramgati road in Kamalnagar upazila early Monday.

The injured were identified as Mayeen Uddin, an activist of...

Woman held with Yaba in Sherpur

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Sherpur: Members of Rapid Action Battation (Rab) in a drive arrested a woman along with 80 pieces of Yaba tablets from Chakpathak area of the district town on Sunday.

The arrested was identified as Parvin Akhter, wife of Nazir Hossain.

A team of the elite force led by Rab-14...

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