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Rice market still overpriced

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Staff Reporter
Although the government has taken various steps to control the skyrocketing price of rice in the local market, city dwellers are yet to get any benefit as retailers have not slashed its price.
The retailers said although the wholesalers have cut the price of coarse rice by Tk 3-4, they have only reduced Tk 2 per kg.
While visiting retail markets at Karwan Bazar, Sukrabad, Segunbahicha and Hatirpool in the city on Monday, this correspondent found retailers selling different...
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607,735 undocumented Rohingyas identified

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53% are women and girls
Staff Reporter
Some 607,735 undocumented Rohingyas have been identified in four upazilas of Cox's Bazar district and 53 percent of them are women and girls, says a new report.
The assessment was done in four upazilas of the district -- Cox's Bazar Sadar, Ramu, Teknaf and...
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Power tariff hike proposal opposed

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Staff Reporter
Consumer rights groups, business bodies and left leaning political parties on Monday strongly opposed the gov-ernment entity's power tariff hike proposal at the public hearing that began at the TCB Auditorium in the capital on Monday.
On the first day of the hearing arranged by...
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79 Rohingyas sent back to refugee camp after detaining

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A Correspondent
Cox's Bazar: Police and members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a joint drive detained 79 Rohingya peo-ple in Ukhia upazila in the last eight hours between 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Saturday.
The joint force set up a check post at Ukhia bus station on Teknaf-Cox's Bazar highway...
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BNP boycotts Karnafully upazila parisad polls

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Chittagong: Hours after the voting began, BNP has boycotted the polls to the newly formed Karnaphuli upazila parishad on Sunday on allegations of wide rigging and forcing out of their polling agents from 26 centres.
The party announced the boycott decision at a media conference...
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