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Onion price hike ahead of Eid

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Lack of monitoring blamed
A Correspondent
Benapole: Both the homegrown and imported onions are getting pricey ahead of Eid-ul-Azha despite the fact that government allowed a duty free import of Indian onion.
Market sources blamed lax monitoring for sudden such surge in onion prices.
The Indian onion is being sold in local markets at Tk 35 per kilogram while the local variety is being sold at Tk 55 to Tk 60 a kg.
The price of onion, an essential cooking ingredient, demand of which increases...
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Rohingya repatriation Something done, need more time: FS

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Staff Reporter
Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque on Monday reiterated that the repatriation issue in any country is a very 'complex and difficult' issue which cannot be done overnight.
"They (Myanmar) have shown what preparations they've taken so for taking Rohingyas back from Bangladesh. I...
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Nawshaba denied bail, admitted to DMCH

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Court Correspondent
Rejecting the bail petition of actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed, a Dhaka court on Monday ordered the concerned authorities to admit her to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for treatment.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur passed the order after...
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Govt plotting to ‘stage another lopsided' poll: BNP

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Comilla: BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Monday said the government is hatching a seri-ous 'plot' to 'stage another January-5 style lopsided' election in a bid to hang onto power.
"Country's most popular leader Khaleda Zia has been kept in solitary confinement in...
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SC rejects plea against HC order on sending Shahidul to BSMMU

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Court Correspondent
The Appellate Division on Monday rejected a petition seeking stay on the High Court order that asked the au-thorities concerned to send Drik Gallery MD Shahidul Alam to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) for treatment.
A four-member bench, led by Chief Justice...
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