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Same groceries, higher prices

“Our maid came up with a long list for iftar preparations, but I only bought a few items,” says Shafi, 31, at the Prince Bazar outlet at Mirpur 12. He was buying onions, rice, flour, oil, chickpeas, and sugar from the super shop. Shafi works at a private hospital in …

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Commuters suffer, businessmen also hit hard

The tailback on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway seems never-ending. Things got worse in Daudkandi of Cumilla district, easing somewhat in Feni. Besides causing untold suffering to the commuters, this congestion is hampering transportation of essentials just before Ramadan, and obstructing smooth functioning of the export and import business. Businessmen are frustrated …

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