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12.5kg govt LPG cylinder Tk 591, 12kg private ones Tk 975: Energy commission

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) fixed the retail prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) today. Now, the retail price of 12.5kg LPG cylinder provided by the state-owned Liquid Petroleum Gas Limited (LPGL) will cost Tk 591 while the 12kg variety of private companies will cost Tk 975.

Let factories run during lockdown

Textile and garment manufacturers and exporters yesterday demanded the government allow keeping factories open during the coming lockdown to help them offset the losses caused by the pandemic.

BB stands by small depositors

Bangladesh Bank yesterday instructed banks to impose account maintenance fees on small depositors once a year.

Advance tax lifted for crude soybean, palmolein import

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) yesterday exempted import of crude soybean and palm oil of a 4 per cent advance tax (AT) to contain prices during Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims.

Fear of low production grips onion seed growers in Faridpur

Onion seed producers in Faridpur fear a lower than expected harvest this time as droughts, swarming caterpillar attacks and low pollination have hampered cultivation this year.

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