The government of Bangladesh has hiked the fuel prices of the country on the 3rd day of new year. Petrol and octane prices by Tk 5 per litre setting new prices at Tk 96 and Tk 99. Besides, diesel and kerosene prices were up for Tk 7 setting new prices at Tk 68 for the both items.
The prices would be effective from Thursday midnight, it said in a media statement at night.
The opposition BNP on Dec 26 threatened country wide general strike a day after the fuel prices were further increased.