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Told my cook not to use onions: Hasina

Told my cook not to use onions: Hasina
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina touched upon the issue of the Indian government banning the export of onions last month, saying her country has been slightly inconvenienced and has asked her cook to not to add the kitchen staple while preparing food.

New Delhi: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina touched upon the issue of the Indian government banning the export of onions last month, saying her country has been slightly inconvenienced and has asked her cook to not to add the kitchen staple while preparing food.

"We have been slightly inconvenienced with the ban on onion. I don't know why did you stop this? If you had given a notice to us, we could have got it from somewhere else. I have instructed my cook not to put onion while preparing food.

If you want to do such a thing, then do let us know at the earliest), Hasina said in a light-hearted manner at the India-Bangladesh Business Forum in New Delhi. Her comments in Hindi left the audience in splits.

In order to contain the rising onion prices across the country, the Ministry of Commerce on September 29 amended export policy of onion from free to prohibited.

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