Dhaka, Jan. 30 -- Prices of seasonal vegetables have witnessed fresh hikes in the past three days after remaining comparatively cheaper for one and a half months, further intensifying the sufferings of the commoners, according to market sources.

Bottle gourd (lau in Bangla), a veggie grown around the year, was sold at Tk70-100 a piece on Sunday in the city's Rayerbazar, Plassey, Segunbagicha and Shantinagar kitchen markets---Tk 20-30 a piece hike in a week.

Green chilli price shot up to Tk 140-160 a kg---Tk 30-40 a kg further hike, according to the vendors.

Tomato prices shot up to Tk55-Tk 65 a kg, brinjal to Tk60-Tk 70 a kg, cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli to Tk40-Tk 50 a piece, pumpkin to Tk40-45 a kg, local carrot and cucumber to ...