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Today's Gallery (2018.11.05)

empty water bottles hang

Empty water bottles hang on a utility pole in Bulaura area in Sylhet's Kandigaon union. The bottles are fashioned to act as weights to hold hooks in place which are used to siphon electricity. Some locals thus steal electricity allegedly with the help of Palli Bidyut workers. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

empty water bottles hang

An unidentified man working on the lines. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

illegally hunted

Two poachers hold a pole with a heron perched on each. The birds, which are tied to the poles, are used to lure in other birds, such as the Indian Pond Heron, who are then illegally hunted by the men. The picture was taken from Chalan Beel in Rajshahi. Photo: Star

unlicensed rickshaws

Thousands of unlicensed rickshaws take to the city streets every day, causing gridlock in many areas. Photo: Anisur Rahman

unlicensed rickshaws

As the two city corporations, the only ones authorised to give rickshaw licences, have stopped giving out new ones, some purchase fake licence plates from different organisations who claim to have ties with the ruling Awami League. Photo: Anisur Rahman

unlicensed rickshaws

As the two city corporations, the only ones authorised to give rickshaw licences, have stopped giving out new ones, some purchase fake licence plates from different organisations who claim to have ties with the ruling Awami League. Photo: Anisur Rahman

unlicensed rickshaws

As the two city corporations, the only ones authorised to give rickshaw licences, have stopped giving out new ones, some purchase fake licence plates from different organisations who claim to have ties with the ruling Awami League. Photo: Anisur Rahman

unlicensed rickshaws

These licences prominently display the names of the organisations and the practice continues amid lax monitoring by the authorities concerned. Photo: Anisur Rahman

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