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Today's Gallery (2019.04.18)

Bangladesh Water Transport Workers Federation Called Off Strike

Operations of passenger and cargo vessels resumed yesterday after Bangladesh Water Transport Workers Federation postponed their strike. The federation called the strike to press home their 11-point demand, including full implementation of the pay scale of 2016, stopping extortion and robbery in river transport, and providing appointment letters, identity cards and service books to transport workers. The photo was taken at Barishal terminal. Photo: Titu Das

Water Pollution

A launch prepares to dock at Sadarghat terminal on the river Buriganga, cruising through what resembles tar more than water. At a seminar marking World Water Day yesterday, an environmental activist said he has been campaigning to save the river from pollution for over two decades, to little avail. Photo: Palash Khan

Minivan fire

Firefighters douse a minivan that caught on fire at Tiger Pass intersection in Chattogram yesterday evening. The reason of the fire could not be known immediately, and no casualty occurred, said fire service sources. Photo: COLLECTED


The once-flowing Chaktai canal remains choked by garbage at many points. Nearby areas like Chawkbazar in port city are dependent on this waterbody for storm-water drainage. But over the years, this 6.9km canal has shriveled up noticeably thanks to mindless dumping of waste and encroachment. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rajib Raihan


A pedestrian walks by a large hole on the footpath on the capital’s major thoroughfare Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue yesterday afternoon. A momentary lapse and a fall into the drain might completely ruin one’s day or cause life-threatening injuries. Photo: Amran Hossain


Two girls holding onto the door railings of a moving intercity train heading towards Kamalapur Railway Station. While the children may not comprehend the risks involved, the authorities should have been there to prevent such activities. The picture was taken near Tejgaon level crossing recently. Photo: Prabir Das