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Today's Gallery (2019.08.27)


Finding no alternative to their declining ancestral profession, women of Bede (gypsy) community try to extort money from people at Chouhatta area of Sylhet on August 27, 2019. Photo: Star/ Sheikh Nasir

Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp

New structures are being made at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, on August 27, 2019. Photo: Star/ Rajib Raihan

a traditional nouka baich

A traditional Nouka Baich (boat race), organised by locals, was held on the Badaghat Chengerkhal in Sylhet on Sunday with hundreds of onlookers enjoying it from a bridge. Ten boats participated in the competition. Organisers say this is a century-old tradition. Photo: SHEIKH NASIR

drops a woman

A bus stuck in jam drops a woman right in the middle of a street in the capital’s Shantinagar yesterday. Such practices, which are quite common in the city, often lead to accidents. Photo: Prabir Das

Part of karnapara khal

Part of Karnapara Khal in Savar on the outskirts of the capital has turned pitch black due to discharge of waste water from nearby factories and dumping of garbage by locals. The photo was taken on Sunday. Photo: Palash Khan


As peak hilsa fishing season is on, fishermen get out on small dinghy boats -- braving inclement weather, at the estuary of the Padma and Meghna rivers in Barishal. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Titu Das

Using a hose

Using a hose, a teenager tries to cool off in the scorching heat at Paroirchak landfill in Sylhet. According to Met office, temperatures have been in mid to high 30s in Celsius over the week. Photo: Sheikh Nasir