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Today's Gallery (2019.09.08)

Sand lifters

Sand lifters gorge on the Meghna at Ekhlashpur union of Chandpur’s Matlab upazila. They bring in large dredgers and fill bulk carriers to the brim. Photo: Anisur RaHman

Sand lifters

This illegal activity, blamed for river erosion at places, goes on despite protests from locals. Photo: Anisur RaHman

beautification move

Metal frames installed on the central reservation of a street near Phulbaria in Gulistan to protect the plants and trees there have been sawed off and stolen. The Dhaka South City Corporation had installed these as part of a beautification move. Photo: Star

stone-laden lorry lies

A stone-laden lorry lies on its side at Manikchhari on Chattogram-Rangamati highway yesterday. Locals claimed that every month four to five overloaded trucks flip on the highway that goes through the difficult terrain. Photo: Anvil Chakma

auto-rickshaws continue to ply

Despite a government ban, auto-rickshaws continue to ply the Dhaka-Sylhet highway. These three-wheelers and other slow moving vehicles are often the causes of fatal accidents on highways. The photo was taken in Dakshin Surma upazila yesterday afternoon. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

WHAT’S THE POINT OF HAVING A FOOTPATH?

Dhaka residents are long used to seeing roadsides lost to illegal parking. But on Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Avenue in Mohakhali, buses not only occupy the corners but also block access to the adjacent footpath from all directions, forcing pedestrians to either squeeze past the vehicles or walk on the busy street amid risk. The photos were taken recently. Photo: Prabir Das

WHAT’S THE POINT OF HAVING A FOOTPATH?

Photo: Prabir Das

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