Today's Gallery (2019.09.20) | The Daily Star

Today's Gallery (2019.09.20)


On a hot afternoon, a boy jumps into the Turag river from a bridge in Amin Bazar area of Savar, on the outskirts of the capital. Sweltering heat, along with high humidity, is making life difficult everywhere in the country. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan


A flock of plum-headed parakeets at a paddy field in Naogaon’s Badalgachhi upazila recently. While these birds look for food, many poachers capture them for sale in the black market. Photo: Sonjoy Kumar

filling water jars

A man filling water jars from a pipe that comes out of a toilet in Tejgaon Truck Stand area of the capital. Some unscrupulous traders buy water of each such jar for Tk 7 and sell it for Tk 25 to some tea stalls and makeshift restaurants in the area. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

filling water jars

Photo: Anisur Rahman

photo of the day

Pedestrians are forced to jaywalk in this part of Mirpur Road in College Gate area, as a police box takes up the entire width of the footpath. Occupation of footpaths and public spaces are a common sight in Dhaka, but citizens expect law enforcers to evict the encroachers, instead of being the violators. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Prabir Das

air pollution

Garbage including plastic objects and polythene being burnt beside a road in Old Dhaka’s Islambagh, causing air pollution and public health hazard. In a global study last year, Dhaka was ranked one of the most polluted capital cities in the world. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman