Today's Gallery (2021.01.19 | The Daily Star

Today's Gallery (2021.01.19

flwers seller

Six-year-old Maria waits for people to buy flowers from her in TSC area of Dhaka University. Having lost her father when she was one and a half years old, Maria helps her mother, a vendor, earn their livelihood by toiling on the streets of DU campus. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

chattograms kaptai river

Braving a severe cold wave sweeping through the country, fishermen fight the dense fog as they set out on rivers. In order to make ends meet, it is not possible for them to remain cooped up in their homes. The photo was taken at Chattogram’s Kaptai river recently. PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN

covid 19 tests

Fourth-year students of Sirajul Islam Medical College yesterday queue up for Covid-19 tests at Mugda General Hospital in the capital. With their exams slated for January 24, the students are required to bring Covid-negative certificates to the exam halls, without which they will not be permitted to sit for the exams. PHOTO: ANISUR RAHMAN

flirting with danger

Flirting with Danger… Taking a child on her lap and without wearing a helmet, a woman rides a motorcycle in the capital’s Tejgaon area yesterday. Accidents involving motorcycles are quite common in the city. Yesterday morning, a couple was killed as a bus hit their motorcycle from behind on Airport Road. Photo: Prabir Das

an overturned bus

Firefighters rescue passengers from an overturned bus in Pukhuria area of Manikganj’s Ghior upazila. The bus, while heading towards Dhaka from Paturia, skidded off the road and flipped amid dense fog around 9:30am yesterday, leaving at least seven people injured. Photo: Collected

fruits in bangladesh

Summer is the season of fruits in Bangladesh, and winter the one for vegetables. However, with an evolving palette of the urban consumer, foreign fruits are gaining in popularity, and fruit traders are also bringing those in to satiate a growing market that has spilled beyond the superstores. This roadside stall in the capital’s Paltan was seen displaying a wide array, from durian, rambutan, dragonfruits, kiwi, thai and ataulfo mangoes. PHOTO: PRABIR DAS