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Today's Gallery (2019.08.21)

Photo of the day

It has been a hot day, and they have been on the road since morning -- selling flowers, peanuts and water. So these boys decided to take a break, that too in the best possible way, by taking a dip in the fountain at the Bijoy Sarani intersection. The photo was taken yesterday afternoon. Photo: Palash Khan

bike lost control

A man helps pull a motorbike up after its rider lost control and fell on the road due to an abrupt hard brake while trying to avoid collision with another bike. Witnesses said the incident took place when both the bikers speeded up to beat the signal at the intersection. The photo was taken in Chankharpool area yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das

temporary shelter

Holding her 11-day-old baby girl in her arms, Khadeza sits at Bangamata Bidyaniketon, a temporary shelter for the victims of the Chalantika slum fire, in the capital’s Mirpur-7 yesterday. Recovering from a caesarean section, she is too weak to stand in long queues outside the shelter for relief. Her rickshaw-puller husband cannot help her either as he has to go out to earn a living. More than 1,000 shanties were razed to ashes in the massive fire on Friday. Photo: Palash Khan

ban on plying of three-wheelers on highways

A CNG-run three-wheeler squeezes through a gap between two buses on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in the capital’s Matuail area yesterday. Many drivers do not comply with a ban on plying of three-wheelers on highways and it often leads to serious accidents. Only two days ago, eight people were killed when a CNG-run auto-rickshaw collided head-on with a bus on Cumilla-Laksham road. Photo: Prabir Das


With potholes the size of small swimming pools scattered all over the road, commuting from Cox’s Bazar to Teknaf has become a nightmare. This road is not just used by locals or tourists, vehicles of different government and aid agencies also have to ply it to reach Kutupalong refugee camp. The photo was taken from Court Bazar area of Cox’s Bazar recently. Photo: Anisur Rahman