Today's Gallery (2019.12.04) | The Daily Star

Today's Gallery (2019.12.04)

photo of the day

Demolition work of a building goes on in the capital’s Kalabagan without any measures to contain the dust and debris, as Dhaka continues to grapple with severe air pollution this dry season. Despite directives from the High Court to ensure construction sites are kept covered and water is sprinkled at places where a lot of dust may be produced, such scenes are common across the city. Photo: Rashed Shumon

footbridge in a sorry state

The footbridge at Mirpur-10 roundabout in the capital is in a sorry state. Plants in the flower pots have died due to lack of care and the pots have become trash bins. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain

dust control

A water tanker sprinkles water on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue to keep dust under control near the capital’s Sonargaon intersection yesterday. The authorities are implementing a metro rail project in the area. Dhaka ranks among the worst cities in the world in terms of air quality. Photo: Star

caught in long tailbacks

Vehicles are caught in long tailbacks on Tejgaon-Bijoy Sarani Flyover in the capital’s Tejkunipara area. Locals said heavy traffic often causes tailbacks on the flyover. The photo was taken around 11:30am yesterday. Photo: Star

demand for blankets

As winter descends, demand for blankets goes up. Potential customers examine a hand-sewn quilt, featuring intricate patterns sewn by rural women from Jashore. Each costs between Tk 1,200 and 6,000. This photo was taken near Ramna Park’s eastern gate in Dhaka recently. Photo: Prabir Das

hawkers blocked the road

A huge number of hawkers blocked the road in front of the capital’s Jatiya Press Club yesterday in protest of drives that removed them from different footpaths in the city. Photo: Amran Hossain

onions sold by TCB

Residents of Azimpur gathered in droves on Chapra Masjid Road yesterday, forming long lines to get onions sold by TCB at an affordable price of Tk 45 per kg. Photo: Anisur Rahman

illegal rickshaw parking

Rickshaws parked on the wrong side take up almost the entire road from Banglamotor to Hatirpool, leaving one narrow lane for vehicles to pass through. A police tow truck is parked right beside, but law enforcers appear to be turning a blind eye. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Amran Hossain