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Today's Gallery (2020.07.24)

nature quest

This stork-billed kingfisher is spotted on the Carmichael College campus in Rangpur recently. The bird frequents this calm campus as it is closed due to the pandemic. The kingfisher, widely seen in the subcontinent and southeast Asia, lives in a variety of well-wooded habitats near lakes, rivers, or coasts. Photo: Courtesy of Tuhin Wadud

nuruddin matborerkandi model high school

The three-storey building of Nuruddin Matborerkandi Model High School is warped out of shape as the ground on which it stood is being washed away by the Padma. The building was barely visible soon after the photo was taken around 5:30pm yesterday in Bandarkhola union of Madaripur’s Shibchar upazila. When schools reopen, students of at least 24 villages will have to travel to schools far away from their homes. Photo: collected

installing underground sewerage pipes

Tying pipes and cables of different utility services to bamboos, Dhaka South City Corporation is installing underground sewerage pipes to widen the lines at Dhanmondi-27. Locals allege that they are suffering immensely as the work progresses slowly. Rainwater also adds to their woes. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon

To escape the boredom

Schools have been closed for months now. To escape the boredom of their homes and get some fresh air, these two teenagers have picked a serene spot beside the Kirtonkhola river to get some studying done. The photo was taken yesterday at Barishal Sadar upazila’s Chorkaua area. Photo: Titu Das

entangled in overhead cables

City residents are so used to seeing their roads entangled in overhead cables, many never give a second thought while looking above. But a camera pointed at the madness shows just how severe the mess is. On many occasions, authorities have tried to get rid of this menace, but to no avail. This photo was taken yesterday from the capital’s Fakirapool. Photo: Palash Khan