Dhaka University campus yesterday was in a festive mood and abuzz with its current and former students celebrating their association with the 94-year-old institution.
Despite summer vacation and the ongoing month of Ramadan, students in colourful attire thronged the campus to celebrate Dhaka University Day.
These passengers on a rickshaw were forced yesterday to hold their noses to avoid the stench that keep emanating from an open dumpster kept on a large portion of Bashabo-Kodomtola main road in the capital, narrowing down the road and also contributing to environmental pollution. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq
Eid shoppers finally started to flock to shopping malls of the capital, and to make it easier for the customers and for themselves as well, a shop at Eastern Plus Shopping Centre in Shantinagar is keeping on display catalogues of clothings, so one could decide which garment he or she would like to see or try on, without going through a whole bunch of hanging clothes. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: SK Enamul Haq
Garbage Block Canal!
Weed and garbage block off a canal constructed along the Bashabo to Mugdapara link road, also called Wasa road, to drain out rainwater from the capital. With such drainage facilities left uncared for, recent rains caused inundation for days in and around the capital, and the end of monsoon is still far away. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: SK Enamul Haq
Protest for Salary and Eid Bonus
Garments Shramik Sangram Parishad yesterday demonstrates in front of BGMEA Bhaban in the capital yesterday demanding payment of salaries and Eid bonuses of workers before the 20th of Ramadan. Photo: Banglar Chokh
Torrential rains over the last few days gave the Kirtankhola river strong currents, leading to erosion of its bank along Charbaria area in Barisal sadar upazila. Already 25-30 houses disappeared along with a 0.5km stretch of the 5.5km road connecting Taltoli and Lamchhari. Erosion devoured part of the area last monsoon too, but there was no measure to build a protection embankment. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Arifur Rahman
Garbage floating on rainwater gives a patch under Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover at the capital's Sayedabad a resemblance to a badly managed dumping ground, causing sufferings to commuters. However, the authorities are nonchalant. The photo was taken last week. Photo: Anisur Rahman
This death trap with a bamboo pole sticking out and an unnerving shard of metal remaining from what was once a manhole lid has been harassing commuters on Nawabpur Road in the capital for the last 20 days. Be it broken or stolen, the locals say it is causing frequent accidents. Dhaka South City Corporation Executive Engineer (zone 4) Mohammad Touhid Siraj told The Daily Star that before replacing it, they would need to check if it is one of theirs for it could also belong to Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Star
Shameful Fender Bender
This fender-bender at the capital's Bijoy Sarani intersection around 2:00pm yesterday occurred after both cars came dangerously down the wrong way while others waited patiently for the lights to turn green. The car on the left, of a VIP, arrived from Mohakhali end while that of Ansar down the Tejgaon-Bijoy Sarani flyover. Photo: Star
New Army Chief Meets PM
Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office in the capital yesterday, reports UNB. He also met President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban. Photo: PMO
Illegal Playground Occupy!
A month-long fair organised on the Shyamoli club field, the only one in the locality, in the capital by one “Shyamoli Club” in complete violation of the High Court's repeated orders on keeping all playgrounds free for their original purpose. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon
Overnight downpours in Barisal
Major streets and low-lying parts of Barisal city get flooded with rainwater following overnight downpours, seriously hampering traffic and leaving residents of some areas especially slums stranded at home, not in picture. The photo was taken on Sadar Road yesterday. Photo: Arifur Rahman
Outgoing Army Chief Meets PM
Outgoing Army Chief General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her parliament office in the capital yesterday. New Army Chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq is scheduled to take charge today. Photo: PMO
Rain Waterlogged CTG
As usual different areas in Chittagong city became waterlogged after three consecutive days of rain. There have been many reports and photos published in the media about improving the drainage system of the city to mitigate waterlogging, but every year the situation remains unchanged during rain. The photo was taken yesterday in Agrabad area. Photo: STAR
Customers have already started looking at clothes, ahead of Eid, at makeshift stalls on footpaths in front of Gausia Market in the capital. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Palash Khan
Newly appointed Bangladesh Ambassador to Poland
The newly appointed Bangladesh Ambassador to Poland Md Mahfuzur Rahman presenting letter of credence to the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorwski at the Polish Presidential Palace, Belvedere Palace, Warsaw yesterday after a ceremonial reception. Photo: Collected
A part of an around 50-kilometre tailback stretching from Chandra of Gazipur to Elenga of Tangail on the Dhaka-Tangail highway lasting from Thursday night to yesterday noon till the last reports came in. Passengers on the vehicles stuck along with police blamed reckless driving in the Kaliakoir Bypass Bus Stand area and potholes created by the recent rains at the railroad crossing in Mirzapur's Dherua. The photo was taken in Mirzapur around 10:00am. Photo: Collected
Violating HC Ban Locals Cut Down Trees in Nijhum Dwip
Violating a High Court ban, locals cut down trees in the reserved forest of Nijhum Dwip. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Banglar Chokh