Today's Gallery (2017.07.07) | The Daily Star

Today's Gallery (2017.07.07)

Reckless!

A metal road divider precariously leans toward a portion of Bangabandhu Avenue near GPO intersection in the capital. Locals said at least two such dividers have been in this state since a speeding vehicle hit those several nights back. The authorities apparently are yet to take notice. Photo: Rashed Shumon

Thai FM Meets PM

Foreign Minister of Thailand Don Pramudwinai meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in the capital yesterday. Photo: BSS

Rain Ruined Roads!

Recent rains worsen the condition of the heavily battered Chittagong-Cox's Bazar road. The photo was taken in Rahattarpool area of Chittagong city yesterday. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das

TOO NARROW TO SURVIVE

A few more years, there will be no canal called Uttar Kutubkhali Khal, which snakes through Kutubkhali, Jatrabari, and Shanir Akhra of the capital before emptying into the Shitalakkhya River. At places, the canal is completely blocked or as wide as merely 2-3 feet. Though this water body is a major drainage channel, which could protect locals from waterlogging, if properly maintained, people instead are closing in on their collective goal -- slowly filling it up to gain land. The grabbing starts with the construction of makeshift bamboo structures or garbage dumping. In this case, the encroachers have advanced so much that they have already built concrete structures at some points. Now a narrow stream, soon it will be non-existent. Based on the current situation, one can only deduce that the government authorities are either unwilling or unable to contain the grabbers and conserve the water body. The photo taken Tuesday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

TOO NARROW TO SURVIVE

A few more years, there will be no canal called Uttar Kutubkhali Khal, which snakes through Kutubkhali, Jatrabari, and Shanir Akhra of the capital before emptying into the Shitalakkhya River. At places, the canal is completely blocked or as wide as merely 2-3 feet. Though this water body is a major drainage channel, which could protect locals from waterlogging, if properly maintained, people instead are closing in on their collective goal -- slowly filling it up to gain land. The grabbing starts with the construction of makeshift bamboo structures or garbage dumping. In this case, the encroachers have advanced so much that they have already built concrete structures at some points. Now a narrow stream, soon it will be non-existent. Based on the current situation, one can only deduce that the government authorities are either unwilling or unable to contain the grabbers and conserve the water body. The photo taken Tuesday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

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