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Today's Gallery (2017.08.29)

desperate attempt

In a desperate attempt to go home for celebrating Eid-ul-Azha with their families, homebound passengers scramble to board a train at Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital. The photo was taken around 2:00pm yesterday. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq

heron poacher

A heron poacher shows his catch while selling the birds at Haripur Bazar in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet yesterday. Catching, selling and consuming birds are illegal under the wildlife preservation act. But the illegal trade is rampant at the market. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

newborn calf

A newborn calf roams with its mother Muktamoni in Gazipur's Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park. The baby elephant, born on Sunday night, is the seventh member in the herd of elephants currently living in the park. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Star

boma machines

The machine units lining the bank are locally known as "boma machines" (they got the name because of producing loud noise), used to extract stones from the riverbed at Bholaganj of Companiganj upazila of Sylhet. But such extraction of stones is illegal. Occasionally, the local administration evict the stone traders from this place, but they return in no time. Workers operating the extraction equipment said police are aware of the illegal act. When asked, Officer-in-Charge of Companiganj Police Station Altab Hossain denied any existance of such machines at Bholaganj, except for 2 to 4 floating ones. However, during a visit, this photographer spotted more than a hundred units like these at five locations. The photos were taken yesterday. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

boma machines

Photo: Sheikh Nasir