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Today's Gallery (2018.02.24)

This is a pit of Titas

The covers for an underground junction of Titas gas lines lie broken on this Old Dhaka road for several months. With no steps from the authorities, some local traders on their own demarcated the point with bamboo poles. To alert people, they also hung signs reading, “This is a pit of Titas”. The photo was taken at Tanti Bazar on Thursday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

Cauliflowers and cabbages

Cauliflowers and cabbages are unloaded in Old Dhaka's Shyambazar, on the bank of the Buriganga River. The city gets supply of these vegetables every day in huge quantities -- mostly from Savar, Manikganj, Munshiganj and Narsingdi. Following a bumper yield, farmers are now counting loss after selling their produce to wholesalers at only Tk 3 to 5 per kg. The photo was taken yesterday afternoon. Photo: Anisur Rahman

cold air from Siberia

A woman walks under the falling snow in Zagreb's park Maksimir, Croatia, yesterday. A blast of cold air from Siberia is going to hit the UK and some part of Europe next week in what could be the coldest end to winter in five years. It may bring “significant” snowfall across the region and will cause temperatures to plunge well below zero. Photo: Reuters


Language Movement veteran Rawshon Ara Bachchu introduces writing to a child (hatekhari) during a programme at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital yesterday. Karak Natya Sampraday, a theatre group, organised the event where children also took part in a Bangla letter writing contest, marking International Mother Language Day. Photo: Prabir Das

Eighty turtles rescued

A mobile court led by Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam examines live turtles meant for slaughter and sale of their meat on a rickshaw van at Shakhari Bazar in Old Dhaka. Eighty turtles were rescued and meat weighing around six maunds seized during the drive, said the magistrate. For the crime, the court jailed three persons for nine months each. The convicts are Panir Chandra Das, 40, of Narayanganj; Dipak Nandi, 55, of Dhaka's Shakhari Bazar and Moina Rani Sarker, 40, of Narsingdi. Magistrate Sarwoer said at least 12 persons including the convicts used to sell the animals in Old Dhaka, catching those in Munshiganj and Narsingdi. The turtles were released into Gazipur National Park. Photo: Rab