Today's Gallery (07.07.2015)

(Anti-clockwise from top) A Bangladesh Ansar member working with traffic police midway through New Eskaton Road in the capital imposes a selective bar on rickshaws and rickshaw-vans, allowing towards the Banglamotor crossing only those willing to bribe him Tk 5 and Tk 10 respectively. Photo: Amran Hossain
The Ansar member drops a Tk 5 note he just took from a rickshaw-puller. Photo: Amran Hossain
The Ansar member drops a Tk 5 note he just took from a rickshaw-puller on seeing this photojournalist bring out a camera. He then painstakingly tried to nudge the money with his feet to the side of the road before giving up altogether. The photos were taken yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain
People collect new notes from Bangladesh Bank in the capital yesterday. The central bank released freshly printed notes worth Tk 22,000 crore ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr when new and crispy bills are usually given to children as gift. Photo: Banglar Chokh
Restaurant staff and small traders take to the street in front of Government Titumir College in the capital yesterday armed with cricket bats and sticks, after the students vandalised at least 16 restaurants and eight vehicles on the Mohakhali-Gulshan road. The violence allegedly ensued from a brawl that took place in a restaurant when two "activists" of Bangladesh Chhatra League "refused to pay the bill". However, the college unit BCL president, Kazi Mirajul Islam Dollar, said locals had mugged a student. "When students protested it, locals chased them and so did they," he said. Police rushed in and brought the situation under control, but said the reason behind the incident was "not known" immediately. Photo: Star