Today's Gallery (08.05.2015)

Litchis, one of the much-awaited summer fruits, have hit the market in the capital. In this photo taken on Wednesday, a vendor sits near Baitul Mukarram Mosque with the fruit, bought from producers in Sonargaon of Naryanganj. He was selling a hundred litchis at Tk 800. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq
These small shacks propped up by bamboos dot along Dhaka-Mawa highway. They have grown over the past several years. Hit by grinding poverty, people from the country's north stay there and work as farmworkers in nearby areas for a few months, especially from February to May, before going back to their permanent home. The photo was taken this week. Photo: Anisur Rahman
US Coast Guard handed over a cutter, "Rush", to Bangladesh Navy as "BNS Somudra Avijan" in Alameda, California on Wednesday. At 378 feet, the ship will arrive in Bangladesh later this year. Two years ago, the US transferred another cutter, which joined the navy's fleet as BNS Somudra Joy, to help Bangladesh enhance its maritime capability. Photo: Collected
Pedestrians walk over the rubble of a footbridge that once stood near Ananda Cinema at the capital's Farmgate, yesterday. The widely used structure is being demolished for a replacement but the slow progress of work seriously hampers movement of people. The footbridge had been shut to the public for months before the authorities started its demolition recently. Photo: Darshan Chakma
Protesting the mass molestation of females on Pahela Baishakh, Women's Voluntary Association (WVA) forms a human chain in front of its office in the capital yesterday. Photo: Star
People of Garati enclave in Panchagarh Sadar upazila engage in merriment yesterday after hearing the news that Indian Rajya Sabha had passed the bill for the implementation of Bangladesh-India Land Boundary Agreement that would allow the people of the adversely located area, like 161 other enclaves of the kind, to enjoy basic civic amenities as citizens of the respective countries. PHOTO: STAR
Tigers captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (L) and Tiger Cement has started a new innings with the signing of an agreement on Thursday. Under the deal, Mashrafe became the brand ambassador of Tiger Cement. Here Mashrafe and Madina Cement Industries' managing director Haji Selim are seen exchanging agreement papers at a ceremony at The Daily Star Centre. PHOTO: STAR
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