Today's Gallery (11.06.2015)

Unrestrained filling up of low-lying water bodies, farmland and canals, going on in Vaigodia of Khilgaon in the capital yesterday, which has been going on for a long time, barring the natural draining of rainwater, leading to waterlogging in the adjoining DND dam area in Matuail on Friday. Photo: Anisur Rahman
The entire city faces this problem during the monsoon due to such practices under the patronage of all three major political parties. Environmental activists and the media have been warning the authorities for years, but the greed compounded by the political benefits of tacit permission kept the feast of plunder thriving, with obvious results. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Workers of seven state-owned jute mills in Khulna under the platform Bangladesh State-Owned Jute Mill CBA-Non CBA Oikya Parishad enforced a blockade of roads and railways for four hours from 10:00am yesterday with a five-point demand, which they have been making for long, including allocation of adequate funds for the jute sector. Photo: Banglar Chokh
Left, a man donates blood at a programme organised by Apollo Hospitals Dhaka marking World Blood Donor Day yesterday. Right, another person does the same at the annual blood donation drive conducted by Chevron Bangladesh marking the day. Around 419 employees from Chevron's Dhaka office, Bibiyana, Jalalabad, and Moulvibazar Gas Fields, and the Muchai Compressor Station came forward this year to donate blood. Photo: Collected
Rows of trucks illegally parked on a busy road seriously hamper traffic flow near Sayedabad bus terminal in the capital. The photo was taken on Thursday. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Syrian refugees run away as Turkish soldiers use water cannon to move them away from fences at the Turkish border near the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, at Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, yesterday. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an "open-door" policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011. PHOTO: AFP
Monsoon rains swept the capital yesterday with students here on the Dhaka University campus clearly enjoying the moment. Photo: Star
Participants of 'The Sun Never Sets on Yoga' practice yoga at The Art of Living in Bangalore, yesterday. The event is being held in about 108 cities around the globe as a prelude to International Yoga Day to be celebrated on June 21. PHOTO: AFP
Rain over the last two days has inundated parts of the DND dam area in Matuail of Dhaka. A number of canals, which used to drain the water out, have been blocked up by illegal structures. If rain continues, many more houses in the area may soon be submerged. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Urdu Speaking People's Youth Rehabilitation Movement forms a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club in the capital yesterday demanding exemplary punishment for perpetrators responsible for the death of 10 people, including eight of a family, in a camp in Kalshi housing the community, on June 14, 2014 after locals set fire to their houses. The arson took place following a clash over exploding firecrackers. The fire claimed nine lives while another died of gunshot wounds. The human chain also demanded security for the camp dwellers, withdrawal of false cases against members of the community, and compensation for those affected. Photo: Star
Yemenis search for survivors under the rubble of houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site in the old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa, yesterday following an overnight Saudi-led air strike. The air strike by killed five people yesterday as it destroyed homes in the centuries-old heritage site UNESCO calls a "jewel" of Islamic culture. Sanaa's old city has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years and was a major centre for the propagation of Islam, boasting more than 100 mosques, 14 public baths and more than 6,000 houses built before the 11th century. Photo: AFP
An Acehnese woman convicted for "immoral acts" is lashed by a local government officer during a public caning at a square in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, yesterday. Three couples were publicly caned in Indonesia's Aceh yesterday after the unmarried university students were caught spending time alone together in violation of the province's strict Islamic laws. Photo: AFP
India openers Shikhar Dhawan (in the foreground) and Murali Vijay run a single during their unbroken partnership of 239 during the first day's play of the one-off Test against Bangladesh at Fatullah on June 10, 2015 . Dhawan raced to 150 not out off 158 balls to lead the visitors' charge in the rain-affected day where only 56 overs' play was possible. Photo: Firoz Ahmed
A billboard was left right in the middle of the road in Signboard area after the Dhaka-Chittagong highway was increased to four lanes with locals accusing it of being a cause of accidents regularly at night. The photo was taken on June 10, 2015 . Photo: Anisur Rahman
This is Chaktai canal in Chittagong city, one of the major storm water outlet that flows in the Karnaphuli River. Due to filling up of its bed over the years the canal has already become very narrow and incapable of containing much water during monsoon. Last year almost the entire city went under water during monsoon. This year there is an added danger caused by blocking of its mouth by silt dredged from the Karnaphuli but was not removed elsewhere. Photo: Anup Kanti Das