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Today's Gallery (2017.05.10)

air pollution

Polluting smoke and stench spread across Islambagh in Old Dhaka yesterday as a pile of garbage burns on the wayside of Sadarghat-Gabtoli Road on the Buriganga. Number of patients with different chest and respiratory diseases are on the rise in the city due to air pollutants, doctors say. Photo: Rashed Shumon

compact bulldozers

Several compact bulldozers wait in front of the capital's Osmani Memorial Auditorium yesterday. The Dhaka South City Corporation will use the machines to manage household garbage in the city's narrow streets inaccessible to bigger equipment. Photo: Prabir Das

mindless act

Legs sticking out of the wooden platforms, used by hawkers, are kept leaning against metal fence on the median on a road in the capital's Motijheel area. This mindless act of storing unauthorised objects right in the middle of the busy road can cause serious accidents to moving vehicles at any time. As per the direction of the Dhaka South City Corporation, the hawkers are allowed to run their business on the sidewalks in Gulistan and adjacent areas after 6:00pm on work days. The photo was taken yesterday afternoon. Photo: Amran Hossain

Banasree canal

Incessant dumping of waste in the capital's Banasree canal is not only suffocating the water body but also contributing to the continual waterlogging problem in the area. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq

Banasree canal

Though there is a signboard saying anyone would be fined Tk 5,000 for dumping waste on or next to the water body, locals continue to ignore it. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq

Banasree canal

Meanwhile, the roadside area beside the canal has been transformed into a waste dumping zone, from where garbage is also being spilled into the canal. The photos were taken on Monday. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq

hot summer day

Little kids bathe in the Karnaphuli river to cool themselves off on a hot summer day yesterday. The mercury reached 33.5 degrees Celsius in the port city on the day. The photo was taken in Firingi Bazar area. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das


Commuter and pedestrian sufferings on Rokeya Sarani near Sher-e-Bangla Agriculture University in the capital have become a day-to-day affair for nearly a month now as different utility service providers have been relocating their service lines in preparation for the city's first metro rail project occupying a major portion of a side of the thoroughfare. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das

contraband chemicals

Forensics personnel of Rapid Action Battalion under a mobile court conduct tests for contraband chemicals inside a warehouse on Mitford Road in the capital yesterday. The court collected Tk 8 lakh in fines for various violations and sentenced four persons to different jail terms "for storing illegal chemicals used for making explosives". Photo: Palash Khan