Today's Gallery (2017.05.17) | The Daily Star

Today's Gallery (2017.05.17)

Bagha Ayr...

Onlookers gather around a Bagha Ayr (a kind of catfish) weighing about 88kgs brought to Bat Tala kitchen market in Tangail town yesterday. A fisherman netted it in the Padma and sold it to fish trader Momin Monday night in Aricha. Since there was no single buyer for the fish with an asking price of Tk 72,000, Momin chopped it up and sold it to 40 people for Tk 80,000. Photo: Mirza Shakil

New Bridge!

Work on building a new 396-metre dual-carriageway bridge next to the narrow Kanchpur Bridge on the Shitalakkhya is ongoing with funds from Japan International Cooperation Agency. The Kanchpur Bridge is now considered a traffic bottleneck on Dhaka-Sylhet and Dhaka-Chittagong highways. The new bridge is expected to be complete in mid-2018. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Anisur Rahman

Norwester hits Dhaka...

Carcasses of birds among torn and broken branches of trees in Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital. The nor'wester that hit Dhaka late Monday night toppled many trees and killed birds in the park. The storm caused several trees to fall on city streets as well. Photo: Rashed Shumon

Six year old Helper...

Six-year-old Hasan hanging on to the human haulier he works for instead of being in school. He has been working as a helper for a month. Despite efforts to curb child labour, similar sights are all too common. The photo was taken in Jurain Level Crossing area recently. Photo: Palash Khan

Illegal sand trading!

Sand being piled up on a bank of the Bongshi river, after lifting from the river. According to locals, influential traders keep on extracting sand from the riverbed while the authorities concerned continue to turn a blind eye to it. The photo was taken on Sunday near Nayarhat Bridge at Dhamrai on the outskirts of the capital. Photo: Aklakur Rahman Akash