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Today's Gallery (2017.07.09)

canal encroachment

Rubbish clogs the Deb-Dholai Khal in Gobindapur of Sanir Akhra near Dhaka-Chittagong highway. A kitchen market has been built on it as well. Experts say such encroachment and filling up of canals in and around the city are the reasons for Dhaka's waterlogging problem. The photo was taken on Friday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

rail track

Hard to believe, it's actually a rail track in the capital's Jurain rail gate area. Except for the two steel rails, the track has been completely covered by mud. A major train accident could occur anytime due to the mud-covered track, caused by recent rainfalls. There's also a makeshift market, which at times spills onto the tracks. Photo: Palash Khan

hilsa selling

A trader sorts hilsa according to size for selling at a market in the port city. Netting of the popular fish has started again recently. Though the size of the fish is not big, traders are hopeful that the fishermen will be able to catch the larger ones soon. Currently, the medium size hilsa is being sold at Tk 10,000 to Tk 13,000 per maund at the market. The photo was taken at Char Chaktai wholesale fish market yesterday morning. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das


A rickshaw puller holds the handle bar of the three-wheeler while a woman assists him by pushing the vehicle through knee-deep water on Hashem road in South Matuail of the capital's Jatrabari yesterday. In the absence of a proper drainage system, rainwater has left the road inundated for around a month, much to the sufferings of the locals. Photo: Anisur Rahman


A large chunk of the road from Malibagh to Mouchak intersections below the flyover in the capital remains occupied with makeshift stores and piles of garbage. The remainder of the road is not in a pleasant state either. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman