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Today's Gallery (2017.10.26)

Grabbers eyes Kalyanpur canal

A piece of land protruding into Kalyanpur canal is a portion of the water body filled illegally by grabbers. The place has now become a rickshaw garage and home for people. In Dhaka city, water bodies are shrinking fast, chiefly because of the grab of encroachers getting wider without hindrance. Though there have been occasional drives by law enforcers and authorities concerned against the grabbers, these have been proved mostly futile because in most cases, such structures return shortly afterwards. The photo was taken in the capital's Darussalam area on Tuesday. Photo: Rashed Shumon


Rain or shine, this road in front of the capital's Ramna Kalimandir always remains under water. Thousands of people have to suffer every day because of this. Not only have the commuters become a victim of a poor drainage system, businesses were hurt as well since the area has become less accessible. Local people say the situation has been persisting for the last few months and they took the issue to the authorities, but it did not work. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain

My teacher, my inspiration

Winners of “My teacher, my inspiration” at the capital's The Daily Star Centre yesterday. Marking International Teachers Day, The Daily Star and AT Haque Mr Cookie organised the campaign. At the event, 10 winners received prizes for writing about teachers who inspired them and played an important role in their lives. The campaign started on September 26 and ended on October 10. Around 1,000 participants from across the country wrote stories and posted pictures about their teachers on the newspaper's website as part of the competition. The winners were also given additional prizes for their teachers. Sher Ali, general manager (business development) of The Daily Star, and Nasrin Luna, head of marketing of AT Haque, were also present during the prize giving ceremony. Photo: Star

Mental health seminar

Participants at a seminar on national mental health at Dhaka University. Rotary Club of Dhaka Urbana organised it on Saturday marking World Mental Health Day. Prof Dr Harun-or-Rashid, vice chancellor of National University, was present as the chief guest. Julia Niblett, Australian high commissioner; Md Habibul Alam, Bir Pratik, vice president, Bangladesh Scouts; and Rtn Fazlul Haque Arif, district governor, Rotary International Dist 3281, Bangladesh, were also present. Photo: Collected

25th anniversary of National University

Students, teachers and staff of National University bring out a procession on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway yesterday, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the education institution. Photo: Star