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Today's Gallery (2017.11.04)

open manhole

The stumped driver of a CNG-run auto rickshaw gets out of the vehicle after its front wheel fell in an open manhole. Vehicles are often damaged after falling in such barely-visible manholes in the capital while death in manholes or open sewers is not too uncommon either. Despite this fact, the authorities seem to be unmoved to address the situation. The photo was taken yesterday near Sundarban Square at Gulistan in Dhaka. Photo: Palash Khan

Not Hassle Free

Thanks to limited seating arrangements, people complete their tax return forms sitting on the ground at the office of the National Board of Revenue's under-construction headquarters in the capital's Agargaon. With a promise to ease taxpayers' hassle, the week-long annual income tax fair began Wednesday. At the fair, taxpayers are able to submit their returns directly and avail related services without paying any fee to the lawyers. As a result, it drew a large number of people. But due to a lack of proper arrangements, such as chairs or tables so that citizens can complete the procedures hassle-free, many along with their families had no other options but to sit on the floor. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Collected


Speaker of West Bengal Legislative Assembly Biman Banerjee visits his ancestral land on BM College Road of Barisal city yesterday. His family left his birthplace during the riot in 1948. Biman came to Bangladesh to attend the conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Accompanied by his wife Nandita Banerjee, he also visited the hospital he was born in--St Anne's Medical Centre--in Barisal city. Photo: Star