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Today's Gallery (2017.12.20)

bus helper

Fifteen-year-old Ontora calling passengers to board a Mirpur-bound BRTC bus in the city's Farmgate area. She took the job of a helper around six months ago. Working from 8:00am to 5:00pm, she makes Tk 150 daily. Many commuters look at her in disbelief as the risky job is usually taken up by men. She also faces many challenges in the job. Photo: Anisur Rahman

bus helper

A hawker harasses the girl as she refused to allow him on board at Farmgate around 3:15pm yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

bailey bridge collapsed

The bailey bridge on the Kakra river in Kurrent Haat area of Dinajpur's Chirirbandar upazila collapsed early yesterday when a fertiliser-laden truck was crossing it. The accident snapped road communications between Parbatipur, Chirirbandar upazilas and Dinajpur town. Photo: Star

roads below flyovers

Most of the roads below flyovers in the capital now look like this. Even in the dry season, this road in Demra area beside the Mayor Hanif flyover in Jatrabari remains submerged with sewage, causing damage to the bituminous surface of the road. As a result, accidents and damages to vehicles are rampant there. The photo of a bus stuck after falling in a large pothole hidden under stagnant water was taken on Monday. Photo: Prabir Das


Winter is finally setting in. The capital sky has been gloomy even in the day time with dense fog for the last couple of days. Blankets being transported on a rickshaw near Saarc Fountain on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue. Photo: Anisur Rahman/Amran Hossain


Several homeless people near the Central Shaheed Minar take a nap covering themselves with bed sheets in their effort to cope with the cold breeze. Photo: Anisur Rahman/Amran Hossain


A bank of fog over the same road. Photo: Anisur Rahman/Amran Hossain


Day by day road users are becoming increasingly restless -- especially the bikers and pedestrians. Most of the bikers do not follow traffic rules or appear to lack proper training. The pedestrians, on the other hand, are seen jaywalking as they please. Their careless manoeuvres on the road often cause serious accidents and sometimes fatalities. The photo was taken at the capital's Bangla Motor intersection on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain