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Today's Gallery (2018.03.02)

Dhaka Metro Rail

The work for Dhaka Metro Rail is going on at a fast pace. Upon completion, the new system is expected to solve the problem of congestion throughout the city. The photo was taken in the capital's Shewrapara yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das

Risky

A gateman at Kadamtali rail crossing in Chittagong looks on helplessly as a van puller frantically tries to get his vehicle off the lines with a train approaching fast. Photo: Rajib Raihan

Risky

A CNG-run auto-rickshaw and two bikes crossing the rail line with the train only a few inches past them at the level crossing. Although there was no mishap, chances of accidents remain high in the area. Photo: Rajib Raihan

A callous disregard

Traders from all over the country come to the capital's Gabtoli cattle market to sell their livestock. But what happens when some of the animals perish at the market. To be exact, what happens to the bodies? This photojournalist stumbled upon the answer, which is not only alarming, but also has a direct impact on environment and human health alike. To make some quick bucks, locals take the dead animals from the market, much to the approval of the traders, and drag those to the Bongshi river bank near the Gabtoli bridge. They skin the cow, collect the rawhide for selling and dump the body of the animal right into the river, whose very water many of their family members use for various chores. The photos were taken around 10:00am last week. Photo: Palash Khan

A callous disregard

Photo: Palash Khan

A callous disregard

Photo: Palash Khan

A callous disregard

Photo: Palash Khan

Dol Purnima

Colours, like raindrops, fall on a young woman as she basks in joy while celebrating Dol Purnima. Also known as Holi or Dol Jatra, this festival of colour is relished by all. The photo was taken at Dhaka University's Faculty of Fine Arts (Charukala) yesterday. Photo: Sheikh Mehedi Morshed

Fakhrul distributes leaflet

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir along with other leaders distributes leaflets among people in Nayapaltan area of the capital yesterday, seeking release of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi launched the programme in front of the Nayapaltan headquarters, and party leaders and activists all over the country took part in it, reports UNB. On February 8, Khaleda was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Photo: Star

National jute day

A procession of vehicles drive through Manik Mia Avenue in the capital yesterday as part of a road show organised by the Ministry of Textiles and Jute ahead of National Jute Day to be observed on March 6. Photo: STAR

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