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Today's Gallery (2018.09.14)

battered car

People gather near a battered car, on the central reservation of the Dhaka-Aricha highway. The vehicle was sideswiped by an Itihash Paribahan bus, while the bus was overtaking it at around 10:00am yesterday. The accident comes amid growing demands for ensuring road safety. Photo: Palash Khan

The sandpiper of Sonadia

This spoon-billed sandpiper, christened “3C”, was hatched in an incubator in Russia. After being released into the wild, it traversed all the way from Russia to Sonadia Island in Bangladesh, travelling some 7,640kms. Photo: Sayam U Chowdhury

InterContinental Dhaka

After inaugurating the InterContinental Dhaka, formerly known as Ruposhi Bangla and Sheraton, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks around the hotel yesterday evening. Photo: PID

InterContinental Dhaka

Opened in 1966, the hotel hosted many important political events in the run-up to the independence. During the Liberation War, it was declared a neutral zone by the International Red Cross. Photo: PID

Annual Orchid Show

Dhaka dwellers can catch a glimpse of exotic flowering plants at the Annual Orchid Show today and tomorrow. Orchid Society of Bangladesh is organising the event at House CEN C-2, Road 95, in Gulshan. Photo: ATM Faruq

Defying rules and risks

Defying traffic rules and risks, two rickshaw-pullers get their vehicles over the road divider as the median fence is missing. The photo was taken near Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das

traffic rule violations

Dhaka city has seen a sudden surge in the number of motorcycles recently, and with that, an increase in the frequency and cases of traffic rule violations. At Bangla Motor, motorcyclists heading in different directions clog the intersection yesterday. According to Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), 219,337 motorcycles were registered in the country in the first seven months of 2018, and on average 1,035 are being added every day. Photo: Rashed Shumon

impending disaster

Gas cylinders loosely fastened together, a wobbly vehicle, and an uphill run on the flyover -- a recipe for an impending disaster. The photo was taken near Eskaton intersection in Dhaka yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das