Today's Gallery (2019.04.20) | The Daily Star

Today's Gallery (2019.04.20)

Photo of the day

A unique installation stands in the middle of the road in Shahbagh with the stoic face of a mannequin staring at citizens, saying “You don't have to clean up the mess, just don't make things worse. That's all, thanks.” The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das

fire extinguishers

A man keeping freshly-refilled fire extinguishers inside a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Mirpur Mazar Road area yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

fire extinguishers

Cylinders in front of a refilling store nearby. Owners of such stores in the area say the number of their customers, who come from offices across the capital, have increased following some recent fire incidents in the city. Photo: Anisur Rahman


In a laudable move, city corporations installed tactile paving on footpaths to facilitate smooth movement of visually impaired pedestrians. In different areas, sidewalks were rebuilt with yellow textured tiles and signs were put up urging people to help them cross the street. Photo: Anisur Rahman


But some footpaths were either grabbed or had traffic lights installed in such a way that even able-bodied people would find it difficult to maneuver. To make matters worse, Dhaka Metropolitan Police installed vertical iron poles on several footpaths to prevent illegal parking and bikers from using those. The city corporation officials allege that police did not consult them before installing the poles, while law enforcers say they did it to maintain discipline. The photos were taken on Mirpur Road near Russell Square yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

Otit Ebong Bortomaner Bojhapora

Bangladesh Garments Workers' Solidarity (BGWS) organised a photo exhibition yesterday on Rana Plaza tragedy. Titled “Otit Ebong Bortomaner Bojhapora”, the exhibition was held on the spot where the building once stood. Attended by victims and their family members, the exhibition displayed seven photos taken by Taslima Akter, coordinator of BGWS. Attendees demanded capital punishment for building owner Sohel Rana. Photo: Star

Ruposhi Bangla National Photo Exhibition

Visitors roam the gallery on the first day of Ruposhi Bangla National Photo Exhibition, organised by Bangladesh Photo Journalist Association in partnership with Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das


Firefighters search for victims after a cement-laden lorry and a covered van fell into a roadside ditch following a head-on collision near Birulia area of Mirpur Beribadh yesterday afternoon. Two people inside the van were injured in the accident. Photo: Collected

retaining wall beside a canal has collapsed

A portion of a retaining wall beside a canal has collapsed in Cumilla city’s Noagaon Rail Crossing area on Thursday. Locals said the Cumilla City Corporation had constructed the wall just two months ago. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Khalid Bin Nazrul