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Today's Gallery (2019.10.18)

Nature Quest: The Restless One

A female Taiga Flycatcher catches her breath on a tree in a mango orchard in Chapainawabganj’s Alinagar area. The winter visitor is known to always be on the move, hopping from one tree to another. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Rabiul Hasan

The Forgotten Fight

Santals, along with Bangalees, in Gaibandha’s Sahebganj-Bagda farm area stage a protest, demanding the return of their lands. The Santals, who were evicted from their ancestral land in 2016, returned to the farm area recently and set up makeshift homes, but were asked to leave by the current occupant -- Rangpur Sugar Mills. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Mostafa Shabuj

Growing Pains...

An aerial view of Purana Paltan intersection shows vehicles stuck in long tailbacks on all sides. Gridlock has become a regular phenomenon in the area as metro rail construction work has narrowed down the roads. Photo: Palash Khan

Growing Pains...

Often times, the congestion stretches to the north gate of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque. The photos were taken yesterday afternoon. Photo: Palash Khan

FIFA President Meets PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is all smiles as she receives a jersey with her name on it from Fifa President Gianni Infantino yesterday. Infantino called on Hasina at her office. Photo: BSS

Fishing in Turag...

Since monsoon rain stopped a few weeks back, water has been receding in the Turag. The shallow water in the river has been drawing a good number of fishermen. Some were seen waiting patiently on boats with fishing rods while others, like these two, started looking for fish near the bank. The photo was taken in Aminbazar area of Savar yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan

Erosion in Gaibandha

A shelter home in Bangla Bazar area of Gaibandha’s Haripur union is in a sorry state in the absence of renovation. Built under a project named Ashrayan Prakalpa, the structure was hit hard by flood and erosion in 2015. The photo was taken recently. Photo: K M Rezaul Hoque

Human Chain for Abrar

Former Ducsu leaders yesterday expressed strong opposition against a ban on student politics, while speaking at a human chain protesting the murder of Buet student Abrar Fahad. The photo was taken in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq