Today's Gallery (2020.01.09) | The Daily Star

Today's Gallery (2020.01.09)


The surface of this canal, surrounded by makeshift shops, in Deb Dholaikhal is completely obscured by garbage, polythene and weeds. Not only is the canal’s current state an environmental hazard, its stagnant water has also become a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which is a health risk and nuisance for people living nearby. The photo was taken from Kajlarpar area in the capital’s Jatrabari yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan

homeless people

About three-four people taking drugs under the red blanket on a footpath near the High Court premises in the evening yesterday. Mostly homeless people are often seen taking drugs on relatively quiet streets in the capital. Photo: Anisur Rahman

people campaigning

People campaigning for the Chattogram City Corporation elections, slated for January 27, while ignoring safety guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic. Not only are they crowding together, many are not wearing masks or wearing them improperly. This photo was taken from the port city’s Jail Road yesterday. Photo:Rajib Raihan

waits to get tested for coronavirus

With her right leg in a cast, 55-year-old Nurjahan Begum sitting on a gurney in front of Mugda General Hospital in the capital as she waits to get tested for coronavirus. She needs a surgery immediately, but doctors at another hospital told her that they would operate only after she tests negative. Even though testing at Mugda General Hospital begins at 9:00am, Nurjahan went there around 7:00am yesterday to avoid being stuck in a long queue. Photo: Anisur Rahman

successful fishing

A boy shows off his catch of the day to a friend, both beaming after a successful fishing run at Barishal’s Bakerganj upazila yesterday. The littlest things in life can end up in a shared moment of happiness with a friend. Photo: Titu Das

workers shout their slogans

Workers shout their slogans, fists raised and flags drawn. Under the banner of National Garments’ Workers Federation, they brought out a rally in front of Jatiya Press Club yesterday, demanding security benefits for all RMG workers. Photo: Prabir Das