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Today's Gallery (2020.01.17)

printing presses

Ahead of the January 30 Dhaka city corporation polls, many printing presses in the capital are passing busy hours bringing out leaflets and posters of political leaders and their parties. Some of the presses are running throughout the night to hit the production target. The photo was taken in Fakirapool area yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman

bamboo-made bridge

A hawker carrying goods crosses a bamboo-made bridge adjacent to the confluence of the Balu, the Norai and the Debdolai rivers near the capital’s Nondipara. In the absence of a concrete bridge, people have long been using this rickety bridge that connects Dasherkranti area in Nasirabad with Nondipara. The photo was taken in Nondipara area yesterday. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq

Water ambulance to the rescue

Photo of the “Payra Boat Ambulance” that was inaugurated on Tuesday in Patuakhaili’s remote upazila Rangabali that is surrounded by rivers on three sides and the Bay of Bengal to its south. The residents of Rangabali need to travel to neighbouring upazilas to avail health services as the upazila is yet to have any medical facilities. Equipped with oxygen supply and other life-saving equipment, the water ambulance will be on standby 24/7 to take any patient from five unions of Rangabali to a nearby hospital within 30 minutes. Non-governmental organisation Obhijatrik Foundation procured the boat with financing from IDLC Finance Limited. Photo: Sohrab Hossain

street parking

Bringing an end to street parking is one of the objectives of the recently-passed Road Transport Act. But the situation on the road in front of Motijheel Ideal School and College indicates there’s still a long way to go. In exchange of a Tk 50 “fee”, cars of all shapes and sizes were seen occupying both sides of the road. Photo: Amran Hossain

street parking

But who is this money paid to? This photographer found a man hosting the transactions without any documents, inset. Sensing he was being photographed, the man charged at the photographer and threatened him. Photo: Amran Hossain