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Today's Gallery (2020.01.31)

learns to write

A toddler learns to write the alphabets from a Hindu priest in front of an idol of goddess Saraswati -- a ritual that inaugurates the schooling of a child. The photo was taken at Dhaka University’s Jagannath Hall on the day of the Saraswati puja yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das

Western Swamphens in Bangladesh

Although there is a small population of Western Swamphens in Bangladesh, the beautiful purplish birds can often be seen in the haor areas. It is illegal to catch or kill the birds. The photo was taken at Tanguar haor in Sunamganj last week. Courtesy: Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan

polling materials

Ahead of the DNCC and DSCC polls tomorrow, polling materials, including the electronic voting machines, started to file into voting centres yesterday. This photo was taken from Dhaka’s Residential Model School and College. Photo: Palash Khan

Border Guard Bangladesh patrolling

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh have started patrolling the streets of Dhaka since yesterday morning. A total of 75 platoons were deployed in both Dhaka north and south city areas to avert any untoward incident during the polls. Their deployment will run for four days, until February 2. Photo: Collected