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Today's Gallery (2020.10.17)

movies return to cinemas

Movies return to cinemas but not the audiences. Only a few people turn up at Chitramohol Cinema in the capital’s Tantibazar yesterday, the first day of reopening cinemas in the country after being closed for more than six months amid Covid-19 pandemic. Under the health guidelines, cinemas are allowed to operate at half the capacity for the time being. Photo: Anisur Rahman

durga idols

With the Durga Puja only four days away, rickshaw vans carry Durga idols to temples in Rangpur city. The idols have been brought from Uttarghonoshyam village in Lamonirhat’s Kaliganj upazila. In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, health safety guidelines will be followed during the cerebration of the festival this year. The photo was taken in Rangpur city’s Mulatol area yesterday. Photo: Kongkon Karmaker

potatoes

After recent complaints against vendors asking exorbitant prices for potatoes, Directorate of National Consumers’ Right Protection yesterday launched a drive at Old Dhaka’s Farashganj and fined several wholesale potato shops for hiking prices and not putting up price lists. Although the wholesalers were supposed to sell potatoes for Tk 23 per kg, they were being sold for Tk 30-35. Earlier, authorities said initiatives will be taken to drop prices within a day or two. Sources said cultivation was hampered by flood, and farmers and traders are releasing potatoes slowly into the market to make more profit. Photo: Anisur Rahman

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