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Today's Gallery (2021.03.08)

a tunnel of greenery shades

A tunnel of greenery shades the approach road to the under-construction Bangabandhu Tunnel on the Anwara upazila side in Chattogram. Work is underway to transform the two-lane road to a six-lane highway that will feed into the tunnel under the Karnaphuli river. Photo: Rajib Raihan

local farmers

A group of workers hired by Rapid Acton Battalion uprooting opium plants at Bonkhur village under Dinajpur’s Joypurhat Sadar upazila. A group of local farmers had planted the illegal crop on around five acres of land. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Kongkon Karmaker

the rampant pollution

Locals line the bank of the Surma river in Kazirbazar area of Sylhet city yesterday. The rampant pollution in the river has forced oxygen-deprived fish to come up to the surface and locals rushed to catch them by hand or through fishing nets. Photo: Sheikh Nasir

trees planted are being cut down

a total of 1,705 trees planted 25 years ago are being cut down to make way for the six-lane highway. A roads and highways official said they will plant between 1,800 and 2,700 saplings once the transformation is complete. The photos were taken on Saturday. Photo: Rajib Raihan

women hold a candlelit vigil

Women hold a candlelit vigil at the Central Shaheed Minar at the first hour of today to mark the International Women’s Day. They also observed a minute of silence. Amrai Pari Paribarik Nirjaton Protirodh Jote, an alliance against domestic violence, organised the event. Photo: Rashed Shumon