Today's Gallery (2021.04.23)

It is the breeding season for several bird species. Like many other migratory birds, blue-tailed bee-eater is also visiting Bangladesh to breed. This pair was captured in Arakul area of Dhaka’s South Keraniganj recently. Photo: Courtesy of Asker Ibne Firoz
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque drives one on way to a maiden Test hundred on foreign soil during the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy yesterday. Mominul scored 127 and Najmul Hossain Shanto made 163 as Bangladesh piled up a mammoth 474 for 4 stumps were drawn prematurely due to bad light. PHOTO: SLC
A child busy flying his kite on a street in the capital’s Panthapath area yesterday. Flying kite in this concrete jungle is mostly done on roofs of buildings. The boy was able to fly the kite as the streets were almost empty there due to the ongoing countrywide “lockdown” enforced to curb the spread of Covid infection. Photo: Firoz Ahmed
Bangabandhu Square Monument in the capital’s Gulistan area has become riddled with garbage. People have dumped plastic bottles, polythene bags and other waste in the pool surrounding the main sculpture, in a show of blatant lack of common civic sense. PHOTO: RASHED SHUMON
A considerable number of people were seen browsing plant shops near Dhaka University’s Curzon Hall amid the lockdown yesterday. With a whole week of Dhaka residents being cooped up in their homes, it seems a lot of them thought being surrounded by greenery would be a welcome change. However, following health guidelines is of utmost importance in this crucial time. Photo: Firoz Ahmed