Saudi-bound Bangladeshi expatriates line up in front of a travel agent’s office at the capital’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel yesterday. The expatriates, eager to get back to Saudi Arabia to join work, have recently been going from one office to another to manage tickets and hotel bookings. According to a recent Saudi travel advisory, travellers to the Gulf country will have to stay in mandatory quarantine in hotels at their own expense. Photo: Prabir Das
Villagers in Barguna’s Patharghata upazila carrying baskets filled with sand to be put in geo bags in order to repair an embankment along the Baleshwar river that was breached by tidal surges during Cyclone Yaas. The photo was taken on Monday. Photo: Titu Das
Motorcyclists riding their vehicles on the pavement in the capital’s Tejgaon area, even though a sign right behind them urges bikers not to do so. By violating such traffic rules, they put lives of pedestrians at risk. The photo was taken yesterday afternoon.
Pedestrians, motorists and rickshaw-pullers negotiating the muddy surface of a road in the capital’s Mirpur-11. Locals say despite authorities’ repeated promises to repair the road, it continues to be neglected. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain