Today's Gallery (26.05.2015)

A rescue worker speaks through a megaphone, warning people to keep away from the site of the under-construction National Bank Ltd Twin Tower at the capital's Sonargaon intersection yesterday after a stretch of the footpath on CR Dutt Road caved in Thursday night. The disaster came just a day after the boundary protection in the deep pit dug for the tower subsided, leaving an adjacent hotel at risk of collapse. Photo: Palash Khan
Six vehicles, including trucks and a bus, fell into the dry Isamoti River when a bailey bridge collapsed yesterday, halting vehicular movement on the Dinajpur-Gobindaganj highway. At least 25 people were injured, reports UNB. Photo: Banglar Chokh
A tailback at the capital's Shahbagh, as Awami League leaders and activists head towards Suhrawardy Udyan where Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was felicitated yesterday afternoon for her government's political and diplomatic successes including India's ratification of the 1974 land boundary agreement. Photo: Star
Saudi security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing that targeted the Shiite Al-Anoud mosque in the coastal city of Dammam, yesterday. The Islamic State jihadist group claimed the suicide bombing that killed at least three people. Photo: AFP
Members of the Hindu community take a holy dip or perform Ganga Snan, a symbolic gesture of washing away sins, in the Pagla river, a tributary of the Padma, from the Ganga Ghat, adjoining Ganga Ashram and a cremation ground, south of the Kansat bazar in Chapainawabganj's Shibganj upazila yesterday. The local community leaders say the ritual is held during “Ganga Doshhara Tithi” of Jaishtha and Ashar of the Bangla calendar. Photo: Banglar Chokh
Raw sewage spews out from sewers onto the road in Ekrampur intersection area in Old Dhaka's Sutrapur causing suffering to the residents, while the authorities concerned remain nonchalant. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Banglar Chokh
A floating wholesale rice market on the Sandhya river in Barisal's Banaripara upazila. Coming together every Saturday and Tuesday, the market specialises on local untainted varieties produced in the north and south with prices around Tk 1,000 for about 38 kilogrammes. But the availability of fast growing, high yielding, crossbred varieties has cut down sales there by nearly one-third. The photo was taken on Tuesday. Photo: Arifur Rahman
Bangladesh Garo Chhatra Sangathan rallies in front of Jatiya Press Club of the capital yesterday demanding the highest form of punishment for those who gang raped a 21-year-old Garo woman inside a moving microbus in Kuril on May 21. Photo: Star
With blatant disregard to a gigantic warning for not stopping in front of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital, which even says that errant vehicles will be towed and drivers will be slapped with other punishments, bus operatiors keep stopping right in front of the sign and let passengers off and on board yesterday. Photo: SK Enamul Haq
This half kilometre portion of Chaktai Khal is completely covered with water hyacinths in Chittagong city's Bakalia area. The major parts of the canal stretching around 12 kilometres from Bahaddarhat to Karnaphuli river have been narrowed down due to encroachment for a long time. The adjoining areas are waterlogged as the water body cannot carry rain and flood water to the river during the monsoon. Despite repeated assurance from the city corporation authorities, the canal is yet to be saved from grabbing and pollution. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das
Participants at a grand reception ceremony in honour of Madame Liu Yandong, the vice premier of China, organised by the Confucius Institute of North South University on the NSU campus in the capital on Tuesday. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed was the chief guest while Prof Amin Sarkar presided over the ceremony. Benajir Ahmed, chairman, NSU Board of Trustees, was present among others. Photo: Collected
A locally-made three-wheeler overloaded with iron rods tootles down the Chittagong-Cox's Bazar highway in Patia yesterday. Vehicles of this kind are illegal in Bangladesh. These slow-moving vehicles run on highways where heavy vehicles ply at high speed. Yet, nobody seems to care about the dangers they involve. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das
People, previously landless, harvest paddy from their land for the first time yesterday. After pursuing the government for 22 years, they managed to get 285 acres of khas land for themselves at Beelkuralia under Chatmohor in Pabna. Photo: Star
It has been around a year that pedestrians have been unable to use the footpath along the road from the Malibagh intersection to the Khilgaon flyover in the capital as it has been occupied at places by homeless people who have erected makeshift shanties and at others by discarded bricks and concrete blocks. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman
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