Fear of dengue has gripped many in the capital as the number of patients of the mosquito-borne disease keeps rising. The photo of this homeless child tucked under a mosquito net while taking a nap on a rickshaw van was taken in the city’s Khilgaon. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Fifty-year-old Jamil Hossain sharpens a pair of scissors at his small shop in old Dhaka’s Churihatta. On weekdays, he sharpens about 100 pairs of scissors he gets from the numerous sweatshops in the area. Apart from running his family, he pays for the education of his two college-going son and daughter from the earnings at his shop. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Photo: Anisur Rahman
In preparation for tomorrow’s formal performance test of the country’s first metro train, a contractor yesterday operated the train among four metro stations in Uttara. Many residents of the area saw the cars on the elevated tracks for the first time in Bangladesh. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader will be present at the event on Sunday.