Today's Gallery (2021.09.17)

A mother white-breasted waterhen with its chicks searching for food in a pond adjacent to Ramna Kali Mondir in Suhrawardy Udyan. This bird, which was found in almost every natural pond and marshland across the country, is now becoming rare as natural ponds are in decline. Photo: Courtesy of Asker Ibne Firoz
A crowd of people waits to board buses near Sonargaon intersection in the capital yesterday. The vehicles were coming to the stoppage after long intervals due to heavy traffic on the city streets. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Without placing proper barriers, a large hole is dug right in the middle of a street near the capital’s Tejgaon. Dhaka North City Corporation has dug such holes in several streets in Tejgaon for the installation of drainage pipes. Sometimes rainwater accumulates in these holes making it hard for motorists to realise the risk. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon
A motorcyclist going through iron rods, installed to prevent bikers from using this pavement, in the capital’s Banglamotor yesterday. Such scenes are common in the city. This practice puts pedestrians in harm’s way. Photo: Prabir Das