Today's Gallery (2021.12.29)

A bus of Ena Paribahan breaks through the median, made to keep crashing vehicles on respective sides, and hits an oncoming microbus on the capital’s Airport Road yesterday. There were no casualties reported. Photo: Collected
Two men are repairing a billboard at Chairmanbari in the capital’s Banani area yesterday. They neither have any safety gears nor any safety harness. A little slip and a tumble from that height could be fatal. Photo: SK Enamul Haq
A partly collapsed structure of the state-owned Khulna Newsprint Mills on the Bhairab river in the southwest of Khulna city. The mill has been shut for two decades as it incurred heavy losses after the demand for its newsprint decreased. However, the authorities are still paying different bills of over Tk 14 lakh a month. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Star
Farmers pluck boro saplings from a seedbed in Sylhet’s Gowainghat upazila. Growers in the haor region are busy planting boro as they plan to harvest the crop before their land is inundated by flooding or onrush of water from upstream. This is the only crop grown in haor areas. The photo was taken on Sunday. Photo: Sheikh Nasir
It’s that time of the year. As winter slowly settles in, it marks the time when Chattogram’s Laskar Dighi becomes a temporary abode for numerous migrant birds. For locals, this is indeed the season to be merry, as they wake up and enter the night surrounded by the pleasant tweets of these visiting birds. The amicable avians spend a good couple of months at the dighi, which is populated by local species for the rest of the year. This photo was taken from Raozan upazila’s Kadalpur village. Photo: Rajib Raihan
As the year nears its end, all educational institutions around the country are gearing up for distributing free textbooks among students, traditionally given out every year on January 1. In Dhaka, freshly printed books are being circulated to different schools from Mohammadpur Govt Primary School’s main campus under the supervision of teachers. This photo was taken on Monday. Photo: Prabir Das