Today's Gallery (2022.01.14)

A view of the capital’s 300-foot Purbachal highway, 70 percent work of which is already completed. The expressway is being constructed to connect Kuril with Kanchan bridge via Purbachal, and officials expect construction to be finished by March. This photo was taken recently. Photo: Sk Enamul Haq
While begging on a pavement in the capital’s Mouchak area, Jharna Begum has her toddler tied to herself with a rope to ensure the child’s safety. Jharna, who is blind, has no one else to look after her little daughter. The photo was taken on Wednesday. Photo: Amran Hossain
A man signing a paper while others wait in line to do the same after they were fined by a mobile court in Shahbagh area for not wearing masks and violating other health rules. Dhaka Metropolitan Police launched the daylong drive as there has been a surge in Covid-19 cases. Photo: Palash Khan
A wagtail sitting on a boundary wall in the capital’s Mirpur. The bird, which inhabits grasslands, seashores, farmlands, gardens, and parks, lives on insects and their larvae, small molluscs, worms and seeds. Photo: Firoz Ahmed
The government has issued an 11-point instruction to curb the spread of Omicron, yet another Covid variant. Under the new guidelines, one needs to show a vaccination certificate against Covid-19 to avail restaurant services. The photo was taken yesterday from the capital’s Paltan area. Photo: Firoz Ahmed
Walking on the capital’s streets is turning into an ordeal with each passing day. Owing to encroachment by vendors, the footpaths are no longer pedestrian-friendly. With Covid cases on the rise once again, this has become even riskier as no social distancing can be maintained in this setup. The photo was taken from Green Road area yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon
Accounting for annual transactions of over Tk 100,000 crore, Chattogram’s wholesale hub for essential commodities comprising Khatunganj, Asadganj, Chaktai and Qurbaniganj houses over 5,000 businesses and handles some 30 per cent of commodities imported though the city’s port. The size of the roads in these areas is nowhere near adequate. Loading and unloading of goods are run manually squirming through numerous parked vehicles packing the lanes to the brim. The photo was taken at Chaktai on Tuesday. Photo: Rajib Raihan