Today's Gallery (2022.01.17)

Jhau (tamarisk) trees lie uprooted on Parki beach in Chattogram’s Anwara. Indiscriminate sand lifting and erosion of soil by tides have led to the falling of the trees, which were planted to save the coastal area during cyclones. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Rajib Raihan
Locally known as 5 No Ghat, this waterfront by the Bhairab river in Khulna city sees anywhere from 80 to 100 lighter vessels mooring on an average day to drop off goods, including cement and fertiliser, received from bigger ships at sea. In turn, this movement enables employment for around 1,000 day-wage earners here. The photo was taken last week. Photo: Habibur Rahman
Rather than letting them rot, discarded tyres are collected by yards like this one at Chattogram’s Bahaddarhat. The tyres are cut and then sold across the country, mainly as raw materials for bitumin. Every tonne fetches around Tk 1.3 lakh. This photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rajib Raihan
Police disperse job seekers after they blocked Nilkhet intersection yesterday morning to press home their demands including extension of age limit for entering government service. Their other demands include stopping corruption in the government’s recruitment process, and making public the scores of both preliminary and written tests. Photo: Collected
Gobinda has earned his living for the last 14 years catching crabs from around the Sundarbans. Depending on size, they sell for Tk 180-350. This photo was taken recently from Batiaghata’s Fultala Math area in Khulna. Photo: Habibur Rahman
The nurseries near Dhaka University’s Doyel Chattar sell flowers, plants, and saplings of all kinds. To fetch a better price, vendors sometimes adorn a less flattering plant with some artificial nests or clay pots, which adds to the beauty created by the rows of shops on the road. This photo was taken recently. Photo: Prabir Das