Today's Gallery (2022.02.09)

It looks like a foggy day but it is actually dust in the air at the capital’s Gabtoli yesterday. Heavy vehicles that carry construction materials improperly often drop dirt and sand on the road, contributing to air pollution which becomes worse during the dry season. Photo: Rashed Shumon
A footbridge built by the Dhaka South City Corporation on Buet campus has remained blocked for more than a year now. The footbridge connects the Buet administration building and a students’ dormitory. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Anisur Rahman
A footbridge built by the Dhaka South City Corporation on Buet campus has remained blocked for more than a year now. The footbridge connects the Buet administration building and a students’ dormitory. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Anisur Rahman
Workers painting the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital yesterday as the work on cleaning and beautifying the monument is underway ahead of the International Mother Language Day on February 21. The day is observed to commemorate the sacrifice of language martyrs who laid down their lives for getting Bangla recognised as a state language. PHoto: Star
Workers without any safety gear mending the hull of a cargo vessel at Khulna Dockyard on the Rupsha. The labourers, who work in a hazardous environment, earn Tk 260-Tk 300 each a day. The photo was taken in Rahimnagar area of Khulna’s Rupsha upazila last week. Photo: Habibur Rahman
Paddy in the process of being soaked for four days before being dried in the sun, boiled and sent to rice mills. “Kutials”, as they are known in Brahmankathi village in Banaripara upazila of Barishal, are persons engaged in the profession of collecting paddy from farmers and processing it into rice for sale to traders. Nowadays they purchase paddy at Tk 1,200 per maund (around 37 kilogrammes) and sell the rice at double that price. The photo was taken yesterday. photo: Titu Das
Pumpkins harvested fresh off the field and heading for the market. On the spot at Savar’s Bhakurta union they sell for Tk 25 a piece whereas once they reach the capital just over 20 kilometres away, the price doubles. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Rashed Shumon
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