Today's Gallery (2022.04.16)

Artistes performing a traditional dance to herald the Bangla new year in front of hundreds of spectators on Pahela Baishakh in Chattogram city’s Nazrul Square. After two years of scaled-back festivities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the nation on Thursday celebrated the new year with traditional fanfare. Photo: Rajib Raihan
Eid shoppers pour into the weekly holiday market on the road in front of Ideal School and College in the city’s Motijheel yesterday. The number of customers at the city markets shot up on the weekend ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, to be celebrated early next month. Photo: Prabir Das
Firefighters with the help of locals put out flames at a plastic factory in the capital’s Lalbagh after a fire broke out there around noon yesterday. Twelve fire engines doused the blaze after about four hours. No casualty was reported. Photo: Palash Khan
Holding food boxes and glasses of flavoured drink in their hands, people from low-income families wait for Iftar in the capital’s Kamalapur on Thursday evening. A group of youths distributed the food among about 400 people for free. The group, which gives a free meal to about 500 people each day, has been running the initiative titled “Bhalo Kajer Hotel” for about a couple of years to inspire people to do a good deed every day. Each member of the 1,350-strong group contributes Tk 300 a month to support the initiative, also backed by some donors. Photo: Anisur Rahman