The ramshackle Paka Arot Bhaban of the capital’s Karwan Bazar is in danger of caving in any time. The roof of the building has been propped up with iron pipes to avoid collapse. Traders still run businesses there, putting themselves and customers in harm’s way. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan
The construction of the third and fourth dual gauge rail lines from Dhaka to Tongi is underway. The deadline for opening the lines is June 2023. The photo was taken in the capital’s Khilkhet recently.
Photo: Anisur Rahman
Vegetable farmers displaying their wares on boats lined along the bank of a canal in Binoykati union of Jhalakathi. Farmers from nearby villages bring their produce to the floating market every Friday and Monday to sell to traders from nearby towns. The photo was taken yesterday. PHOTO: TITU DAS
FLOUT, RISK, REPEAT… Pedestrians dodging buses and clambering across damaged central reservations as they cross a busy highway in the capital’s Azampur area, even though a footbridge is mere yards away. Despite footbridges dotting many Dhaka roads at regular intervals, pedestrians continue to take the risk of jaywalking as vehicles speed by them. PHOTO: ANISUR RAHMAN
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stands in solemn silence to pay respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman after placing a wreath at his grave in Tungipara of Gopalganj yesterday.