Today's Gallery (2023.03.30)

Fly ash is in the air and coating the bare face, arms and clothes of a worker carrying a sack of the waste product of burning coal. Tonnes of fly ash arrive at Khulna River Terminal every day from India to be used mainly by cement manufacturers in Bangladesh. Even though the ash contains several harmful heavy metals, no safety measures are taken by the contractors who employ the workers. Photo: Habibur Rahman
Devotees take Astami Snan, the holy bath in the Old Brahmaputra, in Narayanganj’s Langalbandh yesterday. The pilgrims believe that the bath in the river will please Brahma and they will be relieved of their sins. Photo: Collected
Artisans sorting out hand-made prayer caps at a small factory in Kamrangirchar. Demand for such products multiplies during Ramadan and ahead of Eid. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: palash khan
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan bagged five wickets as Ireland were handed a 77-run defeat in a curtailed-over match in Chattogram yesterday. The performance put another feather in his cap in becoming the highest wicket-taker in T20Is with 136 scalps. The Tigers took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. Photo: Firoz Ahmed