Encroaching on a part of the Dhaleshwari, traders are extracting sand from the bed of the river near Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Expressway in Sirajdikhan, Munshiganj. Unplanned sand extraction in the lean season disrupts the natural flow of water in monsoon. The photo was taken recently.
Photo: Anisur Rahman
Students of Jahangirnagar University blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway in front of the university main gate yesterday, demanding Prothom Alo reporter Samsuzzaman Shams, who was arrested in a DSA case, be released by tomorrow and the act be scrapped.
Photo: Palash Khan
Metro rail authorities yesterday opened the Shewrapara and Uttara south stations to the public. With this, all the nine stations between Agargaon and Uttara in the capital are now operational.
Photo: Prabir Das