The once-bustling Shimulia launch terminal in Munshiganj is now almost deserted. Since the opening of the Padma Bridge, the area’s business and employment have been steadily declining. Most water vessels now sit idle, where as more than 300 speedboats and launches used to operate there daily ferrying people and goods across the river.
Photo: Anisur Rahman
Activists of Gonotantrik Chhatra Jote, a platform of left-leaning student organisations, bring out a torchlight march at Dhaka University to demand the repeal of the Digital Security Act and justice for Prothom Alo correspondent Samsuzzaman Shams, now in jail, and Sultana Jasmine, who died in Rab custody. Both were accused in DSA cases. PHOTO: COLLECTED
Three-wheelers, which are banned from highways, illegally plying the wrong side of the Dhaka-Aricha Highway, while authorities concerned remain oblivious. Such irresponsible driving often leads to tragic accidents. The photo was taken yesterday.
PHOTO: RASHED SHUMON
Forty train carriages, bought from South Korea for Bangladesh Railway, getting last minute touch-ups at the Railway Carriage and Wagon Workshop in Chattogram’s Pahartali yesterday. These carriages are supposed to replace the old ones of the Subarna Express ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. Meanwhile, the old carriages are being repaired so that they can be used again later.
PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN