Who could tell there once was a river here? The Mathabhanga river in Chuadanga, which would be full to the brim some decades ago, dried up for a lack of water from the upstream since the construction of the Farakka barrage in the 1970s. It has now become a hotbed of encroachments. The photo was taken recently.
PHOTO: AZIBOR RAHMAN
A child dressed like Krishna is being carried by a man dressed as Vasudeva, Krishna’s father, during a Janmashtami parade. The celebratory procession started out from Dhakeshwari temple in the capital. The photo was taken when it reached Palashir Mor around 3:00pm yesterday. Janmashtami is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna.
PHOTO: PALASH KHAN
A rickshaw garage has been set up encroaching upon the Kalyanpur canal in Goidertek area of the capital’s Adabar. Illegal structures like this obstruct the flow of water in the canal, leading to waterlogging in many parts of the city during monsoon. The photo was taken recently.
Photo: Rashed Shumon