The locomotive and a carriage of Titas Commuter train derailed under the Dhaka Elevated Expressway near Tejgaon Railway Station yesterday evening after the train hit a crane being used in the construction of the expressway as the latter was crossing the rail track. The accident snapped rail communication between Dhaka and the rest of the country for five hours from 5:00pm. Photo: Prabir Das
Dhaka South City Corporation is excavating this old channel of the Buriganga in the city’s Kamrangirchar area to restore the river’s navigability. It will later carry out some beautification work along the banks. Photo: Rashed Shumon
THE THREE MUSKETEERS Something caught the attention of three Asian green bee-eaters in Chattogram’s Karnaphuli! This strikingly beautiful bird has a vast range across the globe and isn’t migratory. However, it can have seasonal movements depending on rainfall and food availability. As it feeds mostly on insects (especially bees, as the name suggests), it is found in grasslands and lowland forests, often quite far away from water – unlike other bee eaters. The only time it ventures near water is for bathing, which it does with a single dip during flight. However, it prefers sand-bathing more often. An abundant and fairly tame bird, it has also become used to urbanisation as it readily makes use of fences or electric wires for perching. Photo: Noble Chakma
Despite the rain and cold gusts of wind yesterday, people waited patiently to collect kitchen essentials at subsidised prices from a TCB truck in Dhaka’s Shantinagar area. As market prices of commodities keep soaring, people from low-income groups have no option, come rain or shine, other than waiting for these trucks.
PHOTO: PALASH KHAN