Today's Gallery (2024.05.15)

A boatman struggles to navigate through the thick water hyacinths clogging the entrance to the Buriganga Adi (old) channel. Despite the inconvenience, many residents of Kamrangirchar and Zinzira choose the boat ride from Old Dhaka as it is cheaper than road travel. The photo was taken in Dhaka’s Islambagh yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan
Under the very noses of the guardians of the law, motorcycles are parked on a pavement next to rows of “no parking” cones in front of the Detective Branch office on Minto Road in the capital yesterday. Photo: Amran Hossain
A man crosses a trench dug for installing underground power lines at Tikkapara in the capital’s Mohammadpur. Locals said the work has been going on for around 25 days. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das
This make-shift divider set up near Adabar Police Station has fallen over and left in this state for a long time, hindering traffic movement on the road. The photo was taken yesterday. Photo: Prabir Das
Waste covers this canal as far as the eye can see, while one cobbler has set up shop right next to it. The putrid stench leaves locals suffocating, forcing them to keep their doors and windows shut to avoid the smell. Lack of waste management continues to be an issue that has a chokehold on the city. The photo was taken at Kutubkhali South Jatrabari area yesterday. Photo: Anisur Rahman
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