Today's Gallery (2024.05.19)

Kamala Begum dons a pair of shades to protect her eyes from the sun while removing dirt from rice grains yesterday. She has been earning a living as a “rice cleaner” for the Babubazar rice market in the capital’s Puran Dhaka for the last 30 years. The job of these rice cleaners is to sift through the rice grains that fall from the sacks in the market and remove any dirt or bugs. If she can clean enough rice to fit a whole new sack, she is rewarded with Tk 30.PHOTO: RASHED SHUMON
Buses waiting to pick up passengers occupy almost all the road at the capital’s Mirpur-10 intersection yesterday afternoon, causing a tailback. Such activities are one of the main reasons behind gridlocks in the city. Photo: Rashed Shumon
Police seize illegal battery-run rickshaws at Doyanganj intersection in Old Dhaka yesterday. Operation of electricity-powered three-wheelers with poor safety features often leads to accidents. The number of such rickshaws in the capital has been going up over the years despite a ban. Photo: Amran Hossain
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