Motorcyclists gather beneath a ramp for shelter from the rain on the Mayor Hanif flyover in the capital yesterday. The dozen or so motorcyclists and their vehicles have taken up more than half the road. The situation is all the more dangerous as they happen to be standing on a bend in the flyover, shielded from the sight of drivers of vehicles coming around it.
Photo: Anisur Rahman
Hawkers occupy more than half the road, along with the footpath, in the capital’s Gulistan intersection, causing traffic congestion in the area. Like this, many roads in the city suffer gridlocks due to unsupervised placements of hawkers. The photo was taken yesterday.
Night blooming Red Water lilies adorn the Shonir haor in Sunamganj as flashes of lightning light up the sky. Almost 70% of the wetlands in the district are covered in water lilies for around seven to eight months every year. These large flowers help farmers with honey cultivation throughout these months, as they attract swarms of bees. The photo was taken recently.
PHOTO: SHOVAN ACHARYYA
A student reading a book under the shade of a tree near the Central Library of Dhaka University yesterday. Such sights had become a distant memory due to the pandemic-induced closure of educational institutions since March 2020. But with dorms of DU reopening from October 5, these scenes have reappeared on the campus of the country’s oldest university. Photo: Rashed Shumon
Pedestrians descending the worn-out steps of the footbridge in the capital’s Islampur area near the Babu Bazar bridge. Pedestrians often slip and fall on the steps, which have become sloped over the years of use. The steps become even riskier when it rains. The photo was taken recently.
Photo: Amran Hossain
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Bangabhaban yesterday. The prime minister visited the president’s official residence around 6:30pm and apprised him of the outcome of the 76th United Nations General Assembly, which Hasina attended recently, and the overall activities of the government. The president congratulated the PM on being awarded the “SDG Progress Award” and spoke appreciatively of her role at the UNGA. The PM left the head of state’s residence around 8:00pm. Photo: PID