Historical

All for a Morsel of Food


The city is expanding every day. Life is becoming cruel with unemployment rising faster. Working people hurry to their workplaces while the jobless do something for a living. Both do it for a morsel of food. As most people look for fast food at cheaper prices it comes as a morsel of hope for the roadside vendors. They sell cakes, boiled eggs, chanachur and many such items just to feed the hungry mouths at home. Photo: Srabon reza

Hawkers occupy sidewalks again


Sidewalk of GPO has returned to its 'old and usual' days.Photo: STAR

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Poor, but Not Poor at Heart


Although confining and torturing a wild animal is prohibited by laws, a section of poor people still finds it a way to earn their livelihood by becoming monkey charmers. Here, a 'proud' street boy, one of the audiences at a show near Mirpur Gol Chakkar yesterday, was so amused by the feat that he gave Tk 8 to the monkey while others were giving only Tk 2. Photo: Syed Zakir Hossain

Revivifying wall magazines


Visitors look at a bright wall magazine at the show at Bangla Academy. Photo: STAR

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January 21, 2009
January 21, 2009

Hawkers occupy sidewalks again


Sidewalk of GPO has returned to its 'old and usual' days.Photo: STAR

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January 21, 2009
January 21, 2009

Digitised bus tickets make debut


The two digitalised BRTC bus counters.Photo: STAR

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January 21, 2009
January 21, 2009

Broccoli Becoming Popular


The two digitalised BRTC bus counters.Photo: Syed Zakir Hossain

Highly nutritious European vegetable broccoli is becoming popular in Dhaka city. The deep green plant of the cabbage family, resembling common cauliflower, was once available only in posh superstores. However, it has slowly made its way to be sold by street vendors. Farmers are more and more opting for its cultivation as the profit is higher than cauliflower. A large quantity of broccoli is now supplied to city markets from Savar. Photo shows a vendor selling the bushy vegetable on a sidewalk in front of Science Laboratory.

January 19, 2009
January 19, 2009

Construction of all but one at Mahakhali hits snag


Construction of the kitchen market in progress at Mahakhali.Photo: STAR

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January 19, 2009
January 19, 2009

Revivifying wall magazines


Visitors look at a bright wall magazine at the show at Bangla Academy. Photo: STAR

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January 19, 2009
January 19, 2009

Poor, but Not Poor at Heart


Although confining and torturing a wild animal is prohibited by laws, a section of poor people still finds it a way to earn their livelihood by becoming monkey charmers. Here, a 'proud' street boy, one of the audiences at a show near Mirpur Gol Chakkar yesterday, was so amused by the feat that he gave Tk 8 to the monkey while others were giving only Tk 2. Photo: Syed Zakir Hossain

January 18, 2009
January 18, 2009

Construction goes on despite Rajuk's notice to stop work


Site of the Birdem's 'Teaching Hospital' in Mirpur. Photo: STAR

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January 18, 2009
January 18, 2009

Open garbage dump polluting air in West Nakhalpara


A DCC truck collects garbage from the dump in West Nakhalpara.Photo: STAR

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January 18, 2009
January 18, 2009

The Lonely Lone Owl


With the depletion of trees, birds are becoming rare sights in this metropolis. However, this lone owl was found dozing off on a cornice of a building in Lalmatia in the city yesterday.Photo: Syed Zakir Hossain

January 14, 2009
January 14, 2009

Dangers at flyover ramps


People crossing road near Mohakhali flyover risking their lives.Photo: STAR

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