Today's Gallery (2024.03.28)

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hugs Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, son of the Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. PM’s sister Sheikh Rehana plays with ⁠Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck, another son of the king, at the Jamuna State Guest House on Independence Day. Photo: Royal Office for Media, Bhutan
RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS! … Blocks of red stretch across the Kalitola ghat over the Jamuna in Bogura’s Sariakandi upazila as tonnes of red chilli were being dried there recently. Char areas in this upazila and neighbouring Sonatal upazila are famous for chilli, accounting for five percent of the country’s entire chilli production. According to the DAE, around Tk 1,000 crore worth of chilli are being cultivated on about 7,500 hectares of land this year. PHOTO: MOSTAFA SHOBUJ
Steel rods being openly carried on a truck with a car trailing right behind in the capital’s Shahbagh. One strong jerk, and the rods could easily slide off and pierce right through the vehicle at the back. Timber and rods are often carried with no precautions in place, increasing the risks of accidents. PHOTO: PRABIR DAS
Pedestrians rush towards the median amid speeding vehicles on the capital’s Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, risking lives. The photo was taken around 4:00pm yesterday, beneath the MRT station in Karwan Bazar which has a footbridge for crossing over. Photo: Palash Khan
Shakil takes his ailing wife and children home from Chattogram Medical College Hospital on a rickshaw-van. A few months ago, his wife had fractured her leg following a fall on a staircase. Despite trying his best, Shakil, a day labourer, was not able to afford further treatment or an ambulance service. The photo was taken in Chattogram city’s Aambagan area yesterday. Photo: Rajib Raihan
BEAT THE HEAT! Children take a dip in the cool waters of the Kirtonkhola river in Barishal city’s Palashpur area yesterday afternoon. Photo: Titu Das
People queue up at a butcher’s shop in Dhaka’s North Shajahanpur to buy beef yesterday. Butcher Khalil draws a huge number of customers every day by selling beef for Tk 595 a kg. Beef is usually Tk 750-780 a kg in kitchen markets of Dhaka. Photo: Amran Hossain
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