Today's Gallery (2022.12.02)

City Gate, an entry point of Chattogram city, which has been uncared for long, being decorated on the occasion of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to the port city. Hasina, also president of the ruling Awami League, is expected to join a party rally at the city’s Polo Ground on Sunday. The photo was taken on Wednesday. Photo: Rajib Raihan
PEEK-A-BOO! … A Red Ghost Crab peeks out of its burrow on Dimer Char in the Sundarbans. These generally shy crustaceans become a sight to behold when they appear out of their burrows all at once – like a large red carpet over the sand. Found in many beaches and shoals across the country, the Red Ghost Crab even has the “Laal Kakra’r Char” named after it in Kuakata. They are easily recognisable from their boxy shape, horned eyestalks and uneven claws. Though they dominate sandy shores in tropical and subtropical regions all around the world and are listed in the “least concerned” category by the IUCN, the Red Ghost Crab is still facing a drop in their numbers due to human activities such as trampling by foot traffic, motorcycles racing through beaches, inorganic pollutants and a general loss of habitat. PHOTO: TIMU HOSSAIN
People crossing a damaged bridge over a water body at Karmakarpara in Tangail’s Basail upazila. Vehicular movement remains suspended on the Hatkhola-Kanchanpur-Paschimpara road since the bridge was affected by floods in 2021, causing locals to suffer. The photo was taken recently. Photo: mirza shakil