Today's Gallery (2023.01.22)

The Hori river is reduced to a ditch due to encroachment and uncontrolled siltation. Locals say the river remains almost in a similar state even in monsoon and local farmers can no longer rely on it for irrigation. The photo was taken in the Sholgatia area of Dumuria upazila, Khulna, last week. Photo: Habibur Rahman
Children of a fishing family cuddling chickens on their boat on the Meghna in Nabipur area of Bhola. The family doesn’t have a traditional home and live on the dinghy. Many families like this, locally known as Mangta people, can be seen in the district. Photo: Monir Uddin Anik
Overrun by street vendors and cluttered with banners, a lone signboard reading “Historic Amtala Site” is now the only reminder of the location where Language Movement activists gathered in defiance of Section 144 on February 21, 1952. Photo: Palash Khan
Illegal structures built on three sides of the Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra (DND) canal and garbage dumping have shortened the length of the water body. The photo was taken yesterday from the Shimrail area of Narayanganj on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway. Photo: Palash Khan