Beaming proudly amongst his cucumber plants, Abdur Rahim says he is confident that he would be able to sell the vegetable for Tk 100,000. The farmer spent only about Tk 7,500 to sow the seeds on his one bigha of land in the Alankari area of Biswanath, Sylhet.
Photo: Sheikh Nasir
A MOTHER’S WILL … With two-year-old Surya in her arms, Shefali Das polishes a shoe in her husband’s shop on the footpath in front of Sena Kalyan Bhaban in the capital’s Motijheel. A mother of three, Shefali had to take over the cobbler’s job after her husband’s sudden paralysis three years ago. She makes ends meet with an earning of Tk 500-600 per day. The struggles she endures to keep her family alive and well are a testament to her strong will.
PHOTO: ANISUR RAHMAN
A pipe, installed by Khulna Wasa across the Bhairab river to carry water from the Madhumati to a water treatment plant in Khulna, is obstructing the flow of the river and movement of boats in Mulghar area of Bagerhat’s Fakirhat upazila. Bangladesh Water Development Board had excavated the Bhairab three years ago, but the soil, kept on the banks, slid into the river again during the rainy season, causing a loss of navigability. The photo was taken on Sunday.
Photo: Habibur Rahman