February 01, 2022

  • Two-stroke autorickshaws were taken off Dhaka streets a long time ago as they were not very eco-friendly. But they can still be spotted operating along the Buriganga Bridge at Postogola on the outskirts of the capital. These vehicles are used to push pedal-driven rickshaws uphill. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Two-stroke autorickshaws were taken off Dhaka streets a long time ago as they were not very eco-friendly. But they can still be spotted operating along the Buriganga Bridge at Postogola on the outskirts of the capital. These vehicles are used to push pedal-driven rickshaws uphill. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returns home after 81 days of treatment for various ailments at Dhaka's Evercare Hospital on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returns home after 81 days of treatment for various ailments at Dhaka's Evercare Hospital on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returns home after 81 days of treatment for various ailments at Dhaka's Evercare Hospital on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returns home after 81 days of treatment for various ailments at Dhaka's Evercare Hospital on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returns home after 81 days of treatment for various ailments at Dhaka's Evercare Hospital on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returns home after 81 days of treatment for various ailments at Dhaka's Evercare Hospital on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returns home after 81 days of treatment for various ailments at Dhaka's Evercare Hospital on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returns home after 81 days of treatment for various ailments at Dhaka's Evercare Hospital on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returns home after 81 days of treatment for various ailments at Dhaka's Evercare Hospital on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returns home after 81 days of treatment for various ailments at Dhaka's Evercare Hospital on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

  • BNP chief Khaleda Zia's medical board at Evercare Hospital provides an update on her health during a media briefing after deciding to send her home on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

    BNP chief Khaleda Zia's medical board at Evercare Hospital provides an update on her health during a media briefing after deciding to send her home on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

  • BNP chief Khaleda Zia's medical board at Evercare Hospital provides an update on her health during a media briefing after deciding to send her home on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

    BNP chief Khaleda Zia's medical board at Evercare Hospital provides an update on her health during a media briefing after deciding to send her home on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

  • Publishers have called on authorities to hold the Amar Ekushey Book Fair from Feb 15 to Mar 17 after it was delayed due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Preparations are underway at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka for the annual fair, Feb 1, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Publishers have called on authorities to hold the Amar Ekushey Book Fair from Feb 15 to Mar 17 after it was delayed due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Preparations are underway at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka for the annual fair, Feb 1, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Preparations are underway at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka ahead of the Ekushey Book Fair, Feb 1, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Preparations are underway at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka ahead of the Ekushey Book Fair, Feb 1, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Preparations are underway at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka ahead of the Ekushey Book Fair, Feb 1, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Preparations are underway at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka ahead of the Ekushey Book Fair, Feb 1, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Stalls are being set up at the Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka ahead of the Ekushey Book Fair, Feb 1, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Stalls are being set up at the Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka ahead of the Ekushey Book Fair, Feb 1, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Stalls are being set up at the Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka ahead of the Ekushey Book Fair, Feb 1, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Stalls are being set up at the Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka ahead of the Ekushey Book Fair, Feb 1, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A two-day vaccination drive is underway at the Sadarghat Launch Terminal to inoculate river transport workers. About 400 people were vaccinated on the first day of the special campaign, Feb 1, 2022.

    A two-day vaccination drive is underway at the Sadarghat Launch Terminal to inoculate river transport workers. About 400 people were vaccinated on the first day of the special campaign, Feb 1, 2022.

  • A river transport worker gets a COVID-19 vaccine dose at Sadarghat Launch Terminal in Dhaka on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

    A river transport worker gets a COVID-19 vaccine dose at Sadarghat Launch Terminal in Dhaka on Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022.

  • River transport workers line up at Dhaka's Sadarghat launch terminal on Tuesday to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Feb 1, 2022.

    River transport workers line up at Dhaka's Sadarghat launch terminal on Tuesday to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Feb 1, 2022.

  • River transport workers line up at Dhaka's Sadarghat launch terminal on Tuesday to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Feb 1, 2022.

    River transport workers line up at Dhaka's Sadarghat launch terminal on Tuesday to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Feb 1, 2022.