June 05, 2022

  • Dark smoke from industrial chimneys engulfs the air in the Nasirabad Industrial Area in the port city of Chattogram. Locals complain that a number of food and metal industries in the area spew such smoke on a regular basis. Photo: Suman Babu.

    Dark smoke from industrial chimneys engulfs the air in the Nasirabad Industrial Area in the port city of Chattogram. Locals complain that a number of food and metal industries in the area spew such smoke on a regular basis. Photo: Suman Babu.

  • Dark smoke from industrial chimneys engulfs the air in the Nasirabad Industrial Area in the port city of Chattogram. Locals complain that a number of food and metal industries in the area spew such smoke on a regular basis. Photo: Suman Babu.

    Dark smoke from industrial chimneys engulfs the air in the Nasirabad Industrial Area in the port city of Chattogram. Locals complain that a number of food and metal industries in the area spew such smoke on a regular basis. Photo: Suman Babu.

  • This road has been constructed after cutting 18 hills of Chattogram’s eastern Pahartali and western Salimpur and Sitakunda. Dangers of hill collapse loom as the cutting is almost completely vertical. Photo: Suman Babu.

    This road has been constructed after cutting 18 hills of Chattogram’s eastern Pahartali and western Salimpur and Sitakunda. Dangers of hill collapse loom as the cutting is almost completely vertical. Photo: Suman Babu.

  • Brick structures are built by cutting portions of hills next to the Bayezid Link Road in Chattogram. Even action from authorities have failed to stop such practices. Photo: Suman Babu.

    Brick structures are built by cutting portions of hills next to the Bayezid Link Road in Chattogram. Even action from authorities have failed to stop such practices. Photo: Suman Babu.

  • Brick structures are built by cutting portions of hills next to the Bayezid Link Road in Chattogram. Even action from authorities have failed to stop such practices. Photo: Suman Babu.

    Brick structures are built by cutting portions of hills next to the Bayezid Link Road in Chattogram. Even action from authorities have failed to stop such practices. Photo: Suman Babu.

  • Locals say that land grabbers have been raking in money by building houses illegally after cutting hills in Chattogram’s Foy's Lake. Photo: Suman Babu

    Locals say that land grabbers have been raking in money by building houses illegally after cutting hills in Chattogram’s Foy's Lake. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Locals say that land grabbers have been raking in money by building houses illegally after cutting hills in Chattogram’s Foy's Lake. Photo: Suman Babu

    Locals say that land grabbers have been raking in money by building houses illegally after cutting hills in Chattogram’s Foy's Lake. Photo: Suman Babu

  • A three-way collision involving a bus, a minibus and a truck on Dhaka-Aricha Highway at Savar Upazila’s Baliarpur left four dead, including an engineer and a scientific officer of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022.

    A three-way collision involving a bus, a minibus and a truck on Dhaka-Aricha Highway at Savar Upazila’s Baliarpur left four dead, including an engineer and a scientific officer of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022.

  • Many drivers get out of their vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at one side of Dhaka’s Airport Road on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Many drivers get out of their vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at one side of Dhaka’s Airport Road on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Vehicles queue up in a long line on one side of the Banani overpass at Dhaka’s Airport Road on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Vehicles queue up in a long line on one side of the Banani overpass at Dhaka’s Airport Road on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Vehicles queue up in a long line on one side of the Banani overpass at Dhaka’s Airport Road on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Vehicles queue up in a long line on one side of the Banani overpass at Dhaka’s Airport Road on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Traffic hold-up at one side of Dhaka’s Airport Road on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Traffic hold-up at one side of Dhaka’s Airport Road on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Many drivers get out of their vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at one side of Dhaka’s Airport Road on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Many drivers get out of their vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at one side of Dhaka’s Airport Road on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Prof Mostafizur Rahman of the Centre for Policy Dialogue or CPD speaks at a press conference on the budget of the 2021-22 financial year in Dhanmondi on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Prof Mostafizur Rahman of the Centre for Policy Dialogue or CPD speaks at a press conference on the budget of the 2021-22 financial year in Dhanmondi on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Centre for Policy Dialogue or CPD Executive Director Fahmida Khatun speaks at a press conference on the budget of the 2021-22 financial year in Dhanmondi on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Centre for Policy Dialogue or CPD Executive Director Fahmida Khatun speaks at a press conference on the budget of the 2021-22 financial year in Dhanmondi on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The Centre for Policy Dialogue or CPD holds a press conference on the budget of the 2021-22 financial year in Dhanmondi on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue or CPD holds a press conference on the budget of the 2021-22 financial year in Dhanmondi on Sunday, Jun 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi