Commuters struggle as floods submerge city in Dhaka

Commuters wade through flooded streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 26, 2017 as heavy rains submerge parts of the city. Water logging due to a low-pressure monsoon has made it difficult for vehicles to ply on roads, leading to traffic and increasing travel time for residents in the area.

Report & Video by Monirul Alam

 

Anniversary of attack on Holey Artisan Cafe in Bangladesh

Mourners, including politicians and foreign diplomats, have gathered at the scene of the Holey Artisan massacre to pay their respects to the 22 victims of the country’s worst terrorist attack on its first anniversary on 01 July, 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh A terrorist attack by members of local militant group Jamautul Mujahedin at a popular restaurant in Dhaka on 01 July 2016, left 20 hostages dead and several injured. Military commandos killed six gunmen and rescued 13 hostages during the attack. Dhaka Holey restaurant was relocated and the old location was rebuilt as a residence.
July 01, 2017- Dhaka, Bangladesh

Reportage & Video by Monirul Alam

Hindu Rath Yatra Festival 2017

June 25, 2017- Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi Hindu devotees attend in the annual festival of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 25, 2017. The Ratha Yatra involves a public procession with a chariot with deities Jagannath (Vishnu avatar), Balabhadra (his brother), Subhadra (his sister) and Sudarshana Chakra (his weapon) on a ratha, a wooden deula-shaped chariot. It attracts over a million Hindu pilgrims who join the procession each year.

Reportage & Video by Monirul Alam

Bangladesh: Ramadan begins in Dhaka

 

Multimedia Journalism ~ People gather to buy foods for breaking their fast during the Muslims holy fasting month of Ramadan at a traditional food market in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 28, 2017. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the nighttime and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts daily between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights.

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Ramadan begins in Dhaka

People gather to buy foods for breaking their fast during the Muslims holy fasting month of Ramadan at a traditional food market in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 28, 2017. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the nighttime and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts daily between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights.

Reportage & Video by Monirul Alam

Strike on Dhaka to protest the gas tariff 

Police use a water canon on protestors during a half-day long strike against the gas price increase in Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 28, 2017. Activists from the Progressive Students’ Alliance, the student wing of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and the Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) along with components of the Gonotantrik Bam Morcha (a coalition of left-leaning political parties), organized the strike after the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission announced increased gas prices for all consumers. 

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