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

Spring arrive here . . . 

February 13, 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi people celebrations the spring festival (Bashanta Utshab ) at the Dhaka University Art College compound in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13 February 2017. The Bashanta Utshab is a local traditional festival, which marks the beginning of the spring season. Basantabaran Udjapan Committee organizes programmes to celebrate the day, as nature takes off the blanket of fog and welcomes the sunlight to the earth. Though winter in Bangladesh is brief, people here bid a quick farewell to gloomy, melancholic shroud of dust and dried leafs, and embrace Falgun with all their hearts. 
Video Footage & Edited by Monirul Alam

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Shopping Market Fire in Bangladesh . . . 

03 January 2016 Dhaka, BANGLADESH ~ Shopping Market Fire in Bangladesh. I was there to coverage at the capital of Gulshan One area DNCC Market has caught a fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 03 January 2017. Twenty-two fire fighters control the fire; the reason of the fire is not known yet. According to local reports, and witness said more than the fire has affected 600 shops but no casualties have yet been reported, the fire reportedly originated from a transformer blast on the south side of the market earliest on the same day. © Monirul Alam

Counter Terrorism Raid in Dhaka

24122016 ~ Members of the Bangladeshi Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) of an operation to flush out suspected Islamist extremists in a hideout in Dhaka on December 24, 2016, as a team from the counterterrorism unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police cordoned off a three-storey building in the capital. Two female militants along with two children surrendered to the cops, 1 female and a teen militant killed themselves during police raid by exploding suicidal vest outside their den while acting to surrender to the cops. © Monirul Alam