Dhaka's loch ness monster?
Taka 1,900 crore mega-project launched in 2007-2008 will be opened for public on January 2, 2013 (partly completed).
Maghbazar view from Sonargaon Road
'Nouka Baich'- Victory day boat race in Buriganga river, Dhaka, cheered on by the watching crowds as bands played live music.
The event began with six small racing boats competing followed by larger, traditional boats powered by 50 rowers.
Oarsmen powering their way downstream the Buriganga river.
Dhaka: Boat races such as the one along the Buriganga last week have taken place in Bangladesh for centuries. Thousands flocked to witness the traditional nouka baich - or boat race - at Basila and Munshiganj in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital.
(*Pics of boat race from elect and print media Mail Online and Demotix.)
Cartoon in The daily Star