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May 15, 2022 00:00:00


49 held in anti-drugs

drives across the city

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Saturday claimed to have arrested 49 people on charges of selling and consuming banned drugs. Sources at the DMP headquarters said that Detective Branch sleuths and local police conducted drives across the city in the past 24 hours and arrested the 49 accused. — UNB

Munshiganj car accident

kills two teens

MUNSHIGANJ, May 14: Two teenagers were killed and another injured when their car plunged into a canal in Tongibari upazila of Munshiganj early Saturday, police said. The deceased were identified as Saiful Islam Jisan, 17, and Fahim, 15, a Class X student of Munshiganj High School in the upazila. All the three were friends. Soyeb Ali, officer-in-charge of Tongibari Police Station, said the accident occurred at around 3.30 am when the car fell into the canal from an under-construction bridge in Aldi, leaving the two dead on the spot. — UNB

Dhaka's air quality

remains 'moderate'

Dhaka's air quality continued to be in the 'moderate' zone on Saturday, mainly owing to rains in different parts of the country. With an air quality index (AQI) score of 99 at 10.05am, the city ranked 11th in the list of world cities with the worst air quality. When the AQI remains between 51 and 100, the air quality is acceptable. — UNB

NIKDU celebrates Nurses Day

The National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology (NIKDU) recently celebrated the International Nurses Day. To mark the day, the NIKDU arranged a discussion and colourful procession in the city. Director of NIKDU Prof Dr Mizanur Rahman attended the function as the chief guest while Taposhi Bala Mojumder, acting nursing superintendent of NIKDU, presided over it. — Press Release


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