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Workshop on “Role of Mass Media in Protecting Workers” begins 

April 8, 2001    

Khulna, Apr 7 (UNB) – A two-day workshop on “Role of Mass Media in Protecting Workers” began at Khulna Officers’ Club auditorium Friday.


Khan Jahan Ali Airport's construction going on slow 

February 4, 2001    

Khulna, Feb 3 (UNB) - Work on the long-cherished Khan Jahan Ali Airport is going on at a snail’s pace due to bureaucratic tangles.



Timber seized near Sunderbans 

January 20, 2001    

Khulna, Jan 19 (UNB) – Coast guards and forest officials in a joint drive today seized huge quantity of ‘Sundari’ wood from a canal behind Chaterhat police camp in Mongla.



Martyrs-Monument at Forest Launch ghat 

January 11, 2001    

Khulna, Jan 10 (UNB) - The government has constructed a monument at Forest Launch ghat in memory of the martyrs of liberation war.



Investigation in Rab murder case

September 14, 2000  


Khulna, Sept 14 (UNB) – The progress of investigation into the ruling party leader SMA Rab murder case came to a standstill following a ‘controversial’ decision to transfer the case to CID from DB.



Opposition parties’ grand rally

September 5, 2000  


Khulna, Sept 4 (UNB) – Four-party opposition alliance is expected to announce a fresh oust-government programme from a grand rally in the port city next Friday.



Total Literacy Movement in Khulna

August 27, 2000  


Khulna, Aug 26 (UNB) – “Mukulita Khulna”, a programme under the countrywide Total Literacy Movement, will be launched here on September 1 to make the district free from the curse of illiteracy by 2001.



Outbreak of Dengue

August 10, 2000  


Khulna, Aug 9 (UNB) – Eleven people have been affected by dengue fever in the city and its surrounding areas.



26 cases filed under PSA

July12, 2000    


Khulna, July 11 (UNB) – A total of 26 cases were filed with four police stations of the city under Public Security Act since its enactment on January 30.



Arrested with forgery of Tk 500 bill

July 5, 2000   


Khulna, July 4 (UNB) - A youth was arrested along with a forged note of Tk 500 from the City Corporation building here on Sunday.  



Workers demand reopening of  Jute mills

June 28, 2000 


Khulna, June 27 (UNB) – Workers of Afil, Execs and Sonali Jute mills submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of the district on Monday demanding reopening of the mills.



Convicted for possessing firearm

June 28, 2000 


Khulna, June 27 (UNB) – A man was sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by a court here recently in an arms case.



Timber seized by gunmen

June 20, 2000    


Khulna, June 19 (UNB) – Timbers worth about Tk two lakh were snatched by gunmen from in front of Talimpur Forest post on Sunday.



Habitation in tattered buildings

June 15, 2000    


Khulna, June 14 (UNB)- Defying the warning from the Public Works Department (PWD) people are living in over 200 worn out buildings in the city risking their lives.



Ershad Shikdar condemned to death again

June 1, 2000    


Khulna, May 31 (UNB) – A court here today convicted notorious terrorist Ershad Ali Shikdar and condemned him to death in the sensational night guard Panna murder case.



Police arrested three dacoits

May 27, 2000     


Khulna, May 26 (UNB)- Police arrested three alleged dacoits from Senhati village in Digholia of Khalispur thana in the city Tuesday and seized 12 barrels of diesel from their possessions.



Eight people sentenced under PSA

May 26, 2000   


Khulna, May 25 (UNB) – A court here today (Thursday) sentenced eight people to 10 years rigorous imprisonment each in a terrorism case filed under the Public Safety Act.



Arms recovered from the office of ward commissioner

May 16, 2000  


Khulna, May 15 (UNB) – Police recovered firearms from the office of a municipal ward commissioner here Sunday night.   



Ershad Shikdar under sentence of death again

May 15, 2000


Khulna, May 14 (UNB)- Ershad Shikdar and his two associates were today sentenced to death for murder of Advocate Jahangir Kabir Fatiq two years ago.


This was the third death sentence handed down to Ershad Shikdar, top terror of Khulna, and his close accomplices Liaqat Laskar and Jamai Farooq in less than three months.



Four people killed and others injured in road accident 

May 11, 2000  


Khulna, May 10 (UNB) – Four people, including a college teacher, were killed and 15 others injured in a road accident at Jhilerdanga bus stand on Khulna-Satkhira highway today (Wednesday).


Police said a bus of Divisional Minibus Owners Association plunged into a roadside ditch while overtaking a pickup at about 7:15am.



Gas cylinder crisis gripped Khulna

May 10, 2000  


Khulna, May 9 (UNB) – Like many other districts of the country, gas cylinder crisis has also gripped the city, hampering household works.


Market sources said gas cylinder price has shot up in the city due to the crisis attributed to short supply. A cylinder full of gas is now selling at Tk 380-420 against the previous rate of Tk 295.



Police arrested associate of top terror Ershad Shikdar 

May 9, 2000  


Khulna, May 8 (UNB)- Police arrested close associate of top terror of the district Ershad Shikdar and one of the initiators of his Nalsity project Kabir Hossain Mridha today.


Acting on a tip-off, police arrested him at 11 am from the Railway TT colony in the town. He was wanted in connection with a GR case but went into hiding after the arrest of Ershad Shikdar.



Police recovered the body of NSI Deputy Director Riazul Karim

May 1, 2000  


Khulna, Apr 30 (UNB) – Police recovered the body of NSI Deputy Director Riazul Karim from his office here on Saturday.


NSI sources claimed he died of heart attack.



Police recovered the body of an accused

April 23, 2000


Khulna, Apr 22 (UNB) – Police recovered the body of an accused person of a murder case from an abandoned toilet near Commerce College in the town on Friday.


Abdul Kuddus (40) of Joygachhi Raghunathpur village in Bagerhat thana was involved in various crimes including Nazrul murder case as the active member of an extremist party.



Sixteen people arrested under PSA

April 16, 2000


Khulna, Apr 15 (UNB) – Sixteen people were arrested and nearly hundred people accused under newly enacted Public Safety Act (PSA) in the city in last one-and-a-half months.


Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) sources said the people were accused in 12 cases filed with three police stations under KMP. 



People celebrate Pahela Baishakh

April 15, 2000


Khulna, Apr 14 (UNB) – The city wore a festive look as people held various colorful programs to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the Bengali new year’s day.


A good number of rallies were brought out in the city with beating up drums and playing musical instruments. 



Spring fair begins at Zilla School

April 13, 2000


Khulna, Apr 12 (UNB) – A weeklong spring fair of handicraft products begins on the premises of Zilla School here tomorrow (Thursday).



Work stoppage in Khulna Medical

April 13, 2000


Khulna, Apr 12 (UNB) – Some 40 interne doctors of Khulna Medical College Hospital began an indefinite work stoppage from today demanding residential accommodation and allowances.


Witnesses said the interne doctors confined the Superintendent of the hospital in his room at 11am and staged a sit-in outside the room till this afternoon.



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