Indicators suggest beginnings of economic recovery

25 June, 2021  - By Jyoti Rahman

This is the second edition of our set of 18 charts about the Bangladesh economy, with three months of further data. For more about the purpose and background of the charts and about the...

Who will be Bangladesh’s next army chief?

4 June, 2021  - By Netra News

General Aziz Ahmed, Lieutenant General Waker-uz-Zaman and Lieutenant General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed. With General Aziz Ahmed, the current Chief of Army Staff (CAS) due to retire this month, there...

These charts explain Bangladesh’s actual economy

8 April, 2021  - By Jyoti Rahman

The garment sector is an important part of Bangladesh's growing economy. (SOPA Images Limited/Alamy) With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago, economic activities shut down around the...

If not the prime minister’s, then whose men are they?

25 February, 2021  - By Netra News

Screenshot from the film "All the prime minister's men": Composite showing Haris Ahmed attending an Awami League rally; and, Sheikh Hasina. Al Jazeera Investigative Unit’s documentary on the...

Asia’s “best” GDP figures do not add up

19 February, 2021  - By Joseph Allchin

A picture of the rooftops in Bangladesh's capital city, Dhaka, which generates about one fifth of the country's GDP of the country. (Credit: zakir hossain chowdhury zakir/Alamy Live News) Not...

Ten things you need to know about the secret remission received by Haris and Anis

17 February, 2021  - By Netra News

A copy of the government order remitting the sentences of Haris and Anis Ahmed, issued in March 2019. Prothom Alo cracked a story which Netra News had been chasing but could not confirm — that...

The death of an Allama

23 September, 2020  - By Kamal Ahmed

Dhaka, Bangladesh. 6th May, 2013. Bangladeshi police escort Hefajat-e-Islam movement leader Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi from a madrasa in Dhaka. Photo: Monirul Alam/ZUMAPRESS/Alamy Live News It is...

Is this Bangladesh’s most worrying Covid-19 statistic?

30 April, 2020  - By David Bergman

The most commonly discussed Covid-19 virus death rate in different countries is the ratio between the numbers of people who test positive for the virus and those who die. In Bangladesh, going by the...

Imperial College: Sustained Bangladesh lockdown could reduce levels of death by up to 92%

23 April, 2020  - By David Bergman

Photo: Alamy Live News Analysis by the United Kingdom’s Imperial College Covid-19 Response Team concludes that a sustained lockdown similar to the one started in Bangladesh at the end of March...

Planning for the worst

2 April, 2020  - By David Bergman

Bangladesh is on split screen. On one side there are the official figures showing that, as of April 2nd, only 56 people — including deaths — have been infected with the Covid-19 virus. On...

Non-performance anxiety

12 March, 2020  - By Jyoti Rahman

So many bank scams and scandals have rocked Bangladesh in the past decade, many of them linked to criminal or unpaid loans, with the most recent being Janata Bank’s rescheduling of over Taka 1700...

Military dawah

5 March, 2020  - By Asheque Haque

An AQIS graphics advertising the second issue of the Lone Wolf magazine. In the middle of February this year, the second issue of the Lone Wolf magazine was published in Bangla by a group of...