UN denies army’s claim about Israeli spyware, calls for corruption investigations

4 February, 2021  - By Netra News

A UN peacekeeper from the Bangladesh Army carries an injured child role-player to medical facilities as part of a field training exercise for real-world peacekeeping operations. Photo: Alamy/US...

Biden administration criticised for meetings with General Aziz

4 February, 2021  - By Netra News

Screenshot "All the Prime Minister's Men": General Aziz Ahmed, Bangladesh's Chief of Army Staff, at the centre of corruption allegations. Human rights groups have criticised the decision by the...

The murder trial of the three Ahmed brothers

2 February, 2021  - By Netra News

Screenshot, taken from Al Jazeera documentary, "All the prime minister's men", depicting the fatal shooting of Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa. Al Jazeera’s investigative documentary, “All the...

Investigative documentary blows the lid off corruption at the heart of Bangladesh government

1 February, 2021  - By Netra News

https://youtu.be/a6v_levbUN4 A documentary by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit exposes widespread political and financial corruption at the heart of the Bangladesh government centring around...

First year of Netra News: Ten Selected Reports

5 January, 2021  - By Netra News

Netra News was established as an independent public interest media outlet in November 2019, and started publishing articles on December 26, 2019. As set out in its launch editorial "Journalism...

Police troubles: IGP vs. Commissioner

25 October, 2020  - By Netra News

The DMP commissioner's letter to the IGP On May 30th 2020, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Shafiqul Islam secretly sent a letter to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed,...

Sinha Murder: Allegations of gruesome torture on detained police officers in RAB custody

5 September, 2020  - By Netra News

Liakat Ali and Pradeep Kumar Das, the main suspects in the murder case of retired Bangladesh Army major, Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan, have alleged in video messages directed at senior police...

DGFI: Retired Bangladesh army major shot dead in police “killing competition”

3 August, 2020  - By Netra News

A confidential field report prepared by the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) into the killing on July 31st  of the retired army major, Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan, in...

We hack Facebook: State-sponsored cybercrime in Bangladesh

30 May, 2020  - By Netra News

Bangladesh’s military intelligence agency, the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), has established a sophisticated operation which secretly hacks the Facebook pages and profiles...

New predictive modelling supports strategy of intermittent relaxing of Bangladesh lockdown

28 May, 2020  - By Netra News

People throng the markets in Bangladesh, ignoring the Covid-19 epidemic. Photo: SOPA/Alamy Stock Photo New predictive modelling by an international team of academics from eight countries has...

Epidemiological report: Relaxing the lockdown in Bangladesh could have serious consequences

21 May, 2020  - By Netra News

Dhaka, Bangladesh — Rickshaw riders seen wearing PPE as a preventive measure against Covid-19. Photo: Rakibul Hasan/Pacific Press/Alamy Live News A decision by the Bangladesh government to...

Crackdown against critical voices

7 May, 2020  - By Netra News

The RAB has detained the celebrated political cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has filed a criminal case under the Digital Security Act (DSA) against eleven...

Covid-19: Sudden spike in the number of recovered in Bangladesh

3 May, 2020  - By Netra News

Health authorities in Bangladesh have set a new criteria for classifying Covid-19 patients, leading to an overnight spike in the number of people who have officially recovered from the virus...

Covid-19: Rohingya refugees fear being killed by medical staff in camps

16 April, 2020  - By Netra News

There is a widespread fear amongst the Rohingyas living in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar that they risk getting killed by medical staff if they are sent to Covid-19 isolation facilities,...

Covid-19: Transmission spreads in Dhaka cantonment

14 April, 2020  - By Netra News

Eight officers belonging to the Army Medical Corps (AMC) of Bangladesh Army are being treated at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka, after they tested positive for Covid-19. The Armed...