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...

Covid-19: United Nations coordination group voices concerns about government preparations in Rohingya camps

11 April, 2020  - By Netra News

ISCG update about the Rohingya refugee camps. As the Bangladesh government orders Cox’s Bazar district to go into lockdown, a report published by the United Nations coordination body that...

First case of Covid-19 infection in Bangladesh Army

8 April, 2020  - By Netra News

A Bangladesh Army major has tested positive for Covid-19, two ranking military officers have independently confirmed to Netra News. This is the first case of a military officer getting infected with...

Covid-19: Bangladesh in urgent need of personal protective equipment for hospitals

7 April, 2020  - By Netra News

"Covid-19 situation report #1" is the UN’s first official situation report dealing with the unfolding Covid-19 epidemic in Bangladesh. According to a United Nations situation report, health...

United Nations interagency Covid-19 memo: Without interventions, “upto 2 million” people may die in Bangladesh

28 March, 2020  - By Netra News

The preparation of the interagency United Nations memo was lead by the World Health Organization. According to a leaked interagency United Nations (UN) memo, the Covid-19 epidemic could result in...

Brac University attempts to restrict access to Bangladesh Covid-19 report

26 March, 2020  - By Netra News

A Scribd removal notice showing that the Bangladesh Covid-19 report was removed at the request of Brac University's James P Grant School of Public Health Document hosting service Scribd has...

Researcher in trouble for co-authoring Bangladesh Covid-19 projections

22 March, 2020  - By Netra News

Malay Kanti Mridha, one of the most respected researchers at Brac University's James P Grant School of Public Health, is now under investigation for co-authoring a report on Covid-19 situation in...

Covid-19: Without government action, over 500,000 may die in Bangladesh

21 March, 2020  - By Netra News

Over half a million people in Bangladesh could die from Covid-19 virus infection by the end of May 2020, unless the government takes steps to mitigate or suppress the disease, according to a...