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...

Cashing in influence

6 March, 2020  - By Netra News

Partners in influence peddling: Razee Mohammad Fakhrul MP (first from left), Ashraful Alam Khokan (second from left), Nahim Razzaq MP (second from right). As the deputy press secretary to the...

The general and the casino don

21 February, 2020  - By Netra News

Major General Shafeenul Islam. As the chief of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Major General Shafeenul Islam is one of the most influential security czars in Bangladesh. Deputed from the...

Rupa Huq MP: Bangladesh is a “rogue state”

14 February, 2020  - By Netra News

Rupa Huq MP. Photo: Bettina Strenske/Alamy Live News Rupa Huq, one of the four Labour MPs of Bangladeshi origin, has criticised Bangladesh’s human rights record under the Awami League, calling...

Sheikh Taposh’s magic money tree

23 January, 2020  - By Netra News

Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Becoming a ruling party MP in 2008 was a ticket to wealth for Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, the Awami League’s mayoral candidate in Dhaka...

Undisclosed business: Tabith Awal’s company in Singapore

16 January, 2020  - By Netra News

The BNP-nominated mayoral candidate in the Dhaka North City Corporation elections, Tabith Awal, has withheld information about his Singapore-based company in his affidavit to the Election...

Medical Board: Khaleda in “crippled state”

16 January, 2020  - By Netra News

April 7th 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh — The former Bangladeshi prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia returns to prison after undergoing medical tests at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical...

Obaidul Quader’s wristwatch troubles

10 January, 2020  - By Netra News

Photo: This watch on Obaidul Quader’s wrist closely resembles the special Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Regatta watch which was sold for €40,000 ($44,000/Tk. 37,31,500) at the Only Watch 2013...

Khaleda and BNP leaders exonerated by international arbitration tribunal

2 January, 2020  - By David Bergman

The government of Bangladesh has sought to keep secret a decision of an international arbitration tribunal which ruled that the gas production contracts between the previous BNP government and...