Shubhajit Roy

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In Rajya Sabha, Opposition says ‘worse than Emergency’, ‘atmosphere of hunger death’
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

The BSP’s Satish Chandra Mishra said the situation is “worse than Emergency” while CPM member Tapan Kumar Sen insisted the situation calls for immediate action.

India, Qatar plan joint action on terror financing
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Modi said the visit of the Qatari Prime Minister showed growing bilateral ties with Qatar, which India has always regarded as a "valued partner".

Close to both India, Pakistan, ready to mediate if asked: Iran
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is visiting India for the Heart of Asia conference.

No talks amid continued terror: India
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

On Donald Trump’s conversation with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, he said there was “sort of a rejoinder” to Pakistan’s statement by the US.

How Trump gushed, praised Nawaz Sharif, according to Nawaz Sharif
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Trump also told Sharif that he is “ready and willing to play any role” that the Pakistani leader wants him to play to “address and find solutions to the outstanding problems”, the release claimed.

Arun Jaitley vs Sharad Yadav over who is (not) behind them
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Sharad Yadav attacked the government on both counts as members of the Congress, the Trinamool Congress, the BSP and the SP raised a din.

Heart of Asia conference: India asked to help rebuild Afghan education sector
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Officials have also suggested that Iran should be proposed to become co-lead country for the trade, commerce and investment opportunities CBMs’ subgroup.

Constitution doesn’t allow PM Modi to deprive citizens of their money: Anand Sharma
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

The House began and ended with Opposition demands for PM Modi’s presence for resuming the discussion on demonetisation.

Fidel Castro: India remembers man who defied a superpower
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro’s relationship with India started on a warm note in 1960 when he met Jawaharlal Nehru in New York.

After Amartya Sen ouster, Nalanda Chancellor George Yeo quits: Politics, rather not be in it
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Yeo said he was not consulted about dissolution of the board, and that the sudden move was “bound up with Indian domestic politics”.

Mayawati dares PM Modi to seek fresh mandate
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

After lunch, Opposition parties questioned the PM’s absence, triggering an exchange that derailed the discussion and resulted in adjournment of the House.

No place for Amartya Sen in Nalanda University board
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Sen, who had criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, resigned as Chancellor in February 2015 and publicly lashed out at the BJP-led NDA government after stepping down.

Pak sends signal — and Sartaj Aziz for Amritsar meet
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Aziz said he himself will participate in the conference and will not repeat India’s “blunder” of boycotting the SAARC summit which was to be held in Islamabad this month.

Israel President backs India on terror fight, PM Modi targets Pakistan
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

Sources said Modi is likely to visit Israel next year for the 25th-year celebrations of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Black money drive: PM Modi warns more steps may come after December, ‘ready to check records up to Independence’
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Narendra Modi equates inconvenience caused to people with ‘Japanese tackling 2011 quake for national interest’

India agrees to link N-testing to termination of deal with Japan
Sun, Nov 13, 2016

The move marks a significant departure in India’s nuclear diplomacy and there is apprehension that it may open the floodgates for renegotiation with other countries, with whom Delhi has signed nuclear pacts in the past.

NSG to training, visas to tourism: Outcomes from PM Modi’s Japan visit
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe conducted extensive talks on Friday

Rare N-deal clears nuclear commerce with New Delhi: Japan makes an India exception
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Joint statement refers to cross-border terror, attacks in Uri, Dhaka, Pathankot.

Will make India the most open economy in the world, says PM Modi
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

This comes in the wake of many Japanese investors, who have been facing issues in tax, land acquisition and other regulatory issues, have expressed their concerns privately to the government.

PM Narendra Modi will meet Shinzo Abe today: Nuclear deal, terror fight on table
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Modi arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport shortly after 10 pm on Thursday — his fourth visit in the last decade (twice as Gujarat Chief Minister in 2007 and 2012).

Japan visit: PM Modi, Shinzo Abe to spend ‘quality time’ on high-speed Shikansen train
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Officials said they were aware of China’s gaze on the Mode-Abe meeting and the possible reference to the South China Sea issue.

We are supporting India’s bid to NSG, says Japan’s Envoy Kenji Hiramatsu
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

PM Modi will visit Japan from November 10 to 12.

Modi, May talk trade: UK offers new business visas, calls for faster return of illegals
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

UK offers new visa deal for business, calls for faster return of illegals.

British PM arrives on 3-day visit: India one of UK’s closest friends, says Theresa May
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

We are two countries with strong ties, a mature relationship and an opportunity to make that even deeper.

Pakistan ‘breaks rule’; makes public names of 8 Indian diplomats, calls them spies
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

In an unprecedented move, names, designations of Indian mission officials and their photographs were leaked to the Pakistani media Wednesday and the Pakistan Foreign Ministry held a press conference Thursday to officially announce their identities.

PM Narendra Modi to raise students’ issue with British counterpart Theresa May
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

“We expect mobility issues to be raised during the visit,” said Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

Espionage charges: Pakistan recalls 6 staffers, India may pull out 8
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

“They, along with families, reached Pakistan safely today,” a Pakistan diplomat told The Indian Express. Sources said their children had faced harassment in school in recent days.

Four Pakistan High Commission officials, named by Mehmood Akhtar, may have to leave India
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

In February 2003, India and Pakistan expelled five diplomatic staffers each, including Deputy High Commissioners.

UN panel votes for nuclear arms ban, India abstains
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

Four of the five UN Security Council nuclear powers — Britain, France, Russia and the United States — voted against the resolution while China abstained, as did Pakistan, besides India.

India, Pakistan expel a mission staffer each within hours
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Three men from Rajasthan arrested while passing defence papers to Pak staffer Akhtar.

India backs Dalai Lama’s Arunachal trip next year
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

India said Tibetan spiritual leader is a guest free to visit any part of country.

Heart of Asia conference: With ties strained, all eyes on Pakistan at Amritsar meet
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Though the engagement would take place in a multilateral setting, it is expected to be significant in the backdrop of the strained ties between India and Pakistan.

New Zealand will ‘contribute constructively’ to NSG talks
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Modi briefs Key about Pak-sponsored terror, listing Masood as global terrorist.

New Zealand PM John Key’s visit: PM Modi likely to raise listing of Masood Azhar as terrorist
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Sources said the Indian side is ready to share information with the New Zealand delegation about Azhar’s involvement in the Pathankot terror attack early this year.

Border Dispute: China protests US envoy’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

China said it is “firmly opposed” to US ambassador to India Richard Verma’s visit and urged the US to “stop its interference” in the boundary issue between China and India.

PM Narendra Modi may raise issue of entry into NSG to New Zealand PM John Key on his India visit
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

New Zealand, which is a member of NSG and has a traditional strong position on nuclear non-proliferation, has been one of those countries which had expressed reservations on India’s application.