Shubhajit Roy


PM Modi likely to visit Israel in July first week
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The Prime Minister’s Office was given the option to choose from two sets of dates in June and two sets in July.

Interview: 1984 riots an organised chaos and massacre, says Canada Defence Minister
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Harjit Singh Sajjan speaks to Indian Express on how he intends to foster India-Canada ties.

In the works: Modi-Trump meeting in June
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Modi and Trump are anyway expected to meet in early July during the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

India mission in London, May-Modi meeting spurred case
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Sources said authorities returned to the case with renewed vigour after Prime Ministers Theresa May and Narendra Modi agreed during May’s visit last November that fugitives and criminals should not be allowed to escape the law.

Australia tightens skilled-worker visa policy, to affect Indians
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

The 457 programme will be replaced by a new temporary skill shortage work visa by March 2018. It will have two streams.

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: New Delhi says go slow on visas for Pak nationals
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

High-visibility applicants like actors, artists and singers to be first on radar

Turkish President Erdogan to visit India on April 30: NSG, terror on table
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Erdogan will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari during his two-day visit.

Govt likely considering high-value prisoner swap to get Kulbhushan Jadhav back
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The first option is to exercise the legal route and file an “appeal” against the decision of the military court. In this case, the appeal can only be filed by the accused.

Rajya Sabha chair asks government to talk to Tamil Nadu farmers
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

The DMK's T Siva, who had given a notice under rule 267 seeking suspension of the day's business to discuss the issue, said no one from government had given the agitating farmers an audience.

Pakistan court sentences Jadhav to death; if executed, it is murder, warns India
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

A top government source told The Indian Express that New Delhi will explore all “diplomatic and other” options to obtain Jadhav’s release.

India, Australia ink counter-terror MoU
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

The agreement was signed after bilateral talks between PM Narendra Modi and visiting Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull Monday.

2015, 2017: Two joint statements, story of an evolving relationship
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

From Defence to Space, Teesta to Indira, Indian Express tracks continuity and change in the concerns expressed and issues addressed together by New Delhi and Dhaka

Indo-Bangla talks: Delhi, Dhaka sign big defence, infra pacts; Modi hails Hasina’s ‘resolve’ in terror fight
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

The Prime Minister called the signing of the agreements a “long overdue step”. In implementing the line of credit, India will be guided by Bangladesh’s “needs and priorities”, he said.

Security pact, education focus during Aussie PM Malcolm Turnbull visit
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

After meetings in Delhi, Turnbull will travel to Mumbai to engage with leading Indian CEOs and business people.

Sheikh Hasina visit: MoUs on defence, civilian n-power set to be inked
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

PM Modi and Hasina are scheduled to inaugurate a bus and a train service between Kolkata and Khulna.

Dalai Lama visit will hurt ties, severely damage peace, Beijing warns Delhi
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Dalai Lama said, “India has never used me against China. I am a messenger of the ancient Indian thought and I talk about ahimsa, peace, harmony and secular ethics wherever I go.”

Australian PM Turnbull to visit India next week
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

This will be Turnbull’s first visit to India as Prime Minister

Bangladesh PM To Visit India: MoUs, immigration talks on menu
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

It’s a very important visit, says India

EVM ‘tampering’ disrupts House
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Prakash Javedkar said if anybody had a problem with EVMs, they could go to the Election Commission , not take up in Parliament.

Joint statement slamming India over attacks on Africans: ‘All African missions share anguish’
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Several meetings and conversations in groups among the African diplomats took place throughout last week.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to honour Indian soldiers killed in 1971 war
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Bangladesh had earlier honoured Indians from all walks of life who played a role in the country’s liberation: top Army generals and officers, political leaders, activists, journalists, doctors and diplomats, among others.

Subramanian Swamy bill seeks death penalty for cow slaughter
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Article 48 mandates the state to prohibit the slaughter of cows and calves and other milch and draught cattle.

Abdul Basit endorses Kashmir ‘struggle’, India tells Pakistan to tackle terror first
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Top Hurriyat leaders were not present and were represented by junior leaders as they were detained or arrested in the Valley.

India had publicly opposed China-Pak corridor; On Pakistan Day, Basit to screen documentary to showcase China ties
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Officials liaising with the high commission’s defence section and those who keep the phone lines between the directors-general of military operations of the two countries operational have been invited as well.

Indian clerics ‘traced, reached Karachi’: Pakistan
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

The development came within hours of Sushma Swaraj speaking to Pakistan PM’s adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz and seeking his help in tracing the two.

Visa Delayed: Transgender US judge’s visit cancelled
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Victoria Kolakowski, who became the first transgender trial court judge in 2010, was expected to participate in a programme on LGBT law and policy as part of an event by the US Embassy

Nizamuddin Dargah head priest, nephew missing in Pakistan; New Delhi takes up matter with Islamabad
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Nizamuddin Dargah clerics had gone to Lahore 3 days ago.

Pakistan, China papers see positives in BJP’s victory
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

In an editorial, The Dawn said that Modi now has an opportunity to “pivot and put behind him the recent anti-Pakistan acrimony”.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to visit India on April 7, to hold talks on terror, trade
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

The two sides said the aim of the visit would be to expand the cordial and cooperative relationship between the neighbours.

Ties get post-poll push: MP team on way to Pakistan
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Sources said that the group of Indian parliamentarians will travel on March 13 and will head to the picturesque town of Murree, about 30 km north-east of Islamabad, where the meeting is going to take place.

US lawmaker to write to Rajnath Singh over curbs on NGO
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Sources said that this will be a last-ditch effort to save CI, which has announced its exit from the country on March 15 as a result of the funding curbs.

Air ambulance crash-lands near Bangkok: Patient’s kin lashes out at Sushma Swaraj, says ‘Didn’t do anything’
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Gitika tweeted to Swaraj in February, but did not hear from her. The family then registered on the Madad portal — an online grievance redressal forum for overseas Indians in distress

Attacks on Indian-origin people: Diplomats open channels, community rallies support online
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The Indian Embassy in Washington DC is closely monitoring such efforts even as Indian diplomats work with the US political elite to “respond effectively” to such incidents.

Indian engineer killed in US, another injured, gunman told them ‘get out of my country’
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Accused told Kansas City bartender he killed ‘two Middle Eastern’ people

As Minister of state Akbar visits Maldives, India stays guarded in praising Yameen’s leadership
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Interestingly, Maldives is the only country in the neighbourhood, which has not been visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi so far.

EU delegation slams crackdown on NGOs
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Chair David McAllister cited reports of “breach of human rights” in Kashmir and said the issue has to be settled through domestic institutions.