Shubhajit Roy


PM in Germany: In backdrop of Modi-Merkel meet, success story in education
Tue, May 30, 2017

According to German government’s data, 5,998 Indian students went to Germany for higher education in 2011-12. The number grew to 13,740 in 2015-16

Uzma Ahmed back, says Pakistan is ‘death well’ for women
Fri, May 26, 2017

Uzma said had she stayed there for a few more days she “would have been dead”. She broke down several times while recalling her ordeal.

My reincarnation can’t be born in place with no freedom: The Dalai Lama
Fri, May 26, 2017

Asked if a world without organised violence is possible, Dalai Lama replied, “theoretically, it is possible.”

Signal from Washington: Pakistan needs to work harder
Wed, May 24, 2017

Trump administration has concluded that New Delhi is “considering punitive options” to “raise the cost to Islamabad for its alleged support to cross-border terrorism”.

Kulbhushan Jadhav sentence: Round 1 lost, Pak looks at getting its judge on the bench at The Hague
Sat, May 20, 2017

Sartaj Aziz, Advisor on Foreign Affairs to the Pakistan Prime Minister, said a new team of lawyers will be constituted to “present Pakistan’s stance vigorously” at the ICJ.

Kulbhushan Jadhav hanging stayed: To obey or not? Stung Pak is divided over answer
Fri, May 19, 2017

Nawaz Sharif, returning home from a week-long trip to China and Hong Kong, walked into a political minefield as his government came under attack from rivals and legal eagles over the loss of face at The Hague.

ICJ snubs Pakistan, accepts India’s key argument: Round one to India, Kulbhushan Jadhav
Fri, May 19, 2017

ICJ tells Pak to ensure he is not executed until final verdict, backs access plea.

Hearings at the Hague: Stop Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution, says India, Pakistan cites 150-day period
Tue, May 16, 2017

Pakistan, which wanted to screen a six-minute video of Jadhav’s confession at the ICJ, was denied permission by the court.

One Belt One Road: China-Pakistan warmth, India skips summit
Sun, May 14, 2017

Baglay said India is of the firm belief that connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognised international norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality.

Days before Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence, Pakistan laid ground at International Court of Justice
Sat, May 13, 2017

Pakistan said ‘national security’ matters cannot be The Hague’s jurisdiction

How New Delhi went to the Hague to save Kulbhushan Jadhav
Fri, May 12, 2017

Pakistan Army spokesperson had told Pakistan media there was “no chance” of the verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav being “overturned” since it was based on “incontrovertible evidence”.

India tightens Pakistan medical visa rules
Thu, May 11, 2017

This is in line with unstated visa restrictions imposed by New Delhi over the last few weeks after Kulbhushan Jadhav was given the death sentence.

Kulbhushan Jadhav: Hague hearings begin May 15, Pakistan Army says govt will respond
Thu, May 11, 2017

New Delhi said it had taken the decision to approach the ICJ after “careful deliberation” to save the life and ensure justice to a “son of India”

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Nawaz Sharif meets Pakistan Army chief, Aziz says analysing ICJ jurisdiction 
Wed, May 10, 2017

Gopal Baglay, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, said the issue of jurisdiction is for the ICJ to decide, and cannot be decided by anyone else.

International Court of Justice stays Kulbhushan Jadhav hanging
Wed, May 10, 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence triggered a sharp reaction from India which said that if he was executed, it would be “premeditated murder”

Indian woman tells Pak court she was tortured by husband
Tue, May 09, 2017

The 20-year-old Indian woman, who has taken refuge at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, has alleged that she was sexually assaulted, “tortured mentally”, and forced to marry him “at gunpoint”.

Forced to wed at gunpoint, Indian woman in Pakistan tells local court
Mon, May 08, 2017

Uzma is reported to have told the court that she had taken shelter at the Indian High Commission of her own accord and would stay there till she is sent back to India with security

Pakistan man says Indian mission detained wife, MEA says she sought help
Mon, May 08, 2017

According to the Indian High Commission, Uzma claimed to have married Tahir, but later came to know that he was already married and had four children.

Dalai Lama episode like a sting in bilateral ties: China official
Sat, May 06, 2017

The Chinese official said Beijing “did not expect the Modi government” to give the Dalai Lama clearance to visit Arunachal Pradesh

Minority rights, NGO crackdown raised at UN meet, India says freedoms secure
Fri, May 05, 2017

Concept of torture alien to our culture: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi

Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit: China said no to foreign ministers’ meet in Delhi
Fri, May 05, 2017

Russia-India-China meet was to be held on April 14; Moscow was ready

US govt behind protests in Venezuela: Ambassador Augusto Montiel
Fri, May 05, 2017

More than 30 people have been killed in a month of demonstrations against the socialist leader’s government and his plan to rewrite the constitution.

Active participation of Pakistani Army in killings and mutilation: Government
Thu, May 04, 2017

CCS meets, Jaitley says ‘trust Army’; Rajnath meets NSA, intelligence chiefs

India draws red line on Kashmir to Erdogan: Bilateral, about terror
Tue, May 02, 2017

PM Modi said both sides have agreed to work together to strengthen cooperation “bilaterally” and “multilaterally” to effectively counter terrorism

Visiting Turkey President: Erdogan calls for multilateral dialogue on Kashmir, cites ‘long talks’ with Pakistan
Mon, May 01, 2017

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the West of being “aggressive” towards Muslims.

Critics locked up at home, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives today
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Erdogan’s visit comes barely a week after he won a referendum in Turkey that granted him unprecedented powers as head of the country

Reaching out to Kabul, Govt plans short film on two Afghan stars in IPL
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Under the working title ‘Afghan Cricketers: The Rising Stars’, the Ministry wants the short movie to be made in English in three formats — a 10-minute complete version; a shorter 5-minute version; and, a 2-minute promo.

Regional connectivity plan hits Bhutan hurdle
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Bhutan’s opposition has cited issues pertaining to increased traffic, pollution and potential job losses if vehicles from the other three countries are allowed to ply freely in their country.

Sajjan Jindal meets Nawaz Sharif, sparks speculation about India-Pakistan talks
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Jindal, who is JSW Group of Companies MD, reportedly met Sharif reportedly along with two more Indian businessmen in Murree, a hill-station 30-km from Islamabad.

In Trincomalee: India, Sri Lanka to discuss port, petroleum projects
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The Ministry of External affairs said that the setting up of the group is mandated under the Cooperation in Economic Projects agreement signed, after talks between PM Modi and PM Wickremesinghe on Wednesday.

India notifies compliance of UN sanctions on North Korea
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

"The trade between the two countries is minimal...but with these sanctions, it will dip even further." sources said.

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India hands Pak his mother’s appeal
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

India has asked Pakistan to facilitate issuing of visas to Jadhav’s parents. India on Wednesday also reiterated its request for “consular access” for the “16th time”.

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.