Shubhajit Roy


Don’t send children to school in Islamabad: MEA to envoys
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Sources said the decision was taken in June to allow sufficient time for staff members to make alternative arrangements for their wards.

Judith D’Souza, Indian aid worker kidnapped in Kabul, set to reach Kolkata today
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Sources said D’ Souza’s brother Jerome met Sushma Swaraj on Friday, barely 24 hours before his sister’s release was announced.

Turkey envoy: Want India to act against coup supporters here
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Calling the Fethullah Gulen group a “terrorist organisation”, Akcapar said that “terrorism is a method”. “It doesn’t matter what the cause is... there is no pretext for terror,” he said.

Chinese Ambassador signals room for talks on India in NSG
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Refusing to “heat up” the issue again, Liu Jinsong, Beijing’s envoy to New Delhi, said since India has not named China, why should it “rush to pick up the hat”.

Night in Dhaka: Empty restaurants, people living in fear, elite shaken out of idyll
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Bloggers hacked to death, minorities under siege and now the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in one of the most secure neighbourhoods of the city.

Bangladesh identifies its own in IS video: Son of former poll panel chief, dentist, MBA student
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

Within hours of the video being uploaded, friends and acquaintances started identifying them on social media.

Four killed at largest Bangladesh Eid gathering; this isn’t Islam, says Sheikh Hasina
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

According to officials, a group of six to eight assailants led the attack when policemen were frisking people into the Eidgah ground.

Bangladesh cafe attack: In Dhaka, a father grieves: How will you feel if your son kills people?
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

THE last words of Rohan Imtiaz, one of the attackers at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka last Friday, to his father before he went missing from home in the Bangladeshi capital on December 30, were these: “Please get me chowmein from the Chinese restaurant in Kolkata’s New Market.” Those words were still echoing in […]

Dhaka attack: Police may have killed chef by accident during café siege
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Confusion had remained over the number of terrorists ever since the attack ended. While police had said six people had been killed during the gunfight, the Islamic State had released pictures of five young men.

At Dhaka stadium, a final goodbye for many families
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

At the tribute ceremony, organised by the Sheikh Hasina government, many families have similar stories of loss and heartbreak.

Bangladesh’s night of terror: Govt sees no IS role, 3 gunmen studied in elite Dhaka school
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

Police released the names and photos of six of the attackers who were shot at the end of the siege. A seventh was arrested and is being interrogated by intelligence officers.

Dhaka terror attack: 20-yr-old killed after he chose not to leave Tarishi, her friend behind
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

Tarishi Jain, 18, Abinta Kabir, 19, and Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain, 20, were all alumni of the school that has been closed for a couple of days following news of the attack.

Dhaka attack: Tarishi killed with friends, signs of torture
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

Tarishi’s relatives are flying down on Sunday to be with the family. Her last rites are expected to take place in India.

Bangladesh cafe attack: Indian among 20 killed in Dhaka’s night of terror
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

Those who recited Quran were spared, say witnesses; ‘What kind of Muslims are these?’ condemns PM Hasina

Gulshan, Dhaka’s oasis of calm, left shaken
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

The feeling of safety in this elite neighbourhood broke on Friday night and Bangladeshis are finding it hard to cope with the new reality.

US puts chief of al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent on terror list
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

Last December, The Indian Express first reported that Umar is from Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh and was known as Sanaul Haq.

Hafiz Saeed’s No. 2 refers to ‘lions’ who hit Pampore
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Hafiz Saeed praised the people of Gujranwala and called them “shaheedon ke waarison (the children of martyrs)... .mubarak ho aapko... aap ki khoon rang la rahi hai (congratulations. your blood is showing its colour)”.

After NSG upset, India set to become member of MTCR
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Admission to MTCR will open the way for India to buy high-end missile technology, also making more realistic its aspiration to buy surveillance drones such as the Predator, made by General Atomics.

No entry in NSG: India blames one country (China), others said no too
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

The Chinese chief negotiator at the NSG told reporters in Seoul that the group would not bend the rules and allow India membership as it had not signed the NPT.

PM Modi opens a window, NSG doors still shut; 7 nations hold out at Seoul
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

At least seven countries — China, Brazil, Switzerland, Turkey, Austria, Ireland and New Zealand — were learnt to have raised questions, mostly pertaining to the entry of non-NPT countries into the elite club.

Join emerging consensus on India: PM Modi to Xi Jinping
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Indian officials said a major part of the meeting was devoted to the issue of India’s NSG membership.

France backs India’s NSG bid, all eyes on Modi-Xi meeting in Tashkent
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Washington has reportedly conveyed that India’s case is ‘very compelling’; China to play ‘constructive role’ in talks.

Strong bond with Afghanistan can lift ties with Pak: Ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

'We have seen foreign interventions earlier too. This too cannot end any different,' Menon said.

China says door open for talks, India makes all-out push for NSG entry
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Indian negotiators are prepared to show records of seven meetings of the NSG plenary sessions where Delhi’s adherance to its commitments made in 2008 have been acknowledged, sources told The Indian Express.

NSG plenary session at Seoul: Modi-Xi meet may hold key to China nod
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tashkent on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit.

India swings into action after Ramakrishna Mission priest in Dhaka gets death threat
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Swarup said the First Secretary (Consular) in the High Commission visited the RK Mission on Friday morning to review security.

Mexico gives its nod, but China still in the way of India’s entry into elite NSG club
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Support is recognition of commitment by Modi to agenda of disarmament and non-proliferation: Mexican President.

Shedding ‘hesitations of history’, PM Modi points to future in his address to US Congress
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Prime Minister aims at terrorism, Pakistan, hits the mark. He was received by Vice-President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan.

Human rights group hearing: US Congressmen slam Modi govt for ‘violence’ against minorities
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

The hearing, which began 3 pm Tuesday and lasted about an hour-and-a-half, saw the Congressmen speak about “intimidation, discrimination, harassment and violence” experienced by Muslims and Christians in India.

The Indo-US joint statement: Nuclear regimes, reactors, security, counter-terror
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Curation of a 50-paragraph Joint Statement issued by India and the United States, its key points, and how they compare with what the two countries said on the same issues when President Barack Obama visited India in January 2015.

PM Modi in US: India geared to become driver of global economy
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Pitching India in front of American businesses and investors Modi said that India is poised as the "new engine of economic growth"

India, US now ‘major defence partners’
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

The US gave India the status of a “major defence partner” — on a par with some of Washington’s closest allies, like the Europeans and the Japanese.

PM Narendra Modi welcomes President Obama’s support for India in missile, nuke groups
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Modi also appreciated the assistance and support of “my friend Obama” towards India’s application to be a member of MTCR and the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

In Modi’s speech at US Congress, climate change and trade to figure prominently
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Modi will talk about all major issues in his speech — from climate change to terrorism, defence and security cooperation to trade and economic relationship.

PM Modi pays tribute to Kalpana Chawla at Arlington cemetery
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

US hands over 12 artefacts to PM

Swiss support for NSG secured, PM Modi lands in US
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

PM Modi also said that combating the menace of "black money" and tax evasion will be India and Switzerland's shared priority.