Shubhajit Roy


Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s cousin dies at Delhi hospital
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

“He was declared dead... the Afghan embassy is making arrangements for taking his body back to Kabul,” a top Afghan official told The Indian Express.

NSG membership cannot be a farewell gift: China to US
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

India says it is engaged with all partners and hopes to see an early decision.

Tricolour doormats: No visas, Sushma Swaraj warns Amazon
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

She warned that if Amazon did not apologise, none of its “officials” would be granted Indian visas, and the visas issued earlier would also be rescinded.

India, Portugal condemn terror
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

The two sides recognised importance of the UN’s central role in combating terrorism.

Passport norms eased for single parent, orphans and sadhus
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

This has been a long-standing demand from women’s groups, and recommended to the Ministry of External Affairs by the Women and Child Development Ministry.

In Norwegian law, separating state care for kids from ‘kidnapping’ them
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

In the last 5 years, 3 sets of NRI parents have been accused of abusing their children. Indian Express explains the background of aggressive state action that is sometimes criticised for being draconian.

NRI parents protest as Norway takes custody of child
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The Norwegian embassy in Delhi, when contacted, said they were ascertaining the facts from the authorities in Oslo.

India-Pakistan 1971 war: At 45, Bangladesh ponders secular question, wrestles identity churn
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Bangladesh’s complex relationship with religion has affected state policy in the long term, and has frequently manifested itself in religious extremism and Islamist terrorist attacks.

Dalai Lama’s meeting with President: China objects, India rejects
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

This is the second time in the last two months that Beijing has raised the issue of the Dalai Lama with New Delhi — a reflection of the strained relations between the two countries.

India-Pak War 45th Anniversary: Veterans to take part in Bangladesh function
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

A five-day visit to Bangladesh of 28 Indian war veterans and four serving officers is the most high-profile event that the Indian government has organised for the anniversary.

MPs unite to pass disability bill; How nice, notes Rajya Sabha chair
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Some Opposition members cracked jokes about the definitions of various disabilities.

Pakistan media quotes Sartaj Aziz: Insufficient proof against Jadhav; its government denies
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Jadhav, who was reportedly arrested in Balochistan on his entry from Iran, was accused by Pakistan of planning “subversive activities” in the country.

Signal to China: In a first, US envoy visits Northeast states
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Barring Mizoram, United States ambassador to India Richard Verma has toured all the states in the last one-and-a-half months.

Russian envoy writes to MEA on cash crunch
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

A Russian diplomat said, “We are not begging...we want access to our own money."

India warns against ‘nuclear terrorism’
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Without naming Pakistan, New Delhi said all countries must assume responsibility and should scrupulously abide by their respective international obligations

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.