Shubhajit Roy


Bureaucracy must stop setting up roadblocks: John Kerry
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Kerry on Wednesday called on PM Narendra Modi and shared with him the US's perspective on developments in the region and beyond.

On terror & Pak, meeting of minds with US: Sushma Swaraj
Wed, Aug 31, 2016

“I made it very very clear that United States stands in strong partnership with India against all terrorism, no matter from where it comes from, no matter what form it takes," said Kerry.

New Delhi will keep Islamabad out of BRICS regional meet
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

India will also raise the issue of terrorism with the international community at the G-20 summit in China next week, followed by the NAM summit in Venezuela and the UNGA in September-end.

Centre planning to call diaspora from Gilgit-Baltistan for Pravasi Divas 2017
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Some parallels are also being drawn within the Indian establishment with China’s position on Arunachal Pradesh.

Pakistan rewinds to reply: Cites UN, human rights in J&K   
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Islamabad also called for an end to the “human rights violations against the innocent people of J&K”. Further, the country put the ball in India’s court, inviting Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to visit Islamabad by month-end.

India draws clear red lines for Pakistan, 5-point agenda for talks
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

End incitement in J&K, stop sheltering Dawood Ibrahim, prosecute Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed, discuss vacation of PoK, said Foreign Secy.

Delhi responds to Islamabad invite, let’s talk terror, it’s central issue
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Pakistan uses terror as state policy, difficult partner for South Asia: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.

India opens consulate in Iraq’s Erbil
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

To boost rescue of Indians held by IS

Bluster or masterstroke: Depends on what Govt does, say ex-diplomats
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

A majority of seven former Foreign Secretaries The Indian Express spoke with struck a note of caution, as they mulled over the "imponderables" and what is going to follow next from the government.

Thank you, says Baloch leader, I want SRK in film on our fight
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Brahumdagh Bugti, who heads the Baloch Republican Party, said that he would also like Indian cinema to make a movie on the Baloch struggle

PM Modi’s Independence day speech: Thank you, says Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti, I want SRK in film on our fight
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Akbar Bugti fled from Balochistan to Afghanistan after his grandfather was killed. In 2010, he moved to Switzerland where he has been living in exile.

Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech: PM throws down Balochistan gauntlet
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech drew an angry reaction from Islamabad which claimed this “only proves Pakistan’s contention that India, through its main intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing, has been fomenting terrorism in Balochistan”.

For India in NSG, China to send its main negotiator
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Sushma brings up Azhar, Sino-Pak corridor; FS-level mechanism raised

Welcome dialogue, but let’s discuss Pakistan support to terror, says MEA
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

The war of words is the latest after Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif upped the ante on the Kashmir issue in the wake of the turmoil in the valley over the last one month.

Delhi steps up to Srinagar: Talks with moderates, all-party meet on Aug 12
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Rajya Sabha that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be present at the all-party meeting.

Arrested LeT terrorist prompts a summons to Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Top sources said Ali told interrogators that he was asked to “take advantage of the ongoing agitation in Kashmir and mix with the crowds and then throw grenades at the security forces and police”.

Bill on mental patients’ rights clears Rajya Sabha
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

The Mental Health Care Bill 2013, which provides for protection and promotion of the rights of persons with mental illness during the delivery of healthcare in institutions and in the community, was passed unanimously by a voice vote.

Kokrajhar attackers will be brought to justice, pledges Rajnath Singh
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Rajnath Singh gave details of the August 5 incident, in which 14 persons including eight Bodo men, a woman and a child were killed, apart from a militant whose identity is yet to be established.

Why the Indian Foreign Service has a quality and quantity dilemma
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

South Block has been aware of “development” for some years as the quality of recruits has dipped, appreciably.

GST Bill: How history was made in 7 hours, 46 minutes, 33 speeches and many telling frames
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

GST Bill: Arun Jaitley’s handshake with Chidambaram was the most telling of all — a moment of reconciliation after years of arguing for the same objective from different sides of the aisle.

Rajnath Singh to get highest security in Pakistan
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Top sources told The Indian Express that the decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by PM Nawaz Sharif to discuss security arrangements.

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.