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Shubhajit Roy


UAE Crown Prince’s India visit: Area of cooperation to be deepened
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

In the past few months, the cooperation has yielded benefits, with at least a dozen individuals being sent back to India for alleged terror activities.

Tanzanian student targeted because she was black: High Commissioner Kijazi
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

The Tanzanian envoy will visit Bengaluru on Friday, along with a team of officials from the MEA, to reach out to African students in Bengaluru and “assuage their concerns”.

Will complete Pathankot attack probe, find out if Pak soil was used: Nawaz Sharif
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

Pak Prime Minister’s remarks reflect frustration, intention to improve ties, say Indian officials

Indian writer and member of Travancore royal family goes missing in Senegal, feared abducted
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Senegalese security forces in Dakar have arrested more than 500 people as part of a crackdown following terrorist attacks in neighbouring Burkina Faso and Mali.

India, France talk tough on terror, stuck on price of Rafale jets
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

India and France also agreed to renew their bilateral agreement on defence cooperation, which was signed in 2006, by another 10 years.

Heat on JeM, France on board to fight terror
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Indian officials were able to secure France’s approval for UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1267, which deals with listing of individuals accused of terrorist activities, sources told The Indian Express.

Long-distance: When Margaret Atwood pushes her signature pen
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Atwood conceived of the LongPen years ago as she was considering ways authors could reach out to fans worldwide without having to travel non-stop.

India-France bilateral talks: Counter-terrorism, space, energy on the table
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

There is a possibility of key terror outfits, including the Islamic State, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Toiba, being mentioned in the joint statement.

Nepal crisis: Why passage of amendments is Oli’s passage to Delhi
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

The Indian Express accessed the amendments to the Constitution and compared them with the September 2015 constitution.

India-Arab League talks: Sushma Swaraj in Bahrain, terror tops agenda
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Swaraj will also hold bilateral meetings with Foreign Ministers of a number of Arab League countries, including her Bahraini counterpart Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.

Talks on terror, defence during French President Francois Hollande’s visit
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Hollande, according to sources, will arrive on January 24 and leave on January 26 after attending the at-home function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Modi diplomacy: Israel can finally talk about defence interests with India
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

About three years ago, when an Israeli ambassador to India was asked about the India-Israel defence relationship – he had shied away from giving a direct answer. The Congress-led UPA government was in power and New Delhi and Tel Aviv used to take great pains at avoiding the discussion on the most-obvious element of the […]

India, Pakistan Foreign Secy talks likely in January
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

The understanding reached between Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary when they spoke on Thursday afternoon.

Pathankot probe: India calls Pakistan action positive first step, says Secy talks deferred to ‘near future’
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

India deferred a decision on the talks apparently because of lack of confirmation on Azhar's arrest. There is speculation that the NSAs of the two countries may meet before the FS-level talks.

A step forward, fingers crossed: JeM chief Masood Azhar, brother detained; group’s offices sealed in Pakistan
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, “We have no official confirmation of the arrest of Masood Azhar.”

24 years on, why India looks set to finally come out of the closet on Israel
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

2016 is expected to be the breakout year for India’s relationship with Israel, when it is likely to finally come out of the closet.

Pathankot attack: Pakistan orders probe & raids, peace talks may get delayed as Delhi waits
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The arrests led Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to order a Joint Investigation Team of IB, Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence, Federal Investigation Agency and Police to thoroughly probe the Pathankot attack links to Pakistan.

Talks will go on, why can’t we be like leaders in Europe: Modi, Sharif
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

As Sharif nodded in agreement, the two expressed determination to not let adverse incidents disrupt such meetings, a source privy to the conversation between the two PMs told The Indian Express.

‘Make in India’ to be at the centrestage of India-Russia strategic relationship
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

With regard to nuclear energy, Modi said the pace of cooperation is increasing and progress is being made on 12 Russian reactors at two sites in India.

PM Modi in Russia: Focus on defence, trade and terrorism
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi commences a two-day visit to Russia on Wednesday for the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, New Delhi is expected to focus on nuclear energy, hydrocarbons, defence and trade.

Kathmandu blinks on its Constitution
Tue, Dec 22, 2015

New Delhi welcomed Kathmandu’s decision and urged all political forces in Nepal to demonstrate “maturity and flexibility” .

Congress keeps up noise over Arunachal
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Congress MPs trooped into the well of the Lok Sabha the moment Speaker Sumitra Mahajan announced she had rejected an adjournment motion on the issue.

Civil nuclear deal: India’s commitment to moratorium serious, credible, says Foreign secretary
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

In a joint statement with PM Narendra Modi, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said the nuclear cooperation will only be aimed at peaceful objectives.

First time in a Joint statement: India, Japan unite on South China Sea
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

Statement calls on countries to ‘avoid unilateral actions’ that could lead to tension in the region.

N-deal, bullet train, defence: India, Japan fast-track ties
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

Abe, who met President Pranab Mukherjee, visited Varanasi with Modi and watched the aarti at the Dasashwamedh Ghat.

Shinzo Abe’s visit: Predictable tax regime must for investments to follow through
Sat, Dec 12, 2015

Shinzo Abe, who was hosted by the UPA government as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations, is coming back to India for the third time

Shinzo Abe arrives, all eyes on nuke deal
Sat, Dec 12, 2015

Both sides also working on signing a slew of pacts to push Japanese investments in India

Heart of Asia can’t function if arteries are clogged: Sushma Swaraj
Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Her comments were in the backdrop of Pakistan not allowing transit of goods through Pakistan — between India and Afghanistan.

Sushma Swaraj: Have come with message to move forward
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

Swaraj will lead the Indian delegation at the 'Heart of Asia' 5th Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan tomorrow

India to host Heart of Asia conference in 2016
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

One of the 14 member countries of Istanbul Process, India has volunteered to host the sixth meeting next year.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj heads to Pakistan today, will meet Nawaz Sharif
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

Talks to focus on resumption of dialogue, says Sartaj Aziz

India, Pakistan break the ice off camera in Bangkok
Mon, Dec 07, 2015

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Janjua also discussed peace and security and other issues including tranquility along the LoC.

Madhesi leaders meet Sushma, seek help to resolve crisis
Mon, Dec 07, 2015

This is the first time since the agitation in Nepal’s Madhes region that the top four Madhesi leaders have come to Delhi.

Nepal govt asks Sri Sri to broker talks with Narendra Modi
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Modi, who have known each other since 2000 when the PM was an RSS pracharak, have met each other a few times in the last year-and-a-half.

In Paris, a brief climate-change moment
Tue, Dec 01, 2015

Achchhi guftagu, says Sharif; Sushma invited to Islamabad for Dec 9 meet.