Shubhajit Roy


Abdul Basit endorses Kashmir ‘struggle’, India tells Pakistan to tackle terror first
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Top Hurriyat leaders were not present and were represented by junior leaders as they were detained or arrested in the Valley.

India had publicly opposed China-Pak corridor; On Pakistan Day, Basit to screen documentary to showcase China ties
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Officials liaising with the high commission’s defence section and those who keep the phone lines between the directors-general of military operations of the two countries operational have been invited as well.

Indian clerics ‘traced, reached Karachi’: Pakistan
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

The development came within hours of Sushma Swaraj speaking to Pakistan PM’s adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz and seeking his help in tracing the two.

Visa Delayed: Transgender US judge’s visit cancelled
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Victoria Kolakowski, who became the first transgender trial court judge in 2010, was expected to participate in a programme on LGBT law and policy as part of an event by the US Embassy

Nizamuddin Dargah head priest, nephew missing in Pakistan; New Delhi takes up matter with Islamabad
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

Nizamuddin Dargah clerics had gone to Lahore 3 days ago.

Pakistan, China papers see positives in BJP’s victory
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

In an editorial, The Dawn said that Modi now has an opportunity to “pivot and put behind him the recent anti-Pakistan acrimony”.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to visit India on April 7, to hold talks on terror, trade
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

The two sides said the aim of the visit would be to expand the cordial and cooperative relationship between the neighbours.

Ties get post-poll push: MP team on way to Pakistan
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Sources said that the group of Indian parliamentarians will travel on March 13 and will head to the picturesque town of Murree, about 30 km north-east of Islamabad, where the meeting is going to take place.

US lawmaker to write to Rajnath Singh over curbs on NGO
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Sources said that this will be a last-ditch effort to save CI, which has announced its exit from the country on March 15 as a result of the funding curbs.

Air ambulance crash-lands near Bangkok: Patient’s kin lashes out at Sushma Swaraj, says ‘Didn’t do anything’
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Gitika tweeted to Swaraj in February, but did not hear from her. The family then registered on the Madad portal — an online grievance redressal forum for overseas Indians in distress

Attacks on Indian-origin people: Diplomats open channels, community rallies support online
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

The Indian Embassy in Washington DC is closely monitoring such efforts even as Indian diplomats work with the US political elite to “respond effectively” to such incidents.

Indian engineer killed in US, another injured, gunman told them ‘get out of my country’
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Accused told Kansas City bartender he killed ‘two Middle Eastern’ people

As Minister of state Akbar visits Maldives, India stays guarded in praising Yameen’s leadership
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Interestingly, Maldives is the only country in the neighbourhood, which has not been visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi so far.

EU delegation slams crackdown on NGOs
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee Chair David McAllister cited reports of “breach of human rights” in Kashmir and said the issue has to be settled through domestic institutions.

India-China talks falter on key issues: JeM chief, NSG bid
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Delhi says Beijing stuck on procedures, processes, demand for ‘solid evidence’

PM Modi raises H-1B visa issue with US Congressional team
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and principal secretary to PM, Nripendra Mishra, were present among other officials at the meeting.

India, UK discuss Vijay Mallya’s extradition
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

On February 9, India had submitted a request for extradition of Mallya.

Pak move against Hafiz Saeed first step to justice: MEA
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Sources said if the actions by Pakistan’s government show results, it will brighten the prospects of the dialogue process between the two countries.

‘If US cracks down on H1B visas, we’ll be happy to have Indians relocate to Mexico’: Melba Pria
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

In an interview to The Indian Express, Pria said if the US cracks down on H1B visas, Mexico will be “more than happy to have Indians relocate to Mexico”.

Foreign secy Jaishankar in Colombo: On agenda, Lanka port development, security ties
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

Officials said that the Foreign secretary would also try to get a sense of the progress on the new Constitution, being drafted by the Sirisena government.

Abdul Basit will return to Pakistan, envoy to Turkey is set to replace him
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

While Mahmood hasn’t served in India before, that has hardly been a criterion for selecting Pakistan’s envoy to India

Sushma Swaraj discusses terror fight, ties with US counterpart
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

The statement added that they agreed to intensify cooperation in various sectors, including defence and security, energy, and economy.

Foreign Secretary may visit Dhaka
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

During the visit, Jaishankar will review the implementation of the agreed initiatives and projects in the bilateral ties.

India hands over Vijay Mallya extradition plea to UK
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Stressing that India has a “legitimate” case against Mallya, he said if an extradition request is honoured, it shows their “sensitivity towards our concerns”.

Donald Trump legitimising blatant racism: Belgian Deputy PM Alexander De Croo
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

In an interview with The Indian Express, he blamed Europe for lack of progress in negotiating Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India.

Five questions: Today is the 90th day since demonetisation, says TMC’s Sukhendu Sekhar Roy
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

While the PM had said that restrictions on cash limit will be withdrawn after 50 days, it is still continuing.

Once again, China blocks move to blacklist Masood Azhar
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

“Last time, China had blocked the proposal citing it as a matter between, this time, it was decided that others should take the lead. But Beijing has once again put it on hold,” a source told The Indian Express.

Donald Trump and PM Modi talked H1-B visas, Pak terror and South China Sea
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Sources said the issue was raised by Modi during their phone conversation at about 11.30 pm on January 24, with Trump responding that India’s views would be given “consideration”.

Indian envoy meets Pakistan Punjab CM, discusses Pak action against terror
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

Pakistan government sources confirmed to The Sunday Express that the meetings between Pakistan's ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani and US officials had prompted action against Saeed.

Hafiz Saeed detention in national interest, says Pakistan Army
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

New Delhi has always maintained that the Pakistan Army has kept Saeed “in play” as a “strategic asset”.

Republic Day invite for Pakistan defence advisor first time in 3 years
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

The last such invitation was extended in January 2014, before the NDA government came to power, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the chief guest.

JuD chief Hafiz Lashkar Saeed put under house arrest
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Saeed says in the message that his arrest was the result of pressure from India given his advocacy of the Kashmir issue and Balochistan.

Send message to Pakistan: India and UAE slam state use of religion to sponsor terror
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

The UAE and India agreed to coordinate efforts to “counter radicalisation and misuse of religion by groups and countries for inciting hatred and perpetrating acts of terrorism”.

Donald Trump, PM Modi invite each other, pledge to deepen ties
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Sources told The Indian Express that the conversation has now set the ball rolling for a bilateral visit later this year, possibly during the UN General Assembly or even earlier.

Al Nahyan meets PM Modi: India, UAE ink key pacts, defence cooperation MoU
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Calling the discussions “fruitful and productive”, Modi said convergence between the two countries can help stabilise the region and the economic partnership can be a source of regional and global prosperity.

Why UAE Crown Prince is a very special Republic Day guest
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

For the first time, India has laid out the red carpet for a leader who’s not a Head of Govt or State. From investments to security cooperation, it has many reasons to invest in MBZ, as the Sheikh is known.