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Shubhajit Roy


In echo of Article 370, Amit Shah becomes Govt face for CAB too
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

As Shah walked out, BJP MPs stood to greet him, he nodded at some, ignored others, and then shook hands with Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan before leaving.

Undermines basic democratic tenet, says influential bipartisan US panel on CAB
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), an advisory body for the US Congress, took a harder line and called for sanctions against Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other leaders, if the Bill is passed.

Explained: USCIRF, the Commission concerned over Citizenship Bill; what are its functions?
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

The USCIRF is an advisory or a consultative body, which advises the US Congress and the administration on issues pertaining to international religious freedom. Why has it said it is “deeply troubled” by the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha?

India, Australia inch closer to logistics support pact
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

The two sides are working hard on negotiating the LSA, which will allow the countries to use each other’s military bases for logistical support.

India hires US lobbying firm to build image
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

This comes about a month-and-a-half after a US Congressional hearing on the Kashmir situation, where the government was criticised for its decision to revoke special status for J&K under Article 370.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to visit India on Dec 15, bilateral likely in Assam
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

During the meeting between the visiting Japanese ministers and the Prime Minister on November 30, Modi had said that both he and Abe attach great importance to strengthening the bilateral partnership between the two countries.

Right to life most basic human right: Jaishankar to Sweden counterpart
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Sweden last week urged India to restore free movement and communication in Jammu and Kashmir.

Explained: Understanding Pakistan SC ruling on Army chief, and why it matters for India
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

In the last two decades, only General Raheel Shareef retired on time, while General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Musharraf stayed on beyond their prescribed tenures.

India, Japan hold first 2+2 meet, tell Pak to act against terror
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

The statement recalled the shared vision of a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific region, in which the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity are ensured, and all countries enjoy freedom of navigation and overflight.

Won’t allow third country affect our ties: Gotabaya on India’s China worry
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

This is Gotabaya’s first overseas visit after he took charge of the country as President less than two weeks ago. He invited Modi to visit Sri Lanka as the first head of government after he assumed office.

India, Japan to engage in 2+2 dialogue today
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

So far, only India and the US have the 2+2 ministerial mechanism, although India and Australia also have the 2+2 at the official level. With this, India has 2+2 mechanism with all the Quad countries.

Govt ducks query on buying Pegasus, says committed to security
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

Ravi Shankar Prasad says govt wants to conduct an audit of WhatsApp’s security systems.

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives, to meet PM Modi today
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

Rajapaksa, brother of Sri Lankan Prime Minister and ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, said that he was looking forward to strengthening bilateral relations with Modi and the Indian government.

Fleeing ‘harassment’ in India, 200 held in Bangladesh: reports
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

On Wednesday, Amit Shah told Parliament that the government was planning a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC).

India to Sri Lanka: ‘Take forward reconciliation, meet aspirations of Tamils’
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Delhi underlined its expectation that the new government in Sri Lanka should carry forward the process of “national reconciliation” and meet the aspirations of the Tamil community. It also outlined “equality, justice, peace and dignity” as the key aspirations of Tamil minorities.

Shinzo Abe may visit India in December for bilateral meet with PM Modi
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

As for the venue of the bilateral talks, the Indian side is scouting for locations and is considering Odisha and Assam as possible places for the meeting.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa accepts PM Modi invite: New Delhi to host new Colombo next week
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Jaishankar’s two-day visit comes a day after Gotabaya, the former Sri Lankan defence secretary and younger brother of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, was sworn in as President after winning the national elections with around 52 per cent votes.

S Jaishankar at RNG Lecture: Real obstacle to India’s rise not barriers of world but dogmas of Delhi
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

“The purposeful pursuit of national interest in shifting global dynamics may not be easy; but it must be done. And the real obstacle to the rise of India is not anymore the barriers of the world, but the dogmas of Delhi,” Jaishankar said at the fourth Ramnath Goenka Lecture.

Modi, Xi meet at BRICS, third informal summit in China next year: ‘New direction, new energy’
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

The two leaders agreed that the new ‘high-level mechanism on trade and economy’, decided at the Mahabalipuram summit, should meet at an early date. This was one of the key outcomes of the second informal summit last month.

Brazilian President accepts invitation as 2020 Republic Day chief guest
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

This is the third time a Brazilian President is chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations after Fernando Henrique Cardoso in 1996 and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in 2004.