Pallab Bhattacharya | The Daily Star
  • Pallab Bhattacharya

  • Karnataka call for India

    The template for India's next general elections due early next year appears to have been set. It is going to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party versus the entire opposition. To keep the BJP at bay, the Congress is ready to play second fiddle to a regional party. These are the two biggest messages emanating from the swiftness with which the main opposition, Congress party headed by Rahul
  • Will peace get another chance in Jammu and Kashmir?

    By announcing the conditional unilateral cessation of pro-active operations by security forces against militants in Jammu and Kashmir during Ramadan, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a decision that is fraught with as much risk as a potential turnaround for the better. This is the first such peace initiative by the Modi government since coming to power four years ago.
  • India's evolving stand on Rohingya problem

    When Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj undertook a two-day visit to Myanmar on May 10-11, it had important implications for Bangladesh.
  • Rahul Gandhi's message to multiple constituencies

    On May 8 when the President of India's main opposition party Congress said that he was ready to become the prime minister if his party finished on top in fresh general elections due next year, he sent a message to multiple constituencies and once again set the political circles abuzz. This was not the first time Rahul came out with such an assertion.
  • Priority on completion of projects in election year

    With the general elections in Bangladesh slated for later this year, Bangladesh and India are in talks to fast-track implementation of the development projects under the second and third lines of credit totalling seven billion dollars.