Pallab Bhattacharya | The Daily Star
  • Pallab Bhattacharya

  • The Afghan quagmire and India's challenge

    India's “non-official” participation in a multilateral conference in Moscow on November 9 on exploring the possibilities of a negotiated settlement of the crisis in terror-torn Afghanistan has set off a flutter in New Delhi.
  • Flipkart CEO quits amid misconduct probe

    Leading Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart Group CEO and Co-founder Binny Bansal resigned yesterday following a probe into an alleged “serious personal misconduct”, said the firm's new parent Walmart.
  • BJP's bypoll blues continue

    By-elections continue to be the proverbial Achilles' heel for India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. This has been the trend ever since it returned to power in May 2014.
  • India's balancing act between faith and democracy

    Two temples—one existing in the South and another proposed in the North of India—are being used by India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and other Hindutva outfits to bring to the centre stage of the political discourse a highly emotive issue in the run-up to the coming assembly elections in five states in November and December and the national polls next year.
  • India signs $75b currency swap agreement with Japan

    India and Japan yesterday signed a $75 billion bilateral currency swap agreement that will help bring greater stability in foreign exchange and capital markets in the countries.