Pallab Bhattacharya | The Daily Star
  • Pallab Bhattacharya

  • Bimstec at a crossroads

    As top leaders from five South Asian and two South East Asian countries gather in Kathmandu under the banner of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Initiative for Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) on August 30 and 31 for their fourth summit, it faces certain fundamental challenges. Set up in 1997 in Thailand with 14 priority sectors of cooperation...
  • Vajpayee's enduring legacy

    If PV Narasimha Rao was the initiator of the process of India's globalisation diplomatically and economically, it was Atal Bihari Vajpayee who cemented that process irrevocably.
  • Foot ball

    Chhetri wants to play

    Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri wants to play a part in next month's SAFF Cup tournament to be held in Bangladesh.
  • The political standoff over a controversial citizens' list

    The standoff over a controversial list of Indian citizens in Assam is escalating into a full-blown political crisis by the day and has become a national issue.
  • No duty-free edible oil from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

    India allowing duty-free import of edible oil from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka under South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta) framework has raised the hackles of the domestic industry.