Pallab Bhattacharya | The Daily Star
  • Pallab Bhattacharya

  • Significance of Modi's visit

    Resilience and renewal—these two words at the beginning of the joint statement issued after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dialogue with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in Male on November 17 succinctly captured the essence of relations between the two countries that had been under considerable strain in the last three years during the rule of former President Abdullah Yameen.
  • NRC back in political focus in Shah-Mamata battle

    After a brief hiatus, the issue of the NRC in Assam and “illegal migrants” from Bangladesh seems to have returned to the focus of political discourse in India.
  • 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.