Pallab Bhattacharya | The Daily Star
  • Pallab Bhattacharya

  • 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.
  • Will Brahmaputra and Barak rivers unite or divide Assam?

    Fresh unrest is simmering in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam over Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's move to give citizenship to “persecuted” religious minorities in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • Meghalaya CM hails decision to allow use of Ctg, Mongla ports

    India's Meghalaya state Chief Minister Conrad Sangma yesterday welcomed the decision to open the Chittagong port to facilitate trade with India's Northeastern states, saying it will cut transportation cost and expose their goods to international markets.
  • Mountain echoes for India

    The recent elections to Bhutan's national assembly produced a victory for the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), a left-of-the-centre party led by Dr Lotay Tshering.