Pallab Bhattacharya | The Daily Star
  • Pallab Bhattacharya

  • 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.
  • Assam register: politics, citizenship and beyond

    The draft final list of citizens in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam is out. But the controversy over the fraught exercise continues. A little over four million people—mostly Bengali Muslims and some Hindus—have gone missing from the list, leaving them staring at an uncertain future and all sorts of anxiety.
  • Imran Khan faces tough pitch on India-Pakistan ties

    In his very first media interaction after the election in Pakistan, flamboyant former cricketer Imran Khan, who appears well-positioned to become the country's newest prime minister,
  • Bangladesh seeks big Indian investment in 13 sectors

    Bangladesh has identified 13 sectors where it is seeking 'mega investment' from India in joint venture projects.
  • What lies beyond the hug, wink and no-trust motion

    In keeping with predictions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi easily defeated the first opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion that he faced in his four-year tenure on the floor of the Lok Sabha, the lower House Parliament.