Anirban Roy

Anirban Roy

Anirban Roy is the Deputy Resident Editor of HT’s Bhopal and Indore editions. A journalist for last 22 years, he has reported from India’s north-east and closely covered the Maoists’ Peoples’ War in Nepal.

Articles by Anirban Roy
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All 5 RS nominees in Bihar elected unopposed

By Anirban Roy Guha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Chouhan said he would have been a college teacher if had he not joined politics.(HT file)
Chouhan said he would have been a college teacher if had he not joined politics.(HT file)

Decided to marry after entering politics, says CM

By Anirban Roy/ Ranjan, Editorbhopal@hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2016 12:00 PM IST
To criticize him, Chouhan’s political opponents often allude to the story that he turned his back on a ‘lifelong bachelor’ resolution made on the banks of Narmada. “When I became an MLA and entered politics, I thought I should get married as we get support from family (in politics),” Chouhan told HT.
The encounter killing of the SIMI operatives has turned into a tug of war with chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan accusing opposition leaders, who have questioned the authenticity of the encounter, of doing “petty politics”.(PTI)
The encounter killing of the SIMI operatives has turned into a tug of war with chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan accusing opposition leaders, who have questioned the authenticity of the encounter, of doing “petty politics”.(PTI)

‘SIMI men were a threat to nation’: Madhya Pradesh RSS leader

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Bhopal
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2016 06:26 PM IST
The RSS on Wednesday praised the Madhya Pradesh police that killed eight suspected SIMI members on Monday and said they “had no other option but to kill the fugitives” amid the growing opposition clamour for a judicial probe into the encounter.
Police personnel guarding outside Bhopal Central Jail after 8 SIMI members escaped on Monday in Bhopal. The STF killed them in an encounter later.(PTI)
Police personnel guarding outside Bhopal Central Jail after 8 SIMI members escaped on Monday in Bhopal. The STF killed them in an encounter later.(PTI)

CCTV cameras weren’t working in Bhopal jail when SIMI prisoners escaped

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Bhopal
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2016 04:04 PM IST
Surveillance cameras inside Bhopal’s central jail weren’t working and may have helped eight alleged Islamic radicals to escape, sources said on Tuesday.
The state administration gives a police personnel 10 rupees less than it spends on a prisoner, the civil force revealed to the CM, suggesting ways to boost the spirit of the staff in khaki.(AFP)
The state administration gives a police personnel 10 rupees less than it spends on a prisoner, the civil force revealed to the CM, suggesting ways to boost the spirit of the staff in khaki.(AFP)

MP police demand ‘better food’ than jail inmates

By Anirban Roy and Anuraag Singh, Bhopal
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2016 11:51 AM IST
Policemen and women from the constable level to that of inspector, who work 15 to 18 hours a day while on special duty, are entitled to spend Rs 60 per head on food, while an inmate in the state’s jail gets daily food of the value of Rs 70 per head, according to a top police official.
The government had charged 10 policemen with attempt-to-murder when a senior RSS leader accused them of thrashing him in custody.(Praveen Bajpai/HT File Photo)
The government had charged 10 policemen with attempt-to-murder when a senior RSS leader accused them of thrashing him in custody.(Praveen Bajpai/HT File Photo)

MP cops accuse government of shielding unruly RSS members

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Balaghat
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2016 05:18 AM IST
Millions across India may be cheering the onset of the festive season but there is gloom in the police barracks in Madhya Pradesh. Dejected cops say the morale of the force is low as the government has sided with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and punished police officers who take any action against the Hindu group members.
Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, right, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi look at the sculpture of "parrot lady" at the Parliamentary Library on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.(AP File Photo)
Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, right, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi look at the sculpture of "parrot lady" at the Parliamentary Library on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.(AP File Photo)

900-year-old Parrot Lady to return to Khajuraho by end of September

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Khajuraho
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2016 10:56 AM IST
A 900-year-old sandstone sculpture of a woman holding a parrot will find its way back to Khajuraho, a town in Madhya Pradesh famous for its temples associated with erotic art, after almost two years Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper handed it to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Prachanda leaves behind a Republic stuck in infancy

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2009 01:52 AM IST
The decision of Pushpa Kamal Dahal, or Prachanda (the furious one), to step down as the Prime Minister of Nepal following a crisis over his sacking of the army chief has the potential to push the Himalayan nation back on the warpath.
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Nepal wakes up to kidney smuggling menace

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2009 12:20 AM IST
When ‘kidney doctor’ Amit Kumar was arrested in Nepal in 2008, it opened up a pandora’s box — the international kidney rackets were luring poor and illiterate Nepalis as “cheap donors”. Now, the Maoist-led Govt has come up with new legislation to “protect” poor Nepalis from being victims, reports Anirban Roy.
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Everest’s littered peak embarrasses Nepal

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UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2009 12:13 AM IST
World’s tallest peak — Mount Everest — is pride of Nepal. But when the climate-change campaigner Eco-Everest removed more than 2,000 pounds of garbage and human waste from Mount Everest last year, the Nepalese were embarrassed about the littered peak, reports Anirban Roy.
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How China upset India’s apple cart

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2009 01:13 AM IST
Cheaper and better packaged, Chinese apples have quickly found favour with retailers in Kathmandu. Improved varieties of Guoguan and Jinguan have muscled out Indian varieties like Chaubatia, Anupam and Sunehari, reports Anirban Roy.
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Muslims protest in world's last Hindu nation

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2009 09:17 PM IST
Irritated with the legacy of neglect and discrimination, Muslims in world's last Hindu nation, are now on the warpath.
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Rajapaksa cuts short Nepal trip

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2009 04:36 PM IST
In the wake of terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore on Tuesday, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa abridged his Nepal visit.
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Rajapaksa begins Nepal visit amid unprecedented security

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2009 10:13 PM IST
After trouncing LTTE in the island-nation, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa began his three-day state visit to Nepal as a peaceful Buddhist pilgrim.
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Nepal’s former king to arrive in India today

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2009 10:56 PM IST
After lying low for more than two years, Nepal's deposed monarch Gyanendra Shah is all set to fly to India on Wednesday afternoon, reports Anirban Roy.
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At loggerheads, over Lord Buddha

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2009 01:29 PM IST
Nepal banned the Bollywood movie, Chandni Chowk to China following protests over a scene suggesting that Lord Gautam Buddha was born in India, reports Anirban Roy.
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India has no problem with Nepal’s growing relationship with China: Menon

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2009 03:05 AM IST
Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon said India has no problems with Nepal’s growing relationships with China, and reiterated that New Delhi wants stability, peace and democracy in the Himalayan Nation, reports Anirban Roy.
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Nepal’s ties with China its internal affair: India

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2009 11:39 PM IST
Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon said that India has no problems with Nepal’s growing relationships with China. He reiterated that New Delhi wants stability, peace and democracy in the Himalayan Nation, reports Anirban Roy.
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Narayanhity Palace to open from public on February 26

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2009 08:07 AM IST
The majestic Narayanhity Palace, which was the abode of Shah Kings of Nepal, will be open for public from February 26, reports Anirban Roy.
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Boucher in Nepal

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2009 05:57 AM IST
While Nepal’s Maoist-led government is caught in a series of crisis, US Assistant Secretary for State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher arrived in Kathmandu on a two-day visit.
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Golden handshake for King Gyanendra’s men

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2009 05:43 PM IST
After almost eight months of King Gyanendra’s ignoble exit from the majestic Narayanhity Palace, the Nepal government is now keen to offer voluntary retirement proposal to the ex-royal workforce, reports Anirban Roy.
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Koirala, Deuba campaign for Prachanda’s substitute

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2009 06:48 PM IST
Nepal’s veteran political leader and Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala claimed that the general public has now started looking for an alternative to Prime Minister Prachanda, reports Anirban Roy.
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Nepal’s connection to American banking

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2009 11:43 PM IST
Nepal’s history of exporting human resources began almost 200 years ago. Almost two centuries later, Nepal’s manpower export industry has joined the long line of casualties of the economic pandemic that is circling the world, reports Anirban Roy.
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Nepal's by-election acid test for Maoists

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2009 05:04 PM IST
Blemished by poor performance, it would be a major political test for the ruling Maoists in Nepal as the Election Commission on Friday announced that the election for the six vacant seats would be held on April 10.
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Reporters' Club president arrested

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2009 06:39 PM IST
Nepal Police arrested Rishi Dhamala, president of Reporters' Club, for his close links with a terrorist outfit engaged in serial blasts across Nepal, reports Anirban Roy.
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Maoist army’s settlement must for Nepal’s new constitution writing

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2009 04:49 AM IST
Drafting Nepal’s new constitution will not be possible without immediate management of the Maoist’s People’s Liberation Army, Madhav Kumar Nepal, chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee said.
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Nepal’s Maoists continue tirade against India

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2009 06:51 PM IST
Even after leading the government for almost six months, Nepal’s Maoists have not given up their crusade against India, reports Anirban Roy.
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The dish tastes better than the New Dish

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2009 11:48 PM IST
There’s been a paradigm shift in Sino-Nepal ties, thanks to increasing people-to-people contact between the two neighbours, reports Anirban Roy.
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The garbage capital of Nepal

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2009 02:28 PM IST
The historic capital city of Nepal is stinking. During the last two weeks, the Kathmandu Municipal Corporation did not remove garbage from the streets of the capital, for which, the entire city has virtually turned into a solid waste dumping area, reports Anirban Roy.
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'Bird flu detected in Nepal'

Hindustan Times | By Anirban Roy, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2009 04:53 PM IST
Months after Bird-flu epidemic in eastern Indian states of Assam and West Bengal, the killer avian-influenza has now hit the Himalayan nation as well, Anirban Roy reports.
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