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Anirban Roy

Anirban Roy

About

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.

  • Nov 29, 2016 11:16
    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... read more
  • Nov 02, 2016 15:28
    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. read more
  • Nov 01, 2016 11:03
    Surveillance cameras inside Bhopal’s central jail weren’t working and may have helped eight alleged Islamic radicals to escape, sources said on Tuesday. read more
  • Oct 28, 2016 11:30
    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,... read more
  • Oct 20, 2016 00:26
    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)... read more
  • Sep 02, 2016 10:50
    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... read more
  • May 05, 2009 01:50
    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. read more
  • Mar 28, 2009 00:15
    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”... read more
  • Mar 21, 2009 00:07
    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,... read more
  • Mar 14, 2009 01:04
    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. read more
  • Mar 12, 2009 21:15
    Irritated with the legacy of neglect and discrimination, Muslims in world\'s last Hindu nation, are now on the warpath. read more
  • Mar 03, 2009 16:35
    In the wake of terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore on Tuesday, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa abridged his Nepal visit. read more
  • Mar 02, 2009 19:57
    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. read more
  • Feb 24, 2009 19:05
    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. read more
  • Feb 21, 2009 13:27
    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. read more
  • Feb 19, 2009 03:02
    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. read more
  • Feb 18, 2009 23:37
    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. read more
  • Feb 14, 2009 08:04
    The majestic Narayanhity Palace, which was the abode of Shah Kings of Nepal, will be open for public from February 26, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Feb 12, 2009 05:55
    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. read more
  • Feb 09, 2009 17:40
    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. read more
  • Feb 08, 2009 18:46
    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. read more
  • Feb 06, 2009 23:34
    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. read more
  • Feb 06, 2009 17:03
    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. read more
  • Feb 04, 2009 18:36
    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. read more
  • Feb 04, 2009 04:48
    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. read more
  • Feb 01, 2009 18:47
    Even after leading the government for almost six months, Nepal’s Maoists have not given up their crusade against India, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Jan 30, 2009 23:45
    There’s been a paradigm shift in Sino-Nepal ties, thanks to increasing people-to-people contact between the two neighbours, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Jan 17, 2009 14:22
    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... read more
  • Jan 16, 2009 13:18
    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. read more
  • Jan 14, 2009 00:45
    Bikini-killer Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj’s “dream” to be a free-man was shattered as Nepal’s Supreme Court set aside his plea for release and forwarded a forged passport case to a lower court, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Jan 13, 2009 17:51
    As people of Nepal are worried with the dilly-dally in constitution writing process, newly-elected chairman of the Constitutional Committee Madhav Kumar Nepal promised to draft the new constitution within the stipulated time. read more
  • Jan 12, 2009 16:39
    Even as gender-equality and women’s rights are top agenda of the Maoist-led government in “new” Nepal, gruesome murder of a woman journalist has created tension in the holy city of Janakpur and protests across the country. read more
  • Jan 09, 2009 23:55
    The irony of Nepal’s crippling electricity deficit is that after Brazil, its water resources are the second largest in the world, worth an identified capacity of nearly 1,00,000 MW of hydro-power, Anirban Roy explores. read more
  • Jan 08, 2009 16:29
    In a desperate face-saving exercise, Madheshi Janadhikar Forum’s chairman Upendra Yadav on Thursday said that the party has no plans to pull out of the government. Anirban Roy reports. read more
  • Jan 07, 2009 17:23
    Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, Ma partner in the Maoist-led government in Nepal, is in a serious crisis, as its members have demanded to immediately call back its ministers. read more
  • Jan 07, 2009 00:05
    Even after the ban on protests and rallies around Pashupatinath temple, people on Tuesday continued with demonstrations close to the holiest Hindu shrine of Nepal, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Jan 06, 2009 17:44
    Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi on Tuesday emphasized on the need for a stronger political will to check human trafficking along the porous borders in South Asia, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Jan 06, 2009 15:57
    Even after the ban on protests and rallies around Pashupatinath temple, people on Tuesday continued with demonstrations close to the holiest Hindu shrine of Nepal. Anirban Roy reports. read more
  • Jan 05, 2009 20:07
    The Samajvadi Party also on Monday termed the problem as a bad omen and requested the Nepal government to resolve it immediately. read more
  • Jan 05, 2009 17:52
    While the Maoist-led government in Nepal is under tremendous pressure over the removal of Indian priests from Pashupatinath temple, the Defence minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has started training guns at the Nepal Army, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Jan 04, 2009 21:42
    Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal \'Prachanda\' says appointment of Nepalese priests in place of Indians was a \"mere coincidence\" and not intended to oust the Indians. read more
  • Jan 04, 2009 19:23
    Nepal\'s Maoist government on Sunday resorted to a desperate damage-control exercise and decided to start a yatra for religious concord. read more
  • Dec 27, 2008 23:56
    Be it at home or outside, the Nepalese society never treated women at par with men. But, they are now showing the world that cricket is no more a “gentlemen’s game” in Nepal, writes Anirban Roy. read more
  • Dec 20, 2008 22:40
    After Nepal’s political transformation as a democratic republic, people in the Himalayan nation are now keen to have a new capital and dream of a bright future, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Dec 13, 2008 23:55
    Food is very closely connected to the ritual and religious life of the Newars (indigenous group of Kathmandu) of Nepal. Be it a marriage, birthday, death anniversary, meat-eating is the central aspect of the occasion, writes Anirban Roy. read more
  • Dec 07, 2008 00:38
    When legendary Bollywood actor Dev Anand visited Kathmandu in May this year, he said the city has transformed, and did not appear pulsating as before. He is right — the Hippy Trail has really gone cold now. Read on... read more
  • Dec 04, 2008 16:59
    As China’s Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi completed his three-day visit to Nepal, the US government announced the suspension of the visit of Richard Boucher, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia. read more
  • Dec 01, 2008 16:53
    As Nepal government is getting ready for the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, the Chinese government claimed to offer a special financial package to the impoverished Himalayan nation. read more
  • Nov 30, 2008 17:35
    Angry with the delay in the progress of constitution writing, Nepal’s former PM Girija Prasad Koirala today threatened that his party may be forced to put in writing its own the new constitution of the Himalayan nation. read more
  • Nov 30, 2008 00:19
    Though Nepal government is now desperate to bring about a major economic growth, protests, strikes and bandhs have become the order of the day across the impoverished Himalayan nation, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Nov 27, 2008 18:07
    Within hours of Indian external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee’s successful visit to Nepal, China on Thursday announced its Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi’s visit to the Himalayan nation, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Nov 26, 2008 16:14
    At the end of his three-day visit to Nepal, external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday that officials of both the countries are now trying to expedite the process of signing of the new agreement. read more
  • Nov 26, 2008 00:18
    External affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee promised Nepal’s Prime Minister Prachanda to extend all possible help for peace and development of the Himalayan nation, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Nov 25, 2008 17:39
    Nepal’s octogenarian leader and former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Tuesday sought New Delhi’s immediate help to “preserve” the democratic characters of the Himalayan nation. Anirban Roy reports. read more
  • Nov 23, 2008 00:10
    Nepal’s new Maoist government always talks about social equality. But, its egalitarian policy is not right for more than 500 teachers from India, who are still fighting for equal rights in the recently democratised Himalayan nation, reports Anirban ... read more
  • Nov 21, 2008 20:06
    Five persons, including a woman, were killed and 17 others were seriously injured when a passenger bus plunged into a river at Tanahu district in Central Nepal. read more
  • Nov 20, 2008 16:33
    Head of Chancery of Embassy of India in Kathmandu, SK Joshi had a miraculous escape as 4 bricks landed on the windscreen of his vehicle. Anirban Roy reports. read more
  • Nov 19, 2008 19:02
    Nepal’s Maoist-led government on Wednesday decided to immediately kick-start peace-talks with the separatist armed groups operating in Terai. read more
  • Nov 17, 2008 00:45
    After the abolition of the 240-year-old monarchy in Nepal, the Maoist-led government is set to remove all statues of the former kings in the Himalayan nation, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Nov 17, 2008 00:42
    Bikini-killer Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj threatened to file a defamation case against the author Farrukh Dhondy and the publisher of the novel The Bikini Murders for “tarnishing” his image, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Nov 16, 2008 00:26
    The Maoists are now leading the government and are talking of robust plans to bring about overall development in the impoverished country. read more
  • Nov 14, 2008 21:24
    As political parties are fighting over the issue of integration of Maoist’s People’s Liberation Army soldiers with the Nepal Army, a high-level delegation of Chinese Army is planning a to the Himalayan nation. Anirban Roy reports. read more
  • Nov 08, 2008 22:57
    Nepal has a glorious history of Ayurveda, and it is generally believed that most of the original understandings of the centuries-old healing process have come from the Himalayan nation, writes Anirban Roy. read more
  • Nov 08, 2008 16:01
    Nepal’s Maoist-led government, which aspires to transform the impoverished Himalayan nation into a developed country, is under tremendous political pressure. read more
  • Nov 08, 2008 00:58
    The majestic Narayanhitty palace, which was the castle of the dethroned Shah Dynasty of Nepal, will be made public in April 2009, writes Anirban Roy. read more
  • Nov 07, 2008 15:14
    The majestic Narayanhity palace, which was the castle of the dethroned Shah Dynasty of Nepal, will be made public in April 2009, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Nov 04, 2008 19:06
    Prince Harry is always adventurous after his highly publicised stint with the Gorkha soldiers in Afghanistan, the British royal is now all set for an expedition at the Mt Everest. read more
  • Nov 03, 2008 23:57
    In an attempt to neutralise opposition, Nepal\'s Maoist-led government on Monday asked its ambassador to India, Durgesh Man Singh, to return to Kathmandu immediately. read more
  • Nov 03, 2008 22:25
    In an attempt to marginalise the opposition, Nepal’s Maoist-led government on Monday asked its Nepali ambassador to India, Durgesh Man Singh, to return to Kathmandu immediately. read more
  • Nov 02, 2008 19:46
    The Roulette wheel, which once used to be the money-spinning machine in Nepal, is now stressed to rotate as thousands of employees are now caught in a war with the government. read more
  • Nov 01, 2008 23:43
    What is the national dish of Nepal? For the elderly people, it may still be Daal Bhaat Takaari (lentils, rice and vegetable curry). But, it is definitely not true for the youths. They love Momos and endorse it as the Himalayan nation’s new national dish.... read more
  • Oct 27, 2008 23:49
    The proverb—Every dog has his day — literally came true when people in Nepal, the world\'s last Hindu nation, worshipped their dogs with utmost devotion. Anirban Roy reports. read more
  • Oct 26, 2008 00:31
    Playing the active role of opposition, Nepal’s former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has declared a massive war against the Maoists, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Oct 20, 2008 01:19
    Sandwiched between India and China, the Himalayan Nation of Nepal has suddenly become the new ground for a stronger Hindi-Chini bhai-bhai diplomacy, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Oct 19, 2008 01:36
    Nepal’s Maoist Prime Minister Prachanda, who has vowed to transform the impoverished Himalayan Nation to a developed state, is set to face a series of new challenges, probably the toughest of his political career, writes Anirban Roy. read more
  • Oct 11, 2008 23:58
    After the fall of the world’s last Hindu kingdom, Nepal is a secular nation now. But, even after the transformation, Nepal’s first President Ram Baran Yadav seems desperate to be a new avatar of the Hindu monarchy, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Oct 09, 2008 21:33
    64-year-old Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj tied the nuptial knot with his 20-year-old Nepali fiancée Nihita Biswas after a tumultuous courtship marked by media glare and controversy, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Sep 27, 2008 23:03
    Come Dashain, the biggest religious festival in Nepal, and the Hindu population is uncertain about the future of their centuries-old religious traditions, writes Anirban Roy. read more
  • Sep 26, 2008 23:53
    As Nepal’s Maoist Prime Minister Prachanda is having his first political exposure in the US, the insurgent-turned political party is caught in a political assault, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Sep 21, 2008 00:05
    Within days of taking over, the new socialist government in Nepal is all set to stamp out ‘evils’ from the society. And, Kathmandu’s dance bars have become the first target of the campaign, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Sep 17, 2008 00:45
    Within hours of Prachanda’s high-profile visit to India, Nepal is caught in a spiteful political feud between Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam and Land Reforms minister Matrika Prasad Yadav, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Sep 14, 2008 00:18
    As Nepal’s insurgent-turned PM Prachanda begins his five-day visit to India, people of the Himalayan Nation are anxious as to how New Delhi welcomes the new leader, reports Anirban Roy. read more
  • Sep 13, 2008 00:07
    Nepal’s major political parties have suggested to PM Prachanda not to strike any new deal with New Delhi without wider consultation during his upcoming visit to India, reports Anirban Roy . read more
  • Sep 12, 2008 00:06
    President Ram Baran Yadav has discarded the ‘One-Madhesh-one-pradesh’ call and said that the slogan would push the insurgency-ravaged nation into a new conflict, reports Anirban Roy. read more