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Rezaul H Laskar

Rezaul H Laskar


Rezaul H Laskar heads the Foreign Affairs desk at Hindustan Times. His interests include movies and music.

articles by Rezaul H Laskar (971 results)
May 10, 2019 00:19
India will decide on oil imports in the face of US sanctions according to its national interests but it is expected New Delhi will not ignore a reliable energy supplier such as Tehran, Iranian ambassador Ali Chegeni said on Thursday. read more
May 07, 2019 23:01
The US on Tuesday agreed with India that the gains made in Afghanistan over the past 18 years must be preserved in any possible deal in talks with the Taliban – a key concern for the government in New Delhi. read more
May 07, 2019 07:25
This is the first institutionalised arrangement between the two sides to cooperate in energy though they have several groups on issues such as counter-terrorism and the boundary dispute. read more
May 06, 2019 23:44
Zalmay Khalilzad briefed external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on his talks with the Taliban and the two leaders discussed the role of regional players in ensuring peace in Afghanistan. read more
May 04, 2019 07:42
The officials, who didn’t want to be named, said that once the US sanctions on Iranian oil kicked in, India’s future purchases from alternative energy suppliers will be finalised keeping in mind the country’s energy and commercial security. read more
May 03, 2019 01:22
Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan would “immediately enforce the sanctions” on Azhar. He added Prime Minister Imran Khan had “clearly stated there is no space for any proscribed organisation or its affiliates to operate from Pakistani... read more
May 02, 2019 21:06
The notification issued by the UN’s 1267 Sanctions Committee on Wednesday dropped these references – a face-saving measure for Pakistan apparently at the behest of China, which lifted its technical hold for the designation to go ahead. read more
Apr 30, 2019 17:10
China put a technical hold in March on a fresh proposal to impose a ban on the head of Pakistan-based JeM which claimed responsibility for the deadly Pulwama terror attack. It was for the fourth time, China blocked Azhar’s listing as a global terrorist... read more
Apr 30, 2019 07:28
Swaraj explained India’s political and economic conditions to Pompeo and sought some relaxation as making immediate arrangements for 23.5 million tonnes of oil – the amount supplied by Iran every year – from an alternative source was not possible, people... read more
Apr 29, 2019 20:09
US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is expected to hold talks with interlocutors at a level similar to his discussions during his last visit in January. read more
Apr 26, 2019 05:59
New Delhi initially suggested dates in November for the meeting, set to be held in India, but later agreed on dates in October after Beijing said the timing of the summit should be advanced so that the momentum created by the Wuhan meeting isn’t dissipated,... read more
Apr 25, 2019 00:20
“Now we are discussing (the supply of) 7,500 tonnes and maybe more. (The issue is) positively moving and I hope that soon we could (finalise it),” the envoy added. read more
Apr 24, 2019 10:46
When France moved a proposal at the UN’s 1267 Sanctions Committee to designate the JeM chief as a global terrorist, the move was strongly backed by the US and the UK. However, China blocked the proposal, apparently at the behest of its traditional ally... read more
Apr 23, 2019 23:09
Stung by the US decision not to extend exemptions to sanctions on Iranian oil imports beyond May 2, the Indian government said on Tuesday that it had put in place a “robust plan” to ensure the measure doesn’t affect supplies of crude oil to refineri... read more
Apr 20, 2019 17:30
Foreign secretary VijayGokhale is visiting Beijing days ahead of the second Belt and Road Forum, which India will skip because of concerns over territorial sovereignty related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). read more