Asia

Indian businesses brace for chaos amid GST tax reform

Many businesses say they are not prepared for the goods and services tax that will take effect on July 1.

Opinion

Modi and Trump: When the titans of hate politics meet

Narendra Modi's meeting with Donald Trump was nothing more than a publicity stunt.

Vijay Prashad

by Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad

US & Canada

Trump-Modi: Steak meets dahl for US-India first date

Aides bill upcoming meeting between Modi and Trump as a chance to strike up a friendship, but will it all go smoothly?

Trump-Modi: Steak meets dahl for US-India first date

Press Freedom

'Black day': Founders of critical Indian channel raided

CBI launch fraud probe against channel founders, but the network dubs it a 'witch-hunt' and an attack on free speech.

Indian police raid premises linked to NDTV founders

Asia

Why does India want to arrest a popular Muslim scholar?

Indian authorities have accused the popular Mumbai-based preacher Zakir Naik of supporting terrorism, which he denies.

Zakir Naik: Why India wants to arrest the preacher

India

Sri Lanka clears thousands of wasps ahead of Modi visit

Private company to remove the wasps from tea fields which the Indian Prime Minister will tour on Friday.

Sri Lanka clears thousands of wasps ahead of Modi visit

Asia

Muslim men die after beating in India's Assam

Suspects detained after fatal assault in Nagaon district of two men accused by villagers of trying to steal cows.

Muslim men lynched for 'trying to steal cows' in Assam

Asia

Cow-protection vigilantes held in India over assault

Members of Muslim family targeted by vigilantes among those held by police amid growing concern over issue.

Cow-protection vigilantes held in Jammu and Kashmir

Asia

Indian politicians to face trial for mosque demolition

Members of Modi's governing BJP face criminal conspiracy charges over the 1992 destruction of Babri mosque.

Asia

India crackdown on slaughterhouses stirs Muslim unease

More states follow Uttar Pradesh's lead in closing down unlicensed abattoirs as critics say move is based on religion.

India crackdown on slaughterhouses stirs Muslim unease

Opinion

A 'new India' where fringe is the mainstream

Yogi Adityanath's appointment as the leader of Uttar Pradesh reconfirms Indian Muslims' anxieties about Modi's India.

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Asia

Modi's BJP eyes 'New India' in 2022 after landslide

State election wins vindicate PM's decision to turn campaign into referendum on his performance since coming to power.

Narendra Modi: BJP sees bigger gains in 2019 election

Opinion

BJP's Uttar Pradesh win: A turning point for Modi?

India is under the grasp of a majoritarian idea, and while constitutional rights remain, social isolation is worrying.

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Asia

Big win for Modi's party in India's most populous state

Boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the ruling BJP party declares landslide win in India's most populous state.

Asia

Indian Prime Minister Modi's party ahead in state polls

Victory for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh would boost his chances of winning the 2019 general election.

PM Modi's party takes firm lead in state elections