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

Asia

India: Modi faces biggest electoral test since 2014 win

Vote in India's most populous state widely seen as a referendum on prime minister's controversial banknote ban.

Uttar Pradesh vote a test for PM Modi after cash ban

Politics

India court bans religion, caste in election campaigns

Supreme Court rules elections must be secular as it warns parties which select candidates based on their backgrounds.

India court bans religion, caste in election campaigns

Inside Story

Is the high value rupee ban in India a failure?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi defends his controversial decision to ban high value bank notes.

Business & Economy

India's Modi defends demonetisation decision

Move to withdraw high-value banknotes, which took toll on country's poor, called "historic purification ritual" by PM.

Bharatiya Janata Party

India's ruling BJP 'targeted' Aamir Khan for remarks

Party's ex-volunteer says IT Cell ran campaign to drop Aamir Khan as brand ambassador of e-commerce firm Snapdeal.

BJP 'targeted' Bollywood star Khan for critical remarks

Politics

India to build world's tallest statue of medieval king

At 192 metres and costing $530m, the memorial off Mumbai's coast will be twice the size of the Statue of Liberty.

India to build giant statue of medieval King Shivaji

The Listening Post

India: Modi's radio show

We take a look at traditional radio broadcast in India and how it's being used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.