Narendra Modi

Modi visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state

Narendra Modi backs independent Palestinian state during first trip by an Indian prime minister to occupied territories.

Modi visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state

India

'Delhi's anti art-fair' representing independent artists

Independent artists have taken over an abandoned leather factory in the Indian capital New Delhi, creating an alternative space to show their work.

Women's Rights

The fight to end 'virginity test' on women in India

Youth from Kanjarbhat tribe run 'Stop the V-Ritual' campaign against custom that forces 'virginity tests' on brides.

India: The fight to end 'virginity test' for newlyweds

Middle East

Saudi grants airspace approval for flights to Israel

For the first time, Saudi Arabia grants permission for Air India flights headed to Israel to use its airspace,

Saudi grants airspace approval for flights to Israel

Asia

Fury as Indian MP says Taj Mahal built on Hindu temple

Member of India's ruling BJP party calls for destruction of the monument in Agra, saying a temple should replace it.

Taj Mahal 'built on Hindu temple', claims Indian MP

Women's Rights

Women's suffrage fight not 'purely Western phenomenon'

Historian Sumita Mukherjee on the contribution of South Asian women to British women's suffrage battle 100 years ago.

How Indian women contributed to the suffrage movement

Health

Unlicensed doctor 'infects 40 people' with HIV in India

An unlicensed doctor used a single syringe on his patients in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, local media reports.

India: Unlicensed doctor 'infects 40 people' with HIV

Kashmir

Kashmir: Four Indian soldiers killed in latest shelling

Border situation 'tense' after four soldiers die and one is wounded in Rajouri sector in the Jammu region.

Kashmir: Four Indian soldiers killed in latest shelling

Malaysia

Malaysia bans Padmaavat over portrayal of Muslim ruler

Sultan Alauddin Khilji depicted as 'arrogant, cruel, inhumane, devious with all kinds of trickery,' says Ministry.

Padmaavat banned over film's depiction of Muslim ruler

Kashmir

Kashmiri families mourn civilians killed by army

Indian forces accused of indiscriminately firing at protesters, killing at least five in the small village of Ganawpora.

Kashmir families mourn civilians killed by India's army

India

India budget focuses on rural areas ahead of election

With hikes in rural spending, Prime Minister Modi aims to rally support of farmers ahead of 2019 general elections.

India budget focuses on rural areas ahead of election

Opinion

How Bollywood's Padmaavat distorted a Sufi love poem

The Bollywood film Padmaavat is controversial for all the wrong reasons.

Rakhshanda Jalil

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Rakhshanda Jalil

Politics

India's elections: Pictures on the campaign trail

Al Jazeera follows a candidate in India's general elections for a day.

India's elections: Pictures on the campaign trail

Women's Rights

63 million women 'missing' across India

Preference for boys leads to skewed gender ratio in India due to foeticide, disease, neglect, or inadequate nutrition.

63 million women 'missing' across India

Sexual assault

Eight-month-old baby raped in Indian capital Delhi

The baby is on life support after she was operated upon for injuries in Delhi, drawing angry reaction from activists.

Eight-month-old baby raped in Indian capital Delhi