India

Timeline: The Babri Mosque issue

The Babri Mosque in the north Indian town of Ayodhya was demolished 25 years ago.

Timeline: The Babri Mosque issue

Nuclear weapons

India and Pakistan: Rivals in a nuclear arms race

The rivalry between India and Pakistan has been in place since the split that created two separate nations in 1947.

Bollywood

Veteran Indian actor Shashi Kapoor dead

Scion of Bollywood's Kapoor family acted in more than 100 Hindi films and also appeared in Merchant Ivory productions.

Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor dies at age 79

Reporter's Notebook

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party president

Forty-seven year-old Gandhi family scion has emerged as the main challenger to PM Narendra Modi for 2019 polls.

Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party president

Kashmir

Kashmir conflict drives tourists away

Tourism badly hit in Indian-administered Kashmir amid an ongoing military operation against rebels.

Kashmir conflict drives tourists away

Weather

Tropical Cyclone Ockhi so far

A late season cyclone blows through Sri Lanka and is forecast to take an unusual course

Tropical Cyclone Ockhi so far

Kashmir

Rebels killed in Kashmir encounter triggering protests

At least five rebels killed and several others injured in two separate gunfights in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Rebels killed in Kashmir encounter triggering protests

Opinion

Why is Rahul Gandhi visiting so many Hindu temples?

The Congress Party in India is trying to shake off the pro-Muslim label it has been given by the political right.

Ajaz Ashraf

by Ajaz Ashraf

Ajaz Ashraf

Bollywood

Why is a Bollywood film sparking threats of violence?

Protests and threats halt release of Padmavati and raise questions of censorship.

Why is a Bollywood film sparking threats of violence?

Women's Rights

An Indian woman's fight to marry a man of her choice

Court grants freedom to Hadiya, who was placed under parents’ custody by a lower court after she married a Muslim man.

Hadiya's fight to marry the man of her choice

Kashmir

Kashmir: Amnesty for first-time stone-throwers

Lawyers of pro-independence protesters dismiss move as meaningless, as most of the accused are booked in multiple cases.

Kashmir: Amnesty for first-time stone-throwers

United Kingdom

Campaigners accuse India of torturing British Sikh

Jagtar Singh Johal's arrest three weeks ago in the Indian state of Punjab has sparked anger among the Sikh diaspora.

Campaigners accuse India of torturing British Sikh

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Outrage after Indian journalist shot dead by 'soldier'

Killing of Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura state raises concerns about safety of media persons in remote areas.

Outrage after Indian journalist Sudip Bhowmik shot dead

Bollywood

Indian politician puts $1.5m bounty on Bollywood star

A regional BJP leader offers reward of $1.5m for beheading actress and director of Bollywood period drama Padmavati.

BJP politician puts bounty on Deepika Padukone's head

Narendra Modi

What's behind Modi's 'huge popularity' in India?

Nearly nine out of 10 Indians say they have a favourable view of Modi while critics question the timing of Pew poll.

What's behind Narendra Modi's high popularity in India?