India

Why Indian film star Rajinikanth is facing criticism in his state

Controversial remark by the top actor about anti-caste icon Periyar Ramaswamy causes furore in Tamil Nadu state.

Why Indian film star Rajinikanth is facing criticism in his state

India

India's governing party picks new president

Jagat Prakash Nadda, a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will replace Amit Shah as party chief.

India's governing party BJP picks JP Nadda as president

Religion

Hardline Hindus protest huge Jesus statue in India's Karnataka

Hindus linked to ruling BJP rally against planned statue that will rival Rio de Janeiro's Christ The Redeemer for size.

Hardline Hindus protest huge Jesus statue in India's Karnataka

Bharatiya Janata Party

India's BJP loses polls in Jharkhand where lynchings killed many

BJP's loss of the state it ruled since 2014 seen as a setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies.

India's BJP loses polls in Jharkhand where lynchings killed many

Sexual assault

Indian court hands life term to ex-BJP legislator for raping teen

Sengar, expelled by the BJP earlier this year, was convicted under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Indian court hands life term to ex-BJP legislator for raping teen

Asia

India top court refuses to stop citizenship law's implementation

Supreme Court postpones hearing of pleas challenging constitutionality of new law that has sparked massive protests.

India top court refuses to stop citizenship law's implementation

Asia

Protests rage in India for fourth day over citizenship law

Protesters torch 15 buses on an expressway in West Bengal state, holding up traffic for several hours, police said.

Protests rage in India for fourth day over citizenship law

Inside Story

Are the foundations of India's secular democracy crumbling?

Gov't says the controversial citizenship bill will protect minorities, critics say it discriminates against Muslims.

Education

As India's JNU protests fee hike, poor students fear for future

Amid agitation over proposed hike in hostel and other fees, less-privileged students say they may have to quit studies.

As India's JNU protests fee hike, poor students fear for future

Asia

India to implement nationwide citizenship count

Home Minister Amit Shah says the National Register of Citizens is for national security amid concerns over its misuse.

India to implement nationwide citizenship count

UpFront

Will India's lockdown in Kashmir ever end?

We challenge BJP government spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia on human rights and conditions in Kashmir.

UpFront

Kashmir lockdown: Is India denying basic freedoms?

We challenge a BJP government spokesperson on conditions in Kashmir, and debate removal of Bolivia's Evo Morales.

The Listening Post

Modi's mega-rallies; political spectacle for the Indian diaspora

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi headlines a global charm offensive, building political ties at foreign rallies.

Narendra Modi

At US rally, Modi backs Trump, takes aim at Pakistan

US president joins 50,000 Narendra Modi supporters in Texas as thousands hold counter-protest outside the venue.

'Howdy, Modi!': Trump attends Indian PM's rally in Houston

Sexual assault

Former minister from India's ruling BJP arrested after rape claim

Swami Chinmayanand of the Hindu nationalist party arrested in Uttar Pradesh state for allegedly raping a student.

Former minister from India's ruling BJP arrested after rape claim