India

Exit polls show India's Modi-led coalition likely to win majority

PM Narendra Modi's ruling alliance led by right-wing BJP is likely to win a majority in parliament, most exit polls say.

Exit polls show India's Modi-led coalition likely to win majority

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India: PM Modi slams BJP candidate's Gandhi assassin comments

Pragya Singh Thakur's remarks on murder of independence icon 'unacceptable in civilised society', says Narendra Modi.

India: PM Modi slams BJP candidate's Gandhi assassin comments

India

Ex-cricketer in fray reflects India's growing star power in polls

Hindu nationalist BJP fields former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, known for hardline stands, from a seat in India's capital.

Ex-cricketer in fray reflects India's growing star power in polls

UpFront

India's BJP denies human rights violations in Kashmir

BJP spokesperson defends Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handling of violence in Indian administered Kashmir.

India's BJP denies human rights violations in Kashmir

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India elections: BJP leader killed in India-administered Kashmir

Suspected rebels kill Gul Mohammad Mir, head of a local unit of the Hindu nationalist party, ahead of new round of vote.

India elections: BJP leader killed in India-administered Kashmir

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Q&A: 'India is heading towards a full ethnic democracy'

As India holds elections, two leading editors question whether it is the one of the world's most successful democracies.

Q&A: 'India is heading towards a full ethnic democracy'

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The BJP's rise to political eminence lies in an old temple town

Al Jazeera travels to Ayodhya in northern India to trace the roots of the right-wing party's rise to power.

The BJP's rise to political eminence lies in an old temple town

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Modi's BJP to main rival Rahul Gandhi: Are you British?

Interior ministry sends notice to Gandhi following ‘outrageous’ accusation that he holds dual British citizenship.

Modi's BJP to main rival Rahul Gandhi: Are you British?

Asia

India's Modi files nomination papers as he seeks a second term

The Hindu nationalist leader is contesting from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, which he won in 2014 by a record margin.

India's Modi files nomination papers as he seeks a second term

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In India's democracy, Muslims feel increasingly marginalised

Anxiety among Muslims, who form 14 percent of India's population but barely constitute four percent of its parliament.

In India's democracy, Muslims feel increasingly marginalised

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In India's Assam state, citizenship law may hurt BJP's prospects

The right-wing party's offer of citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants has drawn widespread protests in the state.

In India's Assam state, citizenship law may hurt BJP's prospects

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Five years of Modi: An economic report card

The Indian prime minister came to power promising to create jobs but five years later much needs to be done.

India elections: Modi government's economic report card

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For BJP, national security is the main poll agenda

The ruling party has projected PM Modi as defender of national security as India gears up for first phase of elections.

India elections: For the BJP, it's all about national security

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Legislator among five killed by Maoist rebels before India polls

BJP's Bhima Mandavi was among those killed in an IED blast in the central state of Chhattisgarh, police say.

Legislator among five killed by Maoist rebels before India polls

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Don't back politics that divides: Indian scientists urge voters

Prominent scientists, artistes and intellectuals ask people to vote rationally as the country goes to polls on Thursday.

Don't back politics that divides: Indian scientists urge voters