India

Facebook says has made headway against abuses before India polls

US-based social media giant acknowledges, however, that gaps remain in its 'election integrity' efforts.

Facebook says has made headway against abuses before India polls

India elections 2019

Modi's BJP pledges to scrap special rights for Kashmir

The BJP promises to scrap Article 35A, which prevents non-residents from buying property in Indian-administered Kashmir.

India's BJP releases manifesto before elections

India

Modi kicks off election campaign with promise of 'new India'

India's Narendra Modi's chances of re-election have been boosted by recent tensions with Pakistan, pollsters say.

Modi kicks off election campaign with promise of 'new India'

India elections 2019

India announces general election from April 11, results on May 23

PM Narendra Modi is running for a second straight term in the national election to be held in seven phases.

Narendra Modi

Amnesty, Greenpeace accuse Indian government of impeding work

Since coming to power in 2014, the Modi government has cancelled the licences of nearly 15,000 charities.

Amnesty, Greenpeace accuse Indian government of impeding work

India

Rural spending gets priority in India's interim budget for 2019

Ahead of May's general election, budget brings tax cuts for the middle class and a farmer income scheme.

Rural spending gets priority in India's interim budget for 2019

Asia

India's mega Kumbh festival gets BJP boost ahead of election

Billed as the world's biggest gathering of humanity, the eight-week festival begins in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj city.

India's mega Kumbh festival gets BJP boost ahead of election

Opinion

Is the BJP really concerned about India's poor?

A new BJP-sponsored bill expanding new jobs and education reservations is not a measure aimed at helping the poor.

Alf Gunvald Nilsen

by Alf Gunvald Nilsen

Alf Gunvald Nilsen

India

Two India opposition parties unite to challenge PM Modi

Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party announce their alliance ahead of India's general election in spring.

Two Indian opposition parties unite to challenge PM Narendra Modi

Asia

India plans job quotas for upper caste poor as election nears

BJP moves constitution amendment bill in parliament to reserve 10 percent of government jobs for the privileged group.

India plans job quotas for upper caste poor as election nears

Inside Story

Will women win fight to worship in Hindu temple?

Protests paralyse the southern Indian state where two women defied an ancient ban on entering shrine.

Opinion

Why India's BJP wants to rekindle the Babri mosque dispute

The BJP fears loss of popularity so much that it feels the need to ignite another communal conflict to stay in power.

Apoorvanand

by Apoorvanand

Apoorvanand

Asia

Opposition protests in India over 'corrupt' French jets deal

Week-long protests planned against what opposition alleges is a 'corrupt' deal favouring a business tycoon.

Opposition protests in India over 'corrupt' French jets deal

India

BJP chief terms Bangladeshi migrants 'termites'

Amit Shah's 'disturbing' and 'unwanted remark' criticised by Bangladesh as well as human rights groups.

BJP chief slammed for calling Bangladeshi migrants 'termites'

Opinion

Modi's Hindu nationalism is stumbling

Hindu nationalism as an electoral strategy can only go that far in India.

Uday Chandra

by Uday Chandra

Uday Chandra