Asia

Modi meets Putin as India reaffirms faith in old ally

Indian PM traveled to Sochi to hold talks with Russia's Putin, with geopolitical issues on the agenda of summit.

Modi meets Putin as India walks US-Russia tightrope

Kashmir

In Kashmir, India PM Modi says 'development is the solution'

Kashmiris react with disbelief to Modi's speech, saying India is failing to solve the region's serious political issue.

Politics

India's BJP leads in southern state

BJP is leading in elections in Karnataka but fails to cross the halfway mark required to form a government.

In boost to Modi, India's BJP leads in Karnataka

Asia

Modi uses soft power to mend ties with Nepal

Indian prime minister highlights religious and cultural linkages between the two neighbours during his two-day trip.

India's Modi uses cultural ties to mend ties with Nepal

Asia

India's Modi slammed for false claims as key vote nears

Prime minister faces accusations of distorting history during campaign speeches in Karnataka state.

India's Modi slammed for false claims as key vote nears

China

India's Modi visits China's Xi to talk 'cooperation'

Wuhan summit seen as attempt to steer ties in a new direction amid border disputes and attempts at regional dominance.

India's Modi visits China's Xi to talk 'cooperation'

Asia

India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12

Controversial order to remain in effect for six months from president's approval, or until parliament votes it into law.

India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12

Opinion

The child rape cases that shook Indian politics

Outrage over two child rape cases have rocked India and exposed the duplicity of the ruling BJP party.

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

The Listening Post

India's Aadhaar database and the challenges of reporting it

Why covering the world's largest biometric database comes with huge risks for Indian journalists.

Asia

BJP politician held amid concern over India rape cases

Public outcry results in arrest of Uttar Pradesh legislator facing charges of rape and abduction of teenaged girl.

BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar arrested in rape case

India

India withdraws 'outrageous' order on fake news

Modi government cancels circular that called for suspension of accreditation of journalists accused of fake news.

Modi government withdraws controversial order on fake news

Narendra Modi

Key southern ally quits Indian PM Modi's coalition

TDP, which rules Andhra Pradesh state, walks out of alliance and backs no-confidence motion against Modi in parliament.

Key regional party TDP quits India's ruling coalition

Narendra Modi

Modi, Macron sign defence deal

'We have a very good chemistry.'

Modi, Macron sign defence deal

Opinion

Putting the BJP's electoral success in the northeast in context

The BJP victories in India's northeast are noteworthy, but they do not guarantee long-term success for the party.

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Canada

Canada downplays rift with India over Sikh issue

Some Indian politicians have accused members of Trudeau's cabinet of supporting Sikh separatists.