The Listening Post

The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

Much of India's media spurns a scoop about the son of PM Modi's right-hand man. Plus, NFL as platform for race politics.

Asia

India awaits sentencing of sect leader

PM warns against further clashes after deaths of at least 30 in the streets amid angry protests over guilty verdict.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to be sentenced for rape

Inside Story

Will right to privacy pose a threat in India?

India's Supreme Court judges say privacy is a fundamental right, but government leaders argued against the claim.

Asia

India's top court rules privacy is a fundamental right

Landmark verdict could have far reaching consequences for government's biometric identification programme.

India's top court rules privacy is a fundamental right

Asia

Indian veterans decry targeting of minorities

In open letter to PM Modi, 114 condemn attacks on Muslims and low-caste Dalits by Hindu cow-protection vigilante groups.

Indian veterans decry targeting of minorities

Asia

India picks BJP-backed politician as new president

Ram Nath Kovind's election makes him nation's first president aligned to ruling party-allied Hindu revivalist group RSS.

India picks BJP-backed politician as new president

Middle East

'We expected Modi to visit Israel and Palestine'

Palestinian Deputy Foreign Minister says Indian PM should have visited both states 'to spread the message of peace'.

Inside Story

What is driving India closer to Israel?

Narendra Modi is in Israel for the first such visit by a sitting Indian prime minister.

Asia

India's Modi in Israel to meet 'friend' Netanyahu

Narendra Modi makes historic visit to Israel, the first by an Indian PM, as two nations move to further boost ties.

Narendra Modi in Israel to meet 'friend' Netanyahu

Asia

Indian businesses brace for chaos amid GST tax reform

Many businesses say they are not prepared for the goods and services tax that will take effect on July 1.

Opinion

Modi and Trump: When the titans of hate politics meet

Narendra Modi's meeting with Donald Trump was nothing more than a publicity stunt.

Vijay Prashad

by Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad

US & Canada

Trump-Modi: Steak meets dahl for US-India first date

Aides bill upcoming meeting between Modi and Trump as a chance to strike up a friendship, but will it all go smoothly?

Trump-Modi: Steak meets dahl for US-India first date

Press Freedom

'Black day': Founders of critical Indian channel raided

CBI launch fraud probe against channel founders, but the network dubs it a 'witch-hunt' and an attack on free speech.

Indian police raid premises linked to NDTV founders

Asia

Why does India want to arrest a popular Muslim scholar?

Indian authorities have accused the popular Mumbai-based preacher Zakir Naik of supporting terrorism, which he denies.

Zakir Naik: Why India wants to arrest the preacher

India

Sri Lanka clears thousands of wasps ahead of Modi visit

Private company to remove the wasps from tea fields which the Indian Prime Minister will tour on Friday.

Sri Lanka clears thousands of wasps ahead of Modi visit