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.

India

Canadian PM Trudeau 'snubbed' by Indian government

Allegations that Canada backs Sikh separatist groups overshadows Trudeau's first trip to India as prime minister.

Trudeau in India: Did Modi government snub Canadian PM?

Business & Economy

India investigates $1.8bn fraud case at major bank

Offices and Mumbai home of billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi raided after PNB hit by $1.8bn fraudulent transaction.

India's Punjab National Bank reports $1.8bn fraud

Narendra Modi

Modi visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state

Narendra Modi backs independent Palestinian state during first trip by an Indian prime minister to occupied territories.

Modi visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state

India

Under Modi's 'Act East' policy, India embraces ASEAN

India invites all 10 leaders of ASEAN bloc to mark 25 years of ties as part of its 'Act East' policy.

India moves to deepen engagement with ASEAN nations

Opinion

Narendra Modi: A false crusader for women's rights

India's ruling BJP wants Muslim women "liberated" but not their Hindu sisters.

Ajaz Ashraf

by Ajaz Ashraf

Ajaz Ashraf