The Listening Post

India's media: Drumming the beats of war?

How TV networks and social media apps help spread anti-Pakistan sentiment after an attack kills 40 soldiers in Kashmir.

India

MBS arrives in India after high-profile Pakistan trip

Trade, investment, defence and security expected to top agenda of talks between MBS and Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Opinion

Violence breeds more violence in Kashmir

As the militarisation of Kashmir has grown, so have victimisation and radicalisation.

Ather Zia

by Ather Zia

Ather Zia

Kashmir

India warns Pakistan of 'strong response' to Kashmir attack

India summons Pakistani envoy as Narendra Modi vows to exact 'heavy price' over deadly attack in Kashmir.

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

Indian farmers blame Modi as sacred cows run amok

Farmers blame Prime Minister Modi's policies for the menace of stray cattle which had devastated their crops.

Indian farmers blame Narendra Modi as sacred cows run amok

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

Unemployment

India unemployment rate highest in 45 years: Report

The jobless rate stands at 6.1 percent, a local newspaper reports, citing an official survey withheld by the government.

India unemployment rate highest in 45 years: Report

India

Indian politician jailed for Facebook post on PM Modi

A politician from southern India arrested for lampooning prime minister in what critics say is clampdown on free speech.

Indian politician jailed for Facebook post on PM Narendra Modi

Asia

Half a million attend opposition rally to remove India's Modi

India's major opposition parties come together in a show of strength with an eye on general elections due by May.

Half a million attend opposition rally to remove India's Modi

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's lower house passes citizenship bill that excludes Muslims

Legislators approve bill that will grant citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants amid protests in northeastern Assam.

India's lower house passes citizenship bill that excludes Muslims

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