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

India

India's Supreme Court reinstates CBI chief removed by government

Alok Verma's return is seen as a setback to the government that has been accused of undermining the agency.

India's Supreme Court reinstates CBI chief removed by government

India

Indians, Afghans react to Trump’s ‘Afghan library’ dig at PM Modi

US leader's bid to undermine India's aid to Afghanistan annoys politicians and citizens in both South Asian nations.

Indians, Afghans react to Trump’s ‘Afghan library’ dig at PM Modi

India

India responds to Trump's 'Afghan library' dig at PM Modi

Trump suggested India's contribution to development in Afghanistan was minimal, compared with that of the US.

India responds to Trump's 'Afghan library' dig at PM Modi

Opinion

Narendra Modi's got a farmers problem

The tide is turning for the Hindutva in rural India.

Alf Gunvald Nilsen

by Alf Gunvald Nilsen

Alf Gunvald Nilsen

Opinion

Should Modi be worried about the BJP's losses in key state polls?

The BJP lost in three Hindi-speaking states but that does not necessarily mean they will lose the 2019 national vote.

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

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

India

India's ruling Hindu nationalists suffer blow in state elections

Opposition Congress party's impressive gains in regional polls put it back in the race for the 2019 general elections.

India's ruling Hindu nationalists suffer blow in state elections

India

India ruling party headed for big defeat in state polls

Analysts say a big loss for prime minister's ruling party could unite opposition ahead of elections next year.

India: Modi's BJP headed for big defeat in regional polls

Asia

Angry India farmers march to parliament to highlight farm crisis

Tens of thousands of farmers protest in New Delhi demanding debt waivers and higher crop prices.

Angry India farmers march to parliament to highlight farm crisis

Opinion

Why the 2019 election may be the most crucial in India's history

The BJP will try to convince the Hindu majority to vote along sectarian lines in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Asia Pacific

Abe and Modi to discuss trade, security in Japan summit

Japanese prime minister welcomes his Indian counterpart before the launch of formal talks in Tokyo on Monday.

Abe and Modi to discuss trade, security in Japan summit

India

Why has India removed head of its investigation bureau?

Government move to force out two leading officers and transfer others draws sharp reaction from the opposition.

India's CBI chief removed, critics call it a 'misuse of power'

Asia

India signs $5bn deal with Russia that risks US ties

New Delhi signs $5bn deal to buy one of the most advanced missile defence systems amid looming threat of US sanctions.

India signs S-400 deal with Russia sidestepping US opposition

Asia

India signs $5bn deal to purchase Russian S-400 missile system

President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi sign deal despite the looming threat of sanctions by the US.

India signs $5bn deal to purchase Russian S-400 missile system