India

Indian rupee hits record low amid inflation

Currency weakened past 69 rupees to the dollar, making it one of the worst performers in Asia for the first time.

Indian rupee hits record low amid inflation

India

Indian PM Modi's BJP suffers setback in by-election

Ruling BJP party loses simple majority in the lower house of the Indian parliament as counting still under way.

Narendra Modi's BJP party suffers setback in by-election

Reporter's Notebook

Will Modi's popularity hold out for next year's vote?

Narendra Modi's combative tone has won him legions of admirers but a unifying opposition is confident the prime minister is on his way out.

Will Modi's popularity hold out for next year's India elections?

Opinion

How BJP's ascendancy stumbled in India's south

BJP's recent electoral upset in the Indian state of Karnataka could be the beginning of a Congress comeback.

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

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.

Asia

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