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  • India polls: Lawbreakers to lawmakers?

    India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month's general election race - according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its main rival, Congress, is just a step behind.

  • Can BJP retain power in the election?

    The populist wave that swept BJP to power in 2014 Indian election, led by Mr Narendra Modi, has waned considerably after five years at

  • Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

    A Battle for India's Soul

    As India gears up for its general election, one must not lose sight of the sheer size of the exercise, which has been described as the “biggest humanly managed event in the world.”

  • Pulwama, Balakot dominate India's pre-poll political discourse

    Pulwama, Balakot dominate India's pre-poll political discourse

    True to expectations, the Pulwama terror attack which left 40 Indian paramilitary personnel dead and the Indian Air Force's assault on

  • ‘Prove majority in state assembly’

    India's Supreme Court asks a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, who took oath as chief minister of the key southern Indian state of Karnataka on Thursday, to prove his majority in the state assembly tomorrow.

  • It's Modi's BJP!

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now all in all in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has installed his close lieutenant Amit Shah as the party president. However, people's memory is short. The founder was Atal Bihari Vajpayee who subsequently occupied the office of Prime Minister to lead the NDA government, a coalition of several parties.

  • Son of BJP politician jailed for stalking after uproar

    An Indian court sends the son of a leading politician to police custody for harassing and trying to abduct a woman, in a case that has embarrassed the ruling party as it runs a campaign on women's safety.

  • Lok Sabha condemns bounty on Mamata’s head

    The Lok Sabha, the lower House of Indian parliament, condemns a BJP youth wing leader's offer for a bounty of Rs 11 lakh to anyone who beheads West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

  • BJP, Congress concerned over ‘attacks on Bangladesh’s minority groups’

    West Bengal units of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress party have voiced concern over a series of “attacks on Hindus and other minority communities” in Bangladesh and asked the Bangladesh government to put a stop to it.

  • India may grant citizenship to Hindus from Bangladesh soon

    The home ministry of India is ready with draft amendments to citizenship law that will exempt minority citizens of Bangladesh and Pakistan who had gone to that country out of fear of religious prosecution from being tagged as "illegal migrants".

  • How to read the State Assembly elections results in India?

    The recent elections to four Indian states and one union territory are being interpreted by many as the march of the BJP and the decline of the Congress party.

  • BJP leader Roopa Ganguly heckled, convoy attacked by 'Trinamool supporters'

    BJP leader Roopa Ganguly is heckled and her convoy attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters in South 24 Parganas district of India.

  • The receding of the Congress tide

    The pattern of voting and the places where the BJP has won show that the party has uprooted a well-entrenched Congress. What it means in real terms is not the success of the BJP's ideology but people's exasperation over corruption in the Congress.

  • Mamata, Jayalalithaa retain power, BJP wins Assam, Left bags Kerala

    West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress crushes the opposition and Tamil Nadu's AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in assembly elections, the biggest popularity test after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

  • West Bengal Assembly elections

    Mamata, Jayalalithaa set to retain power, BJP takes Assam

    For the first time in India, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears all set to form government in the northern state of Assam.

  • BJP releases PM Modi's degrees, AAP calls those ‘fake’

    After days of Arvind Kejriwal relentlessly accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying about his education, the ruling BJP releases his college degrees and fielded its top leaders, Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley, in its fightback, reports NDTV.

  • The Kohinoor story

    It is clear that the British have no intention of returning the diamond or, for that matter, tons of material which is stored in the basement of museums in London. Though there was no response from England, France complied with the UNESCO resolution and gave up the relics which they had in their possession during their rule.

  • Kashmir's first woman chief minister

    Mehbooba Mufti has been sworn in as the first woman chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir, where she will lead a coalition with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP.

  • Amit Shah re-elected as BJP president

    Amit Shah has been re-elected president of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the next three years.

  • India Kashmir leader dies

    India's Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed dies after a brief illness, aged 79.

  • BJP thrashed in Bihar

    The Grand Alliance called Mahagatbandhan of three parties led by Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav humiliated the BJP-led NDA in the Bihar...

  • We're committed to play Pakistan in Dec: BCCI president

    Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not completely ruled out the series against Pakistan in December even as uncertainty continues on the issue.

  • Modi’s BJP defeated in Bihar polls

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party has been defeated in a stunning outcome to the electoral battle in the country's third-most populous state Bihar where a coalition of regional parties led by Nitish Kumar swept back to power.

  • Delhi ‘beef raid’ causes outrage

    The canteen of a Delhi guesthouse belonging to the southern Indian state of Kerala was visited by police after a right-wing Hindu group complained it had beef on its menu.

  • Shiv Sena attack derails India-Pakistan cricket talks

    A meeting between India and Pakistan's cricket board chiefs in Mumbai has been cancelled after a protest by far-right Hindu nationalists.

  • BJP warns leaders over beef remarks

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "angry" with party leaders who made incendiary statements in the aftermath of the Dadri killing over beef rumours.

  • ‘Muslims should stop eating beef’

    A senior leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that Muslims living in the country should give up consuming beef.

  • India’s most polarizing animal

    This is not the first time the cow has become mixed up with politics. Conflicts over cow slaughter sparked religious riots in India.


    The news of a mob in Dadri, a UP village in India of beating to death an individual suspected of cow slaughter would have been normally viewed just as another communal incident.

  • The hardliners behind Modi

    An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert.