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  • Modi apologises for lockdown-related inconvenience

    As the 21-day pan-India lockdown completed its first week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has apologised to the people for difficulties caused by the restrictions, but asserted that there was no option other than the tough decision to save human lives.

  • Full list of Modi cabinet members

    The Cabinet portfolios are announced, a day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his 57-member council of ministers were sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • Trump decision to end India’s preferential trade status ‘done deal’: US official

    A US decision to evict India from a key trade pact is a “done deal,” an official says, despite Washington’s desire for close relations with re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Modi's dilemma: Hindutva or Vikas?

    Hardline Hindutva or livelihood issues? Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party is in the throes of an internal debate about which of the two issues should occupy a

  • Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence hope for shelter in Modi's India

    Hundreds of Hindus who have gotten caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring India.

  • Modi says India shares Myanmar's concern about "extremist violence"

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India shared Myanmar's concern about "extremist violence" in its Rakhine state, where a security force operation against Muslim rebels has sent about 125,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh.

  • 11 jailed for life over Gujarat riots

    A court in India sentences 11 people to life in prison for their roles in a notorious massacre during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat.

  • India court convicts 24 over 2002 Gujarat riots massacre

    An Indian court convicts two dozen people today over a massacre during religious riots 14 years ago when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat state.

  • Modi's two years in power a 'mixed bag'

    Indian media says Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two years in power have been a mixed bag.

  • Modi's photos with his mom win Twitter

    Twitter users praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to post pictures of his mother's first visit to his official residence in Delhi on social media.

  • India Kashmir leader dies

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

  • Nepal's economy in chokehold

    It has become difficult to follow Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of diplomacy. He is seen as a darling to the West

  • Sonia, Rahul Gandhi given bail in graft case

    A court grants bail to opposition leaders Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul in a case involving the alleged misappropriation of party funds that has become a political flashpoint with the ruling party.

  • Modi flood photo memes drown Twitter

    India's state-run Press Information Bureau is facing online mockery after tweeting an edited image of PM Narendra Modi surveying deadly Chennai floods.


    Perhaps Congress leaders think that things cannot get any worse after the nadir of 2014. Maybe they should think again. The reason is clear. Congress political tactics this year have floated out of the range of common sense.

  • Unravelling a forgotten chapter

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has done well to declassify the files on Subhas Chandra Bose. Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have followed suit and make available to the public the documents and papers which the Centre possesses on Bose.

  • Google to set up Wi-Fi in 400 Indian railway stations

    Google is to provide high-speed public Wi-Fi in 400 Indian railway stations that carry millions of passengers every day.

  • Millions strike in India over 'anti-labour' reforms

    Millions of workers across India go on strike in protest at planned labour law reforms, the biggest show of strength by trade unions since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office.

  • Modi urges calm over Gujrat protests

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges the people of his home state, Gujarat, to maintain peace after a night of caste-related violence.

  • Indian ex-president Abdul Kalam's body brought to Delhi

    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam at the Palam airport in Delhi a little after noon today.

  • India PM leads yoga day celebration

    Thousands take part in a mass yoga programme in the Indian capital, Delhi, on the first ever International Yoga Day.

  • The Gift of the Maggi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes up as one of the top of ten criminals. That is according to Google. There has to be a bug in the algorithm.

  • Unresolved Issues

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh has ushered in a new chapter not only in bilateral relations but in a significant way for the sub-region...

  • Pegging Sub-regionalism with Bilateralism

    The successful conclusion of Prime Minister Modi's visit to Dhaka is important for both its content and symbolism.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh

    Why Bangladesh isn't Pakistan

    This week we can bury a misconception that has appropriated the subcontinent's discourse since 1947, when a Muslim League-British project partitioned the land in the name of religion.

  • Warm welcome to PM Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks today on his august visit to Bangladesh, 'with a sense of enthusiasm and delight', to borrow his own words.

  • Narendra Modi

    The Modi Factor

    PM Modi has kept his promise and cleared the long-pending LBA. Certainly there is need for progress on issues of water-sharing, especially on the Teesta river.

  • Has Mamata lived up to our expectations?

    By all indications from Delhi and Kolkata, it is now clear that there will be no deal on Teesta during Prime Minister Modi's visit to Dhaka.

  • The importance of seizing the moment

    Let us seize it. Let us demonstrate, to ourselves and the rest of the region, that there is nothing to fear but fear itself, and nothing succeeds like success!

  • Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed

    “There is still hope for a Teesta deal during this visit"

    Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, Professor of International Relations at Dhaka University, talks to Nahela Nowshin of The Daily Star about contending issues between Bangladesh and India on the occasion of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh.