Modi says al-Qaeda will fail in India

2014-09-19 12:56

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says al-Qaeda will struggle to recruit members in the world's second-most populous nation and he praised Indian Muslims for their commitment to fight for the country.

Dead women, children floating in Kashmir

2014-09-11 14:40

Authorities in Indian Kashmir have collected bodies of women and children floating in the streets as anger mounted over what many survivors say is a bungled operation to help those caught in the region's worst flooding.

India's Modi to end "financial untouchability"

2014-08-28 18:00

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to end "financial untouchability" with a scheme to ensure that all households has a bank account.

Landslides, floods kill 109 in Nepal, India

2014-08-16 18:58

The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India has climbed to at least 109.

India's Modi vows to fix broken government

2014-08-15 09:30

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has voiced dismay at the government in-fighting he found on assuming office in May and vowed to fire up the bureaucracy.

India's Modi disappoints some fans so far

2014-08-13 10:00

As an election campaigner, Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive India's economy and put the country to work.

India's Modi accuses Pakistan of waging proxy war

2014-08-12 18:06

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has accused Pakistan of waging "proxy war" by sending militants to attack India and he used a trip to the disputed Kashmir region to stress that reconciliation.

Kerry to test waters with India's Modi

2014-08-01 14:38

US Secretary of State John Kerry will met with India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time, hoping to break the ice with a leader once shunned by Washington.

Polluted Ganges: Can Modi save it?

2014-07-17 09:05

Standing on the banks of the Ganges Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to succeed where numerous governments have failed: by cleaning up the sacred river. The task begins now.

India slaps $579m penalty on Reliance

2014-07-15 10:00

India has announced a penalty of $579m on the country's largest private firm, Reliance Industries, for failing to meet gas commitment for the fourth year in a row.

Shutdown in Kashmir greets Modi on first visit

2014-07-04 17:49

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by near-empty streets lined by security personnel on his first official visit to Kashmir.

India summons US envoy on spying claim

2014-07-02 13:36

India has summoned the top diplomat from the US embassy to complain for the third time about spying following new allegations that Washington's National Security Agency targeted the ruling party.

India's Modi eyes major labour overhaul

2014-06-30 11:25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set in motion the first major revamp in decades of India's archaic labour laws amid plans to revive the flagging economy.

Anger rises as India swelters

2014-06-12 16:20

Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heatwave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over the government's failure.

De Beers set to glitter and sparkle

2014-06-12 05:00

De Beers expects global demand for polished gems to rise by up to 4.5% this year, thanks to the US market recovery and a buoyant China and India.

Indian minister killed in road collision

2014-06-03 10:42

India's minister for rural development has died after a road collision in New Delhi, depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a key ally just eight days after coming to office.

Celebrations as India gets new state

2014-06-02 10:23

Celebrations have erupted in southern India to mark the creation of the new state of Telangana at the culmination of a separatist campaign stretching back nearly six decades.

Bangladesh ready to work with new India PM Modi

2014-05-28 09:56

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she is ready to work with her new Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, despite his hardline image.

Train crash in north India kills at least 40

2014-05-26 13:12

A passenger train has collided with a stationary goods train in India's most populous state, killing at least 40 people and injuring more than 150, police and railway officials say.

Pakistan PM to attend Indian inauguration

2014-05-24 14:37

Pakistan's prime minister will attend the inauguration of India's Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, a first for the nuclear-armed rivals, his spokesperson says.

Modi fights tears in address to parliament

2014-05-20 15:35

Narendra Modi fought back tears in an emotional first address to his party in India's parliament house, after the Hindu nationalist swept to power.

Modi family pride at tea boy-turned-PM

2014-05-19 20:13

As she savoured the prospect of her brother Narendra becoming India's prime minister, Vasantiben Modi chortled at the idea that a one-time tea boy would soon be calling the shots over Delhi's traditional elite.

Pakistan hopeful of thaw in ties after Modi victory

2014-05-19 10:24

The election of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi has sent shivers through many among India's Muslim community, but neighbouring Pakistan is hopeful for a thaw in long-fraught ties.

Zuma congratulates India's Modi

2014-05-18 08:25

President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of South Africa, has congratulated India's Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on his election victory, says the international relations and co-operation department.

India's PM-elect makes magnanimous maiden speech

2014-05-16 22:15

Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi says he will work for the good of all Indians in his maiden address as the country's prime minister-elect.


India, China relations on new footing

2014-09-17 12:30

India's new prime minister Narendra Modi is determined to build closer relations with China, whose leader comes with pledges to invest billions.

India blackouts overshadow Modi's recovery

2014-09-05 13:45

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under attack for failing to avert a national power crisis as coal stocks at thermal stations have hit critical levels.

Indian firms tool up for defence orders

2014-08-21 14:15

Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military.

India's PM slams rape shame, communal violence

2014-08-15 10:30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned a spate of rapes as a source of shame for India and urged an end to communal violence as he vowed to improve the lives of the nation's poor.

India court blasts Modi over filthy Ganges

2014-08-14 10:33

India's top court has accused the new Hindu nationalist government of failing to move on its promise to clean up the sewage-ridden, sacred river Ganges.

Trump plans investment in India

2014-08-12 19:30

American real estate mogul Donald Trump is planning "substantial investments" in the Indian property and hotel sectors.

Modi makes landmark visit to disputed Kashmir

2014-08-12 12:27

Narendra Modi has travelled to the disputed area of Kashmir, where he will become the first Indian prime minister in 15 years to visit the Siachen glacier, dubbed the world's highest battlefield.

Rescue efforts continue after Indian mudslide

2014-07-31 09:00

Rescue workers continue to dig deep into mud, rocks and debris after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 24 people and trapping more than 150.

Gold imports drive up India's trade deficit

2014-07-16 10:02

India's trade deficit has jumped to $11.76bn in June from $11.23bn in May, boosted by a 65% annual rise in gold imports, according to government data.

India budget targets growth, curbs deficit

2014-07-10 10:45

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government has unveiled a first budget of structural reforms that seek to revive growth.

India nurses in Iraq conflict 'to be freed'

2014-07-04 16:11

A group of 46 Indian nurses trapped in Iraq are to be freed in a rare piece of positive news in a crisis threatening "Syria-like chaos".

India launches five foreign satellites

2014-06-30 12:40

India launched a rocket carring five foreign satellites Monday, as Premier Narendra Modi called on his country's scientists to develop their own satellite for South Asian nations.

India says Greenpeace endangers economic security

2014-06-13 09:39

India's domestic spy service has accused Greenpeace of hurting economic progress by campaigning against power projects, mining and genetically modified food.

Violence erupts as India swelters under heatwave

2014-06-12 16:19

Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heatwave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over lack of basic services.

India gang rape case highlights lack of toilets

2014-06-03 13:02

India's gang rape case has highlighted the glaring problem threatening women's safety: lack of toilets.

Indian police fire water cannon at rape protesters

2014-06-02 11:34

Workers from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party have clashed with police in Uttar Pradesh over the rape and hanging of two girls last week that have sparked an international outcry.

New Delhi seeks report on rape, hanging of teens

2014-05-30 14:18

India's new home minister has weighed in on a grisly case in which two teenage girls were raped and hanged from a tree this week, as public anger and political controversy over the attack gains momentum.

New India PM Modi to hold talks with Pakistani rival

2014-05-27 09:43

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to hold landmark talks with his Pakistani counterpart and announce his new cabinet as he looked to hit the ground running on his first day in office.

Modi to be sworn in as India PM

2014-05-26 08:36

Narendra Modi is to be sworn in as India's prime minister in a ceremony attended by a slew of foreign dignitaries - including the prime minister of archrival Pakistan.

India's Modi invites Pakistan PM to his swearing in

2014-05-21 15:55

Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi has invited Pakistan's premier Nawaz Sharif as well as other South Asian leaders to his swearing-in ceremony.

Mbeki congratulates new Indian PM

2014-05-20 07:00

Former president Thabo Mbeki has congratulated Indian Prime Minister-elect, Narendra Modi, for winning India's national elections, his office says.

Gandhis face demoralised party after India poll rout

2014-05-19 12:17

India's ruling Congress party is set to gather in New Delhi to rake over their electoral humiliation, with leaders Sonia and Rahul Gandhi facing pressure over their failed campaign.

PM-elect Modi holds talks on new govt

2014-05-18 12:30

Prime minister-elect Narendra Modi has summoned senior figures from his Hindu nationalist party for talks on building a new government that is set to steer India sharply to the right.

Obama bids fond farewell to Singh

2014-05-17 20:05

US President Barack Obama has called India's outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convey "gratitude" for "his critical role" in deepening ties between the two allies.

India's Modi: Good times are coming

2014-05-16 20:13

India's Narendra Modi has told cheering supporters that 'good times are coming' as he thanked them for their 'love'.

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