Coronavirus: Now India is to go under total lockdown

2020-03-24 20:55

India's 1.3 billion people will go under "total lockdown" for 21 days to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

WATCH: India's PM hands over social media accounts to mark Women's Day

2020-03-08 15:12

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave prominent women control of his social media accounts on Sunday to mark International Women's Day in a move critics dismissed as a publicity stunt.

Sporadic violence in Delhi as death toll rises to 33

2020-02-27 13:29

Sporadic violence hit parts of Delhi overnight as gangs roamed streets littered with the debris of days of sectarian riots that have killed 33 people, police said Thursday.

Trump hails 'exceptional' Modi at huge India rally

2020-02-24 17:00

US President Donald Trump got a rapturous and romantic welcome to India on Monday, addressing a huge rally and holding hands with his wife at the Taj Mahal, in a maiden official visit big on photo opportunities but short on concrete results.

India loses contact with Moon lander

2019-09-07 07:50

India's space programme suffered a huge setback after it lost contact with an unmanned spacecraft moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing on the Moon.

Kashmir's agony fuelled by Modi's right-wing regime echoes across the world

2019-08-08 13:20

Overnight, the Valley has been plunged in doom and gloom. Tens of thousands of Indian troops have been mobilised to join the most militarised piece of real estate on earth, writes Iqbal Jassat.

India's PM Modi makes major cabinet changes for second term

2019-06-01 12:05

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has named his new cabinet, handing the powerful home affairs portfolio to the president of his Hindu nationalist party credited with delivering him a thunderous re-election.

What does Modi's return to power mean for India's Muslims?

2019-05-28 17:25

Days after returning to power with a resounding mandate, India's prime minister Narendra Modi has struck a conciliatory tone by saying his party needed to win the trust of Muslims - the country's largest minority.

Modi's party confident after polls predict India election victory

2019-05-21 05:25

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party said that exit polls from the country's marathon election showed an "overwhelming" vote in favour of a second term for the Hindu nationalist leader.

The no-hopers, dead or alive, in India's election

2019-04-12 10:18

Jubilant about his impending defeat, Fakkad Baba is one of a colourful host of no-hoper candidates in India's mega-election to throw their hat in the ring every time.


India to undergo one-day nationwide curfew to combat coronavirus

2020-03-19 23:13

Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister, said the curfew amid the coronavirus pandemic would take place on Sunday from 07:00 to 21:00.

Modi to hand over social media accounts for Women's Day

2020-03-04 13:37

Feminists accuse India PM of publicity stunt after he decides to hand over social media accounts to 'inspiring' women.

Modi calls for calm as Delhi riots kill 20

2020-02-26 18:31

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for calm after Delhi's worst sectarian violence in decades left at least 20 people dead and calls for a military curfew.

Ahead of Trump opening, world's biggest cricket stadium raises eyebrows

2020-02-21 11:47

US President Donald Trump will open the world's biggest cricket stadium in India next week.

Trump talks Kashmir with India, Pakistan PMs

2019-08-21 05:35

US President Donald Trump has spoken with the prime ministers of India and Pakistan, urging them to reduce tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir.

Protests, fear, gunfire in Kashmir after India strips autonomy

2019-08-07 19:42

Fear has gripped Indian Kashmir as residents leaving the restive territory spoke of a tense military crackdown and protests breaking out against the shock government move to scrap its autonomous status.

Modi healthcare scheme won hearts, and votes

2019-05-29 11:30

While India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationalist tub-thumping has been widely credited with his recent election win, another factor was one he kept relatively quiet about: Modicare.

India set to count votes after marathon general elections

2019-05-23 05:09

India is set to count votes after the seven-phase elections drew to a close on May 19, with incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi tipped to win a second term in office.

Voting begins in 3rd phase of India's national elections

2019-04-23 14:38

Indians are voting in the third phase of the general elections with campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and the opposition marred by bitter accusations and acrimony.

India votes in 1st phase of long polls seen as test for Modi

2019-04-11 10:17

Polls have opened in the first phase of India's general elections in which 900 million people are eligible to vote in the world's largest democratic exercise.

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