Category Archives: India

Tensions soar on Kashmir border

Tensions have soared along the volatile, highly militarized frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as India has deployed more troops and ordered thousands of visitors out of the region.

India’s Modi sworn in for second term after landslide poll win

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his historic second term at a solemn ceremony in front of cheering supporters Thursday, as he prepared to unveil a drastically revamped Hindu nationalist government.

Live: PM Modi claims victory in India’s general elections

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed victory in general elections on Thursday, vowing to create a more “inclusive” country after his party staved off a challenge from a Gandhi dynasty scion hoping for a comeback.

Modi promises ‘inclusive’ India after decisive win in general elections

Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed victory Thursday in India’s general election and vowed an “inclusive” future, with his party headed for a landslide win to crush the Gandhi dynasty’s comeback hopes.

Modi promises ‘inclusive’ India after claiming victory in general elections

Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed victory Thursday in India’s general election and vowed an “inclusive” future, with his party headed for a landslide win to crush the Gandhi dynasty’s comeback hopes.

India prepares to count votes, with Modi looking at second term

India begins counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party already preparing to form the next government.

India counts votes in marathon election, with Modi looking at second term

India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party taking an early lead, TV channels and India’s Election Commision said.

India’s marathon election ends as exit polls predict Modi’s return as PM

Voting in India’s election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party and its allies.

Final round of voting underway in India’s marathon six-week election

Indians lined up to vote amid unprecedented security in the eastern state of West Bengal on Sunday as the final phase of a massive, staggered election got underway to decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term.

Ultra-nationalist Hindu militias target Muslim beef traders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking reelection as 900 million Indians cast their votes to elect a new parliament. Ever since he came to power in May 2014, critics have accused him of exacerbating communitarian divisions. These past five years, ultra-nationalist Hindu militias have become more visible and emboldened. Those who defend sacred cows even carry out police-style operations, actively hunting down beef traders – a majority of whom are from India’s Muslim population.

A million people evacuated as deadly Cyclone Fani lashes India

Two people died Friday after Cyclone Fani slammed into eastern India, officials said, as the storm sent coconut trees flying, blew away food stands and cut off power and water.

Women set to play crucial role in Indian election outcome

On the show this week, we focus on Indian women and the role they are expected to play in shaping the outcome of the country’s election. Women who choose to run as candidates face discrimination, however, as our team on the ground found out. Plus we speak to novelist and filmmaker Vijay Singh to find out what he makes of five years of Modi rule, and ask him if the PM should return to office.