In the world's biggest election of 2017 the 220 million people of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh go to the polls.
Tensions threaten to boil over in Kashmir after India carried out what it called ‘‘surgical strikes’‘ along the de facto border with Pakistan.
India’s upper house of parliament has passed a bill lowering the age at which youths can be tried for serious crimes. The law will allow those in
The first World Indigenous Games got off to a rocky start on Friday as the opening ceremony’s colourful parade of indigenous peoples was marred by
The government in India has blocked hundreds of adult websites. An official said the crackdown is to prevent pornography becoming what he called a
Barack Obama is the first US president to be guest of honour at India's annual Republic Day parade, a flamboyant display of the South Asian nation's military might and cultural diversity.
There have been angry scenes outside a court in Delhi as crowds tried to attack a taxi driver accused of rape by a female passenger in a case that
Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao has been sworn in as the first-ever chief minister of India’s Telangana state. The southern state of Andhra Pradesh
India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi has begun his term in office by holding talks with Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Modi – who has also
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted an invitation to attend the inauguration of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. It
Narendra Modi is set to become India’s next prime minister. Partial results suggest the opposition leader’s Bharatiya Janata Party will win the
India’s ruling Congress party has conceded defeat with the opposition BJP led by Narendra Modi set for a landslide victory in the country’s general
Voting has ended in India’s marathon election with exit polls indicating that Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister. His
Scratch the surface of elections anywhere and see what drama they contain. Samples follow. Many people who follow general news ignore elections
It is the biggest day yet in the world’s biggest election. Indians started voting on Monday and today the capital Delhi is joining in. Rahul
The first phase of a giant general election has kicked off in India. Around 814 million people are eligible to cast their votes in what is being
The polls have opened in India and will continue over five weeks in the world’s biggest ever elections. The Hindu nationalist opposition are the
The world’s largest democracy is getting ready for the biggest elections the world has ever seen. An incredible 814 million people are now
Gay sex remains a criminal offence in India after a controversial ruling today by the republic’s Supreme Court. Activists had asked for a review of
Pranab Mukherjee has been president of India for just over 12 months. Though his role as head of state is largely ceremonial Mr Mukherjee is a
Two Indian soldiers have been killed and one wounded in an alleged gunfight with troops from Pakistan. A spokesman for the Indian army claimed the
The brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old university student on a New Delhi bus has sparked a wave of protests across the capital. The cruelty of
The British government is to stop giving financial aid to India from 2015. International Development Secretary, Justine Greening, made the
Feminist activists braved freezing temperatures in Kyiv in a protest against a report that Indian authorities are to scrutinise Ukrainian visa