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Narendra Modi’s BJP leads in India’s northeast regional elections

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party on Saturday recorded a spectacular victory in Tripura state and a strong showing elsewhere in the country's northeast region ahead of the national election in 2019.

Opposition parties slam Indian minister caught urinating in open

Opposition parties on Thursday slammed a senior minister after a picture pf him urinating in the open in the western state of Rajasthan went viral.

India ends government subsidies for Hajj pilgrimage

The Indian government has announced the end of a decades-long policy of giving subsidy to thousands of Muslims heading to the holy city of Mecca to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Supreme Court judges lash out at chief justice

Four senior judges of India's Supreme Court have lashed out at the workings of the country's top court, directing blame at Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

India reverses order on national anthem at theatres

India's Supreme Court has reversed an earlier order that mandated theatres to play the national anthem before film screenings to instil "a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism" in citizens.

Indian premier Narendra Modi declares victory for ruling party in state elections

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday declared victory for his party in two state elections, including a closely-fought race in his stronghold of Gujarat where the charismatic leader fronted the campaign.

Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India’s Congress party

India’s Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its independent history.

Narendra Modi’s party under fire for demanding cuts in Indian film

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party came under fire on Saturday for demanding cuts to an Indian film, claiming it showcased "anti-Modi hatred".

Hundreds of Indian farmers bury themselves to protest land deal

Hundreds of farmers in Indian state of Rajasthan have been protesting against the government's plan to acquire their land, with scores of them digging up holes and burying themselves as part of the protest.

Opposition leader Gandhi attacked by mob in India

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi’s car was hit by a stone-throwing mob as he visited a flood-hit region of Gujarat state, with leaders of his party blaming supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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