Members of Sikh radical groups clash with Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee supporters after a prayer and remembrance meeting for the Sikh separatists who lost their lives during Operation Blue Star in 1984 at the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA. 1:42

Sikhs wielding swords clashed inside the compound of their religion’s holiest shrine today, the 30th anniversary of a controversial raid by Indian sec(...)

The colossal outright victory of Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s general election – 336 of the 543 seats in the lower ho(...)

Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh (R) welcomes BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi (L), at the BJP headquarters  in New Delhi today. Mr Modi led India’s Hindu nationalist BJP to unprecedented victory  in the general elections. Photograph:  Harish Tyagi/EPA.

Incoming Indian leader Narendra Modi told thousands of supporters in one of Hinduism’s holiest cities that he represented a break from past governmen(...)

Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is greeted by huge garland. Photograph : Divykant Solanki/EPA

India’s opposition leader, Narendra Modi, swept into power as prime minister-elect today, as voters delivered a crushing verdict on the corruption sca(...)

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For thirty years before her death in 1994, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis gave no interviews, withheld cooperation from all biographers and refused to (...)

Indian Trinamool Party workers protest against the Communist Party near a polling station during the ninth and final phase of the parliamentary elections in Calcutta today. Photograph: EPA/Piyal Adhikary

India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by the controversial Narendra Modi (63), is poised to form the country’s next government, (...)

Polling officials demonstrate to residents how to use an electronic voting machine in Kolkata yesterday.  Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

The showdown between the ruling Congress Party and its principal challenger, the opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has become(...)

A group of people in Mumbai pose after getting their faces painted to encourage voting ahead of the sixth phase of India’s general election today. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

In the sixth round of countrywide voting taking place today in 117 of 543 parliamentary constituencies in India’s staggered general elections, (...)

Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi (centre) and her son, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi (right), perform a Hindu “yagna” ritual before she files her nominations papers for the Indian elections. Photograph: EPA

Indian politicians are busy consulting astrologers, stargazers, soothsayers and clairvoyants to help them emerge victorious in general election(...)

A still image from video shows an artist’s rendering of a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, to be constructed in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Photograph:Information Department Gujarat State/Handout via Reuters

Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi launched the construction of the world’s tallest statue today, a €245 million project in honour of one of the c(...)