Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at the start of a crucial parliament budget session. Mr Modi is due to present his first federal budget amid growing disenchantment with his government. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi faces his first major appraisal this weekend when his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government p(...)

Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man’s Party, celebrate their party’s victory in New Delhi, India, yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal

A fledgling, anti-establishment political party yesterday humiliated India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in elections to t(...)

The body language said it all. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced warmly like old friends – also on first name terms – a(...)

The statue of the ‘Common Man’, depicting Indian cartoonist R K Laxman’s satirical take on life, on a pavement in Mumbai, India.  Photograph: Punit Paranjpepunit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images

Indian cartoonist R K Laxman, whose “You Said It” cartoon featuring the Common Man lampooned India’s powerful for half a century, died on Monday aged(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi and US president Barack Obama watch India’s Republic Day parade from behind rain-streaked bullet-proof glass  in New Delhi. Photograph:  Jim Bourg/Reuters

US president Barack Obama ended a landmark day in India on Monday with a pledge of $4 billion (€3.54 billion) in investments and loans, seeking to re(...)

US president Barack Obama and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and US president Barack Obama today announced that they had broken their six-year impasse over a civilian nucle(...)

US president Barack Obama and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi  hugging each other as the US President and First Lady Michelle Obama  are greeted on their arrival at Palam airport, New Delhi. Photograph: India Press Information Bureau/EPA

In a glow of bonhomie, US president Barack Obama and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi have announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade, a step that b(...)

Mourners and family members bury  King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday. Photograph: EPA/Saudo Press Agency

World leaders and top dignitaries have begun arriving in Saudi Arabia to give their condolences following the death of King Abdullah, who has died ag(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry, who defended the absence of a high-ranking American leader. Photograph: Rick Wilking/AFP/Getty Images

The Obama White House made the rare move of admitting a mistake by saying that it should have sent a senior leader to join with the heads of 40 count(...)

Bupa said yesterday it would  raise its stake in Max Bupa, India’s seventh-largest medical insurance provider by revenue.

UK-based health group Bupa plans to raise its stake in its joint venture with Indian insurer Max India to 49 per cent, becoming the first foreign busi(...)