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(...)

Indian men carry the body of one of the victims of botched surgeries in Chhattisgarh, India. Photograph: EPA/STR

Ten women died and 14 were left in a serious condition after botched operations at what has been described as a government mass sterilisation camp in (...)

A Kashmiri man evacuates an elderly woman to a higher ground at a flooded road in Srinagar today. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after heavy rain hit villages across the Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in two decades. Photograph: Reuters

The death toll from serious flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir climbed to 175 today, with homes, military bases and hospitals inundated in the r(...)

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has not reacted to eruptions of apparent Hindu bigotry from members of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which he leads. Photographer: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg

Nine weeks after Indian prime minister Narendra Modi assumed office, heading a Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, trends of(...)

Kunal Bahl, one of the founders of Snapdeal, an Indian e-commerce website, in New Delhi. The swift rise of Indian e-commerce – Snapdeal and at least half a dozen other leading Indian shopping sites have recently announced major fundraisings –  has captured the attention of international investors. Photograph: Graham Crouch/New York Times

At first, Kunal Bahl and his high school buddy Rohit Bansal had modest ambitions for their online shopping site, Snapdeal.Their previous venture – a p(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi flagging off the first train at Katra,  a small town 275km south of Srinagar, while inaugurating a railway line linking a popular Hindu shrine to the rest of the country. Photograph: EPA/government of India information bureau

Prime minister Narendra Modi arrived yesterday to empty streets and a security lockdown on his maiden visit to India’s northern disputed Kashmir prov(...)

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are stopped by police from moving towards the office of Akhilesh Yadav, the chief minister of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, during a protest against recent rape and hanging of two girls,. Photograph:Pawan Kumar/Reuters

A politician from Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has described rape as a social crime, saying “sometimes it’s right, sometimes it(...)

India’s prime minister elect Narendra Modi has invited the leaders of Pakistan and other neighbours to his inauguration next week. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

India’s incoming prime minister, Narendra Modi, yesterday invited his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, to attend his swearing-in ceremony next wee(...)

Narendra Modi, the next prime minister of India, in Ahmedabad yesterday. He will change Indian politics and economics. Photograph: Amit Dave

Surjit Bhalla, an Indian economist, has written to me that India’s is “the most momentous election in world history”. I disagree: the elections of Abr(...)

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(...)