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People burn an effigy of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi as they shout anti-India slogans during a protest in Peshawar, Pakistan, last month. Photograph: Arshad Arbab/EPA

When Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba staged a sophisticated terror attack in 2008 in Mumbai – striking the main train station and two lu(...)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: formal entry into politics has led to the Bharatiya Janata Party  accusing the Gandhi family of perpetuating dynastic rule. Photograph: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the 47-year-old scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, has formally entered politics by joining the opposition Congress Party h(...)

Sikh devotees taking part in a ritual procession. The distinctive turbaned community have occupied senior jobs in India since independence in 1947. Photograph: AFP Photo

India’s supreme court will hear arguments in an appeal early next year seeking to ban archetypal jokes about India’s minority Sikh community. Sikh la(...)

Very important person: India’s former prime minister Manmohan Singh Photograph: Raveeendran/AFP/Getty Images

Two leading Indian television news channels, supported by social and print media, have launched a campaign against the country’s oppressive “VIP cultu(...)

India’s former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been summoned by an Indian court  over allegations of corruption and wrongdoing in the allotment of coal mining licences during his government’s decade-long tenure. Photograph: Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian court has summoned former prime minister Manmohan Singh over allegations of corruption and wrongdoing in the allotment of coal mining licenc(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi greets his supporters after addressing a public meeting in Vadodara, Gujarat yesterday. Photograph:  Amit Dave/Reuters

A triumphant Narendra Modi is primed to become India’s 15th prime minister after his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured a comfo(...)

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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