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Indian prime minister Narendra Modi after the election results in New Delhi on Thursday. Photograph:  Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Narendra Modi is set to become India’s prime minister for a second successive five-year term, after his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters during a roadshow in Varanasi, India on Paril 25th. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/File

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is readying itself to return to federal power for the next five years, (...)

Indian voters show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes at a polling centre in Amritsar. Photograph: Nardinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sun(...)

Passengers ride the train from Joginder Nagar, India. The 160km journey from the  city of Pathankot, in the state of Punjab, to Joginder Nagar, takes 10 hours. Photograph: Rebecca Conway/The New York Times

Across the Kangra Valley, in the hills below the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, the promise of a modern railway reverberated like the beginning o(...)

Stranded passengers rest inside a railway station after trains between Kolkata and Odisha were cancelled ahead of Cyclone Fani, in Kolkata, India. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades, made landfall near Puri, India, on Friday morning, lashing the(...)

 Local policemen petrol near coastal line at Konark in Puri district on the eve of cyclone Fani’s landfall in Odisha coast, India. Photograph: EPA/STR

India has accelerated efforts to evacuate more than a million people along its northeast coastline as a cyclone intensifies ahead of landfall on Frida(...)

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote outside a polling station during the third phase of general election in Ahmedabad, India on April 23rd. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Millions of Indians voted on Tuesday in the third and largest phase of the country’s staggered general election, in which prime minister Narendra Modi(...)

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, the culmination of Holy Week, powerful explosions ripped through three(...)

Indian women wait outside to cast their votes at a polling station in Supana village in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Women make up about half of India’s population of more than 1.3 billion, but they continue to be poorly represented in parliament and state legislatur(...)

People wearing masks of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi cheer as they attend his election campaign rally at Kathua,  India on Sunday. Photograph: Jaipal Singh/EPA

The statistics of India’s general election tell a story of huge scale and democratic grandeur. Some 900 million citizens are entitled to vote, and 760(...)

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