Narendra Modi

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A monkey on the banks of the Yamuna river, next to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Photograph: Saumya Khandelwal/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is on a name-changing spree across northern Uttar Pradesh state, but on(...)

A general view of the “Statue of Unity” portraying Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India, during its inauguration in the western state of Gujarat. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the world’s tallest statue his western home state of Gujarat, honouring a key independence leader and(...)

Police officers inspect at the site of a train accident in Amritsar, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

A speeding train has crashed into a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India, killing at least 60 people and injuring do(...)

MJ Akbar during his swearing-in ceremony as a minister. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s junior foreign minister, MJ Akbar, has resigned following allegations of persistent sexual harassment by numerous female colleagues. The form(...)

Passengers stand on the side of train carriages in Mumbai. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The world’s largest recruitment drive is under way across India, with 23.7 million young men competing for 127,000 moderate- to low-paid government jo(...)

Maldivian president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih: his triumph is regarded as an important strategic victory for India. Photograph: Ashwa Faheem

Known to wealthy travellers for its white-sand beaches and luxurious resorts, the Maldives has emerged as the latest arena for the intensifying geostr(...)

India’s supreme court in New Delhi:  Adultery is no longer punishable with a five-year prison sentence, a fine or both. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee

India’s supreme court has ruled that adultery is no longer a criminal offence. Striking down the 158-year old British colonial-era law, the five-judg(...)

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/File Photo/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has announced the world’s largest healthcare insurance programme ahead of next year’s general election. The schem(...)

The investment in One97 Communications marks Warren Buffett’s first big investment in the south Asian country

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway plans to invest at least $300 million in the parent company of India’s largest mobile payments group, Paytm, accor(...)

Rescuers take people from a flooded area to a safer place in Aluva in the southern state of Kerala, India. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters

Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, as authorities rus(...)

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