India’s Modi ‘overwhelmed’ by mass support in Varanasi

Varanasi (India)  – Indian election frontrunner Narendra Modi said he was “overwhelmed” Thursday by a huge show of support in Varanasi as the Hindu nationalist leader entered the contest to become the holy city’s member [...]

Indian Kashmir votes in shadow of violence

Anantnag (India)  – Indian Kashmiris trickled into polling stations Thursday in the shadow of militant violence, in the latest stage of the country’s five-week election that saw much higher turnout elsewhere in the country. Millions [...]

Basit urges need for improving ties between Pakistan, India

New delhi : Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit has urged the need for improving relations between Pakistan and India. In an interview, he said that enhancing trade relations with India would give benefit to people of the [...]

India anti-graft champion Kejriwal accuses rivals of sell-out

Varanasi (India)- Firebrand anti-corruption champion Arvind Kejriwal accused his rivals in India’s elections on Wednesday of selling out to big business by accepting hundreds of millions of dollars to bankroll their campaigns. As he arrived [...]

Kashmir killings overshadow next round of voting in India

New Delhi – Rebels shot dead two village heads and another man in Indian Kashmir, police said Tuesday, casting a shadow on the next round of India’s marathon general elections slated for later this week. The polls are being staggered [...]

Mumbai slum-dwellers wary of India election promises

Mumbai  - After four decades in the same Mumbai slum, Vimal Gaikwad is well used to politicians’ tall promises at election time, when the city’s millions of shanty dwellers become sought-after voters. “The candidates just [...]

India’s Modi condemns ‘evict Muslims’ statement

New Delhi  – Indian election frontrunner Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned virulent anti-Muslim remarks by a one-time associate as he sought to keep attention on his core message of development and corruption-free administration. Praveen [...]

India’s children ‘suffer discrimination in classroom’

New Delhi- Some Indian teachers force children from lower castes and minority religions to clean toilets and sit separately from their classmates as part of “persistent” discrimination in classrooms, a rights group said Tuesday. Human [...]

India’s top court lifts iron ore mining ban in Goa

New Delhi :   India’s top court ruled Monday that iron ore mining can resume in the mineral-rich state of Goa but capped annual output, ending a ban imposed to stop environmental damage. India was once the third-biggest exporter of the [...]

Indian transgender stands for office after landmark ruling

Chennai (India) – With a tight budget and a humble autorickshaw, a pioneering Indian transgender is campaigning in her southern hometown for a seat in parliament, just days after the country’s highest court recognised “third [...]

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