INDIA ELECTION 2019
NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) - India's economy is set for a major boost if Prime Minister Narendra Modi follows through with key campaign promises following his party's sweeping election victory.
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani rival Imran Khan sent messages highlighting the need for "peace" Thursday (May 23) after Modi's hawkish party won a new term in power.
“India wins yet again,” Mr Modi said in a tweet. “Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong India.”
The campaign for the votes of 900 million Indians in the continuing national elections - being conducted in seven phases from April 11 to May 23 - has taken a rancorous and religiously polarised tenor, which is unprecedented even for India.
On the face of things, Mr Narendra Modi has failed variously and spectacularly as India's prime minister. After pledging to create millions of jobs, he has, according to a leaked government report, presided over a dramatic rise in unemployment among young Indians.
As with former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2004, could India be poised to deny the popular Narendra Modi a second term? The next few months will tell.
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares for pivotal national elections in May, international investors and economists are questioning the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) commitment to economic reform.
In the 2014 election campaign, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fired up voters by highlighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's humble origins as a tea seller.
The office of a political party is often considered a city's local landmark. But if you were to ask for directions to a Congress office in Gorakhpur, a key city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, locals would often give you puzzled looks.
JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - As many as 47,000 security personnel from the Indonesian police, military and the Jakarta administration are on standby to secure important landmarks across the capital, leading up to the Constitutional Court's ruling in Central Jakarta on Thursday (June 27) on the presidential election dispute.
NEW DELHI (AFP) - As the battle-hardened drill sergeant for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr Amit Shah has long been considered India's second most-powerful person, and his appointment on Friday (May 31) as home minister elevates his position to leader-in-waiting.
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his oath of office on Thursday (May 30) along with his ministers, though he suffered a setback at the start of his second term when key aide and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley opted out of the next government.
VARANASI, India (AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised his nationalist party's courage on Monday (May 27) amid political clashes and killings after his latest landslide election triumph.
MUMBAI (REUTERS) - An aide to an Indian ruling party candidate, who recently defeated Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi for a seat in parliament, was shot dead overnight, police said on Sunday (May 26).