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India closer to making 'triple talaq' a punishable offence

India closer to making 'triple talaq' a punishable offence

The Supreme Court outlawed the practice last year, but Modi's government wants to make it a non-bailable offence carrying a jail term of up to three years.

Indian PM confident of bigger win in 2019 elections

Indian PM confident of bigger win in 2019 elections

Narendra Modi told The Times of India in an interview published on Sunday that his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government is committed to improving the lives of all citizens regardless of faith.

Indian opposition leader Gandhi startles bitter foe Modi with a hug

Indian opposition leader Gandhi startles bitter foe Modi with a hug

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi created a flutter in parliament on Friday, giving Prime Minister Narendra Modi a surprise hug during a heated debate and said he had nothing but love for his bitter political foe.

Modi to meet Xi Jinping for second talks in weeks

Modi to meet Xi Jinping for second talks in weeks

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday just weeks after the pair agreed to open a new chapter in their relationship following a tense border standoff.

Modi opens 2 expressways around Delhi to reduce pollution

Modi opens 2 expressways around Delhi to reduce pollution

The NCR is a rapidly urbanising and polluted area around New Delhi that is one-third the size of New York state, but houses 2.5 times more people.

Indian Kashmir shuts down to protest Modi visit

Indian Kashmir shuts down to protest Modi visit

Large parts of Indian Kashmir closed down on Saturday to protest a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Muslim-majority region gripped by deadly new tensions and clashes with Pakistan.

BJP set to win majority in India's Karnataka state

BJP set to win majority in India's Karnataka state

A win in Karnataka would be regarded as a major boost for the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of general elections scheduled in 2019.

Polls suggest BJP may be leading party in Karnataka

Polls suggest BJP may be leading party in Karnataka

Both Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have campaigned hard in Karnataka, a state of 66 million people with diverse constituencies.

Karnataka election: BJP aiming to secure foothold in south

Karnataka election: BJP aiming to secure foothold in south

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thrown himself into a campaign to win a tight state election this weekend and secure a beachhead in the south, ahead of his own re-election bid next year.

'Modicare' to cost about $1.7bn a year, say sources

'Modicare' to cost about $1.7bn a year, say sources

The scheme, which the government dubs "Modicare", was announced in federal budget for 2018/19 and would provide 100 million families, or about 500 million poor people, with health cover of 500,000 rupees per year.

Indians vote in first stage of election seen as acid test for Modi

Indians vote in first stage of election seen as acid test for Modi

Tens of thousands of Indians voted in the first stage of assembly elections in the western state of Gujarat on Saturday, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces his toughest electoral test since coming to power with a landslide victory in 2014.

Congress slur on Modi backfires ahead of key election

Congress slur on Modi backfires ahead of key election

The comment came ahead of a vital test of popularity for Modi after a series of controversial economic reforms when Gujarat -- the state where he forged his political career -- goes to the polls on Saturday.