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Rival Indian leaders accused of data breaches

Rival Indian leaders accused of data breaches

India's ruling and main opposition parties on Monday accused each other of using social media dirty tricks to mine and share followers' personal data.

India's top court rejects bid to re-instate ban on film

India's top court rejects bid to re-instate ban on film

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected bids by two states to re-instate a ban on the release of controversial Bollywood film Padmaavat.

Modi expands ministry with eye on performance, elections

Modi expands ministry with eye on performance, elections

The rejig of the council of ministers, which also saw the exit of six members, is being seen as an attempt by Modi to improve the performance of his government as the 2019 general elections near.

Son of Indian politician jailed for stalking after uproar

Son of Indian politician jailed for stalking after uproar

An Indian court on Thursday sent the son of a leading politician to police custody for harassing and trying to abduct a woman, in a case that has embarrassed the ruling party as it runs a campaign on women's safety.

Indian PM's party fails to oust opposition's top strategist from upper house

Indian PM's party fails to oust opposition's top strategist from upper house

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party has failed in its bid to oust the opposition Congress party's top strategist from the upper house of parliament, in a rare setback to its effort to secure national political supremacy.

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as India's president

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as India's president

Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as India's president on Tuesday, becoming just the second leader from the Dalit community to be elected head of state.

India's BJP picks cabinet minister Naidu for vice-president

India's BJP picks cabinet minister Naidu for vice-president

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has named Cabinet minister M. Venkaiah Naidu as its candidate for vice president, senior officials have said, choosing a southerner to boost its political standing in a region where it lacks a base.

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

Indian lawmakers voted Monday to pick the country's president, who is certain to come from the lowest Dalit caste, in an election seen as strengthening Prime Minister Narendra Modi's grip on power.

Indian police arrest man over Muslim youth's murder for carrying beef

Indian police arrest man over Muslim youth's murder for carrying beef

Indian police have arrested a man for allegedly stabbing a Muslim teenager to death on suspicion of possessing beef, an officer said on Sunday, an attack that has drawn anger across the country.

Indian journalists protest against raid on NDTV news channel

Indian journalists protest against raid on NDTV news channel

Indian journalists protested on Friday against raids conducted by the federal police into the founders of news channel NDTV, a move they described as an attack on the country's freedom of press.

Indian court temporarily suspends cow slaughter ban

Indian court temporarily suspends cow slaughter ban

An Indian court Tuesday temporarily suspended a ban imposed by the government on the sale of cattle for slaughter, dealing the first legal blow to the controversial measure.

Top Indian politicians charged over mosque demolition

Top Indian politicians charged over mosque demolition

An Indian court on Tuesday charged a minister and two senior leaders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party with criminal conspiracy over the destruction of a mosque in 1992 that triggered deadly religious riots.