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India's Congress promises jobs, end of sedition law to beat Modi

India's Congress promises jobs, end of sedition law to beat Modi

India's main opposition Congress party pledged on Tuesday to expand a rural employment guarantee programme, reward businesses for creating jobs and scrap an 1870 sedition law ...

Indian opposition attacks Modi over alleged political use of armed forces

Indian opposition attacks Modi over alleged political use of armed forces

Indian opposition parties are launching a united attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what they see as his politicisation of the armed forces as he tries to ride a patriotic wave into a second term in office ...

Indian state chief stages sit-in against Modi over graft probe

Indian state chief stages sit-in against Modi over graft probe

The chief minister of a big Indian state led a sit-in on Monday in a standoff with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government over a corruption investigation she condemned as a vendetta ...

Indian jobless rate at multi-decade high, report says, in blow to Modi

Indian jobless rate at multi-decade high, report says, in blow to Modi

An official survey that has been withheld by the government shows India's unemployment rate rose to its highest level in at least 45 years in 2017/18, the Business Standard newspaper reported on Thursday ...

India's Modi stares at biggest election loss since coming to power

India's Modi stares at biggest election loss since coming to power

India's ruling party looked set to lose power in three key states, official vote counts showed on Tuesday, likely handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014, and only months ahead of a general election.

Indian state elections could halt Prime Minister Modi's winning streak

Indian state elections could halt Prime Minister Modi's winning streak

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is staring at election losses in big heartland states, polls show, suggesting that farm distress and a lack of jobs for growing numbers of young people ...

Five Indian states to go to polls at year-end in test for Modi

Five Indian states to go to polls at year-end in test for Modi

Five Indian states will go to the polls later this year, the country's election commissioner said on Saturday, in a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity ahead of his re-election bid in May 2019.

Congress raps Modi over 'failed' ban on high-value notes

Congress raps Modi over 'failed' ban on high-value notes

Data released by the Reserve Bank of India showed that almost the entire amount of withdrawn currency had returned to banks, meaning Modi may have misjudged cash hoarding.

India's Modi sees Kerala's plight as flood death toll climbs

India's Modi sees Kerala's plight as flood death toll climbs

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the flood-ravaged state of Kerala more helicopters, boats and other equipment needed to evacuate tens of thousands of stranded people ...

India pays tribute to popular former premier Vajpayee

India pays tribute to popular former premier Vajpayee

Thousands of Indians paid their respects to late premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee amid full state honours in New Delhi on Friday.

Modi announces space mission, health scheme as poll nears

Modi announces space mission, health scheme as poll nears

Narendra Modi used the speech to broadcast his government's achievements, amid concerns about lack of jobs and rising violence against Muslims.

India's Modi and Pakistan's Khan discuss regional peace in post-election call

India's Modi and Pakistan's Khan discuss regional peace in post-election call

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Imran Khan on Monday to congratulate him on his party's victory in the Pakistan general election, with both men discussing regional peace.