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India's heartland states vote in fifth phase of elections

India's heartland states vote in fifth phase of elections

India's northern heartland voted on Monday in the fifth phase of a staggered general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoping his record on national security will win him a second five-year term.

Militants kill politician ahead of new round of India vote

Militants kill politician ahead of new round of India vote

Suspected separatist militants shot dead a local leader from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party in disputed Kashmir ahead of the latest round of India's marathon election, police said Sunday.

India cancels poll in southern area over 'vote buying'

India cancels poll in southern area over 'vote buying'

Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday.

India goes on high security alert ahead of mega polls

India goes on high security alert ahead of mega polls

India went on high security alert Wednesday ahead of the start of its marathon election, after a campaign dominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership that has focused on keeping the country safe from attack.

India to hold general elections from April 11 to May 19

India to hold general elections from April 11 to May 19

India announced Sunday a general election to be held over nearly six weeks starting on April 11, when hundreds of millions voters will cast ballots in the world's biggest democracy.

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.

India's ruling BJP seen losing ground in key state polls before national vote

India's ruling BJP seen losing ground in key state polls before national vote

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party is likely to lose two heartland states while a third is too close to call, exit polls showed on Friday in the final test of popularity before a national election due by May next year.

Indian court bans politicians from using religion, caste to win votes

Indian court bans politicians from using religion, caste to win votes

India's top court on Monday prohibited politicians from using religion and caste to garner votes, a verdict that could force political parties to change their strategy in upcoming elections.