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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.

Amir calls for Pakistan-India dialogue to resolve dispute

Amir calls for Pakistan-India dialogue to resolve dispute

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held telephone conversations Saturday with the prime ministers of Pakistan and India, Imran Khan and Narendra Modi, respectively.

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.

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.