Indian elections | The Daily Star
  • India polls: Lawbreakers to lawmakers?

    India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month's general election race - according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its main rival, Congress, is just a step behind.

  • 2 killed in clashes at Andhra Pradesh

    At least two persons are killed as rival political activists clashed during Indian parliamentary and assembly elections in the southern state Andhra Pradesh.

  • Fake news thrives on social media ahead of India polls

    Two weeks after a suicide bombing in Kashmir in February killed 40 Indian policemen, a Facebook user called Avi Dandiya posted a live video in which he played a recording of a call purportedly involving India's home minister, the president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and an unidentified woman.

  • Facebook removes 687 pages linked to India's Congress party

    Facebook Inc says it is removing 687 pages and accounts linked to India's main opposition Congress party, just days before voting begins in a general election, because of "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" on the social media platform.

  • India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    As election looms, Modi's popularity wanes in rural India

    Indian farmers vote overwhelmingly for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 general election that swept him to power. He cannot count on them doing so again, as a crash in commodity prices and surging fuel costs stoke anger in the countryside.

  • The Tale of Two Oath Takings

    A work permit system for those who want to work in India is the need of the hour. India, in consultation with Bangladesh, needs to work out a system which allows the workers to work and remit their money through legal channels and ensure that they are not being exploited.