Indian elections

March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022

Facebook’s systematic interference in India’s electoral politics must stop: Sonia Gandhi

India’s main opposition Congress party President Sonia Gandhi today alleged “systematic interference” by Facebook and other social media giants in the country’s electoral politics.

May 18, 2019
May 18, 2019

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...

April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019

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.

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

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...

April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019

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...

June 3, 2018
June 3, 2018

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...

May 30, 2016
May 30, 2016

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...