Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prophet remark row: BJP activist arrested for anti-Muslim comments

Police in northern India arrested a youth leader from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for posting anti-Muslim comments on social media after derogatory remarks by another party official about the Prophet Mohammad led to a diplomatic furore, officials said on Wednesday (June 8, 2022).

August 23, 2022
August 23, 2022

Why Bilkis Bano’s rapists should be behind bars

Men who raped Bilkis Bano during 2002 Gujarat riots allowed to walk free on the same day that PM Modi promised to make the nation a better place for women.

June 8, 2022
June 8, 2022

Prophet remark row: BJP activist arrested for anti-Muslim comments

Police in northern India arrested a youth leader from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for posting anti-Muslim comments on social media after derogatory remarks by another party official about the Prophet Mohammad led to a diplomatic furore, officials said on Wednesday (June 8, 2022).

March 29, 2020
March 29, 2020

Modi apologises for lockdown-related inconvenience

As the 21-day pan-India lockdown completed its first week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has apologised to the people for difficulties caused by the restrictions, but asserted that there was no option other than the tough decision to save human lives.

May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019

Full list of Modi cabinet members

The Cabinet portfolios are announced, a day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his 57-member council of ministers were sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019

Trump decision to end India’s preferential trade status ‘done deal’: US official

A US decision to evict India from a key trade pact is a “done deal,” an official says, despite Washington’s desire for close relations with re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

December 20, 2018
December 20, 2018

Modi's dilemma: Hindutva or Vikas?

Hardline Hindutva or livelihood issues? Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party is in the throes of an internal debate about which of the two issues should occupy a

September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017

Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence hope for shelter in Modi's India

Hundreds of Hindus who have gotten caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring India.

September 6, 2017
September 6, 2017

Modi says India shares Myanmar's concern about "extremist violence"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India shared Myanmar's concern about "extremist violence" in its Rakhine state, where a security force operation against Muslim rebels has sent about 125,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh.

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

11 jailed for life over Gujarat riots

A court in India sentences 11 people to life in prison for their roles in a notorious massacre during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

India court convicts 24 over 2002 Gujarat riots massacre

An Indian court convicts two dozen people today over a massacre during religious riots 14 years ago when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat state.