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  • Kerala put on high alert over 'entry of IS terrorists'

    Kerala’s coastal areas of India were put on high alert after intelligence reports said that terrorists affiliated to the Islamic State are on their way to Lakshadweep in boats from Sri Lanka.

  • Amethi BJP worker, who campaigned for Smriti Irani, shot dead

    A BJP worker, who closely worked with Smriti Irani during her Lok Sabha election campaign in India’s Amethi, has been allegedly shot dead.

  • Five economic challenges for India's Modi

    With Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party securing a landslide win in the Indian elections, AFP looks at the key economic challenges facing Asia's third-biggest economy:

  • Indian polls: Presence of Muslim MPs higher this time

    The number of Muslim lawmakers in India’s new parliament has gone up by four compared to the previous House, with 27 candidates from the community emerging victorious in the recent national elections.

  • Modi to seek blessings from mother

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Gujarat to seek the blessings of his mother Heeraben after his BJP-led National Democratic Alliance returned to power with a massive majority in the parliamentary elections.

  • Pakistan says wants peace with India

    Pakistan has signalled a willingness to open peace talks with India after an election fought in the shadow of renewed confrontation between the nuclear-armed enemies.

  • West Bengal sees saffron surge

    West Bengal headed for a saffron surge, with the BJP gaining 18 seats and the ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) ahead in 22 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state.

  • Architect of Modi’s victory

    With India’s ruling Hindu nationalists stunning election victory yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s powerful right hand man, Amit Shah, could reap his reward as a potential home minister, an analyst and a party official said.

  • Lok Sabha Election 2019: Gloomiest phase for Gandhis

    The Congress helmed by its President Rahul Gandhi, his sister and General Secretary Priyanka Vadra and their mother Sonia Gandhi today stared at one of the gloomiest phases for the party after the Bharatiya Janata Party won a historic mandate in parliamentary elections. The Gandhis

  • Stars who fell

    Rahul Gandhi (Congress) From Amethi, Uttar Pradesh