India’s Rajasthan votes in key test for Modi

Voters in the Indian state of Rajasthan cast their ballots in a regional election that analysts view as a potential pointer to the outcome of next year’s general election when Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be bidding for a second term.

Modi brings yoga diplomacy to G20 summit

Stepping away from the sealed security zone and ceremonial pomp of the Group of 20 summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought a message dear to his heart to host Argentina — the value of yoga. With the sound of rush-hour traffic audible outside, about 4,000 yoga practitioners in Buenos Aires took to their mats in a convention hall to hear Modi as well as a troupe of 70 Indian musicians.

Modi meets Putin in Delhi

President Vladimir Putin is greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of an expected deal worth more than $5 billion to provide the S-400 air defence system. IMAGES

Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases an exercise video showing his morning workout routine of yoga poses, brisk walking and stretching as he attempts to get more Indians to be active.

Angela Merkel welcomes India’s PM Modi to Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Berlin. IMAGES

India’s Modi welcomes France’s Macron to New Delhi

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte arrive in New Delhi for a three-day visit to India, meant to strenghten ties with the second most populous country in the world. IMAGES

Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian prime minister to visit the occupied West Bank for talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as part of a Middle East tour.