Indian PM Modi votes in third round of election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi casts his ballot as India holds a ‘Super Tuesday’ of voting in its marathon election. The 117 seats to be decided will be the biggest number of any of the seven rounds of the election being held over six weeks. IMAGES

Modi woos voters ahead of Indian election

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to woo Hindu voters and farmers with an election manifesto he hopes will help him seal a second term in office. India’s mammoth elections kick off on Thursday 11 April.

Cows come home to haunt India’s Modi

One of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s signature policies has been protecting cows, but for some farmers it has now gone too far. Farmers overwhelmingly supported Modi’s nationalist party when he swept to power in 2014 but the strict measures on cows, which are sacred to Hindus, have caused major headaches for rural communities.

‘Modi sari’ flies off shelves as India poll fever grows

A shop in Mumbai is doing a roaring trade in selling Indian leader Narendra Modi-themed saris as Indians gear up for a general election due by May.

Indian PM Modi makes offering at War Memorial of Korea

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes an offering at the War Memorial of Korea during a visit to the South Korean capital. IMAGES

Saudi Crown Prince holds talks with India’s Modi

Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman shakes hands with India’s Narendra Modi as the royal scion starts a high-profile summit in the world’s biggest democracy as part of his Asia Tour. IMAGES

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.