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

Voting begins in India’s mega-election

India’s election, the biggest in history, begins with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term from the South Asian behemoth’s 900 million voters.

India poll: Welcome to the biggest political show in the world

India starts a mega-election on Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his formidable campaign machine taking on not one but two Gandhis in the world’s biggest vote.

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.

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

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in India

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in New Delhi for his two-day visit to India, with his business mission under threat of being overshadowed by soaring tensions between India and Pakistan. The crown prince, who wants to persuade the world’s fastest growing major economy to consume more Saudi oil, is greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. IMAGES

Violent protests in Jammu after deadly attack on Indian soldiers

Sporadic protests break out across India, including Jammu where vehicles and tyres are burned in response to the deadly attack carried out by militants that killed at least 41 paramilitary police in Indian-administered Kashmir. India has accused Islamabad of harbouring the militants behind the bombing, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowing a “heavy price” for those responsible.