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
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.
India has become the fourth ‘space superpower’ after the US, Russia, and China – according to PM Narendra Modi. The premier claims the country has shot down a satellite 300 kilometers away in space in low-earth orbit, as part of a ‘highly complex’ test launch.
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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
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.