India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

:: A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without More »

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

Saudi oil production cut by 50 percent after attacks: Energy minister

:: The latest attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities resulted in the halt of an estimated 5.7 million barrels of crude oil supplies, or about 50 percent of Saudi Aramco’s production, Saudi More »

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

:: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met in Riyadh with Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and conveyed to him the regards of King Salman and the Crown More »

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman appointed Saudi Minister of Energy

:: On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud would take on the role as Minister of Energy, replacing Khalid al-Falih. The appointment was announced by the More »

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

Turkey’s Erdogan defies pressure not to have nuclear warheads

:: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday lashed out at pressure on some countries – including his own – not to acquire missiles with nuclear warheads. “Some (countries) have missiles with More »

 

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Indian opposition leads protests at high fuel prices

:: Indians set tyres on fire, vandalized petrol stations and blocked roads and railways Monday as opposition parties led nationwide demonstrations against rising fuel prices. The protests were called by the opposition Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi, who is

A year after cash ban, India’s black money market is thriving

:: When India declared most bank notes unuseable a year ago in an effort to flush out tax cheats, one steel manufacturer was so spooked he resolved to do business by the book in future. But 12 months on from

Indian right-wing leader Naidu elected vice-president

:: India’s lawmakers on Saturday elected a veteran leader from the ruling right-wing party as the country’s next vice-president, boosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political standing. Venkaiah Naidu, 68, secured 516 parliamentary votes to pip rival Gopalkrishna Gandhi — the

Members of Modi’s party in India to face trial over Babri mosque demolition

Three senior members of India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party including a government minister should face trial over the demolition of a mosque a quarter of a century ago, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. The three are accused of inciting

Muslim anxieties and India’s future

Devesh Kapur

By : Devesh Kapur A couple of weeks ago, Narendra Modi was celebrating his biggest electoral triumph since becoming India’s prime minister in 2014. His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had swept into power in Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state and

Modi headed for big win in key India state as counting begins

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was heading for a landslide in the key battleground state of Uttar Pradesh, strengthening his grip on power, early counting of votes showed Saturday. The Bharatiya Janata Party was leading in 292

The serpent in Indian politics

Narendra Modi

It was not a very reassuring spectacle. On Sunday tens of thousands of men, all dressed in a sort of paramilitary uniform, gathered in the Indian city of Pune in Maharashtra for a rally of the controversial Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Lalu, Nitish halt Modi’s march in Bihar

Narendra Modi conceded defeat Sunday in a key election in Bihar, one of India’s poorest and largest states, in a major blow for the prime minister who fronted a no-holds barred campaign. Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was leading in only

BJP gains in Kerala unsettle Indian expatriates

The impressive performance of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in civic elections in the south Indian state of Kerala has created deep concern among the largely secular polity of the state. Kerala has always prided itself

Modi’s BJP neck-and-neck with opposition in pivotal Bihar vote

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nationalists and opposition parties were running neck-and-neck in elections in India’s pivotal eastern state of Bihar on Thursday, according to exit polls. The vote is being viewed as a referendum on Modi’s premiership after he addressed

Modi’s party heads for defeat in Delhi polls

Indian leader Narendra Modi’s party was heading Tuesday for a major defeat in Delhi state elections at the hands of anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal, in the premier’s first loss since storming to power last year. Officials began counting millions of

BJP in the eye of the storm

Nilofar Suhrawardy

By: Nilofar Suhrawardy The controversy brewing over the meeting between Indian journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and Hafiz Saeed (who is wanted in India) in Pakistan has created immense difficulties for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Congress and other parties

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