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Federal rule imminent in India's Kashmir as government collapses

Federal rule imminent in India's Kashmir as government collapses

The Hindu nationalist party allied with the regional People's Democratic Party (PDP) in 2016 to rule the Muslim-majority state.

BJP pulls out of test to govern Karnataka state

BJP pulls out of test to govern Karnataka state

The move could now allow an alliance of the main opposition Congress and a regional party to form the government in the state.

Supreme Court intervenes in row over Indian state election

Supreme Court intervenes in row over Indian state election

The state elections were being seen as a marker of the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP as well as the opposition Congress party ahead of general elections next year.

BJP set to win majority in India's Karnataka state

BJP set to win majority in India's Karnataka state

A win in Karnataka would be regarded as a major boost for the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of general elections scheduled in 2019.

Polls suggest BJP may be leading party in Karnataka

Polls suggest BJP may be leading party in Karnataka

Both Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have campaigned hard in Karnataka, a state of 66 million people with diverse constituencies.

Modi may need alliance to rule Karnataka state: opinion poll

Modi may need alliance to rule Karnataka state: opinion poll

India's ruling party will make gains in a key election to rule the southern state of Karnataka but fall short of a majority, an opinion poll showed.

Rival Indian leaders accused of data breaches

Rival Indian leaders accused of data breaches

India's ruling and main opposition parties on Monday accused each other of using social media dirty tricks to mine and share followers' personal data.

India's top court rejects bid to re-instate ban on film

India's top court rejects bid to re-instate ban on film

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected bids by two states to re-instate a ban on the release of controversial Bollywood film Padmaavat.

Modi expands ministry with eye on performance, elections

Modi expands ministry with eye on performance, elections

The rejig of the council of ministers, which also saw the exit of six members, is being seen as an attempt by Modi to improve the performance of his government as the 2019 general elections near.

Son of Indian politician jailed for stalking after uproar

Son of Indian politician jailed for stalking after uproar

An Indian court on Thursday sent the son of a leading politician to police custody for harassing and trying to abduct a woman, in a case that has embarrassed the ruling party as it runs a campaign on women's safety.

Indian PM's party fails to oust opposition's top strategist from upper house

Indian PM's party fails to oust opposition's top strategist from upper house

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party has failed in its bid to oust the opposition Congress party's top strategist from the upper house of parliament, in a rare setback to its effort to secure national political supremacy.

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as India's president

Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as India's president

Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as India's president on Tuesday, becoming just the second leader from the Dalit community to be elected head of state.