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Narendra Modi speaks at the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters during election results night in New Delhi on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 7, 2024
Modi seeks closer ties with Taiwan after re-election
Modi faces the renewed challenge in his third term of managing India's tense relationship with China, which claims the self-ruled island of Taiwan as its own.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a campaign rally on April 8. Exit polls revealed on June 1 indicated that the opposition was struggling to significantly cut into the sizable majority held by Modi's party.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 2, 2024
Modi set for landslide election win in India, exit polls show
No prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru — who ruled India for 17 years after independence — has managed to secure three consecutive terms in power.
Voters stand in line to cast their ballot at a polling station on the seventh and final phase of voting of India's general election, in Patna on Saturday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 1, 2024
India’s long, bitter election fight heads toward finish line
The results won’t be declared until June 4, but Saturday will offer a clue as to whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on track for a third term.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a campaign rally in Agra, in Uttar Pradesh, on April 25.
ASIA PACIFIC
May 7, 2024
Modi’s home state votes in heated Indian election campaign
India’s election entered its third phase Tuesday, with campaigning becoming increasingly acrimonious between the two main parties.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The national election results won’t be known until June 4, when vote counting takes place.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 19, 2024
Modi bets on third term as India’s massive election kicks off
The national election results won’t be known until June 4, when vote counting takes place.
A cut out of Lord Ram on a street ahead of the grand opening of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, India, on Friday.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 20, 2024
A Hindu temple embodies the rise of Modi and India's deep divisions
With national elections a few months away, the inauguration of a controversial temple is symbolic of a changing India and marks the capstone of Modi’s 10 years in power.
Traffic along a highway amid heavy smog and pollution in New Delhi in November
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Dec 7, 2023
As China enjoys cleaner air, India's pollution struggle continues
Huge swaths of northern India choke on clouds of polluted air during winter as temperatures drop, winds disappear and farmers set fields ablaze.

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