World’s biggest cricket stadium renamed after India’s Modi

In surprise move, new name announced by President Ramnath Kovind during a ceremony ahead of the third Test between India and England. The world’s biggest cricket stadium has been renamed after India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a surprise move, hours before its inaugural international match between India and England. The 110,000-seater stadium in Motera […]

India court extends activist Ravi’s detention over farm protests

Disha Ravi accused of ‘sedition’ over allegedly creating online ‘toolkit’ intended to help protesting farmers in India. A Delhi court has granted a police request to extend the detention of climate activist Disha Ravi whom they accuse of sedition for her alleged role in the creation of an online “toolkit” intended to help farmers protesting […]

Only 36% of Indian Americans think India is on the right track

Indian Americans are divided over whether India is on the right track, a new survey showed on Tuesday, with 39 percent saying it is not moving in the right direction. Indian Americans, who turned out in huge numbers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rock star-like rallies in the United States, are divided over the direction […]

Biden, Modi discuss climate, ‘democratic values’ in first talks

White House says Biden ‘noted that a shared commitment to democratic values is the bedrock for the US-India relationship’. President Joe Biden has signalled he would seek to deepen the close relationship between the United States and India in his first talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he added climate change and “democratic values” […]

Indian firm bets on local manufacturing, stock soars 824 percent

Almost three decades ago, Sunil Vachani borrowed $35,000 so he could start making 14-inch television sets in a rented shed outside New Delhi. It was an unconventional choice given India, though renowned for software and services, had long lagged behind in manufacturing. Today, Vachani’s startup has grown into a sprawling electronics empire. His Dixon Technologies […]

India’s Modi breaks silence on months-long farm law protests

India will push on with sweeping agriculture reform, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says as he criticises last week’s deadly violence. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the protesters that stormed New Delhi’s Red Fort last week caused “insult” to the country and that his government will push on with sweeping agriculture reform, his first […]

Pakistan’s Khan: India’s BJP conducted 2019 air raid to win polls

Pakistan says a 2019 air raid by India was a “false flag” operation conducted by India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)​ for electoral gains and urged the world community to stop its long-time rival’s “reckless, militarist agenda”. In a series of tweets on Monday, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said India’s “fascist” government led by […]

UK PM Johnson cancels India visit amid COVID crisis

The UK is in search of new trade deals after leaving the EU but alarming rise in COVID cases forces change to PM’s plans. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled a trip to India scheduled for later this month, citing the need to oversee the COVID-19 pandemic response in the United Kingdom. Johnson informed […]

Amid outcry, Modi to lay foundation of new parliament building

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to lay foundations for a huge new Indian parliamentary building, the centrepiece of a grand but contentious redevelopment of New Delhi’s colonial-era core. Critics say the 200 billion rupees ($2.7bn) that the Hindu-nationalist government is reportedly spending on the vast project could be better directed to fighting COVID-19 and repairing […]

Protesting farmers, asking for a raise and flying canines

It is beginning to look a lot like Friday, and as countries around the world enter the festive period, there are a lot of numbers you might have missed during all of that online shopping. That is why we are rounding up the biggest economic and business news stories of the week to keep you […]

Twitter confirms India PM Modi’s personal website account hacked

Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency. The incident comes after several Twitter accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July. Twitter said it was aware of the activity […]

The making of a Hindu India

On August 5, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya. This fulfilled the orders of India’s Supreme Court, which last November awarded a victory to those who have long been campaigning to build a temple there, in place of a Mughal-era mosque that was […]