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Trudy Rubin: Trump’s India trip: Leaders of world’s two most important democracies trash rule of law

To understand the growing global threats to democracy, you only had to follow President Donald Trump’s two-day visit to India this week. Here was the leader of the world’s most …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Death toll rises to 22 from Delhi riots during Trump trip

Patients on stretchers crammed the emergency room, while relatives of the dead wailed outside a morgue as injured people continued to pour into a public hospital after three days of …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Violence in Indian capital casts shadow over Trump’s visit

An angry group of Hindus carrying pickaxes and iron rods hurled rocks Tuesday at Muslims in a fresh round of violent protests in the Indian capital over a new citizenship …

India hastily builds wall along slum ahead of Trump visit

A 1,640-foot brick wall has been hastily erected in India’s Gujarat state ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, with critics saying it was built to block the …

India’s leader defends new law as protests against it go on

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has used a rally for his Hindu nationalist party to defend a contentious new citizenship law, accusing the opposition of pushing the country into a …

Pakistan PM warns of `bloodbath’ in Kashmir; India PM silent

Insisting he wasn’t making a threat, Pakistan’s leader denounced his Indian counterpart on Friday and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals could “have consequences for the world.” India’s …

Kashmir police say thousands detained in crackdown in region

At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curtail unrest after New Delhi stripped the disputed …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

Indian PM: Changes in Kashmir will free it from ‘terrorism’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation Thursday night that he stripped Kashmir of its statehood and special constitutional status in order to free the disputed Himalayan region of …

Amitabh Pal: Modi win bodes ill for India, world

India, the world’s largest secular democracy, has just moved further away from its foundational ideals – exemplifying a worrisome global phenomenon.

UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party is headed to a landslide election victory

UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019

Indian election divides families

In their 31 years of marriage, Seema and Sanjive Khanna have fought many times, the way couples do, over the house or the children or their finances. But nothing has …

Indian prime minister’s party notches key state election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party on Saturday ended the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeastern state and consolidated its position in two other …

Abbas tells India PM he seeks multi-country peace mediation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday that he is counting on India’s support for a multi-country sponsorship of any future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Rahul Gandhi takes over India’s opposition Congress party

Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017

Indian Prime Minister Modi drops ministers as economy slips

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reshuffled some of his key minister’s portfolios to refurbish his government’s image, which has been dented by falling economic indicators.

UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017

India’s prime minister to meet with Trump

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet for the first time with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, part of a two-day “no-frills” visit to the capital …

UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017

Macron says France, India to work together on climate change

The leaders of France and India pledged to work together to cut carbon emissions, re-affirming their commitments to the Paris accord following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. …

Modi’s new political power may not extend to Pakistan outreach

A landslide election victory and a more conciliatory army chief may not be enough to push nuclear-armed enemies India and Pakistan toward renewed talks, even as small signs of cooperation …