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Indian police raid homes of ex-finance minister, son

New Delhi (AFP) – India’s federal police on Tuesday searched the homes of former finance minister P. Chidambaram and his son

India top court examines Islamic instant divorce

New Delhi (AFP) – India’s highest court Thursday began considering the legality of a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to

Indian politicians to face trial over mosque demolition

Three senior members of India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party including a cabinet minister should face trial over the demolition of a

Modi party picks firebrand to head India’s biggest state

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-wing party Saturday picked a controversial firebrand leader to head India’s

Modi battles for hearts and minds in India’s holy city

Varanasi (India) (AFP) – Varanasi boat owner Prabhu Sahani

India boosts spending and cuts taxes as cash ban bites

India’s finance minister pledged to raise spending on the rural poor and halved the basic rate of income tax in his

Anti-corruption troubleshooter to oversee Indian cricket board

India’s Supreme Court appointed a top anti-corruption troubleshooter on Monday as head of a team to oversee the running of the

India’s top court says no to national ban on cow slaughter

India’s top court Friday rejected a petition seeking a nationwide ban on cow slaughter, a flashpoint issue for Hindus who consider

Five Indian states go to polls in test for Modi

Five Indian states representing more than 160 million voters will go to the polls in the next two months, officials said

Tycoon hosts big, fat Indian wedding amid cash crunch

BANGALORE (AFP) – A controversial Indian mining tycoon has taken over a royal palace and flown in Brazilian dancers at a reported cost