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Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi poised for victory as India steers hard right

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi looked set to sweep to power in India on Friday, riding a wave of public support for his message of jobs and development that has drowned out his past as a religious right-winger. Vote counting will start at 8:00 a.m. (0230 GMT) at the climax of…

Modi seeks crowning victory in India election climax

Voters headed to the polls on Monday in the climax of India's marathon election, with frontrunner Narendra Modi seeking a crowning victory in the holy city of Varanasi for his right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party. Modi is standing in the famed pilgrimage……

Scandal-tainted Indian minister to quit Sunday

The chief minister of a southern Indian state who is accused of being at the centre of a $3.6-billion mining fraud will resign on Sunday, he said Saturday. B.S. Yeddyurappa, 68, head of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka state, announced he would quit in an…

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