His blunt style could galvanize India. Voters have high expectations of his ability to boost the economy, but many Muslims are nervous about the right-wing Hindu nationalist.
Narenda Modi's victorious BJP took a bellicose stand on Pakistan during the campaign, but a deep partnership that lies beneath the tensions makes conflict unlikely.
Narendra Modi's BJP was the first party to win outright in 30 years. It was a stunning triumph for Modi, who ran a presidential-style election campaign promising development and economic growth.
If Narendra Modi's right-wing BJP-led coalition wins an outright majority in India's national election, it will be thanks to voters in bellwether states like Uttar Pradesh.
Narendra Modi's right-wing BJP appears headed for an election victory that would not require additional coalition partners. Official results are due Friday.
Peter Ford is in India to cover the national election. While a lot of things have changed since he first visited the country 35 years ago, rail travel isn't one of them.
Hundreds of children from isolated villages in the remote Ladakh region make wintry treks on ice and snow to reach better classrooms — and improved economic opportunities.
Health workers in Peshawar face militant attacks and resistance from some locals. Pakistan is one of three nations where the virus is spreading beyond its borders.
The Election Commission has seized millions in cash and alcohol designed for vote-buying deals. Nearly 30 percent of sitting parliamentarians face criminal charges. There are efforts at reform.
Joel Cox, an FBI agent on temporary assignment, was arrested Monday at an airport in Pakistan after a search revealed ammunition in his baggage. A court freed him on bail.
Modi, who represents a Hindu nationalist party, is widely blamed by Muslims for not averting a pogrom in Gujarat in 2002. The state's chief minister has since tacked to the center.
Aid workers and residents say that a lack of order, not a lack of supplies has left people still missing water, food, and shelter after landslides left up to 2,500 dead.
The man expected to be India's next prime minister is campaigning on his record of economic success in his home state of Gujarat. Residents of the state go to the polls today.
Police in India-controlled Kashmir arrested over 600 people ahead of tomorrow's vote for the Indian national election, in response to larger than expected youth protests last week.
Narendra Modi is favored to become India's next prime minister, but he would need to secure the backing of powerful regional parties to form a government.
One year on, some survivors of the factory collapse in Bangladesh have gone back to work. There are industry-wide efforts to improve safety, but challenges remain.
The attempted assassination of a leading journalist has provoked a furious response from Geo TV, which in turn has opened a rift in Pakistan's media and a threat to revoke its license.
A deadly avalanche last Friday near Everest base camp has led to walkouts by Sherpas angered by government compensation terms, throwing into doubt the plans of foreign mountaineers.
India's village population is declining as young people migrate to cities and rural areas are reclassified as towns, creating a new breed of 'rurban' voter for politicians to chase.
Pakistan has thousands of private madrassas that have been criticized for not teaching secular subjects to students who graduate with limited job prospects. Some later join militant groups.