Praise for Gandhi assassin caps acrimonious Indian election campaign

PM admonishes candidates who lauded Mahatma Gandhi killer as a ‘patriot’

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Is India the frontline in big tech’s assault on democracy?

Social media such as WhatsApp may enable voters, but encrypted messaging polarises them and blocks public scrutiny

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India’s #MeToo backlash: accusers battle intimidation, threats and lawsuits

Six months after a wave of accusations against some of the country’s most powerful men, many women are now embroiled in litigation

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In India’s election race Narendra Modi isn’t the strongman the world assumes

The country’s massive diversity means the Hindu nationalist leader needs to do more than threaten war with Pakistan

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‘A narrative is being built’: Bollywood’s battle for Indian hearts and minds

As India goes to the polls, debate rages as to whether its film industry supports Narendra Modi

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Cyclone Fani: at least eight dead in India’s biggest storm in decades

One million people evacuated as 170km/h winds make landfall in eastern Odisha state

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Pakistan returns Indian pilot shot down over Kashmir in ‘peace gesture’

Abhinandan Varthaman involved in the first publicly acknowledged dogfight between the countries in 48 years

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‘Get ready for our surprise’: Pakistan warns India it will respond to airstrikes

Islamabad summons India’s top diplomat in response to first attack across ceasefire line since 1971

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Indian PM: Pakistan will pay ‘heavy price’ for Kashmir bombing

Narendra Modi warns of strong response after at least 40 army personnel die in suicide blast

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UK home secretary approves extradition of Vijay Mallya to India

Chairman of Kingfisher beer says he will lodge an appeal amid allegations of £1bn fraud

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Trek back in time ‘to the real Nepal’

There’s little authentic trekking left on the famous Himalayan trails. But on a hike to a hidden glacier, our writer mucks in with the Sherpas and meets only villagers

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European nations set to recognise Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s leader

UK among countries set to back Guaidó as interim president unless Nicolas Maduro calls election

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Why seaweed is a secret weapon in the kitchen

Try replacing pasta with sheets of boiled kelp in a lasagne; or make kombu dashi, a simple Japanese stock, to add an umami boost to soups and stews

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‘No one cared because we were black girls’: is time finally up for R Kelly?

Women have accused the singer of sexual abuse for decades. So why are they only being listened to now? Blame misogyny and racism – but also the potency of his music

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