If the party expected to win India's elections has its way, it could ban Wal-Mart
If elected, the BJP said it would welcome foreign direct investment in all sectors that create local jobs, except for supermarkets.
Here's what the world's biggest election looks like
Some 815 million Indians are registered for the election, which will determine who will rule the world's largest democracy.
India kicks off world's biggest election
Surveys show a resounding defeat awaits the ruling Congress party after the longest economic slowdown since the 1980s put the brakes on development and job creation.
India votes in world's biggest election
The election will be the biggest in history and is a mind-boggling feat of organization as voters travel to nearly a million polling stations.
Marginalized Indian Muslims ambivalent at election time
Largely left behind by India's development wave, Mumbai's Muslims say they're not sure any political party can help them though they represent nearly 14 percent of the electorate.
Low-caste Indians look to Modi and BJP in elections
After a long run of loyalty to the incumbent Indian National Congress, Dalit leaders say they prefer their chances with the rising Hindu nationalist party.
Hindu nationalists and rationalists make strange neighbors in Pune
A progressive, anti-superstition group meets just down the street from a branch of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a paramilitary Hindu nationalist organization proving influential in the current election.
Hindu nationalism takes driver's seat in Indian election
A saffron party and its charismatic frontman have seized a moment of frustration in India and appear poised to take control of the country.
India sentences 3 men to death for gang rapes in Mumbai
This is the first time capital punishment has been given for rape not involving the death of the victim.
India: A primer for the biggest elections in world history
India's six-week, $5 billion undertaking is expected to poll an unprecedented number of voters and ultimately decide the next prime minister.
After the Delhi gang rape, Indian TV dramas go feminist
Whether India has changed is debatable. Its viral TV shows certainly have.
The World Health Organization declared these 11 countries in Asia free of polio
Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are the only countries in the world left where the virus remains endemic.
8 reasons why India’s elections really matter to the world
Nuclear weapons, conflict in Afghanistan, drug-resistant superbugs and the cost of wedding rings are at stake.
An Indian minister asked people to vote twice. Then he said he was joking
Polls show corruption is one of the most pressing concerns for voters in the world's biggest democracy, which will hold elections in nine phases until May 12.
Could MH370 really blow straight through Asian air defenses?
Maybe, say experts. Or maybe the militaries are hiding something.
100 million new voters are about to transform India
They’re social media savvy, and they don't vote like their parents.
Farmers in India commit suicide after freak storm destroys winter crops
India's main opposition group demanded that the natural disaster be declared a 'national calamity,' the Press Trust of India reported.
One man’s quest to train India’s many quack doctors
The controversial effort targets legions of untrained healthcare providers who prescribe sketchy liver tonics and antibiotic cocktails.
In India, chances are the doctor is a quack (VIDEO)
These sketchy health providers continue practicing and collecting fees, even after patients needlessly die.
Japan is creating an enormous pile of plutonium. Should you be worried?
It only takes a few pounds of plutonium to make a weapon, and the most likely source of the critical ingredient is a large-scale production or storage facility — like the one Japan is building.
9 hot Indian innovators that Silicon Valley could buy next
An Indian startup shopping list for Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft.
India's women 'sadhus' form all-female group
Female sadhus, or holy Hindu women, have broken away from tradition and formed a new all-female group in India.
This Indian artist painted more than 1,000 paintings with his tongue
Including an 8-foot Da Vinci and a portrait of Jesus Christ.
37 motorbikes carrying everything, including crocodiles
The things we carried. On mopeds.
Indians pulled this baby elephant out of a sinkhole
What was your good deed for the day?
The rise of the Hindu fundamentalists
Hindu nationalists are about to take control of India. Some of them want to ban books, films and even Valentine’s Day.
Indian flag raised in Sochi after ban lifted
Indian athletes, free of the 14-month ban imposed over corruption concerns, may now compete under their national flag and walk behind it at the closing ceremony.
Sri Lanka transforms its killing fields into a tourist attraction
Rewriting history, Sinhalese victors snap photos and eat ice cream at an alleged war crimes scene.
India can now compete under its own flag after IOC lifts ban
An IOC spokesman said Indian athletes could now compete under their flag in Sochi and would walk behind the national tricolor at the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.
Food fight: Thailand’s crisis boils down to a battle over white rice
Thailand scraps a subsidy gambit that could topple the prime minister — and explains why Thai rice isn’t as tasty anymore.
The Olympic motto is 'peace through sport.' But in South Asia, it’s about war
Pakistan and India have skiers at Sochi thanks to high-altitude conflict.