Narendra Modi

At least 25 killed as violence in India escalates

The death toll in the worst religious violence to hit India’s capital in decades has risen to at least 25, according to a health official. The violence was triggered after Muslims protesting against a discriminatory citizenship law were attacked. Nearly 200 people have been injured during four days of violence[…]

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Modi poised to win as vote counting begins

India begins counting votes today for the largest democratic exercise in the world, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi widely expected to win following a grueling contest that focused squarely on his leadership after a military clash with rival Pakistan. The Election Commission of India will start counting at 8:00am local[…]

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Muslim lawyers call for Modi’s arrest

Two South African groups want Indian prime minister Narenda Modi to be arrested for war crimes should he set foot in South Africa for the Brics Summit later this month. The Muslim Lawyer Association and the South Africa Kashmir Action Group (SAKAG) have jointly lodged a complaint and request for[…]

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Bollywood icon Sridevi dies of heart attack

Sridevi, one of India’s most celebrated actresses, has died of cardiac arrest in Dubai. Family members confirmed to the Indian Express website that the actress had passed away on Saturday morning while attending a family wedding. “It is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here [India], I was[…]

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India’s Modi to meet Zuma on first visit to SA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was due on Friday to meet President Jacob Zuma on the second leg of an African tour aimed at boosting ties in a region where rival China has a strong presence. Modi, who arrived from Mozambique on Friday, will head on to Tanzania and Kenya[…]

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Non-Resident nothing! I am South African!

Na’eem Jeenah says SA’s Muslim community could face disasterous consequences if people take up the call to register as Non-Resident Indians, as India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants. I often tell foreign friends or foreign audiences that I speak to that the Muslim community in South Africa is quite unique[…]

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Much-anticipated Modi visit not welcomed by all

For many South Africans of Indian origin, D-day has arrived – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Waterkloof Airbase on Thursday night for his much-anticipated visit. Thousands have participated in the SAWelcomesModi campaign, and over 10 000 will congregate at the Coca Cola Dome on Friday night to hear[…]

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