PM Modi’s party wins resounding victory in main stronghold

Ahmadabad, India.- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and supporters fire crackers and celebrate BJP's potential win as votes are counted for the Gujarat Assembly Election 2022 at party office in Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India, 08 December 2022. EFE/EPA/SIDDHARAJ SOLANKI

New Delhi, Dec 8 (EFE).- Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP party closed the year with a resounding victory Thursday in regional elections in the prime minister’s native state of Gujarat in western India, a BJP stronghold for the past three decades. The BJP won or was leading in 156 seats (two of them have yet … Read more

India seeks to control e-vehicle fires with stricter quality checks

By David Asta Alares New Delhi, Nov 30 (EFE).- As electric-vehicles fires have become a common occurrence in India, with some incidents causing casualties and alarming customers, authorities are seeking to address the issue with stricter norms that come into effect from Thursday.  Eight people were killed and a dozen injured in September in the … Read more

Cheetahs back in India seven decades after extinction

Cheetah mother Isantya with her three little babies at the Muenster Zoo, in Muenster, Germany, 09 November 2018. EPA-EFE/FILE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL

New Delhi, Sep 17 (EFE).- Eight cheetahs arrived in India from Namibia on Saturday, seven decades after the giant cats became extinct in the South Asian country. The coalition flew from the African country in a chartered cargo flight to Gwalior in central India. Their reintroduction is part of India’s ambitious and contentious strategy to … Read more