Los Angeles Times

Narendra Modi is headed for a second term as India's prime minister

NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on the cusp of winning a second five-year term on Thursday, fighting off concerns about rising unemployment and religious violence to prevail in one of the country's most divisive election campaigns in recent memory.

Partial results released by India's Election Commission - following seven phases of voting spread over five weeks - showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party leading in 292 of 543 parliamentary races, and parties allied with the BJP leading in several more. A total of 272 seats are needed to secure a majority

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Commentary: Executions Are The Public's Business, And They Shouldn't Be Done In The Shadows
As opposition to the death penalty has grown in recent years, some execution states (including California under Proposition 66) have gone to great lengths to protect their sordid practice in part by trying to hide exactly what it is they are doing. A
Los Angeles Times3 min read
AT&T Under Pressure To Sell DirecTV Amid Heavy Subscriber Losses
LOS ANGELES - Telecommunications giant AT&T is facing mounting pressure from an activist shareholder to pare down its operations by unloading the El Segundo-based satellite television giant DirecTV, which has been reeling from the loss of millions of
Los Angeles Times10 min readFashion & Beauty
Commentary: Fast Fashion Is Cheap, Wasteful And Hurting The Planet — And You Can Stop It
Los Angeles Fashion Week begins in October in the biggest clothing manufacturing center in the country. But what do you find when you go beneath the clothes - not the nudity but something much more revealing: how the world's wardrobes are made, and w