India abolished caste divisions decades ago, and now uses quotas to help bottom-caste members get jobs and education. Updating caste data in the 2010 census could help refine the quotas, but critics see it as a regressive step.
An Indian court convicted eight officials of Union Carbide India Ltd on Monday for the 1984 Bhopal gas leak that killed 15,000 people, in one of the world's worst industrial disasters. But activists say the sentence – up to two years in prison and $2,000 in fines – falls short of the crime.
Rebel Maoists in eastern India are suspected of causing a passenger train to derail and collide with an oncoming freight train in West Bengal Friday. It would be their third deadly attack in two months, signaling the insurgency's growing momentum.
'This was no accident,' says an environmental group that sued to stop construction of an additional runway at Mangalore International Airport, where an Air India Express plane crashed Saturday. The crash killed 158 passengers, but eight survived.
In Ahmedabad, an Indian city noted for its religious violence, one slum has managed to find common ground between Hindus and Muslims. On religious holidays, men of both faiths gather together to prepare the food.
An Indian film company hopes to market the 'Kites' movie to American audiences by bringing together a beautiful Mexican actress, Bollywood's biggest hunk, and the director of 'Rush Hour.'
Maternal mortality in India has fallen by 60 percent since 1980, despite widespread poverty and skeletal health care. The progress surprised some health-care workers.
India’s parliament erupted at a proposal last month to reserve one-third of seats for women. But village-level quotas putting women in power have won many supporters.
Officials aren't saying which militants, if any, Faisal Shahzad may have met in Pakistan, but focus is intensifying on how interlinked Pakistan militants groups may be. Pakistan and US officials differ in their assessments.
Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab may now appeal his death sentence, handed out Thursday for the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Most death-row convicts in India spend years in prison as they try to reverse their punishment.
The guilty verdict announced Monday for Pakistani gunman Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab closed one chapter of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. But the impact on counterterrorism policy is still slowly unfolding.
In the 2008 Mumbai attack, Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab of Pakistan, was found guilty Monday on 80 charges, including waging war against India, which carries a life sentence or death penalty. Two Indians were charged, but acquitted, of providing logistical support.
The prime ministers of India, Pakistan met at the annual meeting of SAARC, a notoriously ineffective regional bloc. But it offered a rare opportunity to highlight the shared ancestry of eight South Asia nations that make up one-fifth of humanity.
Officials in India and Pakistan have indicated that their prime ministers will meet on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Bhutan this week, though it is unclear if the meeting will go beyond handshakes.
Pharmaceutical mogul Chirayu Amin is now the IPL (Indian Premier League) interim chief. Lalit Modi was suspended Sunday over allegations of corruption and financial irregularities while he chaired the IPL.
Indian Food: The spicy Vada Pav - a vegetarian food that is heavy as a baseball and dripping with chutney - costs 22 cents in Mumbai.
While the BRICs are four emerging economic powerhouses (Brazil, Russia, India, China), post-financial crisis differences are creating problems, says some analysts. Will today's summit mend those rifts or widen them?
Indian Christians who fled from violence two years ago are still living in refugee camps, a German delegation found this week. Muslims and Hindus who faced persecution eight and 20 years ago also remain displaced.
A report on 'widespread and systemic' police torture in India was published today, focusing on the case of US journalist Joel Elliott. Mr. Elliott claims that Indian police beat him severely while he was in their custody.
In India's crowded and burdened cities such as Mumbai, local politicians have rekindled antimigrant attitudes by trying to restrict labor licenses to those who can speak a local language. Most migrant workers cannot.
India, China ended four days of high-level talks in Beijing on Thursday with an agreement to set up a hotline between prime ministers, to better avoid flare-ups over a longstanding border dispute.
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik divorced his first wife Ayesha Siddiqui Wednesday, clearing the way for his pending marriage to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza. Muslim leaders agreed to end Malik's telephone marriage to Siddiqui.