The women reservation bill passed Tuesday night in India's upper house of parliament, setting the stage for women to hold one-third of all legislative seats.
Gender selection via abortion appears to be on the rise in India – and more common among the wealthy. India's upper classes tend to have fewer children and more access to ultrasounds that reveal their babies’ sex. The gender imbalance means fewer women available to be wives.
Bharti Airtel, an Indian company, paid $9 billion for access to an African cellphone market serving 45 million. The world's last unsaturated market holds a potentially huge payoff.
During the first visit to Saudi Arabia by an Indian premier in nearly three decades, Manmohan Singh discussed terrorism, peace with Pakistan, and trade.
Terrorism concerns loomed as India-Pakistan peace talks resumed Thursday for the first time since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Though India has seen little terrorism since, it pressed Pakistan on the topic and handed over three dossiers on suspected militants operating in Pakistan.
Indian officials said Monday that upcoming peace talks with Pakistan are on track despite Saturday's attacks in Pune which some suspect were orchestrated by a Pakistan-based terrorist group.
Carbon-emissions targets set at Copenhagen seem unlikely to be reached, given America's political realities. That makes developing nations less eager to meet their own goals.
The Supreme Court of India last month ordered Delhi to provide shelter for all the of the city's estimated 150,000 homeless. So far the city has opened only 37 shelters .
For its 61st Republic Day Tuesday, India chose as its foreign honoree the president of South Korea – a nod to his country's role in building badly needed infrastructure and to India’s growing trade within Asia.
The annular solar eclipse passed over India Friday, creating a 'ring of fire' that brought the world's largest and noisiest religious festival to silence.
The central government in India announced Wednesday it would move to create a new state, Telangana, within the state Andhra Pradesh. Telangana is likely to serve as a precedent for other statehood movements.
With the arrest last week of India's Assam rebels chief Arabinda Rajkhowa, only one senior member now remains at large, raising the prospects for peace talks in India's restive northeastern state.
Just before Copenhagen climate talks open, major greenhouse-gas emitter India said Thursday it would aim to slow the growth of its carbon dioxide emissions over the next decade.
A report on the 1992 India mosque destruction, released Tuesday, accuses leaders of the Hindu nationalist BJP of planning one of India's most divisive attacks . The report may inflame Hindu-Muslim relations.
President Obama is hosting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh this week with his first state visit. But India worries the US cares more about wooing rivals China and Pakistan.
India's new female railways minister introduced women-only trains in major cities, in response to the female workforce doubling and complaints of harassment on public transit.
China offered to help India's archrival, Pakistan, develop a territory claimed by India. India invited the Dalai Lama, a top irritant to China, to visit a state claimed by China.
India's Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the Ambanis' faceoff over the price of gas extracted from the country's biggest-ever discovery. The argument could jeopardize operations and may discourage foreign investment.
India has sent 20,000 more troops to eastern states where a Maoist Naxalite insurgency is gaining strength. Some analysts question whether India has the breadth and strength for an escalated campaign.
India's low-caste political leader, Mayawati, has spent $500 million on statues of herself and others. But to supporters, the statues symbolize her monumental success.
Efforts to end increasingly violent 'ragging' at universities are spurred by an accidental death.
Average rainfall dropped 29 percent from June to mid-August – prime planting season for India's 234 million farmers. It's the worst monsoon season in years –though an increasingly diverse economy will ease the overall impact.
The card's introduction, one of the largest IT projects in the world, will eliminate a patchwork of local IDs and is meant to improve the delivery of social services to the poor.
The neighboring countries agreed Thursday to work together on terrorism despite stalled peace talks. US secretary of state arrives Friday.
The ruling overturns a 150-year-old law in the deeply conservative country. The court said the law violated the Constitution.