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.
Residents suspect the involvement of widely resented security forces. But protests may not derail the relative peace of recent years.
The government warned of more attacks Monday after Naxalites called a two-day strike to protest an offensive in Lalgarh, West Bengal.
Repeat win by United Progressive Alliance shows faith in party on economy and security.
Despite economic downturn, voters gave the Congress Party a surprisingly strong mandate.
Prime Minister Rudd proposes $72 billion in new spending. US military can't protect it, say analysts.
Fans climbed trees and hopped fences in eastern India Friday to glimpse the political scion, who's campaigning nationwide amid parliamentary elections.
First the Chinese bronzes, now Gandhi's glasses?
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says the intricacy of attacks indicate Pakistani government link.
The Lal Mahal – India's oldest surviving Islamic palace – was demolished earlier this month, despite some efforts to better promote preservation.