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.
An Indian warship sank a Somali pirate 'mother ship.' At least 91 ships have been hijacked this year off the coast of Somalia.
The longtime rivals exchanged goods across the divided territory for the first time in 60 years.
Between 60,000 and 100,000 children in this state of 5.5 million people are thought to be orphans – including fatherless children with mothers too poor to care for them.
Some see a government hand in the fanatical Hindu anger against a minority and its converts.
The pro-independence protests in the Muslim-majority state are threatening India-Pakistan peace talks.
Riots sparked by a controversial land-transfer deal have widened to become pro-independence rallies.
International banks expect real estate prices to fall 25 percent, and annual GDP growth to slow.
As traditional handmade saris go out of fashion, their makers resort to unskilled labor to make ends meet.
Islamic militants claim to be targeting Indian cities to stoke communal tensions.
In wake of confidence vote, it faces shaky political alliances and corruption claims.
Its controversial deal to import US nuclear technology and fuel can now go ahead.
Veer Bhadra Mishra, a Hindu priest and former professor of hydraulics, has gained government approval for a pilot program.