Topic: West Bengal
For sheer drama, the Arab Spring is a hard act to follow. But as an indicator of democracy's long-term prospects in the developing world, the coming Indian Summer will be just as profound.
08/01/2011 11:06 am
The elections in four Indian states were read as something of a 'midterm' referendum, highlighting mounting concerns over corruption and lagging development.
05/13/2011 11:36 am
Photos of the Day Photos of the day 05/10
A train crash Monday killed more than 60 people in West Bengal, India, home of Maoist insurgents known as Naxilites. Authorities say it's too soon to say if it was sabotage.
07/19/2010 09:50 am
In Pictures India's Hidden War
Babar Ali, just a teenager himself, has started a free school in his parents' backyard for the poorest children in his village in India's West Bengal region.
06/14/2010 01:00 pm
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.
06/09/2010 12:19 pm
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.
05/28/2010 09:16 am
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.
05/11/2010 11:33 am
India Maoist rebels, who claim to champion the poor, have been labeled the country's worst internal security threat, with 12,000 fighters and a presence in 22 of 28 states. A Tuesday massacre of 73 police officers is the worst in recent memory.
04/06/2010 12:33 pm