Even though manual scavenging was banned in India in 1993, thousands still perform the task of cleaning, by hand, human waste.
Indian officials accuse Pakistan of violence in the disputed Himalayan border region. The allegation coincided with bombings in Jaipur.
Seven synchronized bombs exploded in the city of Jaipur Tuesday evening.
The Indian Premier League is altering the game and pulling in the best players from around the world.
A government-appointed committee says violence by the Maoist insurgency is growing and urges the government to talk with rebels.
The Maoist party had a surprisingly strong showing in recent elections. India is worried about the impact on its own Maoist rebel movement, the Naxalites.
15,000 security personnel shielded the Olympic torch on its truncated tour in New Delhi Thursday. Thousands of pro-Tibet protesters were kept from the route.
Last week, India's government expanded its ambitious program to provide 100 days of minimum-wage employment per year to millions of poor rural farmers.
Nearly half the buyers at India Fashion Week, held this month, came from abroad.
To transform itself into a 'world-class city,' India's capital is locking up panhandlers.
Threats against churches and prayer meetings in eastern states have risen in recent weeks.