Half the Indian population are deprived of the basics of life such as food, energy, housing, drinking water, sanitation, health care, education and social security.
What were the issues culminating in this victory? The Left Democratic Front fought for the wages and living conditions of Kerala's workers and peasants.
The charges against Kanhaiya Kumar must be understood against the backdrop of the elections to be held in several Indian states.
Three decades after lethal gas swept through Bhopal, the central Indian city remains haunted by memories of the world's worst industrial disaster.
This is the first time since India won independence in 1947 that a rightist party has won a clear majority in parliament.
Landmark Supreme Court ruling allows people to identify themselves outside the traditional gender binary
Indian voters rejected the reactionary Hindu-nationalist party, known as the BJP, in a recent state election. The huge loss spells trouble for the ultra-right party in the 2014 national elections.
The Communist Party of India-Marxist and Communist Party of India bagged a total of 50 seats out of 60 in the state parliament.
Thousands poured onto the streets of India over the weekend to mourn the death of a pre-medical student who was subjected to a brutal gang rape.
Storeowners across India shut down their shops to protest the government's decision to allow foreign companies like Walmart access to the nation's retail market.