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.
In the largest general strike since India's independence, millions of workers went on strike Feb. 28 for stronger labor laws and to protest the rising cost of living.
The hunger strike launched by Anna Hazare in Delhi has led to an outpouring of support from all over the country, but to end corruption you have to target the source.
The assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai in Kandahar is one of those moments when the long and bloody Afghanistan war comes into focus.
India's Communists assess electoral defeats, and renew commitment to democracy and mass struggle.
In India's state elections, the Communist-led left governments lost in West Bengal and Kerala.
Two Communist-led states of India, West Bengal, with a population of 90 million and Kerala, with 30 million, are in the midst of tough elections.