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  India
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  President  Ram Nath Kovind 0 17 +31.30%
  Government  Narendra Modi 2 19 +48.71%
 Council of States    
  Lok Sabha  Bharatiya Janata Party 0 19 +46.31%
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 Himachal Pradesh    
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 Sikkim    
 Tamil Nadu    
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 Uttarakhand    
 West Bengal    
Territory
 Andaman and Nicobar Islands    
 Chandigarh    
 Dadra and Nagar Haveli    
 Daman and Diu    
 Delhi    
 Jammu and Kashmir    
 Ladakh    
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 Puducherry    


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Laccadive Sea  

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Last ModifiedGerald Farinas May 13, 2004 10:43am
Description Republic of India

A former British colony with the British monarch having reigned with the title of Emperor of India, India today is the largest democracy in the world. The nation is in Southern Asia bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan. It is slightly more than one-third the size of the United States. Its people primarily speak English (the official language of the government) and Hindi (the national language). Over 80% of Indians are Hindu and 12% Muslim.

With its capital in New Delhi, India is comprised of 28 states and 7 union territories. Governance takes the form of a parliamentary federal republic led by a President elected by an electoral college. The head of government is the Prime Minister and his or her Council of Ministers. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the bicameral parliament (Sansad) consisting of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) and the People's Assembly (Lok Sabha).

India's struggle for independence from British colonial rule is often studied worldwide with an emphasis on the nonviolent nature of the revolution, led by Mohandas Ghandi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Independence finally came in 1947. India was then separated into secular India and a separate Muslim state called Pakistan. In 1971, war broke out between the two states leading to the creation of the separate nations of Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan). Today, conflict between India and Pakistan over the territory of Kashmir continues. Adding to the volatility of the conflict, both India and Pakistan are world nuclear powers.

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Apr 21, 2021 02:00am News ‘The system has collapsed’: India’s descent into Covid hell  Article IndyGeorgia 
Feb 20, 2020 12:00am Commentary How Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart   Article RP 
Sep 06, 2018 06:00am Legal Ruling India court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling  Article RP 
Oct 30, 2017 07:00am News Hardline Hindu nationalists campaign against Taj Mahal  Article IndyGeorgia 
Feb 22, 2013 09:00am Election Guide Adolf Hitler stumping for votes in Indian election  Article Thomas Walker 
Oct 27, 2012 01:10pm News Think American Politicians Say Crazy Things About Rape? Then You Haven't Been to India.  Article 411 Name Removed 

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