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DescriptionRepublic 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 23, 2012 10:25am General Indian campaign demands 'Right to Pee' for women  Article RP 
Mar 28, 2012 07:00pm General Bicycle Thieves: In India, Parties Fight Over Political Symbols  Article Jason 
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Mar 03, 2012 03:00pm News Surveys point to election blow for India's Gandhis  Article Picimpalious 
Oct 22, 2010 07:00pm News Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks  Article Jason 
Sep 15, 2010 04:20am Editorial Should a woman marry her rapist?  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Aug 10, 2010 05:00am Statement India terms US visa fee-hike plan ‘overwhelmingly protectionist'   Article Jason 
May 03, 2010 10:30pm Announcement Mumbai attacker found guilty  Article Forwardista 
Jul 15, 2009 07:00am General India to issue all 1.2 billion citizens with biometric ID cards  Article kal 
Jul 02, 2009 10:00am Legal Ruling It's OK to be gay, Indian court rules  Article Monsieur 
Apr 15, 2009 11:00am Election Guide A guide to India's coalitions  Article New Jerusalem 
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Feb 04, 2009 05:00am General India warns Obama over Kashmir  Article kal 
Dec 08, 2008 03:00pm News Poll boost for India's Congress   Article New Jerusalem 
Dec 05, 2008 07:35am News In Anger Over Mumbai Attacks, Indians Vilify Their Politicians  Article ArmyDem 
Nov 30, 2008 12:00am News Minister 'quits' over Mumbai attacks  Article New Jerusalem 
Sep 23, 2008 01:30pm News CEO murdered by mob of sacked Indian workers  Article Bob 
Jul 24, 2008 09:00am News With Indian Politics, the Bad Gets Worse  Article ArmyDem 
Jul 22, 2008 08:50am News Indian Legislators Begin Key Debate  Article ArmyDem 
Jul 08, 2008 06:00am News India left ends coalition support  Article New Jerusalem 
May 13, 2008 05:00pm News Bomb Blasts Kill Dozens In India; Police Say 60 Dead As 7 Bombs Rip Through Crowded Parts Of Western Indian City  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 30, 2008 09:25am News In India, Even Gods Are Going Hungry  Article ArmyDem 
Jul 21, 2007 02:00pm News India's First Woman President Elected  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 08, 2007 06:50pm Perspective [Indian Painter]Husain a soft target?  Article Forwardista 
Mar 18, 2007 07:00pm News Wicketkeeper Dhoni's home attacked after Indian loss  Article Forwardista 
Dec 08, 2006 12:00am News Speak up, sir...You need the extra small condoms?  Article Forwardista 
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Sep 29, 2006 12:00am News In Teeming India, Water Crisis Means Dry Pipes and Foul Sludge  Article ArmyDem 
Sep 10, 2006 08:40pm News Gandhi calls on Indians to maintain calm  Article Forwardista 
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Jul 26, 2006 06:00pm Proposed Legislation India may scrap gay sex law over HIV fears  Article RP 
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Nov 19, 2005 04:00pm General India's Mirza Backs Off Safe Sex Remarks  Article Thomas Walker 
Aug 25, 2005 07:15pm General India moves to spread wealth  Article RP 
Mar 22, 2005 12:00pm News Woman kills herself so blind sons can see  Article Brandonius Maximus 
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May 15, 2004 12:00am News Storied Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty Revived; Ghandi Likely To Assume Prime Minister Seat This Week  Article Gerald Farinas 
May 14, 2004 12:00am News Gandhi Moves to Form New India Government  Article Gerald Farinas 
May 13, 2004 12:00am News Gandhi Family to Return to Power in India; Prime Minister Vajpayee Resigns  Article Ralphie 
Mar 26, 2004 11:00pm Analysis The Gujarat Pogrom of 2002  Article Forwardista 
Dec 04, 2003 12:00am News Poll boost for Indian Government  Article Picimpalious 
Dec 04, 2003 12:00am Analysis India's elections - who will learn the lessons?  Article Picimpalious 
Sep 28, 2003 12:00am News Meteorite strikes Indian village  Article Servo 
Mar 14, 2003 11:06pm General Beef-eating can be political no-no in India  Article Servo