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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

IND

Website

India

Established

8/15/1947

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/13/2004


Institutions

Council of States

Government

Lok Sabha

President

State

Andhra Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh

Assam

Bihar

Chhattisgarh

Goa

Gujarat

Haryana

Himachal Pradesh

Jammu and Kashmir

Jharkhand

Karnataka

Kerala

Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra

Manipur

Meghalaya

Mizoram

Nagaland

Orissa

Punjab

Rajasthan

Sikkim

Tamil Nadu

Tripura

Uttar Pradesh

Uttaranchal

West Bengal

Territory

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Chandigarh

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Daman and Diu

Delhi

Lakshadweep

Pondicherry


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.


INFO LINKS

India Government Directory

India President

India Parliament

India Prime Minister

India Cabinet Secretariat

India Armed Forces

India Ministry of Defense

India Ministry of External Affairs (Foreign Ministry)

India Ministry of Home Affairs

India Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations

Embassy of India in the United States

Indian Elections.com

Indian National Anthem


MAP

 


MEDIA

Newspaper

Assam Tribune

Newspaper

Asian Age

Newspaper

Daily Excelsior

Newspaper

Economic Times India

Newspaper

Kashmir Observer

Newspaper

Kashmir Times

Newspaper

Telegraph India


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

2/20/2014 6:00 pm

News

Telangana: India parliament passes bill creating new state

IndyGeorgia

2/22/2013 9:00 am

Election Guide

Adolf Hitler stumping for votes in Indian election

Nothing wrong, just gone

10/27/2012 1:10 pm

News

Think American Politicians Say Crazy Things About Rape? Then You Haven't Been to India.

Picimpalious

8/1/2012 5:00 pm

News

India blackout, on second day, leaves 600 million without power

Scott³

4/23/2012 10:25 am

General

Indian campaign demands 'Right to Pee' for women

RP

3/28/2012 7:00 pm

General

Bicycle Thieves: In India, Parties Fight Over Political Symbols

Jason

3/16/2012 7:00 am

General

Is India's lack of toilets a cultural problem?

Jason

3/3/2012 3:00 pm

News

Surveys point to election blow for India's Gandhis

Picimpalious

10/22/2010 7:00 pm

News

Teleprompter to make its debut in Parliament when Obama speaks

Jason

10/5/2010 12:30 pm

Announcement

New language discovered in India

Homegrown Democrat

9/15/2010 4:20 am

Editorial

Should a woman marry her rapist?

Homegrown Democrat

8/10/2010 5:00 am

Statement

India terms US visa fee-hike plan ‘overwhelmingly protectionist'

Jason

5/3/2010 10:30 pm

Announcement

Mumbai attacker found guilty

ChronoT

3/20/2010 4:00 am

Humor

Sceptic challenges guru to kill him live on TV

Jason

7/15/2009 7:00 am

General

India to issue all 1.2 billion citizens with biometric ID cards

kal

7/2/2009 10:00 am

Legal Ruling

It's OK to be gay, Indian court rules

Monsieur

4/15/2009 11:00 am

Election Guide

A guide to India's coalitions

L'illusionniste

4/5/2009 6:00 am

News

India plans to test space shuttle in next 12 months

kal

2/10/2009 6:55 pm

Amusing

'Pink Panty' Women Target Extremist Right Wing Indian Leader

Brandon

2/4/2009 5:00 am

General

India warns Obama over Kashmir

kal

12/8/2008 3:00 pm

News

Poll boost for India's Congress

L'illusionniste

12/5/2008 7:35 am

News

In Anger Over Mumbai Attacks, Indians Vilify Their Politicians

ArmyDem

11/30/2008 12:00 am

News

Minister 'quits' over Mumbai attacks

L'illusionniste

9/23/2008 1:30 pm

News

CEO murdered by mob of sacked Indian workers

Sir Reginald Featherbottom III

7/24/2008 9:00 am

News

With Indian Politics, the Bad Gets Worse

ArmyDem

7/22/2008 8:50 am

News

Indian Legislators Begin Key Debate

ArmyDem

7/8/2008 6:00 am

News

India left ends coalition support

L'illusionniste

5/13/2008 5:00 pm

News

Bomb Blasts Kill Dozens In India; Police Say 60 Dead As 7 Bombs Rip Through Crowded Parts Of Western Indian City

Brandon

4/30/2008 9:25 am

News

In India, Even Gods Are Going Hungry

ArmyDem

3/26/2004 11:00 pm

Analysis

The Gujarat Pogrom of 2002

ChronoT

7/21/2007 2:00 pm

News

India's First Woman President Elected

Brandon

5/8/2007 6:50 pm

Perspective

[Indian Painter]Husain a soft target?

ChronoT

3/18/2007 7:00 pm

News

Wicketkeeper Dhoni's home attacked after Indian loss

ChronoT

12/8/2006 12:00 am

News

Speak up, sir...You need the extra small condoms?

ChronoT

11/24/2006 9:00 pm

News

Wipro denies 'dating allowance'

--

11/9/2006 5:00 am

Amusing

20 eunuchs to collect taxes in India

RP

9/29/2006 12:00 am

News

In Teeming India, Water Crisis Means Dry Pipes and Foul Sludge

ArmyDem

9/10/2006 8:40 pm

News

Gandhi calls on Indians to maintain calm

ChronoT

7/27/2006 7:00 pm

News

[India] New tactics: LeT infiltrates politics, security wings

ChronoT

7/26/2006 6:00 pm

Proposed Legislation

India may scrap gay sex law over HIV fears

RP

5/20/2006 6:00 pm

Idiocy

Indian Airlines Trims Fat From Flight Crew -- Literally

Brandon

5/15/2006 11:00 pm

Announcement

"Da Vinci" unites Indian Muslims and Christians

ChronoT

3/14/2006 11:40 pm

Announcement

Indian clerics issue anti-terror fatwa

ChronoT

12/4/2005 7:00 pm

Profile

Mile by Mile, India Paves a Smoother Road to Its Future

ArmyDem

11/28/2005 8:00 pm

Obituary

Gopal Vinayak Godse | Gandhi death plotter, 86

Nothing wrong, just gone

11/19/2005 4:00 pm

General

India's Mirza Backs Off Safe Sex Remarks

Nothing wrong, just gone

8/25/2005 7:15 pm

General

India moves to spread wealth

RP

3/22/2005 12:00 pm

News

Woman kills herself so blind sons can see

Brandon

10/14/2004 12:00 am

News

Couple told to become siblings

--

5/17/2004 12:00 am

News

India's Gandhi Faces Crisis; Stocks Crash

Gerald Farinas

5/15/2004 12:00 am

News

Storied Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty Revived; Ghandi Likely To Assume Prime Minister Seat This Week

Gerald Farinas

5/14/2004 12:00 am

News

Gandhi Moves to Form New India Government

Gerald Farinas

5/13/2004 12:00 am

News

Gandhi Family to Return to Power in India; Prime Minister Vajpayee Resigns

Ralphie

12/4/2003 12:00 am

Analysis

India's elections - who will learn the lessons?

Picimpalious

12/4/2003 12:00 am

News

Poll boost for Indian Government

Picimpalious

9/28/2003 12:00 am

News

Meteorite strikes Indian village

--

3/14/2003 11:06 pm

General

Beef-eating can be political no-no in India

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