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Portal:India
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India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bh?rat Ga?ar?jya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. The nation's capital city is New Delhi. (Full article...)

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News

5 October 2022 -
Twenty-five people are killed and over a dozen others are injured when a bus falls from a mountainous road into a gorge in Uttarakhand, India. (CNA)
4 October 2022 -
Ten people are killed and 11 others are reported missing after an avalanche in Draupadi ka Danda, Uttarakhand, India. (AP)
2 October 2022 -
Twenty-six people are killed and ten others are injured when a tractor pulling a wagon with around 40 people on board overturns into a pond in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. (AP)
29 September 2022 - Abortion in India
The Supreme Court of India strikes down a portion of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act that forbade unmarried women from having an abortion, thus legalising the procedure for all women until the 24th week of pregnancy. The ruling also notes that forcing a woman to carry the child could constitute marital rape, which is not, however, recognised as an offence in India. (Al Jazeera)
16 September 2022 - 2022 South Asian floods
Twelve people are killed by heavy rains in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, with nine of the people killed when a wall collapsed. (AP)

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