, officially the Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west;China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism—originated here, whereas Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam arrived in the 1st millennium CE and also shaped the region's diverse culture. Gradually annexed by and brought under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom after the Indian Rebellion of 1857, India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi.

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'Positive step towards peace and stability': US welcomes India-Pakistan joint statement on ceasefire pacts

India TV 26 Feb 2021
"This is a positive step towards greater peace and stability in South Asia which is in our shared interest and we encourage both countries to keep building upon this progress," she said when asked about the joint statement that announced India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly ...
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Pakistan, India agree on LoC ceasefire

Dawn 26 Feb 2021
Pakistan and India on Thursday said that they had recommitted themselves to the 2003 ceasefire arrangement at the Line of Control and agreed to address the ‘core issues’ that could undermine peace and stability ... Qureshi terms agreement a positive development; Delhi says India desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan.
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US welcomes India-Pakistan joint statement on ceasefire

Hindustan Times 26 Feb 2021
"This is a positive step towards greater peace and stability in South Asia which is in our shared interest and we encourage both countries to keep building upon this progress," she said when asked about the joint statement that announced India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly ...
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ED attaches properties worth over Rs 2 crore of TPC member

The Times of India 26 Feb 2021
Ranchi. The Enforcement Directorate () on Thursday attached movable properties worth Rs 2.03 crore of a Tritya Prastuti Committee (TPC) extremist identified as Bindeshwar Ganjhu alias Bindu Ganjhu under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) ... The ED said further investigation in the matter is in progress ... more from times of india cities ... City. .
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Stocks stage 603-point rally ahead of FATF decision

Dawn 26 Feb 2021
... from the grey list and most to the receipt of positive statements from the board on the progress made by the country. Investor sentiments received a boost mid-day after reports of Pakistan and India agreeing to enforce the 2003 ceasefire and stop cross-border firing in Kashmir.
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HC raps T'gana, says daily Covid bulletin must

The Times of India 26 Feb 2021
HYDERABAD ... “Not in agreement with this abrupt decision,” a bench of Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy said ... “Upload all the details of your tests into the state-run portal,” they said ... The public health director was also regularly briefing the court on the progress made on the Covid-19 front ... more from times of india cities ... City. .
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A gender equality framework for India’s sciences and tech disciplines

Hindustan Times 25 Feb 2021
Greater gender equality in STEM is crucial, and in the larger interest of scientific progress and society. Currently, India is looking at a paradoxical situation where women are studying STEM subjects but there are not as many women in STEM careers ... Barbara Wickham is director-India, British Council.
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Pakistani FM terms ceasefire along LoC "important progress"

Sina 25 Feb 2021
25 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday described the ceasefire agreement jointly announced by Pakistan and India as an "important progress." ... Pakistan and India had declared a ceasefire along the LoC in 2003.
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India introduces new rules to regulate online content

Irish Independent 25 Feb 2021
Information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the new regulations were a “soft touch progressive institutional mechanism” required for the “security and sovereignty of India, public order, and sexually explicit material” ... India’s information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad (Manish Swarup/AP).
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Flexible and innovative higher education ecosystem being created in India: Minister

Yahoo Daily News 25 Feb 2021
'The NEP and its implementation have drawn global attention to India ... Amitabh Jhingan, leader and partner, education sector, EY India, said, 'The visionary and progressive NEP 2020 would support the more sustainable and long-lasting initiatives introduced by institutions as a reflex during the (COVID-19) pandemic.
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'Meghalaya is a potential role model for India': Lok Sabha Speaker

Hindustan Times 25 Feb 2021
Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha Speaker also said the North-East region of India has immense potential and capabilities. Hence, this region can lead the country on the path of progress. “Let us all resolve to build a strong Meghalaya, a vibrant North-East and a formidable India.
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India-Pakistan 'Strict Observance' of Ceasefire Positive Step for Stability - White House

Urdu Point 25 Feb 2021
"This is a positive step towards peace and stability in south Asia which is in our shared interest and we encourage both countries to keep building upon this progress.".
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India makes social media platforms accountable

Sina 25 Feb 2021
India on Thursday rolled out ... Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the new regulations were a “soft touch progressive institutional mechanism” required for the “security and sovereignty of India, public order, and rape or any other sexually explicit material.”.
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