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India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, 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. (Full article...)

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Battle at Lanka (1649-53), from the Indian Hindu epic Ramayana by the 17th century Muslim painter Sahibdin. It depicts monkey army of the protagonist Rama (top left, blue figure) fighting the demon-king of the king of Lanka, Ravana in order to save Rama's kidnapped wife Sita. The painting depicts multiple events in the battle against the three-headed demon general Trisiras, in bottom left - Trisiras is beheaded by the monkey-companion of Rama - Hanuman.

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29 July 2021 – COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 pandemic in India
28 July 2021 –
Eighteen migrant workers are dead and at least 30 more are wounded when their bus is hit by a truck in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India. (BBC)
26 July 2021 – Insurgency in Northeast India
Five policemen are killed and more than 50 people are wounded in the Indian state of Assam during clashes with Mizoram due to a border dispute. (Al Jazeera)
25 July 2021 –
Nine people are killed and three more are wounded in Himachal Pradesh, India, after being hit by falling boulders. (BBC)
25 July 2021 – COVID-19 pandemic
Albania reports its first case of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, which was originally detected in India, (Euronews Albania)

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Timeline of Indian history, Indus Valley Civilisation, Dholavira, Science and technology in ancient India, Meluhha, Aryan invasion theory, Out of India theory, Greek conquests in India, Indian maritime history, Maurya Empire, Ashoka, Shunga Empire, Hoysala Empire, Vijayanagara, Satavahana dynasty, Indo-Greek Kingdom, Indo-Scythians, Indo-Parthian Kingdom, Kushan Empire, Western Satraps, Gupta Empire, Chola dynasty, Pala Empire, Islamic incursions in India, Mughal Empire, Maratha Empire, British Raj, East India Company, Governor-General, Viceroy, War of Independence, 1857, Indian independence movement, Indian National Army, Azad Hind, Quit India Movement, Partition of India, History of Republic of India, Non-Aligned Movement, Sino-Indian War, Indo-Pakistani War of 1947–1948, Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Kargil War, 2001–02 India–Pakistan standoff, Military, Demographic


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