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What influence does India have on Bangladesh?

In South Asia, India has clear influence on Nepal, and Bhutan. It won't be an exaggeration to say that India controls their affairs. India is also active in Afghanistan. Regarding Sri Lanka, India's ...
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Did Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi really violated principle of Indian foreign policy in recent Howdy Modi event?

Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi recently was in the United States to attain "Howdy Modi" event.Where he said the sentence "AAb Ki Baar Trump Sarkar - his time Trump Government". The opposition ...
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Why do Pakistan and China maintain LOC, and LOAC with India respectively?

Here are the lines I am talking about, My point is if Pakistan and China control some territory of Kashmir, why are they keeping those issues dangling for years rather than establishing international ...
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Why does India want Kashmir so much?

Pakistan wants Kashmir because at the point of the partition Kashmir was (and still is to this day) a predominantly Muslim region. Therefore, Pakistan is looking out for what it considers its people. ...
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Lying in election affidavits

The former education minister of India, Smriti Irani has been caught lying in her previous election affidavits about her educational qualifications. She had at times, claimed to be a Yale graduate, a ...
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What is the role of the Indian States in implementation of the Motor Vehicles Act, 2019?

The Motor Vehicles Act. 2019 was recently passed by the Indian Parliament but some states like West Bengal have refused to enact the law in their states whereas states like Gujarat have drastically ...
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Why do some states in India have a unicameral legislature and some have a Bicameral one?

I recently learnt that some states in India have a Bicameral legislature whereas some others have a Unicameral legislature. Why is this so? FYI: The Parliament of India (at the national level) ...
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What will happen to MLAs who were missing for the Karnataka CM HD floor test?

On the floor test day BJP garnered 105 votes of the required 103 since only 205 MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly), out of the full capacity of 222 MLAs, were present on the floor. What will ...
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Why is there no willingness in the international community to step in between Pakistan and India?

Pakistan and India are both nuclear powers. And, unlike other nations, such as North Korea vs USA, Pakistan and India genuinely hate each other and have since the two countries came into existence. ...
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Why is the President of India not elected directly?

When the Presidential election of India rolls around, The people aren’t involved in the electoral process but it is the MPs and MLA’s of the State and National Assemblies who elect the President. So ...
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Anti defection law, India

Anti-defection law of India states that "A legislator is deemed to have defected if he either voluntarily gives up the membership of his party or disobeys the directives of the party leadership on a ...
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What is the political meaning of “shaheed” in India?

Literally, the word "shaheed" in Arabic means "martyr". But the word also has a more specific political meaning. In the Middle East, the term "shaheed" often indicates a Muslim suicide bomber acting ...
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Scrapping of article 370 from Indian Constitution

The government of India scrapped off article 370 making Jammu and Kashmir an Union Territory. Is it possible on the part of the government to convert any Indian state to a Union Territory?
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Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

After India abrogated the Article 370 and accessed Kashmir to the Indian union, there has been huge opposition from the Pakistani administration. What I want to know is whether Pakistan Occupied ...
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Why does India not want any International intervention in the Kashmir Issue?

India is in a strong position always and doesn't want any international intervention in the Kashmir issue. This can also be observed from India's reply given to Mr. Donald Trump's recent remark about ...
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What accounts for the low level of immigration from India to China?

In the 2010 census, China counted its foreign nationals: Of the foreign nationals, 120,750 were from the Republic of Korea, 71,493 were from the United States, 66,159 were from Japan, 39,776 were ...
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Where can I get census data containing details about each person of a particular village in India?

I am doing research on a project. And for that, I need details like- age, jobs, income, etc. of all persons of a particular village in India. I have already searched for census data , but I got only ...
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Why is the military so much involved in Pakistan's establishment as compared to India?

Both India and Pakistan got independence at the same time and started their progress, but there is a clear contrast between Military's involvement in Politics/Establishment between the two countries. ...
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Is Article 370 of the Indian constitution regarding Jammu and Kashmir a temporary provision? Can it be removed?

Article 370 of the Indian constitution is an article that gives autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Mr. Amit Shah, the BJP President, said recently that this provision is temporary, ...
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Converting a State to Union Territory

Recently Indian ruling government declared a state Jammu and Kashmir as Union territory by splitting the state into two parts. Why was this done, what are reasons for doing this. Background: This ...
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In India, can cabinet ministers vote in the house that they are not part of?

Cabinet ministers are allowed to visit either of the houses - Rajya Sabha or Lok Sabha - to discuss and debate the various bills. After the discussion when the bill goes to the division of votes, do ...
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Does disqualification by defection or by voluntary resignation make any difference to the ruling party in India?

There is a political crisis occurring in the Indian state of Karnataka. According to this article, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly has the strength of 224 elected members, and when the crisis ...
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Can an Indian President/Prime Minister send someone to jail without filing a case?

I'm learning Democratic Politics in 9th Grade. I had this doubt for a long time. Can an Indian President/Prime Minister send someone to jail without filing a case?
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What is the mid-term election in India?

I just wanted someone to explain me in a simple manner what the mid-term election in India is. What are the requirements and how is it conducted ?
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Regarding the status of dependent Indian migrants in the US

I am reading an article on the draft migration Bill that was introduced in the Indian parliament this year. In the article the authors mention about the status of dependent Indian migrants as ...
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India and China's trade future with Iran

Please give specific answers rather than trivial ones. As Donald Trump has warned to impose sanctions on all countries trading petroleum resources with Iran, what is the present trade scenario of ...
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Why some politicians not reducing corruption even after they earned for their 100 generations? [closed]

I am from South India. I am always voting to politicians with the hope of they will take care of people after they win. Generally, politicians are earning money by involving in corruption, In some of ...
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Wealth disparity in India

Why is the wealth disparity increasing in India despite it being a socialist country? Is India a socialist country only in name? Even though the preamble to the constitution of India explicitly ...
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Why are some parties not accepting the 2019 election results in India? [closed]

The non-BJP parties like Congress and the Mahagathbandhan are not willing to accept their defeat in the general elections of 2019. What reasons do these parties state for not accepting the election ...
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What is the difference between North Eastern Council (NEC) and other zonal councils of India?

The zones created for the administration of Indian states region wise didn't comprise North-Eastern states, for their development a special North Eastern Council was set up in 1971, what is the ...
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Reservations in Promotion

The Supreme Court ruled in favour of reservation in promotions for OBCs in India. How do they make the distinction between merit and efficiency in this way? Won't an inefficient person who is ...
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Is there any sign of the BJP endorsing Imran Khan after Khan endorsed Modi?

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has all along led the allegation that Pakistan was funding and supporting the opposition in India. BJP followers in India have been attacking Imran Khan for ...
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Did Modi violate the Anti-Defection Law?

The Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi has said that he is in touch with 40 lawmakers belonging to Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) and that they will quit the party once the LS elections are over ...
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Maya Kodnani's phonecalls to Narendra Modi during a massacre

During the Naroda-Patiya massacre, Maya Kodnani (who was the sitting BJP MLA from the same area during the time of conviction) was found to be on the site during the violence in 2002, contrary to her ...
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Why does India say that Kashmir is its integral part 'atoot ang' but then refuse to talk about Kashmir on an international level?

India has claimed that Kashmir is its integral part but then refuses to discuss it in international forums (the latest 'Kashmir is an internal issue' by Sushma Maharaj at the OIC). If Kashmir is ...
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Why was Gandhi not awarded the Nobel peace prize?

Mahatma Gandhi is known worldwide for his non-violent approach and for his efforts in gaining India's independence through peaceful methods. Many past winners have publicly acknowledged Gandhi's ...
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Did Modi break the same law that got Indira Gandhi debarred?

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has found to have asked government officials to provide information on places that he will be canvassing during his campaign trail. It has come to be seen that he ...
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Lokpal Act and Jan Lokpal Bill, what's the difference between these two bills?

What's the difference between the the Lokpal Act and the Jan Lokpal Bill in Indian Politics?
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Why is Rajasthan pro BJP in the LS elections but not in the state elections?

The Congress had won the state elections in Rajasthan, and the people were extremely disappointed by Vasundhara Raje's governance. However, most political analysts say that BJP will win a majority in ...
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Privacy of voting in India

Is the voting process in India really a private affair? Recently, an MLA belonging to the ruling party has threatened voters that Prime Minister Modi has installed cameras in the polling booth ...
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Veterans appealing against politicization of the army

Recently, veterans of the Indian army had written a letter to the President of India complaining about the politicization of the army and its operations. The ruling government had denied about this ...
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Reasons behind selective filtering of immigrants by India

The president of the ruling party (BJP) promised during election campaigning that only refugees belonging to Hindu, Sikh and Buddha will be allowed into India. The government also seems to be thinking ...
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Are village-by-village elections results published in Indian General election to the Lok Sabha

Is it possible to find out from published returns, or otherwise, how an individual village voted in the Indian Elections to the Lok Sabha? Maneka Gandhi, one of the sitting MPs in India belonging to ...
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Why won't UK Prime Ministers formally apologise for the Amritsar massacre?

A BBC article today recalls the trapping and shooting to death of 379 - 1000 Indian protesters by British troops in 1919. While Winston Churchill called it "monstrous" in 1920, David Cameron paid his ...
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Is it allowed to invoke religion while campaigning in India?

I have seen a lot of politicians invoking religion while campaigning for elections in India. They usually drive up an "us vs them" mob mentality. While I feel that this is ethically wrong, is this ...
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Failure of Ujjwala Scheme (LPG subsidies) in India

Despite massive publicity, the Government of India's much-hyped Ujjwala scheme which had promised to wean away rural women from using wood as fuel in the kitchens has failed big time. What are the ...
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What concessions did India make to get jets 9% cheaper in the Rafale deal

The Modi government claims that the Rafale deal it brokered is cheaper than the original deal by 9%. How did it achieve this? What concessions did Modi give to Dassault in order to get the deal at a ...
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Why doesn't the Indian government hold a referendum in Kashmir?

On 21 April 1948, a resolution on Kashmir was adopted by the UNSC. According to that resolution, India should hold a referendum in Kashmir. Given the current chaotic situation in Kashmir, why doesn't ...
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Manifesto Preparation by Political parties in India

I was browsing through the manifesto of INC for the parliamentary election, 2019. There were some really good ideas in all areas. The promises and plan of action were spread across all types of topics ...
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To what extent do Kashmiri people desire independence?

This is a link to an Indian debate show, where they discuss a "shocking poll" that reveals "73% of people in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir want freedom from Pakistan". Question: Is this true, and what ...