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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. (Full article...)

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An Apa Tani tribal woman

The Apa Tani, also spelled as Tani or Apatani, is a tribal group of about 25,000 in the Apatani plateau Jiro, in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The Apa Tani tribe has Tibetan origins.

Shown in the picture above is a tribal woman wearing a nose ornaments made of bamboo, during a wedding celebration. Originally, this practice started because the women wanted to look unattractive to males from other tribes. The popularity of this practice has been on the decline in the recent years. Photo credit: Doniv

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10 September 2021 - COVID-19 pandemic
Former Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam is airlifted to India for treatment of COVID-19. (Etemaad)
6 September 2021 - COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 pandemic in India
COVID-19 vaccination in India
India administers 10,576,296 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours, setting a new record for the third time in the past 11 days. (Hindustan Times)
An industry executive says that India will increase its medical oxygen capacity to 15,000 tonnes in preparation for a third wave of COVID-19. (Reuters)

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