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Paniyas : The unknown untouchables

Numerically the Paniyars form the largest single tribe in Kerala

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Pazhaverkadu: The Untold story

Pulicat (Pazhaverkadu) is historically a remarkable place, an abode for Portuguese, Dutch, the Cholas, Vijayanagar, Arabs and finally the British.

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SHAKTHI

A Documentary on Pulayan Tribes of Anaimalai Hills

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The Parliament – Organisation and Composition of the Two Houses -1

The Parliament is the legislative organ of the Union government. It occupies a pre-eminent and central position in the Indian democratic political system due to adoption of the parliamentary form of government, also known as ‘Westminster’ model of government. Articles 79 to 122 in Part V of the Constitution deal with the organisation, composition, duration, […]

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Central Government – The Prime Minister

In the scheme of parliamentary system of government provided by the constitution, the President is the nominal executive authority (de jure executive) and Prime Minister is the real executive authority (de facto executive). In other words, president is the head of the State while Prime Minister is the head of the government. APPOINTMENT OF THE […]

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Central Government -The Vice-President

The Vice-President occupies the second highest office in the country. He is accorded a rank next to the President in the official warrant of precedence. This office is modelled on the lines of the American Vice-President. ELECTION The Vice-President, like the president, is elected not directly by the people but by the method of indirect […]

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Sri Lanka and Nepal – 1

Political problems Politically, Nepal was a monarchy till 1990, when widespread protests led to the establishment of a multi-party system. The first parliamentary elections were held in 1991, and two further general elections were conducted in 1994 and 1999. The fledgling democracy faced considerable political instability; in the first 12 years of democratization, there were […]

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Pakistan after Independence -3

REFUEGEE MOVEMENTS: In the years immediately before partition, there was widespread violence between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities across India. Although congress and the Muslim League called for calm, the summer of 1947 saw rioting which led to numerous deaths. When the boundary of the two nations was demarcated and announced in August 1947, things […]

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Pakistan after Independence -2

SOCIAL PROMLEMS: Pakistan was mainly made up of five different groups: The Pakhtuns in the north the Balochs in the west the Sindhis in the south the Punjabis in the north-east the Bengalis in the east These people had different traditions, cultures, languages, and lifestyles. The British system of government had given these diverse people […]

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Pakistan after Independence -1

  Introduction: On 14 august 1947, Pakistan became an independent country. But it faced many problems. Not only did it have to find a way to set up a new government in a country with limited resources, but it had to do so in the face of some of the most serious communal violence ever […]

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Problems of South East Asia -3

  Racial Riots- The 1964 July racial riots in Singapore is considered to be one of the worst incidents in the history of Singapore as this riot killed 22 people and caused 454 to suffer severe injuries. This riot occurred during the procession to celebrate Mawlid where twenty-five thousand Malay had gathered at the Padang. […]

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Problems of South East Asia -2

  POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF SOUTH-EAST ASIA Economic and Human Issues-   Southeast Asia encompasses countries at dramatically different stages of economic and human development. Burma and Cambodia are among the world’s low-income countries, as classified by the World Bank, while Singapore is the third-richest country in the world measured by GDP per capita. […]

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