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- Q2: It's "Odisha", not "Orissa"! It's "Bengaluru", not "Bangalore"!
- A2: This article uses the name that is most commonly used by English-language reliable sources. See WP:COMMONNAME.
- Q3: Why was my content removed?
- A3: The India page adheres to summary style, sticking to core topics and skipping excess details. Consider expanding daughter articles, such as History of India, instead. To update economy figures or other content, cite credible sources. See WP:V.
- Q4: Why aren't there sections on science and technology, education, media, etc?
- A4: New sections require talk-page consensus. In archived discussions, it was decided to keep them out. See WP:WPC.
- Q5: Why was my image or external link removed?
- A5: To add or remove images and links, start a thread on this page first. See WP:FP?, WP:IMAGE, and WP:EL.
- Q6: The map is wrong!
- A6: The map shows the actual borders and all related claims; it cannot exclusively present the official views of India, Pakistan, or China. See WP:NPOV.
- Q7: India is a superpower!
- A7: Consult the archives of this talk page for discussions of India's status as a superpower before adding any content that makes the suggestion. See WP:DUE.
- Q8: Delhi is a state!
- A8: To create an Indian state, the Parliament of India must pass a law to that effect—see Articles 2 through 4 of the Constitution of India, full text here. The Sixty-ninth Amendment, which was enacted in 1991, added Article 239AA to the constitution. It proclaimed the National Capital Territory of Delhi, gave it a legislative assembly, and accorded it special powers that most union territories lack. But Delhi was not made a state. Several crucial powers were retained by the central government, such as responsibility for law and order; nor does Delhi have a governor; instead, a lieutenant governor presides. Unlike Himachal Pradesh, which gained statehood in 1970, and Goa, which gained it in 1987, Delhi continues to be listed as a union territory by the First Schedule.
- Q9: Add Hindi as the national language!
- A9: Hindi is the official language, not national language. There is no national language, but there are constitutionally recognized languages, commonly known as Schedule 8 languages. English also serves as a subsidiary official language until the universal use of Hindi is approved by the states and parliament.