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By Barbara Crossette and Barbara Crossette,New York Times News Service | May 22, 1991
SRIPERAMBUDUR, India -- On the way to the rally 25 miles southwest of Madras, Rajiv Gandhi had been riding in the front seat, window open. A special fluorescent light mounted on the --board of the Indian-made Ambassador played on his face so that people could see him.They threw in flowers, their faces frenzied with happiness. At one point, Mr. Gandhi stopped to greet a shy woman being jostled by the crowd. He placed a scarf around her neck and spoke to her.In the previous national election campaign, Mr. Gandhi had been criticized for being too aloof, too insulated from the people he hoped to lead.
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February 23, 2011
The Arab world is quaking for democracy. Tunisia has led the surge; Egypt, Bahrain and Libya follow in its footsteps. Arab revolutionaries must learn from the events that have unfolded in every struggle for one's unalienable rights in the past, from that of Gandhi to Martin Luther King Jr. Reports continue to pour in ascribing violence to governments under siege. Libyan armies have even bombed certain parts of their own capital. Revolutionaries must consider the government's resort to violence as a weakness.
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By Ranjan Gupta | June 5, 1997
NEW DELHI -- The decision of Sonia Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi's Italian widow, to enter politics by becoming a member of the Congress Party heralds the return of the Gandhi dynasty to Indian politics.After the assassinations of her husband Rajiv and mother-in-law Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi gave the impression that she was not interested in public life. Two factors influenced her change of mind. The first was the conclusion of a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into what is known as the Bofors arms deal, which according to leaked reports had implicated Rajiv Gandhi.
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January 19, 2008
Jan. 19 1944 The federal government relinquished control of the nation's railroads following settlement of a wage dispute. 1966 Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India.
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By HENRY CHU and HENRY CHU,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 24, 2006
NEW DELHI -- Sonia Gandhi, head of India's ruling party, resigned from parliament yesterday to defuse a growing controversy over whether she illegally held two political posts at once. However, the country's most powerful woman said she would run again in the by-election for her seat, a contest she is almost certain to win and that would return her to the Lok Sabha, or lower house, within six months. Gandhi, 59, announced she was quitting parliament and her position on the government's National Advisory Council after opposition politicians accused her of violating a decades-old law forbidding legislators from holding other jobs offering pay or perks.
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By Bail L. Rao | April 1, 1997
MY INTRODUCTION to Mohandas K. Gandhi came through my grandmother, an orthodox Brahmin widow with a clean-shaven head. She had lost her husband when she was only 16.Gandhi to her was an incarnation of evil who was destroying the country by creating unrest.''The place where we live now,'' she told me, ''was a forest at one time where robbers roamed and pillaged every one in sight. The company man restored order and brought peace and prosperity to the region.'' The ''company man'' referred to the British, who ruled India at the time.
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By RONALD H. BROWN | January 16, 1995
Raj Gat, India. -- In 1893 a young attorney named Mohandas Gandhi was thrown off a South African train for refusing to sit in a segregated car reserved for ''coloreds.''Jolted by the experience, Gandhi spent 20 years battling racism in South Africa. Returning to India, he spent the remainder of his life struggling to expel the British Raj and unite the people of this nation. Gandhi's medium was nonviolent protest, satyagraha, a courageous political philosophy that demands of its disciples extraordinary discipline and love, and challenges not the power, but the conscience of its opponents.
NEWS
November 10, 1990
India's problems have not been solved by the challenge to the doughty socialist, Chandra Shekhar, to form a minority government. Nor have they been ameliorated, or even postponed. Mr. Shekhar, who has never held government office, will realize a lifelong ambition to be prime minister.That's nice. He controls one-tenth of the members of the lowehouse of parliament and will be kept in power and restrained by the Congress Party and its leader, Rajiv Gandhi. Mr. Gandhi, humiliated and dispatched from power in the election last November, will be the power behind the scene as long as he controls two-fifths of the members of parliament, and he will decide when an election is called and on what issue.
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By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni | January 27, 1995
Atherton, Calif. -- JANUARY brings the anniversary of the violent end of Mohandas K. Gandhi, called the Mahatma, at the hands of one who today would be characterized as a crazed Hindu fundamentalist.As 1995 begins, world peace becomes ever more illusionary with ethnic and territorial clashes overtaking the global community. One cannot but feel nostalgia for the man who reinvented nonviolence to help the cause of beleaguered people everywhere.To many Indians, Gandhi symbolized the second coming of the Messiah in his austerity, love of fellow humans and his mission of peace.
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By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 28, 1991
An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun incorrectly reported that Monday was the 31st anniversary of the death of Indian leader Jawaharlal Nehru. In fact, Nehru died 27 years ago.NEW DELHI -- Indian police said yesterday that they have arrested a suspected accomplice in the assassination last week of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.The police said the woman was being questioned but declined to provide details about the interrogation.They said the woman, identified as a 30-year-old, Sri Lankan Tamil named Vasanthi, was taken into custody Sunday night at a bus stop in the southern city of Cuddalore, roughly 90 miles south of where Mr. Gandhi was murdered by a bomb blast at a campaign rally.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,Sun reporter | July 27, 2007
Kriti Gandhi is $10,000 richer, thanks to intense preparation, a little luck, and a nudge of encouragement by her family. Gandhi, an 18-year-old graduate of Centennial High School, competed in the Jeopardy! Summer Games Teen Tournament, which has been airing on national television the past two weeks. On Wednesday night, Gandhi's winning ways ended with a loss in the semifinal round. For making it to the semifinals, she earned a $10,000 payoff. (She amassed $17,700 in winnings her first round, but contestants don't get to keep the opening round money unless they advance to the final round.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,sun reporter | July 25, 2007
Kriti Gandhi, an 18-year-old graduate of Centennial High School, won her opening round of the Jeopardy! Summer Games Teen Tournament and has advanced to the semifinals. On the program that aired Wednesday, Gandhi defeated two contestants to earn $17,700. Her semifinal round will be televised today at 7 p.m. on WMAR (Channel 2) in Baltimore and at 7:30 p.m. on WJLA (Channel 7) in Washington. If Gandhi wins tonight, she advances to the finals, which will air tomorrow and Friday. "It's actually really surreal," said the McGill University-bound teenager.
NEWS
July 15, 2007
An embarrassment of blossoms was heaped upon the offices of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services last week - a hundred, perhaps even a thousand, bouquets of protest. They came from people (most of them Indians) who are working here legally but have been waiting years for green cards, and have been jerked around in the past few weeks by an announcement that a certain number of green cards for highly skilled immigrants would be made available as of July 2, if the final paperwork was submitted, followed by an announcement that no green cards would be available as of July 2. The protest organizers hit upon the idea of flowers.
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By HENRY CHU and HENRY CHU,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 24, 2006
NEW DELHI -- Sonia Gandhi, head of India's ruling party, resigned from parliament yesterday to defuse a growing controversy over whether she illegally held two political posts at once. However, the country's most powerful woman said she would run again in the by-election for her seat, a contest she is almost certain to win and that would return her to the Lok Sabha, or lower house, within six months. Gandhi, 59, announced she was quitting parliament and her position on the government's National Advisory Council after opposition politicians accused her of violating a decades-old law forbidding legislators from holding other jobs offering pay or perks.
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | January 27, 2006
A governor and his lieutenant. Professional football players, TV and radio personalities, and a gazillionaire's wife. They're some of Maryland's richest and most powerful people, and they're jumping into the bay tomorrow. Yes, it has been a mild January. But not that mild.Water temp the other day was 41 degrees. What accounts for such foolishness? I could tell you it's a fundraiser for the Special Olympics and pretend that that answers the question. But think about it: How did philanthropy ever get mixed up with Fear Factor-style dares?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2005
Address: blog.outer-court. com / quiz / What's the point?: This site, which is not affiliated with Google, but which is affiliated with a blog about Google, uses Google's image search to create a game. It shows you a sampling of images, and you have to guess the search term. What to look for: An off switch! OK, there isn't one, but it's so addictive you'll want one. Correct answers bring the player the bonus prize of quotes from people ranging from Oscar Wilde to Gandhi, so you will feel literate at the same time.
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By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 25, 1991
DELHI, India -- Aided by a white-bearded Hindu priest, Rajiv Gandhi's 19-year-old son sprinkled water from the sacred Ganges River on his slain father's funeral pyre.Rahul Gandhi then circled the shrouded corpse seven times with a small burning torch in his hand. Bending over, he gingerly ignited the stack of sandalwood.Black smoke billowed up from what quickly became a roaring fire. Bugles sounded over a stream of Hindi-language prayers. In the distance, tens of thousands of mourners strained against stick-wielding security forces in more than 100-degree heat.
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By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 23, 1991
NEW DELHI, India -- The long-entrenched elders of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's political party moved quickly yesterday to continue his family's political dynasty by nominating his Italian-born wife as its new leader.Sonia Gandhi's appointment capped an emotional day in India'scapital, one in which her husband's body was brought back to receive full state funeral honors.The choice of Mrs. Gandhi, 45, as her assassinated husband's successor was immediately criticized by political analysts as the latest example of senior leaders' inability to reform the Congress Party, a once-dominant but now deeply troubled organization.
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