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Iranian envoy touts 'peaceful' nuke plan

TEHRAN, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A top Iranian envoy said his country was willing to prove to the world its nuclear ambitions are peaceful.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 19, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007.
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Separatist Sikh leader Chauhan dies

NEW DELHI, April 11 (UPI) -- Jagjit Singh Chauhan, whose efforts to create a separate "land of the pure" for the Sikhs led to much violence, died in India at age 80. Chauhan, a dentist by profession who led the "Khalistan" campaign from London after leaving India, died last Wednesday

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
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India pays tribute to Indira Gandhi

NEW DELHI, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- India paid tribute to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the anniversary of her 89th birthday Sunday, celebrated as National Integration Day.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.
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Suicide rate high for India's farmers

BHADUMARI, India, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Suicides among farmers in India reached 17,107 in 2003, and anecdotal reports suggest the trend is ongoing, a report said Tuesday. The high suicide rates have been building for years and have been attributed in part to economic troubles facing the populou

Tigers may be at risk of extinction

NEW DELHI, April 8 (UPI) -- An official tiger "census" in India estimates the number of animals in the wild at about 3,700, but critics say that is more than double the real figure.

Sonia Gandhi resigns parliamentary seat

NEW DELHI, March 23 (UPI) -- Sonia Gandhi, leader of India's Congress Party, preempted opposition attacks by quitting her parliamentary seat which she may retake at a later time.

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Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2006 with 286 to follow.
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Airbus Chief Operating Officer John Leahy gestures as he stands in front of Airbus A380 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on May 7 2007. The aircraft flew into Delhi on Sunday to carry out feasibility tests.The first commercial A380 plane will roll out late this year. Airbus has already booked firm orders for over 150 planes from various airlines across the world, including India's Kingfisher Airlines. (UPI Photo)
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Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (Hindi: इंदिरा प्रियदर्शिनी गांधी Indirā Priyadarśinī Gāndhī; née: Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, a total of fifteen years. She is India's only female prime minister to date. She is the world's all time longest serving female Prime Minister.

Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917 into the politically influential Nehru Family. Her father was Jawaharlal Nehru and her mother was Kamala Nehru. It is a common myth to relate the name Gandhi with Mahatma Gandhi, but her surname is from her marriage to Feroze Gandhi. Her grandfather, Motilal Nehru, was a prominent Indian nationalist leader. Her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, was a pivotal figure in the Indian independence movement and the first Prime Minister of Independent India.

In 1934–35, after finishing school, Indira joined Shantiniketan, a school set up by Rabindranath Tagore, who gave her the name Priyadarshini (priya=pleasing, darshini=to look at). Subsequently, she went to England and sat for the University of Oxford entrance examination, but she failed, and spent a few months at Badminton School in Bristol, before clearing the exam in 1937 and joining Somerville College, Oxford. During this period, she was frequently meeting Feroze Gandhi, whom she knew from Allahabad, and who was studying at the London School of Economics. She married Feroze in 1942.

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