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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2006 with 347 to follow.
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114 grenades found at Sikhs' main shrine

AMRITSAR, India, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A Sikh pilgrim has found at least 114 grenades at northern India's Golden Temple, the most revered Sikh shrine. However, authorities do not view the grenades as a danger, because they are rusting and old, the BBC reported Tuesday.

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Today is Saturday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2005 with 42 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2005 with 58 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2005 with 61 to follow.
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Indian PM apologizes for killing of Sikhs

NEW DELHI, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Bc-india-newstrack
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Investigation blames politicians for riots

NEW DELHI, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- An independent probe by a high court judge into India's 1984 anti-Sikh riots has blamed some leaders of the ruling Congress Party for inciting the mobs.

Top wildlife poacher captured in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, July 1 (UPI) -- Indian police have arrested a notorious wildlife smuggler who is wanted for poaching in several states. Sansar Chand was arrested in New Delhi, India's capital, after being hunted by the police since last year, the BBC reported Thursday. He has been linke

India chided on poor protection of tigers

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 13 (UPI) -- An international conservation group has appealed to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take action to stop poaching of tigers on Indian soil. Willem Wijnstekers, head of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Fl

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Today is Sunday, March 20, the 79thth day of 2005 with 286 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2005 with 347 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2004 with 42 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 3, the 308th day of 2004 with 58 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2004 with 61 to follow.
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PM: India a 'responsible' nuclear power

KALPAKKAM, India, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday restrictions on peaceful uses of nuclear technology rewarded those who were "irresponsible."
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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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