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Air India flight forced to return to Indira Gandhi International Airport due to clogged toilets

Air India flight forced to return to Indira Gandhi International Airport due to clogged toilets

DELHI, India, June 2 (UPI) --Clogged toilets aboard Frankfurt-bound Air India flight AI 121 caused it to turn around and return to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
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British role in 1984 Sikh temple attack 'limited'

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the military offered New Delhi advice in a deadly 1984 attack on a Sikh temple but the impact was limited.

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Rahul Gandhi to lead election campaign for Congress Party

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- India's Congress Party said Rahul Gandhi will lead its election campaign, but the Gandhi family scion was not officially named the prime ministerial candidate.

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Cold wave death toll hits 129 in India

NEW DELHI, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A cold wave that sent temperatures dangerously low in northern India is being blamed for at least 129 deaths, authorities said.

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India and Italy clash over marines' trial

NEW DELHI, May 21 (UPI) -- India and Italy remain in diplomatic deadlock after two Italian marine naval guards were charged with murdering two Indian fishermen off the Kerala state coast.

India sterilization camps under fire

NEW DELHI, April 2 (UPI) -- Decrepit state-run camps operated by doctors under quotas are sterilizing Indian women under unhygienic conditions with disregard for life, court documents say.
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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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