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October 9, 1989 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
He strikes only when Calcutta sleeps. His victims are street people, Calcutta's helpless beggars, lunatics and rickshaw pullers who share their muddy concrete beds with the city's rats, garbage and disease. And his is the perfect murder weapon in a crumbling city of broken streets--an anonymous, 50-pound concrete slab that is always taken from near his sleeping victims. He has killed seven people in the past three months, crushing their skulls with a single blow.
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June 7, 2008 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
The bank manager's tone was crisp and efficient. "Name?" he asked. "Amit," came the reply from beneath a grimy white baseball cap. "Father's name?" asked the manager, 14 years old and all business. "Sanjay," said the customer, 13. With his identity thus established, Amit Kumar Tripathi withdrew 330 rupees, or about $8.
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March 2, 1989
India's government has slashed defense spending and diverted funds to fight hunger and illiteracy and provide housing for the homeless. The unprecedented reduction in defense spending was contained in the government's budget for 1989-90, introduced in Parliament by Finance Minister S. B. Chavan. India will spend $133 million less on defense in the 1989-90 fiscal year compared to the previous year, Chavan said. He pledged to spend $1.
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July 4, 2005 | From Associated Press
Monsoon floods in India's western state of Gujarat have inundated more than 7,200 villages, left about 175,000 people homeless and killed at least 131 over the last week, officials and news reports said Sunday. One of the world's 359 remaining Asiatic lions also was found drowned Friday near Gujarat's Droneshwar dam, down river from its home in the Gir wildlife sanctuary, according to the Hindustan Times newspaper.
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July 4, 2005 | From Associated Press
Monsoon floods in India's western state of Gujarat have inundated more than 7,200 villages, left about 175,000 people homeless and killed at least 131 over the last week, officials and news reports said Sunday. One of the world's 359 remaining Asiatic lions also was found drowned Friday near Gujarat's Droneshwar dam, down river from its home in the Gir wildlife sanctuary, according to the Hindustan Times newspaper.
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June 7, 2008 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
The bank manager's tone was crisp and efficient. "Name?" he asked. "Amit," came the reply from beneath a grimy white baseball cap. "Father's name?" asked the manager, 14 years old and all business. "Sanjay," said the customer, 13. With his identity thus established, Amit Kumar Tripathi withdrew 330 rupees, or about $8.
NEWS
October 5, 1987
Sri Lankan President Junius R. Jayewardene accused India of not doing enough to end ethnic violence on the island and warned Indian peacekeeping troops that if they do not do the job, he will order them home and send in his own troops. In New Delhi, the Indian government denied it has received such an ultimatum from Jayewardene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2000
Earthquakes Many of the 1,400 buildings in a sparsely populated region of Russia's Sakhalin Island, damaged by a magnitude 7.0 temblor on Aug. 5, will have to be demolished. Eight people were injured and some roads were damaged, dropping as much as 13 feet during the quake. A magnitude 7.1 temblor centered near Mexico's southwest coast toppled bookshelves and sent goods flying off supermarket shelves in the city of Lazaro Cardenas. It also caused tall buildings in Mexico City to sway.
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December 21, 1986 | JOHN BARBOUR, Associated Press
They are woven into the tapestry of the American Christmas. They serve chili and stew in Grand Central Station. They play their cornets in front of Saks Fifth Avenue. They carol from house to house in Concord, N.C., visit nursing homes from Detroit to Danville, Ky. They carry food baskets to shut-ins. They decorate about 200 Angel Trees in malls from Lynchburg, Va., to Seattle. They put coats on the backs of poor children.
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October 9, 1989 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
He strikes only when Calcutta sleeps. His victims are street people, Calcutta's helpless beggars, lunatics and rickshaw pullers who share their muddy concrete beds with the city's rats, garbage and disease. And his is the perfect murder weapon in a crumbling city of broken streets--an anonymous, 50-pound concrete slab that is always taken from near his sleeping victims. He has killed seven people in the past three months, crushing their skulls with a single blow.
NEWS
March 2, 1989
India's government has slashed defense spending and diverted funds to fight hunger and illiteracy and provide housing for the homeless. The unprecedented reduction in defense spending was contained in the government's budget for 1989-90, introduced in Parliament by Finance Minister S. B. Chavan. India will spend $133 million less on defense in the 1989-90 fiscal year compared to the previous year, Chavan said. He pledged to spend $1.
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