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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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August 2, 2000 | Associated Press
At least 56 people drowned in a river swollen by heavy rains in the Himalayan mountains Tuesday, a top Indian official said. About 200 houses on steep mountain slopes in the state of Himachal Pradesh were washed away into the Sutlej River after a cloudburst, said Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, the state's highest elected representative. An unknown number of people were missing, and many roads and bridges were damaged.
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August 2, 2000 | Associated Press
At least 56 people drowned in a river swollen by heavy rains in the Himalayan mountains Tuesday, a top Indian official said. About 200 houses on steep mountain slopes in the state of Himachal Pradesh were washed away into the Sutlej River after a cloudburst, said Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, the state's highest elected representative. An unknown number of people were missing, and many roads and bridges were damaged.
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March 8, 2000 | TYLER MARSHALL and DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After weeks of hand-wringing, the White House announced Tuesday that President Clinton will stop in Pakistan for talks with the country's military leadership during a five-day visit to South Asia later this month that will also take him to India, Pakistan's archrival.
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March 8, 2000 | TYLER MARSHALL and DEXTER FILKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After weeks of hand-wringing, the White House announced Tuesday that President Clinton will stop in Pakistan for talks with the country's military leadership during a five-day visit to South Asia later this month that will also take him to India, Pakistan's archrival.
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May 16, 1991 | DIRK SUTRO
In Santa Monica last weekend, New York architect Peter Eisenman, an accomplished media manipulator and practitioner of the controversial, fractured form of architecture known as deconstructivism, led a forum featuring several highbrow architects and theoreticians from diverse backgrounds. The goal was to explore new ways of thinking about architecture for the next millennium, but the endless hours of academic and philosophic double talk left many architects numbed and reeling.
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November 14, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS and MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Education abroad--long a boutique experience for upper-middle-class students with a penchant for foreign languages--is rapidly expanding, bolstered by an increasing number of adventurers who take advantage of going abroad to explore their ethnic roots. More American college students went overseas to study last year than ever before--a 14% increase. That marked the third straight year of double-digit growth, according to a survey released Monday by the Institute of International Education.
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October 10, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
On a hot and dusty day last month, 25-year-old Meera Bai was doused with kerosene and burned to death in a New Delhi suburb. On the same day, thousands of celebrating Hindus gathered in a small Rajasthan desert village to honor Roop Kanwar, 18, for climbing onto her late husband's cremation pyre to die in flames, rather than face life as a widow. The two events happened about 100 miles apart on a map. They were different in many respects.
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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