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September 23, 1988
Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi withdrew a defamation bill that journalists and opposition politicians charged was an attempt at censorship. The bill, passed by the lower house of Parliament last month, provoked outrage. It sought to make libel a criminal offense and to reverse the burden of proof so that a defendant would have to show an offending statement to be true and in the public interest. Gandhi said he was dropping the bill because "it had aroused misapprehension and misgivings."
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October 29, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy
Amid warnings that the state's budget has already fallen billions of dollars out of balance, at least seven state senators are planning to leave Nov. 12 for a two-week trip to India to discuss issues including education reform and environmental protection. Because Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has tentatively scheduled a special session starting Nov. 5 to deal with the budget shortfall, Senate leader Don Perata (D-Oakland) has approved the trip on the condition that those who fly overseas return to California if a budget vote is scheduled.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy
Amid warnings that the state's budget has already fallen billions of dollars out of balance, at least seven state senators are planning to leave Nov. 12 for a two-week trip to India to discuss issues including education reform and environmental protection. Because Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has tentatively scheduled a special session starting Nov. 5 to deal with the budget shortfall, Senate leader Don Perata (D-Oakland) has approved the trip on the condition that those who fly overseas return to California if a budget vote is scheduled.
NEWS
March 1, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of millions of Indian voters dealt yet another defeat to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his long-ruling Nehru family on Wednesday, as results from key state elections strengthened India's new ruling coalition. Projections based on partial returns and announced on state-run television showed Gandhi's Congress-I Party losing in virtually all eight Indian states electing new legislatures this week.
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March 1, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of millions of Indian voters dealt yet another defeat to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his long-ruling Nehru family on Wednesday, as results from key state elections strengthened India's new ruling coalition. Projections based on partial returns and announced on state-run television showed Gandhi's Congress-I Party losing in virtually all eight Indian states electing new legislatures this week.
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May 17, 1998 | Robert A. Manning, Robert A. Manning, a former State Department policy advisor, is a senior fellow and director of Asian studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
It should not have come as a surprise, even to a capital obsessed with presidential peccadilloes. After all, India has been nuclear-capable for 24 years, and deploying nuclear weapons was a major campaign pledge of the newly elected Hindu nationalist government. Yet, somehow, it was a stunner, not least to the CIA, when Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee announced that India had conducted a series of underground nuclear tests, its first since 1974.
NEWS
September 23, 1988
Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi withdrew a defamation bill that journalists and opposition politicians charged was an attempt at censorship. The bill, passed by the lower house of Parliament last month, provoked outrage. It sought to make libel a criminal offense and to reverse the burden of proof so that a defendant would have to show an offending statement to be true and in the public interest. Gandhi said he was dropping the bill because "it had aroused misapprehension and misgivings."
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