CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1999 |
Within an hour of his ride-along with the Los Angeles Police Department, Harish Amar decided the world needed Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi now more than ever. Ten minutes into Amar's eye-opening jaunt near downtown Los Angeles, police escorted a rape victim to the hospital. A half-hour later, a dispatcher alerted authorities about four armed gang members lurking on a roof in a neighborhood where prostitutes and the homeless wandered.
December 19, 1993 |
The great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Kush Ramgobin, 29, was shot and killed in what police on Friday described as an apparent robbery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1996
Re your reports of Oct. 23 and 24: It is a disgrace that the name of Mahatma Gandhi is linked with the cloudy operations of Yogesh Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi would have never agreed to lend his name for awarding peace prizes to heads of the governments presiding over the biggest war machines in history, nor to individuals with alleged ties to organized crime. The amounts given would have gone a long way in India or any other Third World country to resolve ethnic conflicts, fight disease, eradicate illiteracy, provide drinking water, improve sanitation and eliminate hunger.
July 28, 1991
Instead of cluttering Palisades Park with artwork that is meaningless to the ambience of the area, an effort should be made to retain the natural beauty of the setting with greenery, palm trees and an unobstructed view of the ocean--none of which need to be enhanced by any artifact. It is suggested that the City Council reconsider its decision on the placement of the sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi. PATRICIA HAMILTON Mar Vista
January 13, 1997 |
Forty-nine years after he was killed by a Hindu fanatic, Mahatma Gandhi's ashes, which have been kept in a bank vault, will be immersed in the Ganges River, officials said. The Press Trust of India said the ashes will be handed over to Gandhi's great-grandson today, following a court order. However, plans for the ashes to be taken on a nationwide pilgrimage before their immersion were blocked by the high court in Orissa state.
April 17, 2013 |
The bungalow where George Orwell was born, in Motihari, Bihar, India, is finally being turned into a monument , Agence France-Presse reports -- but it's a monument to Mahatma Gandhi, not the British writer. Local officials laid a foundation stone at the site over the weekend. The house, where Orwell (then named Eric Blair) was born in 1903 and lived for a year before leaving for England, has been neglected for decades. It was damaged by an earthquake in 1934, has played host to scores of stray animals and, despite a promise in 2009 by the state government to fix it up, had been left to the mercy of weather and time.