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June 22, 1991 | From Associated Press
P.V. Narasimha Rao, a Gandhi family loyalist, was sworn in Friday as India's ninth prime minister. He named a top economist to his Cabinet to confront India's looming debt crisis. Manmohan Singh, who has headed India's federal bank and was negotiating a loan from the World Bank to tide over a $63-billion foreign debt, was among 54 Cabinet ministers sworn in along with Rao.
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December 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
Former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, whose free-market economic reforms in 1991 launched India's shift from a bankrupt nation hobbled by socialist policies into a regional economic power, has died. He was 83. Rao died Thursday of cardiac arrest at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was admitted Dec. 9 after complaining of shortness of breath, said Chetan Sharma, his aide.
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June 21, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The slight, sleepy man wearing a cotton loincloth rubbed his eyes as he awoke, looked out the window of the railway car and then turned to a reporter to explain how a little-known leader like himself could take charge of India's largest political party--and the Indian nation. "In India, this is a complicated thing. You have to live it to understand it," P. V.
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September 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A special court convicted former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao in a vote-buying case, dealing another blow to the onetime political giant who quit in disgrace as head of the Congress Party in 1996. Buta Singh, Rao's home minister, also was convicted, the United News of India reported. Nine others were acquitted. Rao was found guilty of criminal conspiracy and bribery.
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December 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
Former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, whose free-market economic reforms in 1991 launched India's shift from a bankrupt nation hobbled by socialist policies into a regional economic power, has died. He was 83. Rao died Thursday of cardiac arrest at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was admitted Dec. 9 after complaining of shortness of breath, said Chetan Sharma, his aide.
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September 26, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao was formally charged with corruption and criminal conspiracy for allegedly bribing lawmakers to win a confidence vote in Parliament four years ago. Rao is the first former Indian prime minister to face criminal charges. If convicted, he could get a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.
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May 7, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao was charged with bribery for allegedly paying four lawmakers a total of $857,142 four years ago to support his government in a vote of confidence. Rao is the first former Indian prime minister to face criminal charges. Rao and 19 other defendants were ordered to enter pleas at a court hearing May 14. Rao and the others have all denied the charges.
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October 11, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao was arrested on forgery charges and immediately released on bail without spending any time in jail, police said. It was the first time any serving or former prime minister has been arrested on criminal charges. Rao was prime minister for five years until his scandal-plagued Congress (I) Party lost elections in May.
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September 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A special court convicted former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao in a vote-buying case, dealing another blow to the onetime political giant who quit in disgrace as head of the Congress Party in 1996. Buta Singh, Rao's home minister, also was convicted, the United News of India reported. Nine others were acquitted. Rao was found guilty of criminal conspiracy and bribery.
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June 21, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a show of hands and a deafening thump of their table tops, members of India's long-ruling Congress-I Party on Thursday unanimously elected P. V. Narasimha Rao, an aging, scholarly compromise candidate, to serve as India's ninth prime minister. The selection of Rao brings to a close the most traumatic chapter in India's politics, which included last month's assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
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September 26, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao was formally charged with corruption and criminal conspiracy for allegedly bribing lawmakers to win a confidence vote in Parliament four years ago. Rao is the first former Indian prime minister to face criminal charges. If convicted, he could get a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.
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May 7, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao was charged with bribery for allegedly paying four lawmakers a total of $857,142 four years ago to support his government in a vote of confidence. Rao is the first former Indian prime minister to face criminal charges. Rao and 19 other defendants were ordered to enter pleas at a court hearing May 14. Rao and the others have all denied the charges.
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October 11, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao was arrested on forgery charges and immediately released on bail without spending any time in jail, police said. It was the first time any serving or former prime minister has been arrested on criminal charges. Rao was prime minister for five years until his scandal-plagued Congress (I) Party lost elections in May.
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May 13, 1996 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caretaker Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao reasserted his leadership Sunday as his Congress (I) Party, rocked by election defeat, pledged to join with other secular parties in an effort to bar Hindu nationalists from forming India's next government. "All our forces would be guided by one principle . . . that is to keep communal forces out of power," said External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, a powerful Congress leader and Rao ally.
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May 11, 1996 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao resigned Friday, humbled by his Congress (I) Party's greatest electoral fiasco ever, India's politicos searched and schemed to find a successor and a new government. "There is a race for the tape going between parties," said Pran Chopra, a senior researcher at New Delhi's Center for Policy Research, a think tank.
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May 10, 1996 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I am always better as No. 2," Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao once confided to a friend after being unexpectedly transmuted by assassination and political calculation into the leader of one of Asia's great nations. On Thursday evening, after piloting his Congress (I) Party to a humiliating defeat in national elections, Rao called on Indian President Shankar Dayal Sharma and announced he was ready to quit.
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May 9, 1996 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Across India, the tedious task of counting ballots by hand in a watershed election began Wednesday and continued into the night, with Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao headed for victory in his own races but his days at the helm of the world's most populous democracy apparently at an end. "It appears clear that Mr. Rao will have very little option except to quit. Unless he can pull off a miracle," said G.V.L.N. Rao, director of the Center for Media Studies, a polling organization.
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December 16, 1992 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stepping up a controversial crackdown in the wake of last week's religious bloodshed, Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao's Cabinet late Tuesday dismissed three elected state governments controlled by Hindu fundamentalists and imposed direct rule from the capital.
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May 9, 1996 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Across India, the tedious task of counting ballots by hand in a watershed election began Wednesday and continued into the night, with Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao headed for victory in his own races but his days at the helm of the world's most populous democracy apparently at an end. "It appears clear that Mr. Rao will have very little option except to quit. Unless he can pull off a miracle," said G.V.L.N. Rao, director of the Center for Media Studies, a polling organization.
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December 9, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Astrologer Sushil Chaturvedi has seen it clearly in the stars: Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and India's ruling party, the Congress (I), are headed for disaster in the next general election. "I'm not God, but 90% of what I predict comes true," adds the Bombay-based seer, whose horoscopes are given a national audience in the Times of India.
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