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August 20, 1991 | From Reuters
The Sri Lankan Tamil militant believed to have masterminded the assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was found dead after a siege of his hideout, top police officials said today. The one-eyed man identified as Sivarasan and six others, one an alleged woman accomplice, committed suicide by swallowing cyanide, they said. Sivarasan also had a bullet wound in the head.
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August 20, 1991 | From Reuters
The Sri Lankan Tamil militant believed to have masterminded the assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was found dead after a siege of his hideout, top police officials said today. The one-eyed man identified as Sivarasan and six others, one an alleged woman accomplice, committed suicide by swallowing cyanide, they said. Sivarasan also had a bullet wound in the head.
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September 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
India's Supreme Court agreed Saturday to hear an appeal to halt a plan that reserves nearly half the civil service posts for low-caste Hindus. The policy has led to a rash of protest clashes and suicides. A panel of five justices is expected to meet Monday on an application by the Supreme Court Bar Assn. for a temporary injunction on the program, announced Aug. 7 by Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh to counteract centuries of discrimination.
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August 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A string of suicides by key suspects in the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is frustrating investigators in the case, officials said. Three suspects have poisoned themselves with cyanide minutes before they could be arrested, and a fourth hanged himself while in police custody. In the most recent incident, a Sri Lankan militant died Friday after taking cyanide in Bangalore, India. Gandhi was killed by a woman suicide bomber at a rally in Madras on May 21.
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August 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A string of suicides by key suspects in the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is frustrating investigators in the case, officials said. Three suspects have poisoned themselves with cyanide minutes before they could be arrested, and a fourth hanged himself while in police custody. In the most recent incident, a Sri Lankan militant died Friday after taking cyanide in Bangalore, India. Gandhi was killed by a woman suicide bomber at a rally in Madras on May 21.
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January 25, 1988 | From Reuters
The Press Trust of India said Sunday that Bhupinder Singh, alleged by police to be an area commander of the Sikhs' separatist Khalistan Commando Force, bit a cyanide capsule and died just after he was arrested in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar.
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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.
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October 20, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monica Chadha, a 19-year-old student, looked up from her morning newspaper, which described a rash of protest suicides by Indian teen-agers, and announced that she was going to kill herself. Monica "told us she was going to burn herself to death--just like that," her elder sister Sonia recalled the other day. "I told her, 'Monica, come on, you're joking.' And she said, 'No, it's not a joke. I am very serious.
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October 14, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A schoolgirl set herself on fire and burned to death in the northern India city of Chandigarh in another violent protest against Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh's plan to reserve more government jobs for low-caste Hindus. The girl's death raised to nearly 100 the toll in protests that erupted after Singh's Aug. 7 announcement of a plan to dramatically increase the number of government jobs reserved for the lower castes.
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March 10, 2012 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
  Stay-at-home mom Swati Rastogi watched her daughter Krisha play with plastic monkeys as son Dhruva lined up model cars in their two-bedroom apartment surrounded by Hindi and English alphabet posters. Dhruva, 3, asked whether Pakistan is part of India. He was informed that it's not. "I don't know where that comes from," she said, watching attentively. That's a rarity for Rastogi, who leaves little to chance when it comes to her children's education. Although China and its diaspora receive lots of attention for hyper-parenting since last year's publication of the book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," Indians aren't exactly wallflowers in the child-rearing department.
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October 20, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monica Chadha, a 19-year-old student, looked up from her morning newspaper, which described a rash of protest suicides by Indian teen-agers, and announced that she was going to kill herself. Monica "told us she was going to burn herself to death--just like that," her elder sister Sonia recalled the other day. "I told her, 'Monica, come on, you're joking.' And she said, 'No, it's not a joke. I am very serious.
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October 14, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A schoolgirl set herself on fire and burned to death in the northern India city of Chandigarh in another violent protest against Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh's plan to reserve more government jobs for low-caste Hindus. The girl's death raised to nearly 100 the toll in protests that erupted after Singh's Aug. 7 announcement of a plan to dramatically increase the number of government jobs reserved for the lower castes.
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September 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
India's Supreme Court agreed Saturday to hear an appeal to halt a plan that reserves nearly half the civil service posts for low-caste Hindus. The policy has led to a rash of protest clashes and suicides. A panel of five justices is expected to meet Monday on an application by the Supreme Court Bar Assn. for a temporary injunction on the program, announced Aug. 7 by Prime Minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh to counteract centuries of discrimination.
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January 25, 1988 | From Reuters
The Press Trust of India said Sunday that Bhupinder Singh, alleged by police to be an area commander of the Sikhs' separatist Khalistan Commando Force, bit a cyanide capsule and died just after he was arrested in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar.
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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.
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