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September 25, 1998 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under international pressure to curb nuclear tensions in South Asia, India indicated publicly for the first time Thursday that it aims to complete negotiations so a global nuclear test-ban treaty can go into effect within a year. But in an address at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee did not specifically promise to sign the accord, a key component of international efforts to end the nuclear arms race.
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September 25, 1998 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under international pressure to curb nuclear tensions in South Asia, India indicated publicly for the first time Thursday that it aims to complete negotiations so a global nuclear test-ban treaty can go into effect within a year. But in an address at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee did not specifically promise to sign the accord, a key component of international efforts to end the nuclear arms race.
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January 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four people were shot and killed when Indian security forces guarding an Italian U.N. observer opened fire on protesters in Kashmir. Officials said the guards fired when someone in the crowd outside Srinagar threw a clay pot holding charcoal embers. The guards apparently thought it was a bomb being thrown at the U.N. observer, who monitors an India-Pakistan cease-fire line. The deaths brought to at least 50 the number killed since rioting began on the weekend over India's control of Kashmir.
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June 12, 1998 | From Associated Press
The government of Pakistan announced a moratorium on nuclear testing Thursday and offered new peace talks with India to address their dispute over Kashmir and other flash-point issues. Without a settlement of rival claims to Kashmir, Foreign Minister Gohar Ayub Khan said, there is a strong possibility of a fourth--and probably nuclear--war between India and Pakistan. "Here there is an open conflict going on daily," Khan said.
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June 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
The 15 members of the Security Council demanded Saturday in a unanimous vote that India and Pakistan refrain from further nuclear tests, halt weapons programs and sign nuclear control agreements. The Indian Foreign Ministry denounced the resolution as "coercive and unhelpful" and said "we find it grotesque that an organ of the United Nations should seek to address India in this manner." Pakistan's U.N.
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August 21, 1996 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and the world's other four nuclear powers refused to take India's "no" for an answer Tuesday and vowed to find a way to salvage the generation-old dream of a worldwide ban on nuclear tests, despite New Delhi's veto at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Officials in Washington said that backers of the ban probably will introduce it as a regular resolution when the U.N.
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June 12, 1998 | From Associated Press
The government of Pakistan announced a moratorium on nuclear testing Thursday and offered new peace talks with India to address their dispute over Kashmir and other flash-point issues. Without a settlement of rival claims to Kashmir, Foreign Minister Gohar Ayub Khan said, there is a strong possibility of a fourth--and probably nuclear--war between India and Pakistan. "Here there is an open conflict going on daily," Khan said.
WORLD
February 2, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
King Gyanendra announced a 10-member Cabinet dominated by his own supporters, one day after he dismissed Nepal's government, declared a state of emergency and blocked telephone and Internet connections. Gyanendra will head the Cabinet, state radio said. The United Nations, Britain, India and the United States were among those who criticized the king's actions. Australia advised its citizens not to travel to Nepal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1990
We Kashmiri American here in Los Angeles are quite appreciative of (The Times) bringing the news from occupied Kashmir to the attention of your readers ("Indian, Pakistan Sentries Tense, Lonely Standoff on Border," by Bob Drogin, Part A, Feb. 10). The Kashmir freedom struggle is a vibrant movement against forced Indian occupation. It is a pure people's movement inspired from within. It is the movement of masses in and around the heavenly "Vale" of Kashmir. It is a movement for the promised right of self-determination.
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February 13, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Kashmiri militants' "suicide march," which sharply escalated tensions between India and Pakistan, ended Wednesday in bloodshed and bitterness as Pakistani police showered the pro-independence protesters with rifle fire, tear gas and boulders to prevent them from charging across the Indian border.
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June 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
The 15 members of the Security Council demanded Saturday in a unanimous vote that India and Pakistan refrain from further nuclear tests, halt weapons programs and sign nuclear control agreements. The Indian Foreign Ministry denounced the resolution as "coercive and unhelpful" and said "we find it grotesque that an organ of the United Nations should seek to address India in this manner." Pakistan's U.N.
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August 21, 1996 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and the world's other four nuclear powers refused to take India's "no" for an answer Tuesday and vowed to find a way to salvage the generation-old dream of a worldwide ban on nuclear tests, despite New Delhi's veto at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Officials in Washington said that backers of the ban probably will introduce it as a regular resolution when the U.N.
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January 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four people were shot and killed when Indian security forces guarding an Italian U.N. observer opened fire on protesters in Kashmir. Officials said the guards fired when someone in the crowd outside Srinagar threw a clay pot holding charcoal embers. The guards apparently thought it was a bomb being thrown at the U.N. observer, who monitors an India-Pakistan cease-fire line. The deaths brought to at least 50 the number killed since rioting began on the weekend over India's control of Kashmir.
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February 3, 1990 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sharpening war of words between India and Pakistan over a separatist Muslim rebellion in strategic Kashmir could soon turn to armed conflict between the two countries, Western diplomats here say. The diplomats said relations between New Delhi and Islamabad appear to be more tense than at any time since their last war, in 1971. Several officials estimated the chances of a new border war over India's long-disputed northernmost state are now 50-50.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2009 | Jon Thurber
Irving R. Levine, who pioneered network television coverage of economic issues during his more than 40-year career as a correspondent for NBC News, died Friday. He was 86. Levine died of prostate cancer at a hospice in Washington, D.C., according to his son, Daniel R. Levine. With his distinctive bow tie, slow-paced delivery and use of his middle initial in his sign-off, the balding Levine became a highly recognizable presence in television news.
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