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US Gandhian collector, Mallya in deal to set up foundation for poor


May 16th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington/New York, May 16 (IANS) James Otis, US-based collector of Mahatma Gandhi's belongings, has struck a deal with Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya to set up a foundation to raise ... Read more...

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Government did not tap me, but will gift Gandhi items: Mallya (Lead)


March 6th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who acquired Mahatma Gandhi's memorabilia at an auction in New York with a $1.8 million (Rs. 93.18 million) bid, Friday said he would ... Read more...

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NDA government played with national security: Congress


March 6th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The Congress Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had "played with national security" during the rule of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) by reducing recruitment ... Read more...

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‘Mallya getting Gandhi relics a proud moment for India’


March 6th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 6 (IANS) The successful bid for Mahatma Gandhi's belongings by tycoon Vijay Mallya and the return of the relics to India is "a great moment of pride for every Indian", ... Read more...

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‘Mallya bought Gandhi artefacts in conjunction with Indian government’


March 6th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Asserting that Vijay Mallya bought Mahatma Gandhi's belongings in an auction in New York in conjunction with the Indian government, Union Tourism Minister Ambika Soni said here ... Read more...

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Gandhi treasure set to return home as Mallya wins $1.8 mn bid (Leadall)


March 6th, 2009 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 6 (IANS) A national treasure is set to return home with Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya buying Mahatma Gandhi's personal possessions, including his trademark round-rimmed spectacles, for $1.8 million dollars ... Read more...

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Amid high drama, Mallya buys Gandhi heritage for $1.8 mn (Fourth Lead)


March 6th, 2009 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 6 (IANS) Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya bought a set of Mahatma Gandhi's personal belongings, including his trademark round-rimmed spectacles, for $1.8 million at an auction in New York Thursday ... Read more...

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High drama before Gandhi items’ auction


March 6th, 2009 - 7:11 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 6 (IANS) Confusion prevailed for hours in the run up to Thursday's auction of Gandhi memorabilia as a throng of journalists gathered at the East 57th Street headquarters of ... Read more...

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Vijay Mallya buys Gandhi memorabilia for $1.8 mn (Third Lead)


March 6th, 2009 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 6 (IANS) Indian liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya bought a set of Mahatma Gandhi's personal belongings including his iconic round-rimmed spectacles for $1.8 million at an auction in New York ... Read more...

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Vijay Mallya buys Gandhi memorabilia for $1.8 mn (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2009 - 4:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 6 (IANS) Amid high drama, a set of Mahatma Gandhi's personal belongings including his iconic round-rimmed spectacles were sold for $1.8 million at an auction in New York Thursday ... Read more...

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Gandhi memorabilia sold for $1.8 mn (Lead)


March 6th, 2009 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 6 (IANS) Despite intense protests from Indian government, a set of Mahatma Gandhi's personal items were sold for $1.8 million at an auction in New York Thursday. However, the ... Read more...

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Gandhi memorabilia sold for $1.8 mn


March 6th, 2009 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 6 (DPA) A set of artefacts belonging to Mahatma Gandhi sold for $1.8 million dollars at auction in New York Thursday. Gandhi's iconic round-rimmed spectacles, a 1910 silver Zenith pocket ... Read more...

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New York auction house going ahead with Gandhi items’ sale


March 6th, 2009 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Hours before a few of Mahatma Gandhi's personal items were set to go under the hammer, a New York auction House Thursday said it was going ahead with ... Read more...

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Last-minute efforts on to stop Gandhi memorabilia auction (Roundup)


March 6th, 2009 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New York/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) With the clock ticking away ahead of an auction in New York of several items used by Mahatma Gandhi, Indian officials held talks with the seller ... Read more...

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Indian diplomats make last-minute bid to stop Gandhi items’ auction


March 5th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 5 (IANS) Hours before several of Mahatma Gandhi's belongings were set to go under the hammer here Thursday, Indian officials were in talks with James Otis, a collector of ... Read more...

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Otis offers to loan Gandhi’s blood sample, ashes to India


March 5th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 5 (IANS) The US collector of Gandhi memorabilia has offered to loan India a sample of Mahatma Gandhi's blood from his assassination site and ashes from his cremation if ... Read more...

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India will not negotiate on Gandhi artefacts: Minister


March 5th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) India will not enter into agreements and accept conditions on the possessions of Mahatma Gandhi, minister of state for external affairs Anand Sharma said here Thursday, while ... Read more...

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Indian diplomats work overtime as Otis sets condition for no auction (Lead)


March 5th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) US collector James Otis has formally offered to withdraw possessions of Mahatma Gandhi possessions from sale if India agrees to either spend more on healthcare for the poor ... Read more...

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US collector makes another offer to stop sale of Gandhi items


March 5th, 2009 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New York, March 5 (IANS) As Indian diplomats worked overtime to prevent Mahatma Gandhi's possessions from going under the hammer, a California collector made another conditional offer to withdraw the items from ... Read more...

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Indian government in overdrive to acquire Gandhi items


March 4th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday said it was doing everything possible to acquire the personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi from a US-based collector and has even sought the ... Read more...

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Indian American group hopes to win back Gandhi belongings


March 4th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 4 (IANS) Even as Indian officials are negotiating with a California-based collector to stop the sale of possessions once owned by Mahatma Gandhi, a group of NRI hoteliers plans ... Read more...

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Granddaughter wants auction of Mahatma’s memorabilia withdrawn


March 4th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee Wednesday urged the auctioneers of his personal belongings to withdraw the process and hand them over to India, respecting the sentiments ... Read more...

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US collector declines India’s offer for Gandhi items


March 4th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) A California collector who plans to sell possessions once owned by Mahatma Gandhi says he has rejected a "generous but small" offer from India and barring a last ... Read more...

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US collector willing to stop auction of Gandhi items


March 3rd, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) James Otis, the California collector who plans to sell possessions once owned by Mahatma Gandhi, says Indian officials have not approached him but, if they did, he would ... Read more...

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Indian outrage over auction of Gandhis belongings in New York


February 24th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Indians are furious over a New York auction that is set to sell some of the personal belongings of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indias freedom struggle. ... Read more...

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Albert Einsteins 14-carat gold Longines wristwatch up for grabs


September 13th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 13 (ANI): A 14-carat gold wristwatch that Albert Einstein once wore will be put up for sale by the online watch auctioneer, Antiquorum, in New York next month. The Longines ... Read more...

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