Forty Years Ago: India defeats Windies

A look at the Indian Express front page on April 13, 1976

By: Express News Service | Published: April 13, 2016 12:07 am
IE front page 1976 april 13 lead Indian Express front page on April 13, 1976

India recorded a historic six-wicket victory over the West Indies, led by Clive Lloyd, in the third cricket Test at Port of Spain. India chased down the victory target of 403 before lunch on the final day of the Test. Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Viswanath scored hundreds and Mohinder Amarnath a valuable 85 as India won the match with six wickets to spare. This was India’s highest ever run chase in Tests. The West Indies attack included Michael Holding.

US To Help China

Former US Defence Secretary James Schlesinger and a state department official confirmed that possible American military aid to China had been discussed informally within the US administration.

Indira On Democracy

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said that the most important fundamental basis of democracy was the people’s voice and not elections and the press. She observed that the lifting of emergency, which was not permanent, depended on those who preached violence and behaved irresponsibly. Addressing a development conference in Rae Bareily, her parliamentary constituency, she ridiculed those who said that democracy was finished in India and claimed that they were the same people who never accepted that democracy existed in this country. If there was no democracy, according to them, then where was the question of its death? Mrs Gandhi asked.

Bhoodan Jubilee

President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed undertook a padayatra in the outskirts of Bangalore to mark the silver jubilee week of the Bhoodan movement. Hundreds of villagers, Karnataka Governor Uma Shankar Dikshit, Chief Minister Devaraj Urs accompanied the president on his two-kilometre walk. The Bhoodan movement was launched by Acharya Vinoba Bhave in April 1951.

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