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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Forty Years Ago


Forty Years Ago, February 19, 1980: States’ crisis

February 18, 2020 11:41 pm

The assemblies were dissolved by a presidential proclamation and the states — Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Orissa, Rajasthan and Punjab — brought under central rule.

Forty Years Ago, February 18, 1980: Assemblies dissolved

February 17, 2020 11:56 pm

The axe fell on the non- Congress (I) governments a little before midnight when President Sanjeeva Reddy, signed nine separate proclamations under Article 356 of the Constitution.

Forty Years Ago, February 17, 1980: Workers’ deadline

February 17, 2020 1:05 am

The presidential order came as a great relief to thousands of Indian workers, who would have had to leave the country by February 21.

Forty Years Ago, February 3, 1980: Assam foreigners

February 02, 2020 11:53 pm

The Prime Minister told an eight-member delegation of the All Assam Students’ Union that while the question of foreign nationals would be looked into carefully, it was important to see that genuine Indian nationals were not harassed.

Forty Years Ago, February 1, 1980: US aid to Pak

January 31, 2020 11:56 pm

India has told President Carter’s special envoy, Clark Clifford, that its efforts to normalise relations with Pakistan within the framework of the Simla Agreement would be jeopardised if Islamabad goes in for arms aid.

Forty Years Ago, January 31, 1980: CBI officials protest

January 31, 2020 12:57 am

A large number of CBI officials including senior inspectors, lodged a strong protest with the CBI director against the arrest of N K Singh, DGI (CBI).

January 29, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Indo-French Talks

January 28, 2020 11:55 pm

One important document says a massive aluminium complex will be developed in Orissa costing as much as Rs 1,000 crore for utilisation of bauxite reserves with French technical know-how.

Forty Years Ago, January 28, 1980: Indo-France talks

January 28, 2020 12:17 am

After three days of talks between Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the French president, Valery Giscard d’Estaing, India and France decided to take all necessary initiatives to defuse tensions threatening peace and stability in several sensitive regions.

Forty Years Ago, January 22, 1980: Help, not charity

January 22, 2020 1:12 am

Speaking at the UNIDO conference, Indira Gandhi spoke of the aversion of developing countries to any attempt by others to influence the policy or impose their views.

Forty Years Ago, January 21, 1980: PM on Afghanistan

January 20, 2020 11:42 pm

Addressing the leaders of the Opposition in Parliament on the eve of the first session of the newly elected Lok Sabha, the PM said that “we are neither pro-Russia, nor pro-America. We are only pro-India”.