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Forty Years Ago

FORTY YEARS AGO NEWS

Forty Years Ago, August 3, 1980: Assam Accord

August 03, 2020 12:58 am

The Assam agitationists and the government at midnight simultaneously implemented the terms of the July 25 accord with minor modifications and decided to hold a preliminary negotiation on the “foreigners’ issue” at Imphal on August 11.

Forty Years Ago, July 31, 1980: Assam notification

July 31, 2020 12:41 am

The Centre had paved the way for the end of the 10-month-long agitation in Assam and resumption of negotiations on the substantive question of the foreign nationals issue.

Forty Years Ago, July 25, 1980: Stick For Traders

July 24, 2020 11:09 pm

Finance Minister R Venkataraman threatened to “use the stick” to compel traders to bring down prices of consumer items.

Forty Years Ago, July 24, 1980: Abdullah’s Suspicion

July 23, 2020 10:55 pm

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi disowned any plan to topple the Sheikh Abdullah ministry in Jammu and Kashmir.

Forty Years Ago, July 23, 1980: Rao on Palestine

July 22, 2020 11:04 pm

Foreign Minister P V Narasimha Rao urged the emergency special session of the UN General Assembly on Palestine to “compel Israel to recognise the inalienable national and human rights of the Palestinian people and put an end to its aggressive and barbarous behaviour against them.”

Forty Years Ago, July 22, 1980: Centre cautious

July 21, 2020 11:06 pm

The two-week suspension of the agitation against foreign nationals in Assam was generally welcomed in both official and political circles in New Delhi.

Forty Years Ago, July 21, 1980: Detente in Assam

July 21, 2020 12:05 am

The sponsors of the Assam agitation announced a partial and conditional suspension of their 10-month-old agitation for a fortnight as a token of their willingness to resume negotiations on a solution to the foreigners’ issue.

July 20, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Indira On The Bomb

July 19, 2020 11:01 pm

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked: Would possession of one or two bombs be a deterrent to conflict?

Forty Years Ago, July 18, 1980: US in Indian Ocean

July 17, 2020 11:25 pm

The new battalion has not only infantry but also artillery, tank, anti-tank units, combat engineers and support forces making it a self-sustaining unit for a short period of time.

July 15, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Agha Shahi visit

July 15, 2020 12:22 am

That India is attaching considerable importance to the talks is indicated by the fact that Prime Minister Indira Gandhi presided over a specially-convened meeting to finalise New Delhi’s stand.