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Forty Years Ago

FORTY YEARS AGO NEWS

Forty Years Ago, March 28, 1980: Rajya Sabha vote

March 28, 2020 12:30 am

The Rajya Sabha endorsed the dissolution of nine state assemblies after the Opposition staged a walk-out protesting against the “anti-democratic and disgraceful” proclamations that led to the dismissal of nine non-Congress-I state governments.

March 27, 1980, Forty Years Ago: RSS In Assam

March 27, 2020 12:36 am

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi told the Lok Sabha that the majority of Assam students “want a settlement” but some other forces were advising them against it.

Forty Years Ago, March 21, 1980: Deciding the cut-off

March 21, 2020 5:39 am

Home minister Zail Singh declared in the Rajya Sabha that the government had no intention to go back on the national consensus on the cut-off date for identifying and deporting foreigners from Assam.

Forty Years Ago, March 20, 1980: No RSS Imprint

March 20, 2020 1:36 am

The Janata Parliamentary board has decided by a majority that no functionary of the party or its legislator shall take part in the day-to-day activities of the RSS.

March 14, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Nuclear decision

March 14, 2020 12:02 am

The then PM Indira Gandhi said, "We must have our eyes and ears open (to what had been happening in this region) and be in touch with the latest technology. We should not be caught napping.”

March 13, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Assam Talks

March 13, 2020 12:01 am

At the last round of discussion, the Centre rejected the AASU-AAGSP plea that 1951 be accepted as the base year for the identification and deportation of foreign nationals in Assam.

Forty Years Ago, February 29, 1980: Hostage Crisis

February 28, 2020 11:54 pm

Gunfire broke out shortly before afternoon at the Dominican Republic’s embassy in Bogota, where 60 persons, including at least 16 ambassadors, were being held hostage by leftist guerillas.

Forty Years Ago: February 25, 1980: Foreigners Deadline

February 25, 2020 1:35 am

Leaders of almost all political parties who had a meeting with Union home minister Zail Singh in Gauhati agreed to accept 1971 as the basic year for settling the foreigners issue in this state.

Forty Years Ago, February 23, 1980: Kabul martial law

February 22, 2020 12:31 am

The Soviet-backed government of Afghanistan proclaimed martial law and ordered a curfew in Kabul to curb a wave of “plundering and arson” by Muslim rebels, Tass reported.

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.