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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Forty Years Ago


February 25, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Bonded Labour

February 24, 2021 10:58 pm

It is happening within 30 km of Delhi — brick kiln labourers are being bought and sold all over Haryana.

February 22, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Students’ Sit-in

February 21, 2021 11:50 pm

Bharat Narain had been arrested under specific charges earlier too and was on bail for about a month. While the censored local press could not report the arrest in their morning editions, the word spread to all school and college students as they began trickling in.

Forty Years Ago, February 20, 1981: Rail fares hiked

February 20, 2021 12:52 am

The Railway Minister delivered a staggering blow to all categories of railway users by announcing savage freight and fare increases totalling Rs 356.25 crore.

Forty Years Ago, February 19, 1981: Delhi Hooch Tragedy

February 18, 2021 11:48 pm

Three persons have been arrested in this connection. They are two local dealers — Om Prakash and Satish, who have jhuggis in the same settlement — and a shopkeeper of South Extension, Vinay Kumar.

Forty Years Ago, February 18, 1981: Lok Sabha Violence

February 18, 2021 12:10 am

One Lok Dal member, Jagpal Singh, had some skin clawed off his cheek in the melee, while Sankar Shastri (also Lok Dal) later complained that he had been punched in the chest by a former minister from the treasury benches, H K L Bhagat.

February 16, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Atal wanted talks

February 15, 2021 11:25 pm

Both Morarji Desai and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, when in power, had told Pakistan that they were willing to hold discussions on Kashmir “whenever you want, wherever you want” according to Agha Shahi, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister.

February 15, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Sixth Plan Approved

February 14, 2021 10:54 pm

The Planning Minister, N D Tiwari, told a news conference that the approval was by consensus but the three leftist states — West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura — expressed dissent at the NDC.

Forty Years Ago, February 13, 1981: Rift In NAM

February 13, 2021 12:32 am

The new paragraph on Afghanistan, calling for the withdrawal of the foreign troops, seems to reflect the views of most countries, though Kabul is less than satisfied with it.

Forty Years Ago, February 12, 1981: Tamil Nadu Rail Mishap

February 12, 2021 12:30 am

A Southern Railways press release said 14 bodies had been identified. The accident occurred when the couplings of the goods train snapped and some empty oil tanker wagons broke loose.

February 11, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Govt Seeks Out Desai

February 11, 2021 12:10 am

Morarji Desai is likely to make an effort to bring the leaders of the Assam movement back to the negotiating table to discuss the issue of the foreign nationals in the state with the central government.