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September 13, 1982, Forty Years Ago: J&K New Cabinet

The Sheikh Cabinet had seven cabinet ministers, six ministers of state and eight deputy ministers.

This is the front page of The Indian Express published on September 13, 1982.

Farooq Abdullah took away the breath of a teeming multitude gathered to pay homage to his father by announcing suddenly that he was going to do away with the entire Sheikh Cabinet that he had inherited and have a completely new team. He said he would reduce the number of ministers from the earlier 21 to 11. The Sheikh Cabinet had seven cabinet ministers, six ministers of state and eight deputy ministers.

34 Akalis Die

Thirty-four Akali Dal (L) volunteers were killed and 21 injured—most of them seriously — when the bus in which they were being taken to the Bhatinda jail collided with a passenger train at the Tarn Taran railway crossing. The condition of eight of the 21 injured persons admitted to the Guru Teg Bahadur hospital in Tarn Taran is reported to be critical.

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First published on: 13-09-2022 at 04:15:23 am
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