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Lawrence Liang



  • Chronicle/1978

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     1''''1978: Key Events''' 
     3* ndira Gandhi starts the Congress (I) Party.  
     5* The Janata Party’s Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, and the founding of the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission, effectively terminate the licences to Coca Cola, IBM and other multinationals.  
     7* The All-Assam Students Union (AASU) issues a 16-point Charter, including a demand to restrict the entry of foreigners, mainly Bangladeshi refugees, into Assam.  
     9* The B. G. Verghese Working Group on Autonomy for Akashvani and Doordarshan, submits its report. The following year, the Prasar Bharati Bill cancels any possibility of real autonomy for TV. 
     11* The net Indian box-office take for 1978-9 is c. Rs 247 crore. Entertainment tax for the period is Rs 187 crore. On average, state governments collect 43% of the gross box office.  
     13* The Orissa Film Development Corporation (Est: 1976) announces the financing of ‘Janata cinema houses’ in rural and semi-urban areas. The number of Oriya films reaches 15.  
     15* Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh adopt similar financing programmes while Punjab, UP and Kerala directly build state-owned theatres.  
     17* Panorama of Indian cinema at the Carthage Film Festival.  
     19* The Malayalam film journal Chitrabhoomi is started by the owners of the mainstream daily Mathrubhoomi.