Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Chronicle/1985


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Feb 29, 2012, 1:38:42 PM (9 years ago)
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Lawrence Liang
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  • Chronicle/1985

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     1''''1985: Key Events''' 
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     3* The 52nd Amendment bill disqualifies Members of Parliament who defect from one Party to another.  
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     5* The Assam accord, after which the AASU-Asom Gana Parishad leadership takes over the state government.  
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     7* The Punjab accord is signed by Rajiv Gandhi and Harchand Singh Longowal, the most moderate of the Sikh leaders. Longowal is assassinated shortly afterwards.  
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     9* Doordarshan becomes a fully commercial station selling prime time slots to private sponsors and manufacturers of TV soaps. Its first successful series, Kumar Vasudev’s Humlog (1984-5), is modelled on the Mexican concept of the ‘developmental’ soap opera and is sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive and Nestlé.  
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     11* Several privately made serials follow as TV ownership jumps from 2. 7 million in 1984 to 12. 5 million in 1986. 
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     14* Indian Cinema season at Pesaro Film Festival, Italy.