Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Chronicle/1987


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  • Chronicle/1987

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    33* Institutionalised corruption and capital flight become dominant political issues. Arms deals (e. g. buying Bofors guns and HDW submarines) and the hiring of an American detective agency to trace illegal funds held by Indians abroad provoke a series of inquiry commissions.  
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    5 * Finance Minister V. P. Singh is sacked and becomes a leading opponent of the Rajiv Gandhi regime. Amitabh Bachchan resigns as MP after allegations that his family is involved in the Bofors kickback scandal.  
     5* Finance Minister V. P. Singh is sacked and becomes a leading opponent of the Rajiv Gandhi regime. [[Amitabh Bachchan]] resigns as MP after allegations that his family is involved in the Bofors kickback scandal.  
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    77* In Deorala, Roop Kanwar is burnt alive on her husband’s funeral pyre, reviving the ritual murder of widows which had been banned for a century.  
     
    1919* The Ramayana TV serial (1986-8) becomes Indian TV’s first major hit. 
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    21 * The NFDC starts the quarterly journal Cinema in India. 
     21* The [[NFDC]] starts the quarterly journal Cinema in India.