Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Chronicle/1991


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Feb 29, 2012, 1:44:56 PM (8 years ago)
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Lawrence Liang
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  • Chronicle/1991

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     1''''1991: Key Events''' 
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     3* Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by suspected LTTE terrorists. A rising foreign debt and other dysfunctions inaugurate a policy of economic reform encouraging foreign investment.  
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     5* The USSR disintegrates.  
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     7* India conducts the last census of the century, announcing a popula- tion of 844 million.  
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     9* The Doordarshan Director General, Shiv Sharma, is assassinated by suspected Punjab terrorists.  
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     11* Punjab is declared a ‘disturbed area’, followed by Assam.  
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     13* The 10th Lok Sabha elections take place with 200 million registered voters. The Congress emerges as the largest party and P.V. Narasimha Rao is sworn in as Prime Minister.  
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     15* The first-ever BJP ministry takes over in U.P and acquires the disputed Ayodhya land.  
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     17* Parliament passes the notorious Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) (TADA) Bill. 
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     19* The Parliamentary ‘Question Hour’ is telecast for the first time.