wiki:Chronicle/1995

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'1995: Key Events

  • The Government of India decides not to extend the notorious TADA (Terrorists and Disruptive Activities) Bill.
  • The Shiv Sena-run Maharashtra government scraps the Enron power project but then revises its decision.
  • The Chrar-e-Sharif shrine, built in 1460 by Zain-ul-Abedin in central Kashmir, is burnt down by terrorists.
  • The Oil and Natural Gas Commission rig in Pasalapudi blows up, and the fire is put out after 62 days.
  • The first-ever cellular phone service in India starts in major cities.
  • The INSAT 2C is launched. ISRO and INTELSAT announce a $ 100 million 10-year agreement leasing some of the forthcoming INSAT-2E capacity.
  • CNN announces a news channel in partnership with Doordarshan.
  • Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is the hit of the year.
  • Mani Rathnam’s Bombay has a controversial release after it is ‘cleared’ by Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray.
  • Major censorship controversy around E.V.V. Satyanarayana’s Alluda Majaaka.