CPI(M)’s Ekta Colony for Muzzafarnagar Riot Victims Inaugurated

TURN this Ekata Colony into a symbol and centre of resistance against communal forces.” With this inspiring call, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member M A Baby inaugurated on August 24 a colony at Jola village, around 40 km from here, for the people uprooted from their villages and homes during last year’s communal...


Gaza: Back to the Stone Age

A CEASE FIRE agreement between Israel and the Palestinians was finally announced on August 26. Hamas as well as the aggressor is claiming victory. Most observers are predicting that the latest agreement would bring a halt to the terrible suffering of the Palestinians in the Gaza at least temporarily. The international community has...


By-election Results Signify a Trend of Waning Modi “Euphoria”

EIGHT days before it completes its first hundred days, the Modi government and the RSS/BJP suffered a major setback in the recently held by-elections in Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab. Out of a total of 18 seats, the BJP could only win ten...


U R Ananthamurthy

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on August 23. THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) mourns the passing away of U R Ananthamurthy, renowned writer and social activist. Ananthamurthy had created a style of writing with social relevance in Kannada which had a big impact on Indian literature.

“Depending On the State”

RAJASTHAN chief minister Vasundhara Raje is planning to reduce several government schemes of social support to the poor because she says that the “people should not become too dependent upon the State”. If she was only re-casting the schemes, or getting rid of some schemes to put in place others with similar intent but greater effectiveness, or removing support to the poor in one form to provide it in another form, then her proposals might merit scrutiny; and a...

CITU, Workers' Federation Hail SC Judgement on Coal Block Allocations

THE Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and the All India Coal Workers Federation (AICWF) have welcomed the Supreme Court judgement declaring all coal block allocations since 1993 illegal on grounds of gross lack of transparency and fairness, exercise of arbitrariness and violation of guidelines, causing huge loss to the public exchequer as well as to the consumers both in industry and the...

Comrade Achintya Bhattacharyya (1914-1993)

THE birth centenary celebrations of Comrade Achintya Bhattacharyya (AB), a Central Committee member of CPI (M) from 1964 till his death in August 1993 and secretary of Assam state committee from 1964 to 1982, came to an end on August 16.

DUJ Condoles UR Ananthamurthy

THE Delhi Union of Journalists paid glowing tributes to the memory of renowned writer and social activist UR Ananthamurthy. In a resolution adopted at a meeting of its office bearers held on August 27 the DUJ noted that the writer had made a big impact on Indian literature through his socially relevant writings. The DUJ resolution observed that Shri Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy was a towering figure, who through his literary works questioned many deeply-held...

AIDWA Condemns the Outrageous Statement by BJP MP

YOGI Adityanath, a BJP MP, has made a public statement to the effect that 100 Muslim girls are to be forcibly converted to Hinduism for every Hindu girl who is forced to embrace Islam. This is yet another example of the Sangh Parivar openly communalising the issue of violence against women and inciting hatred against the minority community by making the outrageous accusation that enforced conversion of Hindu women to Islam is a serious...

CPI(M)’s Initiative in Palliative Care in Kannur Dist

COINCIDING with the 66th anniversary of the death of legendary Communist P Krishna Pillai, on August 19, 2014, 1789 volunteers under the banner of the Initiative for Rehabilitation and Palliative Care (IRPC) visited households in Kannur district inhabited by people requiring palliative care.

Left Launches Mass Contact Programme

THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India jointly launched a week-long door-to-door campaign against the anti-people policies of the state and central governments across the state of Tamil Nadu.

Demonstration against Corruption under BJD Rule in Odisha

The CPI (M) Odisha state committee staged a demonstration at Bhubaneswar’s PMG Square on August 19 in protest against rampant corruption in the state under the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government. The demonstration was presided over by Bhubaneswar district committee secretary Suresh Panigrahy.