Contribute Generously to Flood Relief Fund

THE CPI(M) on September 8, has called upon all its units to immediately collect money to provide relief to the people of Jammu & Kashmir affected by the massive floods in the state.

The floods have caused widespread havoc in the entire state. As per reports available, till now, around 150 people have been killed in the floods. Thousands...

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On CBI Director’s Meetings

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on September 4.

THE reports of the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha meeting a number of persons who were being investigated by the agency at his residence, raises disturbing questions. Some persons were charge-sheeted by the agency...

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TMC RULE IN WEST BENGAL: Sleaze & Terror: A Lethal Cocktail

THE multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam that has looted crores of rupees from over 17 lakh poor people in West Bengal has now reached such proportions that it is becoming clearer by the day that the ruling Trinamool Congress party in the state and many of its prominent...

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Central TUs to Hold Joint National Convention on Sept 15

THE eleven central trade unions and the national federations of industrial workers and employees that have been spearheading the joint trade union campaign since 2009 have decided to continue the struggle on the common demands of the workers in the country.

WEST BENGAL: Saradha Money Used in 2011 Elections

INVESTIGATIONS into the Saradha Chit Fund scam has exposed that a huge sum from the fraudulent business was spent to ensure the victory of Trinamool Congress in 2011 West Bengal assembly elections. According to media reports quoting investigation agency sources and depositions by some of the accused, at least Rs 130 crores was supplied to the TMC before the elections. It has been also reported that the TMC candidates received a part...

Ministry Against Environment & Forests?

DURING his election campaign, prime minister Modi repeatedly assailed the environmental regulation prevalent in the country at the time for obstructing development and damaging India’s economic growth. It was clear even then that a future Modi-led government would move swiftly to reduce hurdles arising from environmental objections to developmental projects, as long demanded by Indian corporate lobbies, a process already initiated by the UPA-II...

Fight Modi Govt’s Onslaught on Public Sector

AN extended meeting of the trade unions of Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSU) was held at BTR Bhavan, New Delhi from August 30 to 31. Around 150 delegates from about 40 CPSUs comprising major sectors like coal, steel, oil and natural gas, power, heavy engineering, telecommunication, electronics, shipping, port & docks and construction, and Bangalore-based PSUs representing around 50 trade union organisations from 14 states...

Tripura Seminar Calls for Intensifying Struggle for Social Justice

THE Tripura Tapasili Jati Samanway Samiti organised a seminar, titled the ‘Relevance of Dalit Movement and Organisation in the Present Indian Politics’, at Agartala’s Nazrul Kalakshetra on August 7. Addressing the seminar ahead of Tripura Tapasili Jati Samanway Samiti’s eighth state conference to be held in Teliamurra from September 13 to 15, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member K Varadarajan said an all India...

Striving for Dignity

“HUM bhi insaan hain, hamein insaan kyun nahi samajhte (We are also human beings, why are we not treated like humans?) -Shiela, a live-out domestic worker from Shaheed Camp in Dakshinpuri, South Delhi. This sentiment represents the plight of the 350 representatives of live-out domestic workers who attended a live-out domestic workers convention of the Delhi unit of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) on September 9, 2014 at the Constitution Club.

M B Centenary Meeting in Kolkata

A BARBARIC ruling party like the Trinamool Congress is helping in the growth of another barbaric party BJP in West Bengal, CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat has said in Kolkata. The TMC regime, based on corruption and lumpen domination, has helped RSS and its outfits to sow the seeds of communal politics in the state.

First Telangana CITU Conference Calls for Demands Day on Oct 6

THE first conference of Telangana CITU was held from September 5-7, 2014 in Khammam city with great enthusiasm. The whole Khammam city was charged with conference atmosphere and support of the local people was visible. The conference was held in the background of the bifurcation of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It was held in the background of the fall of the UPA government at...

Latin America at Crucial Crossroads

LATIN America is today standing at crucial crossroads and the turn it takes will impact the course of history. Three countries – Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay – governed by 'Left' presidents, Dilma Rousseff, Evo Morales and Jose Mujica respectively, are going to polls in October. Equally significant, if not more important than these elections, are the developments taking place in Venezuela. What will happen in these countries, particularly Venezuela, touted as...