The “Quadrilateral” Trap for India

India is playing the game which America wants it to, of complicating relations with China by taking a stand on the disputes in the South China Sea which has no strategic relevance for India. The more India ties up with United States in strategic-military terms, the more it will spoil relations with China. But the curious thing is that while India does this...

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October Revolution Centenary in Moscow

TEN years ago, at the International Meeting of the Communist and Workers Parties (IMCWP), we had suggested in the Working Group in Minsk, capital of Belarus, that a meeting in the year of the centenary of the October Revolution must be held in Moscow hosted by the Communist Party of Russian Federation (CPRF)....

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Assam: Ensure Fair Process of Updating NRC

THE draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam is to be published by December 31, 2017 as per the direction of the Supreme Court of India. The updating of the NRC of 1951 constitutes a key part of the implementation of the Assam Accord of 1985 which had fixed March 24, 1971 as the cut-off date...

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Massive Mahapadav’s Call to Working Class

THE unprecedented joint trade union Mahapadav (sit-in) of workers concluded in the evening of November 11, with a clarion call to the working class of the country to intensify the struggle against the anti-worker, anti-people and anti-national policies of the BJP led government. The huge mass of workers who gathered from all over the country and from all sectors of the economy enthusiastically endorsed the unanimous call of the leadership...

Farmers Lost Over Rs 2 Lakh Crore Due to Low Prices of Crops this Year

FOLLOWING the massive workers’ Mahapadav on November 9-11 at Delhi, it is now the farmers’ turn to occupy the capital. Thousands of farmers from all over India will congregate at Delhi to demand better prices for their produce and complete freedom from debt. Many families of farmers who committed suicide in the recent past due to debt will also participate in what is being called the Kisan Mukti...

India: Health of the Nation’s States

A RECENT report has brought out the diversity within India, as regards challenges to health. The report titled “India: Health of the nation’s states” is based on a study on disease patterns in India and compares the situation in 1990 and 2016. The study was conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The study provides estimates of the impact of...

Sanghi “Princelings” Enjoy the Best of All Worlds

The princeling’s power at the top is worrying because it represents the convergence of private wealth and State power. Shaurya Doval’s proximity to the power centers in India and his intricate links to the deep web of global kings and queens, bankers, robber barons, priests, and assorted subservient oligarchs and media representatives is a security hazard, which cannot be brushed aside.

Cover-up and Coercion in the Name of the “Holy Cow”

IN his much publicised annual Vijay Dashmi address to the RSS cadres, Mohan Bhagwat announced that the “Gau Rakshaks have nothing to worry” and they were only doing their patriotic duty. This announcement became necessary because the observations of the Supreme Court took a stern view of cow vigilantism and the union government was subsequently forced to warn vigilante groups to curb their activities. However, Bhagwat said that...

TRIPURA: Demonetisation is Not a Blunder but a Calculated Loot of Public Money

SHARING the nationwide resentment, people of Tripura registered a roaring protest against the anti-people deceptive demonetisation drive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the first anniversary of demonetisation on November 8. In all sub-division and district headquarters including Agartala town, there were massive rallies at the call of the Left Front. All sections of...

“Let us Read Chirasmarane and Visit Kayyur” Unique Jatha to Kayyur

RECENTLY a unique jatha of youth to Kayyur was organised by the DYFI led by Muneer Katipalla, DYFI state president, under the slogans “Struggles of the past inspire to take on new challenges” and “Read Chirasmarane and Visit Kayyur”. This was a unique experiment in Karnataka, perhaps even first of its kind in the country. “Chirasmarane” a Kannada novel considered a classic, depicts...

MAHARASHTRA: AIKS State Workshop Plans to Mobilise in Strength for the Delhi Kisan Sansad

THE Maharashtra state workshop of the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) was held at Comrade BTR Bhavan, Belapur, New Mumbai on November 3-4, 2017. It was attended by 122 leading activists from 21 districts. The workshop was made up of two parts. One was a series of lectures on major topics. The second was a serious district-wise group discussion on planning of both the...

CPI(M) Greets PCdoB on its 14th National Congress

Below we publish the greetings of the CPI(M) to the 14th National Congress of the Communist Party of Brazil – PCdoB. G Ramakrishnan, Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) has attended this Congress which was held from November 17-19, 2017 at Brasilia. DEAR Comrades, Communist Party of India (Marxist) greets the 14th National Congress of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB). It is a great honour for us to participate in your Party...