Towards the 22nd Congress of the CPI(M)

INDIAN people are today facing unprecedented challenges. The only way in which these challenges can be met and defeated is through a mighty people’s movement on the basis of an alternative policy framework that reverses the current disastrous policy direction in our country by ousting the present RSS/BJP government. In advancing such people’s struggles, this 22nd...

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Editorial: Aggression on Syria

THE missile strike on Syria by the armed forces of the United States, France and the United Kingdom is the latest instance of imperialist aggression. It is this sort of imperialist intervention that has resulted in the prolonged civil war for the past seven years.

Kathua Atrocity: Ominous Portents

A SPATE of rapes of minors in the recent past has led to an eruption of rage, disgust and anguish all over the country. The details of some of these crimes – the Surat rape and murder of an 11 year old, the rape and murder of a 9 year old whose mutilated body was found in Haryana, for example – are still to be...

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Heed the federal framework

MOST federations in the world have arrangements for the mobilisation and devolution of resources. In India, the constitution provides for the appointment of a finance commission every five years to recommend methodology to share resources such that the fiscal space of the constituents, especially the states, is well protected.

CITU May Day Manifesto, 2018

ON this May Day, the Day of International Solidarity of the Working Class, CITU Greets all working people, be they working in factories, offices, services, mines, forests, fields or waters, across the world Expresses solidarity to all their struggles to protect their hard won rights, to improve their conditions, to defeat the attacks of imperialists-led, international finance driven neoliberal capitalist order on their lives and livelihoods, particularly in the wake of...

Dalit Groups Meet to Fight Unitedly for Saving the PoA Act

TO facilitate the building up of a united resistance by all dalit organisations against the onslaught on dalits by the present Modi-led BJP government, a meeting was held in Delhi on April 12 with the representatives of different dalit organisations. The meeting was presided over by Prakash Ambedkar. On behalf of DSMM, V Srinivasa Rao and Nathu Prasad, Thirunavukkarasu from the All India Agricultural Workers Union, V S...

Kathua Outrage

CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on April 14 THE horrific rape and murder of an eight-year old girl in Kathua, Jammu, who was kept confined, sedated and brutalised by a gang of men has outraged the country.

CPI(M) FACT-FINDING TEAM REPORT: Organised Violence against Dalits in MP

SEVERAL dalit and progressive organisations called a Bharat Bandh on April 2 against the Supreme Court order diluting the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The dilution of the Act, which guarantees a certain degree of protection to the oppressed communities against discrimination and atrocities, was met with widespread condemnation. The...

State Conference Takes Pledge to Regain Lost Glory of CPI(M) in Punjab

THE 22ND Punjab State Conference of the CPI(M) successfully concluded in Mahilpur in Hoshiarpur district on April 11. The conference gave a clarion call to regain the lost glory of the Party in Punjab by strengthening the organisation at grassroots level and drawing the youth, women and Dalits to it in a big way. The Party in Punjab will launch concerted agitational programmes on the issues of...

Big Victory for Electricity Workers & Engineers in UP; A Blow to Privatisation

THE BJP government in Uttar Pradesh led by Yogi Adityanath issued a notification for privatisation of electricity supply in seven districts -- Etawah, Kannauj, Orai, Raebareli, Saharanpur, Mau and Ballia, and called tenders. It issued another notification for privatisation through franchisees of public sector electricity distribution companies (discoms) in the five cities of Lucknow,...

Hyderabad Festival Held on the Occasion of CPI(M) 22nd Congress

HYDERABAD is home to many historical and cultural glories. Reflecting some of them, the Hyderabad Fest 2018 is being held at NTR Stadium from April 13-22. Featuring theme-pavilions surrounding tourism, education, public sector undertaking, financial institutions, literature and specific sites catering to cultural performances besides short film fests, art and photography exhibitions, Hyderabad Fest 2018 has it all...