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Tripura Observes Centenary of October Revolution

THE centenary of October Revolution was observed through impressive programmes all over Tripura on November 7. All the party offices right from state committee, district committees, sub-divisional committees and local committee offices were attractively decorated and illuminated in the evening. To mark the centenary, one hundred red flags raised high on top of every Party and TU office.

“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 the historic peasant revolt at Kayyur in the 1940s in the then Malabar (now Kasaragod) district where peasants rose against local landlords.

Salient Features of BPMO March in Bengal

TO carry out people’s struggle on the broadest possible scale, the mass organisations of different sections of people of West Bengal have come together to form BPMO – Bengal Platform of Mass Organisations. The main objective of BPMO is to reach the polling booth areas of the state with people’s issues. Last year, the BPMO initiative achieved significant success. The popular response had been striking.

Seminar on Freedom of Speech

A seminar was organised on ‘Freedom of Speech, My Right’ in Kolkata on October 31 as part of the 50TH anniversary celebrations ofGanashakti, a Bengali daily published by the CPI(M) West Bengal state committee. Addressing the gathering, eminent intellectuals and activists stressed that the Leftists have a significant role to play in providing an alternative economic and social model, and consolidating a protest movement against growing fascistic attacks on democracy.

Deteriorating Law & Order Punctures Nitish Kumar’s Good Governance Claim

A spate of crimes perpetrated against the oppressed, Dalits and women in several districts of Bihar has put a question mark on the ability of the Nitish Kumar government to tackle the ever-increasing attacks aided by the old- and neo-feudal elements who rule the hinterland and are the pillars of political support to the present dispensation.

From Rajasthan to "Mersal", a Bad Week for Democracy in India

In the village of Karimati in Jharkhand, Koili Devi, the mother of 11-year-old Santosh Kumari, who had died of starvation, had to flee her home as she was attacked by local goondasreportedly because she had challenged the official version that her child had died of malaria not hunger, and dared to publicly say that in fact her child had died because the government had passed orders that no one without an Aadhar card would get rations. She spoke the truth, and for that she was attacked. The local auxiliary nurse confirmed that the child was not suffering from malaria.

Protests against RSS-BJP Terror held in Tripura

THE people of Tripura rose in loud protest in all parts of the state on October 9 against lumpen politics unleashed by the BJP-RSS and their falsification campaign targeting the CPI(M). They resolved to resist this anti-communist hysteria that had gripped the ruling BJP-RSS duo so terribly that it had lost all sanity to stall functioning of a recognised political party and carry on barbarous attacks on CPI(M) offices in various states of the country.

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