THE CPI(M) Tripura state secretary, Bijan Dhar, has vehemently condemned the RSS-BJP’s blatant bid to vitiate the pre-poll scenario in Tripura by including the country’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, as an active participant in their vital party meeting held on January 14 in the official residence of union home minister Rajnath Singh.
THE Tamil Nadu Platform for People’s Unity (TNPPU) organised an ‘In Conversation’ with eminent human rights activist Teesta Setalvad under the title “Communalism and Casteism – Two Faces of Hindutva’s Coin” in Chennai on January 15, in the backdrop of entrenched communal forces throttling the pillars of democracy.
THE All India Kisan Sabha, in a statement issued on January 16, has said that its application in the Aadhar Case – writ petition (Civil) No 342 of 2017 in the matter of Shanta Sinha and another Vs Union of India and others has been accepted by the Supreme Court with the intervention application number 6666/18 dated January 15, 2018. Advocate on Record Reshmitha Ramachandran has filed the application. Senior lawyer of Supreme Court Adv P V Surendra Nath will represent AIKS. The Constitution Bench of Supreme Court will hear the case on January 17, 2018.
ON January 3, 2018, the birth anniversary of the great social reformer and pioneer of women’s education Savitribai Phule, was observed by the AIDWA in various parts of Maharashtra.
The largest programme was organised by the AIDWA Thane-Palghar district committee. A meeting of over 1500 women from seven tehsils of the district was held at Comrade Godavari Shamrao Parulekar Bhavan in Talasari in Palghar district.
THE two most interesting trends in recent employment figures deserve a closer look. There has been an increase in organised sector manufacturing employment during the period January 2000 to December 2011 to the tune of about 5 million, more than half of which is on the basis of contract.
IT was a historic day for the trade union movement of the country on many counts, when nearly sixty lakh scheme workers almost 90 per cent of whom are women, went on strike on January 17, 2018. This is for the first time that the joint platform of central trade unions has given a call for strike for a particular sector of workers.
THE Indian History Congress held its 78th annual session at the Jadavpur University campus, Kolkata, from December 28-30, 2017. By all accounts, it was its largest session till date, the number of delegates crossing the 1,600 mark.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on January 15
IT has been reported in sections of the media that a meeting was held at the residence of union home minister Rajnath Singh attended by BJP and RSS leaders to discuss about the forthcoming elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland. Some of the media have also reported that the national security adviser Ajit Doval also attended the meeting. If correct, this is a shocking violation of norms and serious misconduct.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on January 12.
FOUR of the senior most judges of the Supreme Court have held an unprecedented press conference. They have raised important issues which have a vital bearing on the institution of the Supreme Court such as the way the roster of judges are allocated to hear cases.
The integrity and independence of the judiciary, particularly the Supreme Court, is a vital pillar of the constitution and non-negotiable.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on January 17
THE union government has decided to abruptly stop the Haj subsidy for pilgrims’ travel, though the Supreme Court had given a verdict in 2012 that this subsidy should be phased out over a ten year period. The sudden withdrawal of the subsidy seems arbitrary and motivated by other considerations.