ONE after another, all the election promises made by Prime Minister Modi during his whirlwind nationwide campaign, in a corporate jet, are turning out to be completely hollow – full of bluster and no substance. On earlier occasions, we had exposed the feature of this Modi government with regard to its so-called `economic miracles’, achhe din aanewale hain etc etc.
ONE after another, all the election promises made by Prime Minister Modi during his whirlwind nationwide campaign, in a corporate jet, are turning out to be completely hollow – full of bluster and no substance. On earlier occasions, we had exposed the feature of this Modi government with regard to its so-called `economic miracles’, achhe din aanewale hain etc etc. Now it is the turn of the prime minister’s bluster concerning the claim that `his government’ will ensure that all the illegal black money stashed away in foreign banks in financial `havens’ will be brought back to the
MY name is Santosh. I am eight years old. I stay in Jayanagar in Benguluru. I do not know why he had hit me on that day, when I said the place where I stay. I do not understand why all of you are coming to me today. If all this has got something to do with the place where I stay, please tell me what is it? I am not understanding anything.
AS part of the implementation of the call given by the 8th all India conference of All India Agricultural Workers’ Union held at Warangal in Telangana recently, the Punjab state unit of AIAWU held a convention of Dalit women agricultural workers on October 4 at Jalandhar. The convention was presided over by Sunita Rani, Kesra Devi and AIAWU Punjab working president Ram Singh Noorpuri.
AS many Afghanistan watchers had predicted from the outset, a power sharing deal between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, the contenders for the presidency was announced with much fanfare on September 22. Under the deal, Ghani has duly been sworn in as president of the country. Only a week before, Abdullah was threatening that he and his supporters would not recognise the results or recognise Ghani as the democratically elected president, even after the votes were audited by the Afghan Electoral Commission under international supervision.
BANGALORE was a sea of Red on October 13 as more than 20,000 peasants, agricultural workers and rural masses came from across Karnataka and marched for land rights for the landless, rights over the Bagair-Hukum land and forest land being cultivated by over 16 lakh poor peasants, homestead land for the homeless, and against corporate takeover of land. As the unprecedented mobilisation rose up over the Anand Rao Circle Flyover and descended to reach the Freedom Park with thousands of Red flags fluttering high it was a sight to behold.
IN line with certain glaring trends of' global socio-ethical degeneration which basically, apart from many other concomitant factors, have facilitated the emergence and also the impact of what might be termed the Gorbachev phenomenon in the erstwhile USSR, in August 1991, when a somewhat phoney attempt at a coup d'e'tat was overcome with suspicious case, Gorbachev, yielding reluctantly to a more blatant, if also slippery accomplice, Yeltsin, said: "My mission is fulfilled".
JUTE is the oldest cash crop of eastern India. It is a natural coarse fibre, made from the stems of a tropical plant and used for making rope/yard and woven into sacking, hessian, etc. Raw jute, as it is known in trade, comprises jute and mesta fibres. Jute fibre is obtained from two plants species, such as Corchorus Capsylaris (white jute) and Corchorus Otitoruus (tossa jute). The plant species Hibiscus sabdariffa var, altissima yield mesta fibres. Besides, there is another type of fibre known as bimli but not in the same species of jute.