US Long Term Project Fructifies

THE signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for geo-spatial cooperation at the 2+2 meeting of the United States and Indian defence and foreign ministers in New Delhi must have been a moment of deep satisfaction for the US establishment and the Pentagon. 

What began as a project to enlist India as a strategic ally of the United States three decades ago has reached fruition with the signing of the last of the so-called foundational agreements on October 27, 2020.

Com K Thangavel: An Inspiring Example for Young Generation

COMRADE K Thangavel, an outstanding leader of the communist movement from the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu which includes the districts of Coimbatore, Tiruppur and Erode as well as the Nilgiris, passed away on September 13, 2020 in Coimbatore. He was aged 68 years. At the time of his passing away due to Covid19, he was a member of the state secretariat of the CPI(M), a responsibility he had been discharging with sustained dedication and commitment for 25 years.


October Revolution: Strengthen People’s Struggles

THE anniversary of the great October Socialist Revolution in 2020 comes at a time when the vast majority of the world’s people are victims of the double whammy attack on their life and livelihoods due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic, the consequent lockdowns and disruption in their day-to-day life and the deepening economic recession in the capitalist world.  In this situation, the significance of the October Revolution and the superiority of Socialism over capitalism is tellingly vindicated. 

Subterfuge, Amendments will rob the J & K People of their Foremost Asset

Very few had imagined that the so-called integration of J&K, post-August 5, 2019 after the scrapping of Articles 370 & 35 A of the Constitution would mean losing land by the people of Jammu & Kashmir. Before we go into the intention of the amendment brought into the land laws in J &K on October 27, it is pertinent to mention and to understand as to who will buy land in the erstwhile state of J & K.

KERALA: An Alliance of the Killing Forces

IN Kerala, an alliance of murderers has been formed against the LDF. The brutal murder of Sanoop, CPI(M) branch secretary, Puthussery, Thrissur, is an open declaration of this alliance. Within forty days,  four young comrades were killed by the anti-communist groups in three different places. All these incidents have exhibited some similarities in character and in the arguments put forward for protecting the culprits. The nexus and the cooperation among them, RSS-BJP, Congress and Muslim League, is a reality in the state.

Hathras and Beyond: Hindutva Violence against Dalits

THE BJP has brought the Indian polity to a pathetic situation of encouraging the obsolete ideals of the Manusmriti and instigating cold-blooded murder and annihilation of dalits from a phase of negation of freedom of expression. Taking advantage of being in power at the centre and in several states, they are deliberately preparing grounds for dividing the people on the basis of religion, caste, creed and sex, and making democracy a mockery. The poor are being made to suffer social insecurity and distress.

GST Controversy – The Nadir in Centre State Relations

The issue was discussed at length in the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers, GST Council and even parliament. There was a ticklish question of how would compensation payment be made in case there was a severe shortfall in revenue and there was no money in the Compensation Cess Fund. To quote an instance, this was how the revenue secretary and then union finance minister responded:

Employment Crisis in West Bengal: A Decade of TMC Governance

AMIDST the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent series of sporadic lockdowns, the loss of lives and livelihoods in West Bengal has exposed the inherent economic crises that the state’s economy is undergoing. The massive influx of poor migrant workers returning back to the state, seeking help and support from the authorities, has become an unfortunate reality in recent times. A decade long governance by the TMC government in the state has worsened working conditions as well as opportunities of work in West Bengal.


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