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Odisha: Spontaneous Response to Kerala Flood Relief Collection

CPI(M) Odisha state secretariat in its meeting on August 17  gave a call to all the Party units to take up relief collection immediately and appealed to Party members, sympathisers and people of Odisha to contribute generously to the Kerla relief fund. Till September 3, Party units have collected Rs 15,43,704 through cash, bank draft and cheques and online transfers to CMDRF Kerala. In about 100 centres in 20 districts of Odisha, CPI(M) units have collected donations from people, Party sympathisers and Party members. Collections are now continuing.

KERALA: 18 Truck Loads of Utensils Filled with Love for Flood Victims

A large group of women reached flood ravaged Wayanad district in Kerala with 18 truckloads of utensils filled with love. The large quantity of utensils were collected by the activists of All India Democratic Women’s Association, Kannur district committee and these were handed over by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda karat to AIDWA Wayanad district committee.

TRIPURA: BJP Turns Panchayat By-election into a Mockery of Democracy

UNDER the terror regime of the BJP, the panchayat by-elections held in Tripura has become a mockery of democracy. The BJP hooligans, who have intimidated, destroyed properties and physically tortured Left members to withdraw nominations from the earlier panchayat elections, in a similar fashion have prevented the Left candidates from filing nominations in the by-elections. The police, once again limited themselves to being silent spectators.

Adhikar Jatra Starts in Bengal

RED to yellow, blue to white- flags of many colours have merged in procession, as people’s jatha is walking through the streets of West Bengal. ‘Adhikar Jatra’, the march of Bengal Provincial Mass Organisations has started from Coochbehar on September 11. The main jatha will crisscross through northern Bengal and will culminate in a rally in Maldaha on October 1. Another jatha will start from Baharampur and finally reach Kolkata on October 3. Apart from these, jathas will march in every district; in fact in every area.

KERALA FLOOD RELIEF: Massive Response to Call for Donations

People of Kerala have wholeheartedly contributed a mammoth amount of Rs 26,43,22,778 to a hundi collection organised by  the CPI(M). The amount has been deposited to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund by respective CPI(M) area committee secretaries. The first phase of collection was organised on August 19-20. Flood affected districts and areas were exempted on those days. Collection in these areas was organised in the later days. 

 

District-wise breakup: 

 

Kasaragod: 1,34,12,490

Kannur: 7,84,42,969

Wayanad: 35,00,000

Contract hostel workers agitate for job security, government yields.

About 6,000 outsource government hostel workers, whose services were terminated by the previous Congress government in Karnataka, resumed their work after their eight-day mass dharna at Freedom Park in Bengaluru, Karnataka lead to victory.The workers held mass dharna for eight days and seven nights along with their family members. Theor main demand was provision of job security, as was in the past, till they attain the age of retirement.

When Amdanga Resisted

Three villages in Amdanga in North 24 Parganas created a new blood-soaked chapter of fierce attack by the ruling party and steadfast resistance by the villagers. Amdanga, a traditional strong base of the Lefts, had gone through many attacks, terrorisation in last seven years of TMC rule. Many a times, the menfolk of the villages had to stay outside, with their livelihood threatened.

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