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The Life and work of Frederick Engels, Outstanding Dates

November 28, 1820: Frederick Engels is born in Barmen into the family of a textile manufacturer, Friedrich Engels, and his wife, Elisabeth (née van Haar).

1837-1838: Frederick Engels begins working in his father's office and moves to Bremen to learn commerce

March 1839-March 1841: Engels devotes his leisure to ‘world literature’, philosophy, and history; publishes his ‘Letters from Wuppertal’ and his poems, reviews and essays in various literary periodicals.

KERALA: Police Act Amendment Will Not be Implemented: Pinarayi

KERALA chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed the media on November 23, that the amendment to the Kerala Police Act will not be implemented as various opinions came up from different sections.

The governor has promulgated an ordinance regarding this.

Earlier the Kerala state government had decided to bring an amendment as an effort to stop false propaganda which questions the citizen's individual freedom and constitution-given dignity, through social media and through other means.

Madhya Pradesh By-election: Not BJP’s Victory but Congress’s Defeat

TWENTY-EIGHT assembly seats went to the by-polls in Madhya Pradesh. In 2018 assembly elections to the MP there was a decisive mandate against the BJP’s 15 years rule and it was defeated. As the Corona pandemic was spreading its fangs, 22 MLA’s of the Congress were bought by the BJP on an alleged amount of Rs 35 crore each and toppled the government and the mandate of 2018. After assuming power, the BJP continued to buy three more Congress MLA’s and made them resign from the assembly.

Make Nov 26 Grameen Harthal Successful: AIKS

THE All India KisanSabha (Ajoy Bhavan) and All India Kisan Sabha (36, Pt.RS Shukla Lane), in a statement issued on November 18, have jointly appealed the peasantry and agricultural workers across the country to observe grameen harthal on November 26, 2020, in solidarity with the general strike call given by the joint platforms of ten central trade unions, sectoral federations and associations.  The village units of both the AIKS’ will join hands with trade union activists and organise chakka jaam (road blockade) struggle at village/block centers on that da

Kerala Vows to Steadfastly Protect its Achievements

REALISING the clandestine and evil designs of various central agencies to topple the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government and scuttle the achievements made in the state in the last four years, lakhs and lakhs of people of Kerala rallied behind the LDF to announce their solidarity with the government. People, most of whom are the beneficiaries of the LDF government’s schemes, gathered in more than 30,000 centres in the state, and vowed to protect the government and its pro-people measures.

A Laudable Decision

THE CPI(M) in Kerala made a conscious decision to give more opportunities to youth and women in the upcoming local body elections in the state. The Party has fielded young candidates who are active members of the student and youth movement. In Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, 66 per cent of the CPI(M)’s candidates are women and many of them are under 30 years of age.

TAMIL NADU: CWFI Holds Statewide Protest demanding Welfare Measures

The Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI) held a statewide protest in Tamil Nadu demanding the implementation of welfare measures through the welfare board. There is undue delay in sanctioning scholarship for education, accident and death relief from the board. The other major demand is the sanctioning of Rs 3,000 as pension for construction workers above 60 years of age. The CWFI condemned the anti-worker policies of the state and the union government and opposed the codification of the labour laws.

BSNL Unions to Join General Strike on Nov 26

EIGHT unions and associations of BSNL – BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU), National Federation of Telecom Employees BSNL (NFTE BSNL), National Union of BSNL Workers FNTO(NUBSNLW FNTO), BSNL Mazdoor Sangh (BSNL MS), Sanchar Nigam Association of TTAs (SNATTA), BSNL Association of Telecom Mechanics (BSNL ATM), Telecom Employees Progressive Union (TEPU) and BSNL Officers Association (BSNL OA) – have decided to join the general strike on November 26, 2020.

AP: ‘Defeat Anti-people Policies through Struggles’

THE anti-people policies pursued by the BJP central government which have been pauperising vast masses and benefiting only super rich, have to be defeated through extensive struggles, said Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of CPI(M). The Party Andhra Pradesh committee conducted a political campaign from November 7-15, explaining the people about the policies of BJP central government that have been inimical to the state interests and pauperising the people of India. Yechury spoke at the concluding online public meeting on the 15th.

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