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Tamil Nadu: ‘Rice Bowl’ under Attack: Kisan Sabha Leads Protest

THE Cauvery Delta districts of Tamil Nadu are considered as the “rice bowl” of the region. The rich soil of this area is known for its three-crop cycle a year producing many a variety of rice, the most famous being Samba Rice. Such a fertile delta land area is being turned into a desert, by allowing capitalist forces to extract hydro-carbon from this rich soil.  

Local Body Elections in Telangana

IN Telangana state local elections for Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies (MPTC) and Zila Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTC) were held in three phases, from May 6 -14. Results were announced on June 4. Out of a total 5,817 MPTCs, TRS gained 3545, Congress 1,392, BJP 210, CPI(M) 50, CPI 40, TDP 22 and others 562. The president posts of MPP were overwhelmingly cornered by the party in power i.e.,  TRS. Out of total posts TRS gained 79 per cent, Congress 11 per cent, BJP 1.49 per cent. CPI(M) gained 1 MPP post and 4 Vice MPP posts.

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: CPI(M) Welcomes Kathua Case Verdict

CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on June 10, welcomed the verdict by the Pathankot court which convicted six out of seven accused in connection with the Kathua gang-rape and murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl.

The gruesome gangrape and murder is a crime committed by the enemies of humanity. Crime is a crime irrespective of criminal’s caste, colour and creed. Unfortunately, some fringe elements had tried to communalise this incident but due to the intervention of judiciary, people of the state and the country, they could not succeed.

Telangana: CITU Golden Jubilee Celebrations Begin

THE golden jubilee celebrations of CITU, began in Sundarayya  Vignana  Kendram  on May 30. Chukka Ramulu, the Telangana state president of CITU, presided over the meeting. In this context B V Raghavulu, former secretary of CITU of the combined state said that the building of socialism is possible only by working class and the present defeats are only temporary. He was speaking on the topic “world economic crisis and contemporary socialism”.

Uttar Pradesh: Action Demanded against the Perpetrators of Rape and Murder

ON May 27, a DSMM delegation visited Jatnagla village in Muzaffarnagar, UP; the site of alleged gang rape and murder of a dalit girl. The victim was 14 year old and daughter of a brick kiln worker. The delegation comprised of Ajay Kumar-convenor DSMM, Surender Kumar-district joint secretary of CITU, Subhash Kumar-leader of Brick Kiln Workers Union and Suresh Kumar.

Tripura Health Minister Sacked

IN an interesting turn of events, Sudip Ray Barman, minister for health, DWS, science and technology and information technology was dropped from the state cabinet in the night of May 31st. 

Ray Barman, a former PCC president and erstwhile leader of opposition in the state assembly, had left the Congress party with five other Congress MLAs before the assembly elections, first to join the TMC and then the BJP.

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