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Karnataka Holds Women Agri-Workers Conference

The Karnataka Agricultural Workers Union held its Fourth Women Agricultural Workers Conference in Yadgir district which began with a rally and public meeting attended by thousands of women workers, on May 22. Presided over by state president Swamy Nityanand, it was inaugurated by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat. Speakers included Agricultural Workers Union state secretary Chandrappa Hoskar and AIDWA leader, K Neela and others.

12th National Convention of Working Women: Intensify Struggles against Exploitation & Discrimination

THE 12th national convention of All India Coordination Committee of Working Women (CITU) held on 21-22 May 2022 at Ranjana Nirula Nagar, Nisha Roy- Shibani Sengupta Manch, Tagar Dey Hall (Binani Bhawan), Kolkata, West Bengal resolved to intensify struggles against the increasing exploitation and discrimination on women in general and working women in particular.

Maha: Protest against Price Rise, Unemployment

A MEETING of the Samyukta Shetkari Kamgar Morcha (SSKM) that took place on May 18 at the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP) office in Mumbai gave a clarion call for large statewide protest actions from May 25 to 31, 2022, at all district and tehsil centres in both urban and rural parts of Maharashtra against the thoroughly anti-people and pro-corporate policies of the Modi-led BJP government.

Unions Protest BJP Govt’s Bid to Privatise Electricity in Puducherry

Around 500 employees of Puducherry Electricity Department went on a strike on May 23, demanding the central government withdraw its privatisation efforts.

IN April 2020, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that electricity transmission and distribution would be privatised in all union territories. The reason behind the decision is said to be the loss-incurring electricity distribution in the UTs.

Unions Protest BJP Govt’s Bid to Privatise Electricity in Puducherry

Around 500 employees of Puducherry Electricity Department went on a strike on May 23, demanding the central government withdraw its privatisation efforts.

IN April 2020, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that electricity transmission and distribution would be privatised in all union territories. The reason behind the decision is said to be the loss-incurring electricity distribution in the UTs.

Chhattisgarh: One Year since Silger Killings-Tribal Resistance against Corporate Loot Intensifies

IT has been more than a year since five people were killed and around 300 injured in indiscriminate firing by police and armed forces on tribals peacefully protesting against another cantonment being set up on their land in Silger in Chhattisgarh, within two kilometres of an existing security establishment.

Kerala CM Inaugurates KPPL

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the commercial production of newsprint by Kerala Paper Products Ltd (KPPL), the state-owned public sector unit.

He said that the government is focussed on modernising the state’s industrial sector, including IT, tourism, biotechnology, agriculture and food industry. Plans are there to establish one lakh new enterprises in the current fiscal and the state has already received Rs 7,000 crore investment offers. A master plan on industrial development till 2030 has been prepared.

Urgent Need for the Law against Crimes of Honour

CRIMES committed in the name of honour persist despite interventions in recent years by high courts and the Supreme Court that have not only given protection to couples entering into inter-caste and inter-community marriages but have accorded stringent punishment to those who have used violence against such couples.  Tragically, there has been a parallel development in which many BJP-led states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and recently Karnataka have passed severe and possible unconstitutional laws which, in the name of coming down heavily on ‘conver

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