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MAHA: Crops Destroyed by Forest Officials in Thane Peasants Block Roads outside Collector's Office, Win Demands

ON October 23, 2020, around one thousand adivasi peasant women and men under the AIKS banner marched to the Thane district collector's office in the heart of Thane city. They blocked the main roads outside the collector's office for an hour, to the consternation of the rattled police force. The rasta roko stir was withdrawn only when the collector met the AIKS delegation and conceded its main demands. The adivasi peasants had come from Thane city and from Shahapur tehsil in Thane district.

Left Front Objects to Tripura CM’s Remarks Encouraging Violence

THE Left Front has written an open letter to Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb objecting to his “grossly unparliamentary and undemocratic” remarks egging on BJP cadres to annihilate the Communists from the state before the 2023 assembly election. The Left Front also highlighted the government’s failure on all fronts – be it tackling the coronavirus pandemic or employment generation or maintaining law and order.

BIHAR: First Phase of Elections: Mahagathbandhan Gets Good Response

THE first phase of voting in 71 constituencies of out of 243 ended with more than 50 per cent voter turnout. All the indications from different sources point towards a change of government on November 10 in Bihar; the people of Bihar particularly workers, peasants, youth have shown their enthusiasm in favour of the issues raised by the Mahagathbandhan.

Punjab: Peasantry in a do or Die Battle

THE peasantry in Punjab is continuously on struggle against the anti-peasant, anti- nation and pro-corporate agriculture Bills passed undemocratically by the Modi led BJP government in the Parliament. All organisations of farmers and agricultural workers with different banners and ideologies have come together to get the three Farm Acts rejected and withdrawn. Entire rural population in Punjab irrespective of their profession is against these Acts.

Kerala Govt Announces Special Package For Revival of KSRTC

THIS significant move has come at a time when the public transport system across the country has been suffering the worst due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the public transportation facilities across the country continue to incur losses due to the pandemic, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday, October 26, announced a new financial assistance package in an effort to revive the debt ridden Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).

TRIPURA: Communist Martyrs of Birchandramanu Remembered

ON October 12, the people of Tripura solemnly remembered eleven CPI(M) leaders and workers who, alongwith two security personnel, laid down their lives in Birchandramanu in southern Tripura in 1988 to keep the red flag flying. The killing took place under the Congress-TUJS tyrannical regime, which was the product of a sinister and secret pre-election deal between then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl, the supremo of the erstwhile TNV, an outlawed secessionist extremist outfit.

Gross Inaccuracies in Police Records on Delhi Riots

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat, called attention to inaccuracies in the police account of those who were killed in the communal violence in Delhi in February.

In a letter to S N Srivastava, Delhi Commissioner of Police, on October 15, she highlighted that the police have, in various public statements and affidavits to the court, stated that the number of killed was 53 and omitted the name of one Sikander, son of Md Mullak.

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