TN: P Ramamurti Memorial Lecture Held at Chennai

THE 115th anniversary of Comrade P Ramamurti was observed at the CPI(M) Tamil Nadu state committee office on December 15, 2023. K Balakrishnan, state secretary of the Party, paid homage by garlanding the statue of Comrade PR. The gathering included Party state committee members and other members of the Party.Earlier, on November 7, coinciding with the Great Bolshevik Revolution, a big meeting was held at the Party state headquarters. During this programme, a bust-sized statue of Comrade P Ramamurti was inaugurated.

Journalist Organisations Flay Freezing of Newsclick Accounts

SIX journalist organisations – Press Club of India, Indian Women’s Press Corps, Delhi Union of Journalists, Press Association, Kerala Union of Working Journalists and the Working News Cameraman’s Association (WNCA) – in a joint statement issued on December 20, have condemned the freezing of accounts of news portal Newsclick by the Income Tax department, depriving close to a hundred media persons and their families of a steady source of income.“The salaries of all employees including support staff cannot be disbursed including for the 19 days of work in December.

WB: DYFI's Insaf Yatra Heading Towards Brigade Rally on Jan 7

FORTY days have passed and DYFI's Insaf Yatra continues its journey. It has been a unique experience. Every day, the march opened up new horizons. Our marching youth chanting slogans and singing songs were embraced with utmost care by the people of terror-stricken Netai, Jhargram. The mother of a martyr comrade came to our march, hugged us and said, “I see my child in you”.

Three Major Takeaways of NCRB Report 2022

Crimes against women rise again, as do crimes against children, and UAPA net widens.ON December 4, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released its annual report, ‘Crime in India’, which explains the crime rate, state-wise data on crimes, the conviction rate, and the rate of charge-sheeting, etc.Here are a few charts discussing three of the most significant takeaways from the report.In 2022, India recorded the lowest increase in crimes against women since 2017.Crimes against women registered a 2.13 per cent increase in 2022 over 2021.

Chhatisgarh: AILU State Conference Calls for Protecting Democracy

THE fourth Chhattisgarh state conference of the All India Lawyers Union (AILU) was held on November 28, in Bilaspur. PV Surendranath, national general secretary of All India Lawyers Union and a distinguished Supreme Court advocate, inaugurated the conference.Surendranath noted that the Constitution of India stands as the invaluable legacy of the independence movement, embodying the principles of secularism, socio-political-economic justice, brotherhood, and socialism. It serves as a guardian of the diversity, cultural values, and human rights within Indian society.

Kerala: HC Stays on Unilateral Student Nominations: A Blow to Governor

SFI has accused the governor, Arif Mohammed Khan of nominating representatives from ABVP and other sangh parivar organisations to the senate of Calicut and Kerala Universities at the behest of the BJP leadership, in an attempt to saffronise the higher education institutions.THE nomination of four ABVP members to the senate of University of Kerala by the governor, Arif Mohammed Khan has been stayed by the High Court. The governor has violated the eligibility conditions for nominations under the students constituency and had rejected the nominations recommended by the university.


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