KERALA: RSS Goons Kill CPI(M) Leader

IN yet another act of brutality and terror of the RSS, one more CPI(M) worker was killed on May 7, in Mahe, a part of Puducherry state near northern  border of Kannur district.  Comrade Kannippoyil Babu, former councilor of Mahe municipality and CPI(M) Mahe local committee member was gruesomely murdered by the RSS goons.Comrade Babu had escaped a murder attempt last year.

MAHARASHTRA: Jati Anta Sangharsh Samiti Holds Nagpur Dist Convention

HIGHLIGHTING the significance of inter-caste marriages in building a casteless society, the first Nagpur district convention of Jati Anta Sangharsh Samiti, held on May 12, felicitated fourteen inter-caste couples and presented them with Certificates of Honour drafted by a well-known writer of Maharashtra, at Vidarbha Hindi Sahitya Sangha in Nagpur district.Organised under the direction of Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch (DSMM), the convention has received an overwhelming response from all the progressive sections of the district for stressing on the need to annihilate the caste system that has so

Roll Back Hike in Third-Party Insurance, AIRTWF Demands

Protesting the excessive hike in third-party insurance of transport vehicles, the All India Road Transport Workers Federation (AIRTWF) held a dharna in front of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) headquarters in Hyderabad on May 14.The AIRTWF, with the support of the Lorry Owners’ Association of Tamil Nadu and Telangana and Driving Schools’ Association of Tamil Nadu, submitted a memorandum to the chairman of IRDA, demanding the withdrawal of enhanced premiums.R Lakshmaiah, deputy general secretary of AIRTWF, alleged that the IRDA and the government are making scapegoa

TAMIL NADU: Modi Urged to Get President’s Nod for NEET Exemption Bills

IN a bid to bring relief to the medical and dental aspirants of Tamil Nadu, K Balakrishnan, CPI(M) state secretary, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to forward the two bills regarding National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to the president.It is to be noted that the Tamil Nadu state assembly, in February 2017, has unanimously passed the two bills, ie, Tamil Nadu Admission to MBBS and BDS Courses Act, 2017 and Tamil Nadu Admission to Postgraduate Courses in Medicine and Dentistry Act, 2017.

DELHI: CPI(M) Protests against Murder of Democracy in West Bengal

HUNDREDS of CPI(M) activists gathered at the office of Resident Commissioner of the government of West Bengal on May 16, 2018, to protest against the murderous attack  on CPI(M) cadres in the state. In the recently held panchayat elections more than 40 people were killed. Among them large number were from minorities, dalit and tribal communities. Addressing the gathering, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat said that this Mamta Brand Murder of Democracy has two aspects.

It’s Blood Everywhere: Large Scale Violence in West Bengal Panchayat Polls

AS apprehended, West Bengal witnessed massive violence and murderous attacks on people during voting in the panchayat election on May 14. TMC armed gangs captured hundreds of booths in almost all districts, chased away voters and cordoned off villages to force people to remain indoors. Opposition polling agents were driven out from booths. The ruling party goons fired on people, hurled bombs and in many cases snatched ballot boxes.In the mayhem, 29 people have been killed.

AIAWU Condemns Murders in Bengal

THE All India Agricultural Workers Union (AIAWU), in a statement issued on May 14, has condemned the brutal murders, the destruction of rural democratic institutions like the panchayats and the gross violation of the right to life by the murderous gangs of the TMC in West Bengal who are out to finish whatever rights the poor have to protect themselves from the brutal attacks of goons defended by the state machinery.The murders of 12 people are reported in a climate of widespread destruction of public and private property, with the state machinery either refusing to act or even helping these

Attacks on Dalits in MP during the Bharat Bandh

THE Bharat Bandh on April 2 that was organised to protest the dilution of the SC/ST Act by the Supreme Court, paradoxically led to numerous atrocities committed against dalits in Madhya Pradesh.At a time when abuse, humiliation and violence are becoming more and more commonplace for dalits in most parts of the country, where rape, mutilation and barbarity are realities in the lives of dalit women, girls and infants, the danger of access to justice itself being curtailed was immediately understood by those to whom justice has been regularly denied in the name of custom, tradition and religio

MAHARASHTRA: AIKS March in Dahanu against Bullet Train, Expressway

ON May 3, 2018, around 35,000 adivasi peasant women and men, under the banner of the CPI(M) and the AIKS, held a massive rally at Dahanu in Palghar district. They came in their thousands from all the seven tehsils of Palghar district, viz Dahanu, Talasari, Vikramgad, Jawhar, Mokhada, Wada and Palghar and from the Shahapur tehsil of Thane district. There were over 15,000 women led by the AIDWA. There were thousands of youth led by the DYFI.

TMC Sabotages Court Verdict Fight against Terror Continues

IN an unprecedented verdict, the Calcutta High Court directed the State Election Commission to accept the nomination of panchayat candidates sent via email within the extended April 23 deadline. This verdict has come as a response to CPI(M)’s appeal in the court. CPI(M) has been forced to make such an appeal after hundreds of Left candidates were denied access to BDO, SDO office by TMC armed gangs. SEC was earlier asked by the court to extend the time of nomination for one day.


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