Tripura: BJP Plan a Repeat of What Congress Did in 1980s

AS Tripura goes into a crucial assembly election, there is a red alert for the people of the state as well as around the country.  An unscrupulous party ruling at the centre hell-bent on grabbing power in Tripura by hook or by crook, an alliance between this party and a tribal separatist outfit known for its violent deeds, a stream of central ministers and other bigwigs visiting the state and denouncing the Left Front, enormous inflow of money to run the election campaign, use of central powers to tilt the local bureaucracy and security forces – and a steady increase in killings and violenc

Tripura and Gujarat: A Comparison of Health Coverage

IN remote Tripura, coverage under health schemes extends to an incredible 57-58 per cent of the state’s population, according to the latest National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) 4, reporting for 2015-16. This is over three and a half times more than health coverage provided in Gujarat, a much richer state, often portrayed as a model of development.Coverage under a scheme/insurance means that out of pocket expenses on health are significantly reduced.

WEST BENGAL: Tea Workers’ Historic March

THOUSANDS of tea workers marched to ‘Uttarkanya’, the state government office in North Bengal on January 24, in a historic show of unity. Tea workers in northern Bengal are suffering from severe distress. Many tea gardens are closed since long, triggering starvation deaths and large scale migration. In other gardens, workers are being paid paltry wages, their ration and health facilities have gradually declined. The state government has remained criminally callous to the widespread crisis in tea gardens.

Students’ Struggle against Communal Violence & Politics of Hate

INCIDENTS of communal violence and hatred have increased manifolds in India in recent times. The idea of a secular, democratic republic is under attack by the very forces ruling at the Centre. The idea of those who are leading the regime in this country is an idea which wages war against the constitutional values itself. The brutal murder of Mohammad Afrajul and the circulation of a video of his killing is one of the most horrifying experiences in the recent past.

DELHI: Symposium on the Relevance of Savitri Bai Phule’s ideas in Present Time

THE Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch, NCR Committee organised a symposium on the relevance of Savitri Bai Phule’s ideas in the present time on January 7, at its office 44, Ashok Road, New Delhi. The symposium was attended by 150 people. Savitri Bai Phule was born on January 3, 1831 in Nayagaon village which falls under Pune district of Maharashtra. Commemorating the birth anniversary of the first woman teacher of India, DSMM organised this symposium.The main speaker was Dr Subhash Chandra, professor at Hindi Department of Kurukshetra University, Haryana.

DELHI: CPI(M) Condemns ECI Decision

THE Delhi state committee of CPI(M), in a statement issued on January 20, has strongly condemned the decision of the Election Commission of disqualifying 20 AAP MLA’s on the issue of “office of profit” and sent for the approval to the President office. The decision is unfortunate and has never happened in the electoral history of India. Several such cases from the state of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are pending before the ECI but the commission has not shown any interest to resolve these matters in the above mentioned cases. Why?

Doval’s Meeting with BJP-RSS Leaders Calls for a Probe: CPI(M)

THE CPI(M) Tripura state secretary, Bijan Dhar, has vehemently condemned the RSS-BJP’s blatant bid to vitiate the pre-poll scenario in Tripura by including the country’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, as an active participant in their vital party meeting held on January 14 in the official residence of union home minister Rajnath Singh.At a press conference in Agartala on January 16, Dhar said that the attention of the Election Commission of India was drawn to a news item that the party meeting in the run-up to the upcoming assembly election in three northeastern states was attended


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