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DELHI: DYFI Rally Demands Measures to Curb Air Pollution

MARCHING under the banner of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on November 3, about a hundred youngsters demanded that the government of Delhi, in coordination with that of Haryana and Punjab and with the required financial assistance from the union government, fulfill five demands to reduce air pollution.

demands included:

Kerala: CM Seeks report on Arrests

THE state secretariat of the CPI(M) on November 5 issued a statement and stated that the anti government campaigns related to the arrest of two youths in Kozhikode is politically motivated. The CPI(M) has been opposing the imposition of UAPA act on the arrested youths. When the central government passed the UAPA bill, the CPI(M) had opposed it tooth and nail. The chief minister has already sought the report from the police on Kozhikode arrest. When LDF came to power, the CPI(M), has since then opposed the imposition of UAPA in every such incident.

Modi Retreats from RCEP

THE opposition of kisan and democratic movements forced Narendra Modi to beat a retreat on the question of signing Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.  For the last several years, the Modi government was engaged in discussing on this agreement.

MAHARASHTRA: CPI(M) Regains Dahanu, Loses Kalwan Narrowly, Polls Over Two Lakh Votes

COMING within just five months of the Lok Sabha elections, the Vidhan Sabha elections in Maharashtra in October 2019 saw the BJP and its ally the Shiv Sena suffering a setback as a result of the growing discontent of the people with its five year regime. The election results in both Maharashtra and Haryana show that the worsening economic crisis, rising unemployment and grave agrarian distress are beginning to have an adverse impact on the BJP’s performance.

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DELHI: New Minimum Wages for Unskilled Workers

THE CPI(M) Delhi state committee, in a statement issued on October 30, has welcomed the announcement of the AAP government fixing monthly minimum wage of unskilled workers at Rs 14,842. It also welcomed enhancement in wages of semi-skilled and skilled workers. This is the result of prolonged struggles by the Left trade unions and workers of Delhi as well as the successful legal fight waged by them in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court. The CPI(M) heartily congratulates the workers of Delhi for this victory.   

Seminar on Draft New Education Policy

A SEMINAR on the draft New Education Policy(DNEP) was held on September 21, 2019 at the Ferozeshah Mehta Bhavan Auditorium, University of Mumbai; jointly organized by the School of Social Sciences (SSS) Mumbai, Bombay University and College Teachers’ Union (BUCTU) and University of Mumbai Academic Staff Association (UMASA). Kapil Patil, Member of Legislative Council(MLC)- Teachers’ constituency was chief guest and keynote address was delivered by Aniket Sule, of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE – TIFR).

The State of J & K converted into a Municipality …….Tarigami

SITARAM Yechury and Mohd Yousuf Tarigami had an interaction with some of the press people at the former’s official residence at 36, Canning Lane in New Delhi on October 22.

Sitaram Yechury said, today 80 days have passed since the people of Kashmir have been made incommunicado. Partial services of telephone networks were restored just recently that too only post paid mobile numbers. And the silly part is that these companies are asking to pay the rent for the last two months as well.

KERALA: CPI(M) Workers Arrested in Murder Case Acquitted; Real Culprit Nabbed after 25 Years

THE real culprit in a political murder case has been nabbed by the Kerala Police after a long span of 25 years, exposing the clandestine operations of the police during the UDF government headed by Congress leader late K Karunakaran. Eleven CPI(M) workers and one dissident Congress worker were arrested and jailed in the killing of RSS worker Sunil Kumar on December 4, 1994. The main motive behind the arrests was political vendetta of the Congress.

Left Parties hold Protest Demonstrations

PUT money in the pockets of the people! This was the clarion demand of the Left Parties who organised massive campaign in the country as part of the all India call given against the ruinous economic policies of Modi government. Generate employment and increase the demand is the focal issue raised during the campaign.

Below we publish reports of actions and protest demonstrations held in different parts of the country organised by the five Left Parties-CPI, CPI(ML), FB, RSP and CPI(M).

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