Contract hostel workers agitate for job security, government yields.

About 6,000 outsource government hostel workers, whose services were terminated by the previous Congress government in Karnataka, resumed their work after their eight-day mass dharna at Freedom Park in Bengaluru, Karnataka lead to victory.The workers held mass dharna for eight days and seven nights along with their family members. Theor main demand was provision of job security, as was in the past, till they attain the age of retirement.

When Amdanga Resisted

Three villages in Amdanga in North 24 Parganas created a new blood-soaked chapter of fierce attack by the ruling party and steadfast resistance by the villagers. Amdanga, a traditional strong base of the Lefts, had gone through many attacks, terrorisation in last seven years of TMC rule. Many a times, the menfolk of the villages had to stay outside, with their livelihood threatened.

Kerala: Massive Cleaning Drive

IN a massive cleanliness drive throughout the state of Kerala, lakhs of people gathered under the banner of CPI(M) in every street to clear off the garbage accumulated in public spaces. This initiative taken by the Party ahead of the monsoon season is to ward off the threat of epidemics that may result due to the monsoon season with garbage piled up in many places

This pre-monsoon cleaning drive reflected the mass base and well knit organisational strength of CPI(M). Participating volunteers all over the state pledged to save the people from falling ill.

ANDHRA PRADESH: Policy Alternative is the Need of the Hour

‘A POLICY alternative is needed now , not an alternative leader’, said Subhashini Ali, Polit Bureau member of CPI(M) while inaugurating a bus jatha at Anantapuram district of Andhra Pradesh on August 29. CPI and CPI(M) state committees have decided to mobilise people around a political alternative on the basis of policies that are different from those of BJP,TDP, Congress and YSRCP. The parties conducted series of conventions at state level, of various classes and sections of people, from June to August.

Focus on Post-flood Reconstruction

THE unprecedented deluge in Kerala has caused huge damage to the state and its people. Even the state government and rescue agencies struggle to make a complete assessment of the devastation. Total 228 people have died since August 8. Of the 228 deaths, the toll was highest in Idukki district where 47 people have been killed, followed by 35 in Thrissur, 30 in Malappuram, 27 in Ernakulam, 25 in Alappuzha, 16 in Kozhikode, seven in Thiruvananthapuram and one in Kasaragod.

Kerala Floods: CPI(M) Collects Rs 16,43,73,940 from People

CPI(M) activists and sympathizers in Kerala have collected an amount of Rs 16,43,73,940  towards the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.   People have immensely responded to the call of CPI(M) to collect money for CMDRF. Fund collection campaign was held on August 18-19 in 10 districts. Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki and Ernakulam, where massive calamities occurred and certain flood hit parts of Thrissur and Kottayam were exempted. CPI(M) state secretariat saluted all people for making the fund collection a huge success.

District wise breakup is as follows:

Kerala rises from wreckage, fisher folk prove to be heroes

Massive resources and sustained efforts are critical for the reconstruction of Kerala after facing the worst disaster in recent times. On the action plan for the rebuilding of Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has informed that an amount equal to the current five-year planned budget is needed for the reconstruction. The total plan allocation of the state is Rs 37,248 crore and Rs 10,330 crore from this is earmarked for construction and rebuilding.


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