TRIPURA: Tribal Youth Federation Holds Special Convention

On August 13, Tribal Youth Federation of Tripura organised a special convention at Agartala Town Hall with ten-point demands to the state and central government to resolve the matters of employment and jobs for youth, demands regarding education policies and livelihoods of the people. Polit Bureau member of the CPI(M) Manik Sarkar inaugurated the convention.

Agartala City has witnessed a spirited and enthusiastic presence of the tribal youth in this convention at the Town Hall.

Karnataka: Release of Capital in Kannada

MARXISM only offers powerful, unique and true critique of capitalism; hence, as long as capitalism lasts you cannot do without Marxism, asserted Professor Prabhat Patnaik.  He was delivering the keynote address at a seminar on ‘150 years of Capital’ and ‘Re-inventing Left’ at Bangalore on August 2.  The seminar was organised as part of the day-long celebration on the release of Kannada translation of ‘Capital Vol 1’. It was organised by Kriya Madhyama in collaboration with Navakarnatakaas, part of the ‘Marx 200-Capital 150’ project.

MP: AIDWA State Conference

THE 10TH state conference of AIDWA resolved to build a stronger movement of the women in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This conference was held on July 16-18 in Kanha Resort in Morena city of MP. The city was named after late Comrade Leela Srivastava, who was treasurer of the organisation. The stage was named after Comrade Shanti Patel, who was the founder of AIDWA in Gwalior.

Tamil Nadu: Amendments in Article 370 be kept in Abeyance

AN ALL-PARTY meeting was held at Chennai on Saturday, August 10, in the background of abrogation of provisions of Article 370. The meeting was held under the leadership of DMK President, M K Stalin, in which all the leaders of Secular Progressive Front representing DMK, Congress, CPI(M), CPI, VCK, MDMK, IJK, Kongu Makkal Katchi, MMK, IUML, DK, and MJK participated.

UACs Regularisation

JUST recently, the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has welcomed the decision of the ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) to regularise 1,797 unauthorised colonies (UAC) in Delhi. There is a wave of cheer in the city amongst the residents in these UACs, but there is also deep scepticism. The residents are aware of the history of such decisions taken in the past, some of which were partly implemented, some decisions taken only during elections and never implemented.

AP: Sundaraiah Skill Development Centre Inaugurated

SUNDARAIAH Skill Development Centre was inaugurated on July 27 at Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Prakash Karat, editor of Peoples’ Democracy and the Polit Bureau member of CPI(M) inaugurated the centre. Hundreds of cadres and well wishers of the communist movement attended the function. Prakash Karat unveiled the opisthograph symbolically. P Madhu, K Ramakrishna, state secretaries of CPI(M) and CPI respectively, and many leaders participated in the inauguration function.The meeting was presided over by MVS Sarma, editor of Prajasakti.

Protest in West Bengal

THOUSANDS of Left activists and supporters came out on the streets in West Bengal to protest authoritarian attack on the constitution by abrogating special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the constitution and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir. Braving hate campaign, the CPI(M) organised a protest rally on  August 5 itself, hours after the announcement in the parliament. The rally in Kolkata was attended by CPI(M) leaders including Biman Basu, Surjya Kanta Misra and Mohammad Salim. Similar rallies were held in different parts of the state including Siliguri.  


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