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SFI Condemns Violations of Reservation Norms

THE central executive committee of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has condemned the seemingly deliberate attempt by centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs) to bypass reservation norms. Condemning the lack of initiative on the part of the ministry of education to address the issue of severe under-representation of students belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories in technical education and research, it has demanded an immediate intervention from the president of India on the issue.

West Bengal: Police Brutality on Protestors: DYFI Activist Martyred

FEBRUARY 11 will be remembered as yet another blot in the history of the TMC government in West Bengal. Police brutality on Left student-youth rally resulted in the death of DYFI activist Maidul Islam Midya and caused grievous injuries to scores of others.

Thousands of activists of 10 Left student and youth organisations, joined by student-youth organisations of the Congress, who marched to Nabanna, the citadel of power, demanding education and employment for all were mercilessly beaten up by Mamata Banerjee’s police.

Taking Forward Kerala’s Development March under LDF

SURMOUNTING numerous odds such as Cyclone Ockhi, two back-to-back floods and the coronavirus pandemic, the LDF government in Kerala has performed well in diverse arenas, including infrastructure development, education, health, social welfare, information and technology, job creation, revival of public sector units, construction of homes for the homeless, waste management, and revival of water bodies. The government has also excelled in maintaining communal harmony.

AP: Protests Against Privatisation of Vizag Steel Plant

THE Modi government’s decision to privatise Visakhapatnam Steel Plant has resulted in widespread protests from across the state of Andhra Pradesh. A relay hunger strike camp was staged by the Visakhapatnam Steel Conservation Struggle Committee (VSCSC) near the main gate on February 12. Dr Kolla Rajamohan Rao, who was a part of the Students’ Action Committee of the historic Vizag Steel movement back in 1966-67, shared his experiences of being a part of the “Visakha Ukku - Andhrula Hakku'' movement.

BJP-RSS Regime Criminalises Dissent

THE diabolical and paranoid BJP-RSS central government led by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah has accelerated on the atrocious path of criminalising dissent and demonising protesters in the valiant nationwide farmers’ struggle, which will complete three months on February 26.

SERIAL ASSAULTS
ON DEMOCRACY

After the violent events on January 26 which the BJP regime had itself orchestrated, the government first went after farmers, arresting over 122 of them and throwing them in prison. Many more farmers are still ‘missing’ and untraceable.

Bihar: Homage and Pledge in the memory of Ganesh Da

TRIBUTES were paid to the oldest and one of the tallest leaders of the Communist movement in Bihar, Comrade Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi in a memorial cum pledge taking ceremony organised by CPI(M), Bihar state committee in Patna. Comrade Vidyarthi was the last living link in Bihar between the national movement for liberation and the movement for democratic revolution in the country.

Why Vizag Steel Should Not Be Privatised?

THE centre's decision to privatise the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant invited sharp opposition from people and political parties across Andhra Pradesh. RashtriyaIspat Nigam Limited (RINL), the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) is the largest public-sector industrial unit in the state creating employment opportunity for close to around 20,000 people directly and many other indirect employment opportunities.

AP: Do or Die Struggle to Protect Vizag Steel Plant

WHILE the whole nation was discussing about the farmers’ parade on January 26, the central cabinet unleashed an attack on Andhra Pradesh by announcing the 100 per cent strategic sale of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. How can the country achieve self-reliance when the government has resolved to sell away the prestigious Visakhapatnam Steel Plant is the big question.  The BJP government must answer the people.

Women Fight Back in Bengal

THE spur-of-the-moment lockdown thrust upon the people of this country has pushed the common people in situations unseen and unheard of before. The poor and the marginalised have been fighting a losing battle for survival. Millions have been rendered jobless and millions forced to do menial jobs. The struggle to remain afloat has been never-ending and tedious.

SKM Calls for Countrywide Candle Marches & Rail Roko Stir

AFTER the massive nationwide success of the road blockades (chakka jaam) on February 6, and the series of mahapanchayats in various states in North India, both actions that mobilised lakhs of farmers against the adamant and heartless BJP government at the centre, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) in its meeting held on February 10 gave a multiple call for intensifying the countrywide struggle for the repeal of the three farm laws and for an MSP law. Over 200 farmers have been martyred at the Delhi borders during the last 75 days of this struggle.

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