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AIKSCC Supports Farmers of Punjab

THE All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee has, in a statement issued on November 11, strongly condemned the vindictive step of the Modi government in not allowing operation of goods trains thus preventing supply of fertilizer, coal and other essential goods, to blackmail the people of Punjab and unleash repression on the peasant struggle in Punjab.

Tripura: Reach out to Every House, Call for Nov 26

On November 1, 2020, an impressive state level convention of Left trade unions and mass organisations of Tripura was held at Agartala Town Hall to herald the message of 10 central trade unions and fraternal mass organisations who had made a joint call of a nationwide strike on November 26.  The convention was presided over by a presidium comprising Panchali Bhattacharjee, Kalipada Bhattacharjee, Raghunath Sarkar, Shyamal Datta and Debashish Roy.

DoT Blames BSNL for Delaying 4G services, Unions Say Fair Playing Ground Denied

WHILE the private telecom companies are set to introduce the 5G services, the BSNL employees and unions have been demanding the introduction of 4G services for long.

As the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is yet to start the fourth generation (4G) services, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has put blame on the public sector telecom service provider for 'deliberately delaying' rolling out the 4G network.

Grim Reality of the J &K Situation

ON August 5, 2019, the Government of India abrogated Article 370, divided the state of J&K into two union territories, depriving its people of their democratic and citizenship rights in the most draconian manner. The government claimed that this was necessary to end militancy and terrorism and to bring development, jobs and prosperity.  The reality of the past one year has given the lie to these claims.

Fixed Term Employment: Backdoor Policy to Legalise ‘Hire & Fire’

ON fixed term employment – the new system of employment for fixed duration – the BJP-led NDA government at the centre has been moving in a planned manner to give special benefits to the domestic and foreign corporates under the garb of labour law reforms. It is one of the major concessions being granted to them.

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MAHA: Crops Destroyed by Forest Officials in Thane Peasants Block Roads outside Collector's Office, Win Demands

ON October 23, 2020, around one thousand adivasi peasant women and men under the AIKS banner marched to the Thane district collector's office in the heart of Thane city. They blocked the main roads outside the collector's office for an hour, to the consternation of the rattled police force. The rasta roko stir was withdrawn only when the collector met the AIKS delegation and conceded its main demands. The adivasi peasants had come from Thane city and from Shahapur tehsil in Thane district.

Left Front Objects to Tripura CM’s Remarks Encouraging Violence

THE Left Front has written an open letter to Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb objecting to his “grossly unparliamentary and undemocratic” remarks egging on BJP cadres to annihilate the Communists from the state before the 2023 assembly election. The Left Front also highlighted the government’s failure on all fronts – be it tackling the coronavirus pandemic or employment generation or maintaining law and order.

BIHAR: First Phase of Elections: Mahagathbandhan Gets Good Response

THE first phase of voting in 71 constituencies of out of 243 ended with more than 50 per cent voter turnout. All the indications from different sources point towards a change of government on November 10 in Bihar; the people of Bihar particularly workers, peasants, youth have shown their enthusiasm in favour of the issues raised by the Mahagathbandhan.

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