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Maha: CPI(M)’s Impressive Victories in Gram Panchayat Elections

THE CPI(M) captured 93 posts of the sarpanch (gram panchayat president) by direct election in the recently concluded round of gram panchayat (village panchayat) elections in the state. The Party has done quite well, especially in its traditional adivasi strongholds of Nashik and Thane-Palghar districts. This round of gram panchayat elections was not state wide, since only 1,165 gram panchayats in the state went to the polls. The voting was on October 16, 2022, and the counting was on October 17.

Resurgence of Trade Unions in the US

THE United States never fails to project itself as the champion of human rights. But, recent media reports have exposed its ugly track record of suppressing basic trade union rights. The big corporations of the United States don’t take kindly to trade unions. Trade union busting activities are reported to be a routine affair of these corporations. As a part of this, every employee has to attend anti-union meetings. In the recent past, Amazon alone has spent more than 4 million dollars for union-busting activities.

All India Apple Farmers Day Observed

FOLLOWING the call given by the Apple Farmers’ Federation of India (AFFI) to observe October 21 as ‘National Apple Day’, apple growers in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir expressed their discontentment with the union and state governments for taking anti-farmer policy steps that have hit the apple economy hard in both the regions, which account for more than 95 per cent of India’s total apple production. 

WB: Teachers Recruitment Scam-Police Atrocities on Protesters

THE TET (Teachers Eligibility Test) qualifiers for the year 2014 are still on the wait and on-road too! They qualified in the exam with all that is required, but the government of West Bengal is still in favor of those who ‘managed’ ‘somehow’ to get the appointment. The current education minister of West Bengal justifies chief minister’s primary concern which is that she doesn’t want anyone to ‘lose the job’. In this regard, we must remember that for the last six months West Bengal is the boiling pot of news about the SSC-TET Scam.

Kerala: PKS Jatha Receives Good Response

Thousands of members of Pattikajathi Kshema Samithi (Scheduled Caste Welfare Organisation) affiliated to the Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch marched to the government secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram on October 11, marking the culmination of the month long state-wide jatha which started from Kasaragod on September 15. Slogans of the march were to ensure land and housing for all the Scheduled Castes and to introduce reservation in the private sector. CPI(M) Central Committee member AK Balan inaugurated the dharna.

National Conference of Electricity Employees Calls upon Power Workers to Join ‘Bijili Kranti Yatra’

THE ninth conference of the Electricity Employees’ Federation of India (EEFI) was successfully concluded on October 15, 2022, in Chandigarh. It called upon all the workers of the Power sector to join the Bijlee Kranti Yatra to be held in Delhi on November 23 to save the power sector and save India.

WB: CPI(M) Holds Symposium on 'India Today, Our Tasks'

THE reinvigoration of the Left in Bengal shall enthuse people’s movement across the country, and augment the struggle to oust BJP from the centre which is our primary task, said Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of CPI (M) while addressing a packed auditorium, at Pramod  Dasgupta Bhawan in Kolkata on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of the formation of the Communist Party of India as an émigré unit in Tashkent in 1920. The meeting was presided over by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Suryakanta Mishra.

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