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HARYANA: CPI(M) Holds Jan Sandesh Yatra for Alternate Policies

EXPOSING the Jhoot-Phoot and Loot (lies-schism and loot) governance of the BJP and aiming to bring a change on the basis of pro-people policies, the CPI(M) has started a state-wide campaign.  From July 20 to August 21, mass meetings will be held in 69 villages and towns of the state. Two teams have been formed under the leadership of Surender Malik and Inderjeet Singh to participate in these meetings.

TELANGANA: Abolish Corporate Donations to Political Parties

COMING down heavily upon the Modi government for relaxing corporate funding to political parties, Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) general secretary, demanded the abolition of corporate donations to political parties in the country. Attending the state-level convention organised by the Bahujana Left Front (BLF) on the “Need for Electoral Reforms and Bahujana Government in Telangana – Role of the Voter” at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram in Hyderabad, on July 15, he said that the electoral reforms brought about after 2014 only benefitted corporate funded parties like the BJP and the Congress.

Protest against Modi’s Visit

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi visited West Bengal to address a BJP rally in Midnapore town. The rally was designated as Kisan Kalyan Sabha. As a protest to Modi government’s anti-farmer policies and false promises, AIKS and other mass organisations staged street protests on two days. Before Modi arrived in the state, effigies were burnt, street corner meetings were held throughout the state. On July 16, Modi came to Midnapore. His route was not publicly declared fearing protests.

ANDHRA PRADESH: CPI(M) and CPI Hold Conventions to Build Political Alternative

STATE level conventions on the issues of working class, dalits and on urban issues were held in Andhra Pradesh on July 13, 14 and 15. With the joint efforts of CPI(M) and CPI to bring forth a ‘political alternative’ in AP, these conventions were the first three in the series. Both the parties have decided to conduct state level conventions of different classes and social sections on their respective issues and to mobilise people towards a ‘political alternative’ that differs from TDP, YSRCP, BJP and the Congress.

The Institute of Human Virology honoured Kerala's Chief and Health Minister for effective control of Nipah virus

KERALA has received international recognition for its effective prevention measures against Nipah virus outbreak. The Institute of Human Virology in Baltimore honoured Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Health Minister K K Shylaja for the government’s efforts in curbing the outbreak.

Noted bio-medical scientist and co-founder of the institute Dr Robert C Gallo presented awards to the chief minister and the health minister.

Karnataka: Seminar on ‘Science and Future of Agriculture’

CERTAIN leaders of the central government are making efforts to turn science into forum for nationalistic and religious grandstanding, much like what they have earlier done in Art, History, and social sciences. If present trend of attack on science and technology (S&T) is allowed to continue, future of India is in great peril, warned S Ramachandra Pillai (SRP), vice president of All India Kisan Sabha(AIKS) and CPI(M) Politburo member.

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