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A Laudable Decision

THE CPI(M) in Kerala made a conscious decision to give more opportunities to youth and women in the upcoming local body elections in the state. The Party has fielded young candidates who are active members of the student and youth movement. In Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, 66 per cent of the CPI(M)’s candidates are women and many of them are under 30 years of age.

TAMIL NADU: CWFI Holds Statewide Protest demanding Welfare Measures

The Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI) held a statewide protest in Tamil Nadu demanding the implementation of welfare measures through the welfare board. There is undue delay in sanctioning scholarship for education, accident and death relief from the board. The other major demand is the sanctioning of Rs 3,000 as pension for construction workers above 60 years of age. The CWFI condemned the anti-worker policies of the state and the union government and opposed the codification of the labour laws.

BSNL Unions to Join General Strike on Nov 26

EIGHT unions and associations of BSNL – BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU), National Federation of Telecom Employees BSNL (NFTE BSNL), National Union of BSNL Workers FNTO(NUBSNLW FNTO), BSNL Mazdoor Sangh (BSNL MS), Sanchar Nigam Association of TTAs (SNATTA), BSNL Association of Telecom Mechanics (BSNL ATM), Telecom Employees Progressive Union (TEPU) and BSNL Officers Association (BSNL OA) – have decided to join the general strike on November 26, 2020.

AP: ‘Defeat Anti-people Policies through Struggles’

THE anti-people policies pursued by the BJP central government which have been pauperising vast masses and benefiting only super rich, have to be defeated through extensive struggles, said Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of CPI(M). The Party Andhra Pradesh committee conducted a political campaign from November 7-15, explaining the people about the policies of BJP central government that have been inimical to the state interests and pauperising the people of India. Yechury spoke at the concluding online public meeting on the 15th.

TRIPURA: November Revolution Day: People Longing for Real Alternative

THE exploited, deprived and suppressed people all over the world are striving for a real alternative to the existing exploitative capitalist system set up by the most reactionary forces. The Indian masses would also certainly choose their alternative in the same process, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Manik Sarkar told a hall meeting on the occasion of 103rd anniversary of the Great November Revolution at Agartala Town Hall on November 7.

Telangana: Dharna Against Farm Bills

THE All India  Kisan Struggle Co-ordination Committee(AIKSCC) leaders criticised the central government for turning states into its pocket institutions. Violating the federal spirit, the central government brought three farm bills and one electricity amendment bill. The leaders called on the people and farmers to reject these anti-people bills. They threatened to give a call “Delhi Chalo” on November 26 and 27th, if the bills are not abolished and withdrawn and also to give a call for a grameen  bandh(rural strike).

Prajasakti, the Real Voice of People

‘PRAJASAKTI is the real voice of the people’, lauded the speakers at the inauguration of its new building at Tadepalli, in the capital region on November 6. Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, chief minister of Andhra Pradesh switched on the computer button from his camp office and virtually inaugurated the building. He said that Prajasakti has been run and guided by persons committed to the service of common people and so it is committed to values in journalism. He extended good wishes to the paper, staff and to the leadership on this occasion.

ANDHRA PRADESH: BJP Policies Harmful to the State’s Interests

THE policies pursued by the BJP central government are very much harmful to the interests of Andhra Pradesh, said B V Raghavulu, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member while inaugurating the political campaign at Vijayawada on November 7. CPI(M) AP committee has taken up a political campaign throughout the state from November 7-15, explaining the people about the policies of BJP central government that have been inimical to the state’s interests and that are pauperising the people of India.

New Challenges in the Education sector faced with Lockdown and Pandemic

THE Bombay University and College Teachers Union (BUCTU) conducted a survey amongst students affiliated to Mumbai University on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey was conducted among college students in districts within the jurisdiction of the University of Mumbai.

A structured questionnaire (in Marathi and English) via google form was sent out to students of all classes through their teachers. This survey received a response from 22,864 students.

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