Editorial: Travesty of an Election in Tripura

IN the panchayat by-elections in Tripura, for which polling is to be held on September 30, the BJP has won 96 percent of the seats uncontested. This absurd outcome illustrates the brazen way the election process to the three-tier panchayat by-elections has been subverted. This is an election in which opposition candidates have simply not been allowed...

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On the Centenary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

THE 22nd Congress of the CPI(M), April 2018, adopted a special resolution calling upon the country to observe the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre throughout the year until April 13, 2019. This observation is currently on in India through a variety of events and programmes being organised all...

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Support Struggle of JNU Students and Teachers

THE election to the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union held on September 12 resulted in a resounding victory for United Left Alliance of Students' Federation of India (SFI), All India Students Association (AISA), All India Students Federation (AISF), and Democratic Students Federation (...

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The Indian Economy in a Tailspin

THE Indian economy is in a tailspin. This cannot be attributed only to innocence in economic matters of the command-centre of the NDA government. While that is indubitably a contributing factor, the current travails of the economy point to something deeper, namely the dead-end to which neo-liberalism has brought the economy. Without moving away from the neo-liberal trajectory, the economy cannot come out of its current difficulties.

Unholy Nexus Trumps Public Health

MEDICINES can save lives and ameliorate suffering. In the past decades, medicines have contributed enormously to the improvements in population health as people across the world, in spite of unacceptable inequities, are generally healthier than before and live longer. But medicines can also kill people and cause disease and suffering.

ANDHRA PRADESH: Protest against Brutal Murder of Pranay

A CANDLE-LIGHT procession was held on September 19 under the aegis of KVPS and DHPS at Vijayawada near Tummalapalli Kala Kshetram near Gurram Joshua and Phule statues in protest against the brutal killing of Pranay at Miryalaguda in the state of Telangana. Various speakers from different organisations spoke on the incident condemning the brutal casteism practiced by the upper caste communities. A resolution was unanimously...

All India Jatha of SFI: Unite & Fight For Scientific and Quality Education without Discrimination

IN any democratic country, people elect a government with a hope that the government will bring polices which will benefit their lives. It is the responsibility of an elected government to ensure the basic amenities of health, education, housing etc to all. It is of paramount importance for any democratic government to strengthen the...

ANDHRA PRADESH: Maha Garjana Rally for Political Alternative Held in Vijayawada

TWO huge rallies and a massive public meeting were held at Vijayawada on September 15 for a political alternative in the state. CPI(M) and CPI state committees have jointly organised this programme. People from all over the state participated with great vigor and enthusiasm. Two special trains from drought stricken Anantapuramu and Chittoor were arranged and the people reached...

PALGHAR, MAHARASHTRA: Farmers Vow to Derail Modi’s Pet Bullet Train Project

THE Modi government is hell bent on pushing ahead with its infamous Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project with Japanese collaboration at the earliest. It is trying every trick in the trade to grab the land of poor adivasi farmers in Palghar district, who will never get the chance to use the train. The Modi government is doing this by spreading the white lie that farmers from...

Life and Work of Karl Marx – X: Founding of a New Paper

COLOGNE, where Marx and Engels arrived on April 11, 1848, was not an accidental choice. The capital of the industrially most advanced Rhine Province had also become a centre of the young working class movement. Here there was a strong organisation of the Communist League. Marx had already worked in Cologne as the Editor-in-chief of the Rheinische Zeitung in 1842-43 and could count on many friends and comrades who shared...

AIDWA Welcomes Supreme Court Judgement on 498A

THE All India Democratic Women’s Association, in a statement issued on September 15, has welcomed the SC judgement on Section 498A IPC to the extent that it does away with the constitution of family welfare committees ordered by the SC in the Rajesh Sharma case. These committees were meant to look into and examine all cases of domestic abuse and harassment for dowry under 498A IPC before an FIR could be registered.

DELHI: CPI(M) Delegation Demands an End to Manual Scavenging

A DELEGATION of CPI(M) compromising its Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat, Delhi state secretary K M Tiwary, Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch secretary Nathu Prasad, and activist P I Ravindernathan have visited the family of deceased who died while cleaning a septic tank of Delhi Jal Board in Dabri area of West Delhi.