WITH the prices of petrol and diesel skyrocketing and reaching the highest ever levels, the Kerala government has decided to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by Rupee 1 in the state from June 1. With this, Kerala becomes the first state to announce a cut in fuel prices.
THE Delhi Union of Journalists, in a statement issued on May 29, has congratulated the Cobra Post and its intrepid journalists, particularly Pushp Sharma and Anirudh Behl, for their daring sting operation on some of the biggest media houses in the country. They have exposed on camera the enormous greed of the media barons, who are ready to promote the Hindutva agenda of the BJP in the run up to the 2019 elections, at a fat price.
THE CPI(M) leader and LDF candidate Saji Cherian has won the Chengannur Assembly by-election by a big majority of 20,956 votes. This is the highest margin of victory ever recorded in this constituency.
Saji Cherian polled 67,303 votes as against his nearest rival, the UDF candidate who got 46,347 votes. The BJP candidate came third with 35,270 votes with around 7,000 votes less than what he polled in the 2016 Assembly election.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 23, 2018
THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the police firing on people protesting against the Sterlite Copper Industry in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, which has led to the death of twelve people and injuries to over a hundred. The brutality of the state police is revealed by the fact that many of those killed and injured have bullet injuries on their heads and faces.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 16
THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly opposes the time being given to the BJP to indulge in naked `horse trading’ and the use of money power to muster a majority in the Karnataka assembly when the officially declared results have shown that the BJP does not have a majority in the recently-concluded elections.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 10
THE $ 16 billion acquisition by international e-commerce retail giant Walmart of Indian e-retail Flipkart facilitates the backdoor entry of foreign capital to take over India’s huge multi-crore retail trade sector.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 9
PRESIDENT Trump’s announcement of the United States’ withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran is an unwarranted and irresponsible step that needs to be strongly condemned. The threat of imposing sanctions on Iran is illegal and should be resolutely opposed by the United Nations.
THE Indian History Congress, in a statement issued on May 2, has said that it is greatly perturbed at the announcement that Dalmia Bharat, a cement company with no known experience of maintenance of monuments is being made the custodian of the Red Fort of Delhi, a major national monument. It has also been announced that other monuments, including the Taj Mahal, are also in line for being handed over to similar private parties.