On the eve of India's 70th Independence Day, the deaths of 79 children in a Gorakhpur Government hospital offers a grim diagnosis of the state of health of our democracy
August 17, 2017
Workers protesting the prolonged illegal lockout Bargaon tea garden in Bishwanath district, Sonitpur, Assam observed Independence Day by hoisting the national tricolor – with male workers keeping the
CPI(ML) Calls for All India Protests on the Eve of Independence Day, 14 August.
New Delhi, 12 August.
The whole country is shocked by the deaths of 63 children in hospital in
Prime Minister Modi and his Government have given the slogan of ‘Beti Bachao’ (Save Daughters) as proof of the Government’s commitment to end violence against women. But in reality, this
"It took barely 36 hours for one of the biggest political U-turns to be taken to its successful conclusion. Operation Bihar was the political equivalent of Hitler’s 1940 Blitzkrieg and
This 15th of August will be the fourth Independence Day with Narendra Modi as India’s Prime Minister. On August 15, 2014 when a newly elected Narendra Modi delivered his first
29 July 2017.
The alacrity with which Nitish Kumar first resigned as the CM of the Grand Alliance government in Bihar and then returned to the BJP fold to be sworn
New Delhi, 26 July.
The Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) led by Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav won a powerful mandate from the people of Bihar. The essence of this mandate was
A heinous terrorist attack on 10 July killed seven Amarnath pilgrims in the Kashmir Valley. In an encouraging affirmation of humanity against hate, this attack has met with universal condemnation
An offensive social media post triggering tension and violence is an unfortunate but fairly common occurrence in today’s India. But the story unfolding in and around the sleepy small town
The much-trumpeted Goods and Services Tax has come into effect since July 1. It has been on the anvil for more than a decade. In that sense it stands in
Mohammad Akhlaque, Majlum Ansari, Imteyaz Khan, Pehlu Khan, Sheikh Naim, Mohammad Halim, Mohammad Sajjad, Uttam Verma, Ganesh Gupta and now Zafar Hussein. Yet another horrific case of mob lynching, the
The stage is now set for choosing a new occupant for the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Before declaring its candidate, senior BJP leaders and members of the Modi cabinet Rajnath Singh and
AISA – CPI (ML) fact finding report on Ballabhgarh
On 22 June, a 15-year-old Muslim teenager Junaid who was travelling from Delhi to Ballabhgarh in a local EMU train was lynched
New Delhi, 16 June 2017.
Early in the morning on 16 June 2017, Comrade Zafar Hussein, an activist of CPI(ML) in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, was kicked, punched and beaten to death by
However much the killing of six farmers in police firing at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh may have shocked and enraged the entire country, the BJP could not be any less
The UK snap elections held on 8 June have ended dramatically in a hung parliament. The ruling Conservative Party lost its majority and the far-right UK Independence Party stood virtually
The third National Conference of the All India Kisan Mahasabha was held on 9-10 June 2017 in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh town (named Birsa Nagar after the great Birsa Munda for the
An economy in deep crisis and a government on a rampage. Modern history will tell us that this dangerous combination often presaged a definitive eclipse of democracy in many countries.
Narendra Modi has now been India’s Prime Minister for three full years. In these three years, the BJP has managed to win several Assembly elections, and the party is currently