Protests against Steep Bus Fare Hike in Puducherry

Last October Puducherry government increased bus fares unilaterally by 70 percent. After a series of protests, Government retracted the fare hike temporarily and constituted a panel to study the bus fare system. Now when Tamil Nadu government suddenly increased bus fares about seventy percent, the private bus operators in Puducherry ...

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Remembering Gorakh Pandey

Remembering Gorakh Pandey

Several programmes remembering People’s poet Gorakh Pandey on his birth anniversary were organized on 28 January. Chorus organized a programme ‘An evening in the name of Gorakh’ in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan. The programme was dedicated to veteran poet Chandrakant Devtaale, Kunwar Narayan, singer Girija Devi, writer Surendra Snigdha, Doodhnath Singh ...

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Comrade Shambhu Prasad Singh & Comrade Kamli Devi

Comrade Shambhu Prasad Singh Comrade Shambhu Prasad Singh 74, died of brain haemorrhage on 13 February. He was District Committee member in West Champaran and Block Secretary of Majhaulia. He joined communist movement in 1972 through CPI and became part of many struggles for poor workers and peasants in his ...

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Political Falsification Of History

The BJP and RSS’s strategy to rewrite history is an integral part of its politics. Every time the BJP comes to power, this takes on vastly disturbing proportions, as official platforms and bodies are (mis)used to showcase unadulterated lies, bigotry and communal propaganda in the name of ‘history’. Facts and ...

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Protest demands end to manual scavenging

Protest demands end to manual scavenging

Nearly 1500 people including College students, activists, BBMP Contract workers, BWSSB contract workers and others joined protest against the continued deaths of those involved in manual scavenging. The protestors demanded that manual scavenging should be immediately ended and also that the officers responsible for the death of people while engaged ...

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TN Workers Demand Resignation of Palanichami Government

TN Workers Demand Resignation of Palanichami Government

A very colourful rally with hundreds and hundreds of red flags, placards and banners was held in Chennai on January 31. The rally expressed its solidarity to the Free Pricol Two campaign. The rally demanded the government to withdraw the steep bus fare hike which was a part of the ...

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Delhi Students Protest Metro Fare Hike

Delhi Students Protest Metro Fare Hike

A Massive March to PMO was taken out on 8 February demanding the Prime Minister to intervene and Roll Back Metro Fare Hike. Students from various campuses of Delhi took part in it. It was after an hour of sloganeering and breaking of the first three row of barricades when ...

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Com. Vasudev Tyagi and Com. Munnilal Rajbhar

In last few days, two senior comrades from Gazipur Com. Vasudev Tyagi and Com. Munnilal Rajbhar bid us adieu. Com. Vasudev Tyagi was a resident of Dulhanpur Thana region in Jakhaniya tehsil. He had participated in the freedom struggle and he was 90 years of age at the time of ...

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Budget 2018: Adding ‘Modicare’ Fuel to the Fire of People’s Anger

The last full budget of the Modi government before the next Lok Sabha election was placed before Parliament on February 1. Like all previous budgets of Arun Jaitley, this one is also high on rhetoric and low on any meaningful allocation or policy direction towards solving any of the burning ...

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CPI(ML) Rajasthan State Conference

CPI(ML) Rajasthan State Conference

A two-day Rajasthan State Conference of the CPI(ML) was held in Jaipur on 5-6 February 2018. The dais was named after Comrade Vikas Mahto and the Hall after Com. Srilata Swaminathan, while the city was named Zafar Nagar in memory of martyred Com. Zafar Khan from Pratapgarh. The Conference began ...

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Historic Victory of Mangalore Port Workers’ Strike!

Historic Victory of Mangalore Port Workers’ Strike!

After a historic 9-day Strike by Mangalore Port Trust Workers, the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) agreed to instruct shipping companies to comply with labour laws on wages, welfare and other statutory requirements. 19 companies of stevedores, C&F agents and shipping companies agreed to all the demands of workers. Workers ...

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Rail Chakka Jam Against Rail Budget’s Neglect of Pending Rail Projects in Mithilanchal

Rail Chakka Jam Against Rail Budget’s Neglect of Pending Rail Projects in Mithilanchal

Protests were held against the neglect of long-pending rail projects in Mithilanchal and insufficient allocation of funds in the Union Budget 2018. On 5 February thousands of citizens under the banner of the CPI(ML) came out in Hayaghat (Darbhanga) and blocked rail traffic on the Samastipur-Darbhanga track. Janaki, Pataliputra Inter-City ...

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Joint Trade Union Rally Against Anti-Worker Budget

Joint Trade Union Rally Against Anti-Worker Budget

On 1 February central trade unions in Bihar AITUC, AICCTU, CITU, INTUC, TUCC, AIUTUC, UTUC, AMU, along with many other organizations took out a rally against the anti-worker, anti-poor, pro-corporate Budget and burnt the effigies of PM Modi and FM Jaitley at Buddha Smriti Park, Patna. The central trade unions ...

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United Left Central Panel For Patna University SU Election

The AISA and AISF have declared a United Left central panel list for the Patna University student union election at a Press Conference held in the Patna College on 6 February 2018. The list is as follows: President– Mitu Kumari (AISA, Patna Law College); General Secretary—Mukesh Kumar (AISF); Vice President—Anushka ...

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AIPF Fact-Finding Team Report On Kasganj Communal Violence:

“Not A Hindu-Muslim Riot But A Political Communal Attack By RSS and BJP” A Fact-finding team of the AIPF comprising senior journalists and activists John Dayal and Kiran Shaheen, activist Leena Dabiru, AIPWA Secretary Kavita Krishnan, Kisan Mahasabha Vice-President Prem Singh Gehlawat (all of whom are members of the Central ...

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Defeat the Kasganj Communal Conspiracy of BJP and RSS

The Sangh and BJP are stoking communal fires not only in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj, but all over the country using Kasganj as fodder. The communal, divisive campaign claims that Hindus were attacked by Muslims for raising the tricolour and shouting patriotic slogans, while Muslims waved Pakistani flags and shouted pro ...

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Protests in Jharkhand against the Raghuvar Government

Protests in Jharkhand against the Raghuvar Government

The entire Opposition organized protest marches and effigy burnings in all Districts of Jharkhand on 19 January 2018 against the Raghuvar government. The mobilization of the Left was remarkable in this impressive performance by the Opposition. The protest campaign of the Opposition was centred mainly on three points on which ...

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Sanitation Workers Dharna in Nalanda

Biharsharif Municipal Corporation sanitation workers led by AICCTU and National Sanitation Workers Welfare Association (Rashtriya Safai Karmchari Kalyan Sangh) ended their indefinite dharna after talks with the City Commissioner on 27 December 2017 during which they were assured that all their demands would be fulfilled. The following are some of ...

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Victim of Demonetisation and GST, a Transporter Commits Suicide in Uttarakhand

Haldwani transporter Prakash Pandey consumed poison and went to the BJP office on 6 January 2018 where Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal was conducting a ‘Janata Darbar’, after which he died on 9 January. If a person goes to a Minister’s Janata Darbar after consuming poison, obviously he has not gone ...

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14th Anniversary of Markachho Martyrs

The 14th anniversary of the Markachho firing was observed on 22 January 2018 at the Shaheed Maidan in Markachho. The memorial began with flag-hoisting and floral tribute at the martyrs’ altar by the father of martyred Com Ashok. Addressing the memorial meeting Ramdhan Yadav said that poor men and women ...

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