OBITUARY : Com. Ashok Swain

Com Ashok Swain joined CPI(ML) in 2012, before which he was with the CPI. He belonged to Patpur village in Puri district. He was the Secretary of AIYF Puri unit in 1986-87 and became a member of Puri district council of CPI in 2000. He was also a state council

AIPF Seminar in Mysore

AIPF Karnataka organized a Seminar on "UP elections-2017 & its Implications" on March 20 at Mysore. Prof Muzaffar Assadi, from University of Mysore, said that the UP elections were fought by BJP for benefitting the corporates by strengthening the forces of communalism and caste politics. However, such designs did not

Film Screening by AIPF in Tamil Nadu

All India People’s Forum (AIPF) on 19 March screened Kakkoos, (Toilet) a powerful Tamil documentary film on manual scavenging in Tamil Nadu, directed by Divya. The screening took place in Chennai at the Madras Reporters Guild. Though the film was released on 26 February 2017, and immediately received much acclaim and

Against Ash Pond Pollution in Koderma

Protests against construction of the Banjhodih Thermal Power Plant's Ash Pond are on by the people of the 32 affected villages in Koderma district. The people’s demand is that the ash pond should either be constructed at a distance of 600m from the village to protect the crops and people

6th AIPWA Jharkhand State Conference

AIPWA held its 6th Jharkhand State conference on 18 March 2017 in the Srilata Swaminathan Hall (Town Hall) at Chinta Singh Nagar (Giridih) with slogans resonating against the anti-women policies of the Modi and Raghuvar governments. Inaugurating the conference AIPWA General Secretary Meena Tiwari said that the footfalls of the

CPI(ML) Condemns the Heinous Killing of Farook

The CPIML condemns the heinous killing of Farook, a rationalist and atheist, by Muslim fundamentalists in Coimbatore. This killing comes as the latest in the spate of attacks and murders of rationalists in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. In India, Hindutva fundamentalist forces killed rationalists Narendra Dabholkar, Prof Kalburgi and Comrade

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