EDITORIAL

Laloo’s Departure — Victory of the Nationwide Democratic Opinion

Amonth or so back while making a speech at the Miller Ground in Patna Mr.Laloo Prasad mockingly said, “Well, here is this Miller Ground, and there are so many other grounds in Patna, but where in the earth is

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The Destiny that is Different

It was a Golden Jubilee without much of a jubilation. There was little cheer and virtually no stirring among bulk of that billion who constitute this great nation. It cannot but be so. They have no reason to be happy

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Saffron Hypocrisy

A chargesheeted person cannot continue in the office as chief minister — this was the clamour of BJP wearing the mantle of a moral crusader against the corruption of chargesheeted Laloo Prasad in neighbouring Bihar not so long ago. Hardly within

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The message of Varanasi

The Sixth Congress of CPI(ML), held in Varanasi between 20-26 October, was not only a significant milestone in the internal evolution of the Party as a major all-India party of the revolutionary left ever since its formation in 1969 and

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Light and Shadow

The new year dawns in darkness. With Bathanitola-Hybaspur-Bathe lurking behind and the threat of a saffron takeover looming ahead, 1998 comes as a big challenge to all progressive and peace-loving people. 1997 was the year that exposed the utter inadequacy of bourgeois

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Election and Beyond

With the longest-running chief minister finally throwing his hat into the ring for the heavyweight bout over premiership, the twelfth round of ballot-boxing is getting curiouser and curiouser. The gala show already had its attractions: the leader of the ‘secular’

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Repudiate Liberalism ## Uphold The Party’s Revolutionary Line

22 April 1969 marked the resurgence of revolutionary communism in India from the quagmire of revisionism. Since then the CPI(ML) has taken in its stride savage repressions, serious mistakes and major splits, to reorganise and reassert itself both at the grass-roots

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Big Bomb Politics

With the bellicose big blasts, the BJP government has triggered the worst phase of arms race in South Asia between India and Pakistan. The smaller SAARC partners have expressed their apprehensions, while India's relations with China – which had already sored

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A Spectre Haunting Advani

“Naxalism is the enemy of the Indian dream. We must together vanquish the enemy and realise the dream.” Here we hear two voices synthesised into one: of Hitler, who worked up the “Great Aryan-German” dream to launch his fascist project

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A Colossal Miscarriage And a Battle Cry

The fiftieth year of independence which started with a lot of sponsored euphoria now closes with a national shame: the rape of the 84th amendment bill in the Parliament. While some forty-odd hooligans vehemently led the action, most others — barring

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The People’s Tryst with Destiny

August 15 this year marked the culmination of a golden jubilee without glitters. Even Mr. Vajpayee the renowned orator failed to enthuse anybody with his lacklustre speech, which sounded more like the farewell address of a Prime Minister awaiting an ignominous

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President’s Rule : No *** Jharkhand : Yes

True to their colour, the votaries of the presidential system of governance have recommended President's rule in opposition-ruled Bihar, The ball is now in Mr, Narayanan's court and speculation is rife whether he would repeat what he did to similar

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