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CPI(ML)’s Charter for the People of Bihar

Fight against Corruption: Corruption has become a major drag on development and it marks a serious denial of dignity and democracy for the poor. The CPI(ML) is therefore determined to wage a “zero-tolerance to corruption” campaign and insists on

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New Road to New Bihar

Bihar Assembly Elections 2010 As we go to press, comrades in Bihar are right in the midst of a most vigorous election campaign in the 104 constituencies we are contesting under a seat-sharing arrangement with the CPI and CPI(M). Here we

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US hands off India, hands off Asia!

Barack Obama’s journey to India in the first week of November promises to be remarkable on several counts. Not all US Presidents visited India; those who did came here only in their second terms in office. Obama will be

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Ayodhya Verdict: Faith Privileged Over Fact

[The demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 rocked the foundations of secular India. The Ayodhya issue, often misrepresented as a Hindu-Muslim dispute, in fact represents a contest between secular democratic values on the one hand and a communal fascist vision

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Jharkhand: Towards Panchayat Polls

After a gap of 32 years, Panchayat elections in Jharkhand – the first since its inception as separate state -- are just round the corner. Over the last 10 years, time and again there were attempts to hold the elections, but social tensions

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Countrywide Protests Against Obama Visit

The All India Left Coordination (AILC) had called for countrywide protests with the slogan "US Imperialism Keep off from India, Keep Off from Asia!, Asia is not for US Meddling and Occupation! "Stop Outsourcing War, Terror, and Economic Crisis!" Constituents

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Barack Obama’s India Visit – Outsourcing US’ Economic Crisis to India

(The ruling Congress and main opposition BJP alike were unanimous in hailing US President Barack Obama's India visit as a great success. Behind all the hype, what did the visit spell for the Indian people? In the feature below, we

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Spate of Scams:

‘Laissez Faire’ for Corporate Loot [The rapid proliferation and sheer scale of scams that we are witnessing are shameful even by Indian standards. The 2-G spectrum scam has been dubbed the mother of all scams in India, involving as it

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Corruption of the Liberalised Era

Stung by the tapes implicating his own lobbyist Niira Radia in the country’s worst ever corruption scandal, Ratan Tata has chosen to act the injured martyr. In an interview with Indian Express editor Shekhar Gupta aired on the Walk

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Challenges for the Revolutionary Left

The 2010 Bihar election results have understandably triggered considerable discussions in the media and in political circles. While psephologists are busy trying to explain the sweeping nature of the poll outcome, media commentators and academics are going to town with their

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The forgotten hero?

With Julian Assange at the centre of a fierce media debate, a young man - who celebrated his 22nd birthday in a high security prison this December - seems to have been almost forgotten, at least by international media. Bradley

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The Sham of Democracy

Truth is potent, truth is dangerous. Truth is what most governments fear and over times they have shrouded it from the masses in the cloak of secrecy. Under the garb of secrecy, they have committed most heinous crimes against humanity

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