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Bihar Elections: Time for Reality Check

(In this issue, we carry a curtain-raiser for the key issues in the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, and a response to the recent much-hyped visit by Rahul Gandhi to Bihar. In the coming November issue we will carry the CPI(

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The Human Cost of Wealth Explosion

"In proportion as the labour develops, and thereby becomes the source of wealth, poverty and demoralisation among the labourers and wealth and culture among the non-labourers develop. This is the law of the whole hitherto existing history. In the present

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Organise Country-wide Protests during Barack Obama’s India Visit

US President Barack Obama's forthcoming visit to India this November will inaugurate a new chapter in the 'strategic partnership' between US imperialism and India's ruling class. As people of India, let us examine the interests that the US President represents

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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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