EDITORIAL

The Essential Bihar Story:

Roaring Rebuff against an Autocratic Communal BJP, Aggressive Campaigning by a Compact JDU-RJD-Congress Alliance, Vindication of the Core Strength and Developing Potential of the Left After sundry exit polls and post-poll surveys did their rounds, we finally know what Bihar

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Accusations of ‘Ideological Intolerance’ and ‘Ideological Terrorism’

Modi Government’s Offensive On Dissenting Voices The past month has been witness to an unstoppable tide of dissent against intolerance and bigotry patronized by the Modi Government in India. Hundreds of writers, followed by artists, scientists, filmmakers, sociologists, historians

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Students Occupy UGC To Protest Cutbacks in Fellowships

In a historic action, students of various Universities occupied the premises of the University Grants Commission in protest against the UGC’s move to scrap all non-NET fellowships for research scholars. The protests continue even after the students were evicted

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Serial Re-Enactment Of The Dadri Lynching By The Sangh Parivar

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, breaking his silence very late, claimed that the lynching of a Muslim man over ‘cow slaughter/beef-eating’ rumours was a mere ‘social tragedy’ with no political motive, for which the Central Government and the ruling

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Writers And Artists Speak Truth To Power In India

Writers and artists in India are making a powerful statement against the Modi Government’s patronage of assaults on dissent and pluralism, by returning prestigious awards and resigning from posts in cultural institutions. These gestures of protest come in the

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Modi Government Mocks at the Constitution

November 26, 1949 was the day that the Constituent Assembly finally adopted the Constitution of India, which was promulgated on January 26, 1950, marked in India as Republic Day. This year, November 26 was observed as Constitution Day in Parliament. This should have been an

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Signs of Revival of the Sangh’s Communal Ram Mandir Agenda

Twenty-three years after the vandals of the Sangh Parivar had demolished the Babri Masjid in brazen defiance of India's history of composite culture and every tenet of the rule of law, the Sangh brigade seems desperate to rake up the

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CC Call for Pledge Day 2015: Seize the Moment, Expand the Party and Strengthen the Communist Movement

In lieu of editorial (Seventeen years ago, on December 18, 1998, we had lost Comrade VM right in the midst of a meeting of the Party Central Committee in Lucknow. Every year since then the Party has been observing this day as

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Dadri Lynching : Modi Government and BJP Are Promoting A Murderous Politics of Hate

The murder of a Muslim man by a communal lynch mob on the pretext that he had ‘eaten beef’ should be an urgent wake-up call for the country to recognize and reject the dangerous divisive politics being systematically fostered by

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Modi’s US Visit – And Unanswered Questions About ‘Digital India’ and Democratic India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has used his visit to the USA and especially Silicon Valley to sell India as an investment destination for digital services, in particular the Government’s ‘Digital India’ programme. Beyond the hype and hard-sell of Modi’

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Delhi’s Dengue Deaths: India’s Public Health System In Crisis

Delhi’s annual dengue epidemic is taking a deadly toll – in the process making a mockery of the tall claims of ‘Swacch Bharat,’ good governance and development by Central and State Governments that govern India’s capital city. While the

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A Government Of The RSS, By The RSS, For The RSS

The Modi Government, instead of being a ‘Government of the people, by the people, for the people,’ is proving to be a ‘Government of the RSS, by the RSS and for the RSS.’ Recently, the country has witnessed the Prime

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