REPORTS

Update : In Solidarity With Irom

In solidarity with Irom Sharmila, and against the draconian AFSPA, AIPWA held campaigns and protest initiatives in many states. On 3 November, an impressive day-long protest dharna was held at Devaria in Uttar Pradesh. A large number of rural women workers

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Update : Sankalp Divas in Memory of Comrade VM

December 18, the death anniversary of Comrade Vinod Mishra, was observed as Sankalp Divas (Pledge-taking Day) by Party units all over the country. This year, the December 18 programmes also launched the fund collection drive for the party’s forthcoming Ninth Congress.

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Obituary

Comrade R P Dimri Comrade R P Dimri passed away on 4 December 2011, after a brief bout with cancer of the urinary bladder. He was around 66, and is survived by his wife and two sons. Comrade Dimri was one of the

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Special Report : Guarantee Land Reforms and Land Rights, Extend MNREGA to Agriculture, Stop Rural Loot

(excerpts from Comrade Dipankar’s concluding address at the 4th National Conference of AIALA in Patna on 22 November 2011) Land Reforms and Land Rights: As far as land is concerned, the government now only talks of land acquisition and land market.

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Special Reoprt : Rural Poor Turn Out in Massive CPI(ML) Rally at Patna

Even as Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s much-hyped ‘Seva Yatras’ were proving to be a flop show, thousands of peasants, labourers and other sections of the rural poor turned out in CPI(ML)’s Rally at Gandhi Maidan, Patna on

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Karbi Autonomous Council Elections

In the recently concluded elections to the Karbi Autonomous Council, out of 26 seats, Congress won 15, and the PAPA (People’s Alliance for Peace Agreement) won 8, while independents won 3, including two dissidents who joined Congress after elections. CPI(ML) Liberation contested 19

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Odisha’s Naveen Patnaik Government In the Dock

Odisha’s BJD Government has been rocked to the foundations by protests against the brutal gang rape and attempted murder of a 19-year-old dalit girl in Arjungoda, in Pipili constituency of Puri district. In the wake of the incident and

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Rally at Kolkata for Land, Livelihood, Democracy

On 10 January 2012, thousands of toiling people under the banner of CPI(ML) rallied at Rani Rashmoni Avenue, Kolkata, demanding “Land, Livelihood, and Democracy”. Protesting against the anti-people policies of the new State Government, and the betrayal of the left legacy

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Update : The 44th Session of ILC

The 44th Session of ILC (Indian Labour Conference) was held on 14-15 February 2012 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The main agenda of the conference was Minimum Wages, Social Security and Employability and Employment. Comrades Rajiv Dimri, Santosh Roy and RN

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Update : CPI(ML)’s 9th West Bengal Conference

The 9th State Conference of West Bengal State Committee was held from 18th to 20th February 2012 at Ashokenagar, 24 North Parganas, in which 349 delegates and 31 observers and guests from all over the State participated. The delegate session was preceded by a

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CPI(ML)’s Assembly Election Campaign : Some Highlights

Dharchula, Uttarakhand Women’s Political Assertion (Girija Pathak recounts his memories of some of the highlights of the election campaign.) A notable feature of the CPI(ML)’s election campaign in Dharchula assembly constituency (in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand) was

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AIPWA 6th National Conference Held at Vijaywada

The 6th National Conference of All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA) took place on 8-9 February at Vijaywada. The entire city was decorated with colourful posters and flags. The women, from around 20 states, marched in a spirited rally from

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