REPORTS

The Tripura State Party Conference

The CPI(ML) in Tripura held its 7th State Party Conference on 11-12 May, 2007 at Karbook, a tribal area under Amarpur Sub-Division. The venue was named “Sapta-Shaheed Nagar” after the seven martyrs of Tripura of the initial days of Left

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Shahabuddin’s Conviction: People’s Victory Against Criminalisation of Politics

Fourteen years ago, the Vohra Committee submitted its recommendations to curb criminalisation of politics – but these never saw the light of day. R.K. Narayanan, as President on the occasion of the golden jubilee celebrations of the Republic in 2001, spoke

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Peasants Protest Land Grab in Bihar Nitish Kumar says he won’t allow any SEZ in Bihar, but his government is acquiring lands on a large scale for projects of various corporate houses. Lands are also being acquired for private

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Other Reoptts

Seminar at Jhunjhunu to Commemorate 1857 As part of the nationwide campaign in the 150th year of 1857, RYA held a seminar at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan on July 14, at the Rehmania Academy. It was presided over by freedom fighter Vidyadhar Kulhari, and

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A Nandigram in Karnataka

The recolonization of India is slowly but surely gaining ground as the days pass by, with the Central and state governments hell bent on establishing Special Economic Zones( SEZ), a new form of foreign enclaves on Indian soil. The era

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UP Diary

Along with the continuing spate of assaults on dalits, women, and other weaker sections of society, recently, two major incidents rocked the state: gangrape of Muslim women in Shravasti and the showdown on the issue of the Ambedkar Stadium. Only

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When Workers Challenge Violations of Labour Laws, Government Brands Them ‘Anti-Development’

The industrial area demarcated by the State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttaranchal Ltd. (SIDCUL) in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, may not be an SEZ – but it is certainly a ‘special’ new type of ‘integrated’ industrial estate – the kind where massive workers’ protests

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Remembering Aini Apa

(Qurratulain Hyder passed away on 21 August. Mahmood S. Farooqi remembers this remarkable Urdu writer, humanist and feminist, who in a world torn apart by communal violence and Partition, sought out and celebrated the syncretic history and culture of the subcontinent.)

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Tata’s ‘Titanic’ Bulldozer in Southern Tamil Nadu

Tata’s Titanium project in Tamil Nadu has evoked unprecedented protests from the people of 10000 acres of land earmarked in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts. Several parties of both camps, the main opposition AIADMK, and also the ruling coalition partners are

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Some others Reports

AISA Protests at Allahabad In Favour of Freedom of Expression The AIPWA issued a statement condemning the attack by MIM MLAs in Hyderabad n writer Taslima Nasreen. AIPWA demanded that the UPA Government stop delaying the process of granting citizenship

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Women’s Tribunal Puts the UPA Government in the Dock

“I was raped when I was sixteen and have been sexually exploited by the rapist, an influential doctor, for eight years since. For the past five years I’ve battled to get an FIR lodged – and in the process have

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Battling Floods and the Nitish Government’s Callousness

Dateline Darbhanga: A brief account of the flood-relief work by CPI(ML) in Darbhanga Darbhanga is the worst hit in the current floods in Bihar. The people of Darbhanga have lost their homes, and are forced to take shelter in

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