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Like Gujarat, Karnataka too Has Dented the BJP – India Now Needs to Deliver A Decisive Blow

The Karnataka elections have turned out to be much more multilayered than what even the best media narratives from the state could indicate. The battle has been truly triangular in many seats resulting in a tantalizingly hung Assembly that no exit poll could predict. While the BJP fell considerably short



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Criminal Negligence Responsible For Varanasi Flyover Collapse

The CPI(ML) condemns the horrific flyover collapse in Varanasi that has resulted in deaths and injuries of many. Nothing but criminal negligence on the part of Government officials is responsible for this unconscionable loss of lives. The Varanasi MP – Prime Minister Narendra Modi – had described a similar collapse



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Condemn The Massacre of the Palestinian People

On May 14, 58 Palestinians were killed in Gaza and thousands injured when they gathered to protest the occasion of the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Palestinians held peaceful protests, to which Israeli forces responded with brutal and indiscriminate force. The dead include six children under the age



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Protest Against Dalmia Takeover of The Red Fort

On 10th May, the anniversary of India’s First War of Independence of 1857, citizens of Delhi came together to march from Rajghat to the Red Fort in Delhi – to protest the Modi Government’s shocking move to give the iconic Red Fort to the corporate Dalmia Group for ‘adoption’. Civil



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Protest Against Killing of Bhim Army Leader’s Brother

On 10 May, CPI(ML) held protests in Lucknow, Allahabad, Ghazipur, Mau and Jalaun against the murder of Sachin Walia, brother of Bhim Army District President of Saharanpur. Walia was shot dead on 9 May, in the presence of police, by feudal Thakurs during their Maharana Pratap Jayanti celebrations. Last year,



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Marx Bicentenary Celebrations in Uttarakhand

The CPI(ML) held a public meeting on 5 May at the Town Council Hall in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, on ‘200 Years of Marx and Today’s Challenges’. Leaders of the CPI(ML), CPI, CPIM, Inquilabi Mazdoor Kendra, Samajwadi Lok Manch, Janwadi Lokmanch, Ambedkar Mission, and several intellectuals, journalists, and trade union activists. The



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Rural India Demands Employment: A campaign in TN by AIARLA, AIKM

From April 22-May 1, AIARLA conducted a campaign, “Rural India Demands Employment”. In the face of severe drought, continuing agrarian distress and denial of Cauvery water rights, rural Tamil Nadu is experiencing an acute employment crisis. Heavy outward migration is taking place. Women and aged have been rendered jobless. In



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Sit-in Against Police Repression in Garhwa, Jharkhand

On 7 May, CPI(ML) held a procession and a dharna at the Garhwa district headquarters and sent a memorandum to the Governor of Jharkhand raising demands against police repression and violations of people’s rights. The protesters said that sand is being illegally mined even on land that belongs to farmers,



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AIKM Holds Demonstration at Karnal

On 11 May, the All India Kisan Mahasabha held a demonstration at the minor Secretariat, demanding that the two Bills on farmers’ rights, passed by the Kisan Sansad on 20 November 2017, be enacted by Parliament. The AIKM saluted the legacy of the 1857 First War of Independence that had



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Centre of Steel Workers Protests Accidents in Bhilai Steel Plant

A fact-finding team of the Centre of Steel Workers, AICCTU, investigated the accidents that resulted in the deaths of three workers in the span of three days – 8-10 May - in the Bhilai Steel Plant. The workers who lost teir lives are Kamal Varma, contract worker Janak Singh and