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Protest against Bihar Govt’s Failure in Preventing Child Deaths

THE Delhi state units of the All India Democratic Women’s Association, Centre of Indian Trade Unions, Students’ Federation of India, Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch and Democratic Youth Federation of India held a joint protest demonstration at Bihar Bhawan, New Delhi on June 18 against the total failure of the Nitish Kumar led JD(U)-BJP state government in preventing the death of more than 107 children in Muzaffarpur. These are figures of the casualties in the hospitals. The number of children who have died in their homes is unaccounted.

DYFI State Camp takes up Cudgels against Unemployment

THE DYFI Maharashtra state committee organised a three-day study camp for its leading activists at Uran, in Raigad district, from June 14-16, 2019. It was attended by 150 delegates from 18 districts and included 15 young women. The camp started by paying homage to DYFI activist Comrade Ashok of Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu who was murdered by Manuvadi forces, Dr Payal Tadvi of Mumbai's Nair Hospital, who committed suicide following intense harassment by casteist colleagues, and to the renowned writer-artiste Girish Karnad. 

Initiate a Credible Process of Dialogue and Reconciliation

AS the BJP government led by Narendra Modi has taken over the office for the second term, socio-political predicaments are deepening in Kashmir day-by-day. People in Kashmir, especially the youth, have been pushed to the wall. Situation full of chaos, confusion and confabulation is visible on the ground.

The massive mandate in favour of BJP combine, especially from those pockets which hitherto were averse to the ideology of majoritarianism, reflects that the concern for national security has been politically utilized to the fullest.

Death Stalks Bihar, Exposes Hollowness of NDA Govt’s Inclusive Growth Claim

When sorrows come, they come not single spies,

But in battalions - William Shakespeare (Hamlet)

 

BIHAR is in mourning. It has lost more than a hundred children in the age group of 1 to 12 years to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur, Champaran, Sitamarhi and some other adjoining districts. Heat stroke has also devoured the lives of another hundred people in southern part of the state, particularly Aurangabad, Gaya and Nawada.

AIDWA Pays Respects to Mangaleshwari Debbarma

THE All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) held a condolence meeting in the Muktdhara Auditorium on June 13 in Agartala to pay homage to the memory of Mangaleshwari Debbarma who passed away on June 5, 2019 at the age of 93. More than 250 women leaders from all the 22 sub-divisions and eight districts attended this meeting.

Mariam Dhawale, AIDWA general secretary gave inspiring accounts of the tremendous sacrifices made by Mangaleshwari to take forward the struggle for emancipation of women.

Tamil Nadu: ‘Rice Bowl’ under Attack: Kisan Sabha Leads Protest

THE Cauvery Delta districts of Tamil Nadu are considered as the “rice bowl” of the region. The rich soil of this area is known for its three-crop cycle a year producing many a variety of rice, the most famous being Samba Rice. Such a fertile delta land area is being turned into a desert, by allowing capitalist forces to extract hydro-carbon from this rich soil.  

Local Body Elections in Telangana

IN Telangana state local elections for Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituencies (MPTC) and Zila Parishad Territorial Constituencies (ZPTC) were held in three phases, from May 6 -14. Results were announced on June 4. Out of a total 5,817 MPTCs, TRS gained 3545, Congress 1,392, BJP 210, CPI(M) 50, CPI 40, TDP 22 and others 562. The president posts of MPP were overwhelmingly cornered by the party in power i.e.,  TRS. Out of total posts TRS gained 79 per cent, Congress 11 per cent, BJP 1.49 per cent. CPI(M) gained 1 MPP post and 4 Vice MPP posts.

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