Condemn Modi Minister's Mockery of Hunger

In a misleading and contemptuous remark about the Global Hunger Index Report, BJP leader Smriti Irani who is also the Women and Child Development Minister in the Modi cabinet, has dismissed the Global Hunger Index Report 2023 as having been prepared just by making 3000 random phone calls. Addressing a recent FICCI event in Hyderabad, she said that she did not get a chance to eat due to her hectic schedule that day and had she got a phone call asking if she was hungry she would have definitely said yes to that survey! 

Sangh-BJPs Genocidal Politics at Play in Uttarakhand’s Purola

Since May 26, a small town in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district – Purola – has been witnessing several shops belonging to Muslim community being forcefully closed and posters across the town walls warn them to leave the area by June 15 or face consequences. The attacks on shops and forced exodus has already begun, and local administration and police remains a mute spectator.

Illicit Liquor Tragedy in Bihar: Government Must Take Responsibility and Ensure a High Level Probe

The Communist Party of India (ML) has asked the Bihar government to conduct a high level prove into the liquor tragedy happened last week in Saran killing more than 70 people. The party said that there are reports of liquor mafia in the state are being protected by vested political interests led by RSS and BJP. Such political and administrative protection should be exposed and brought to justice.

Samastipur Violence: BJP's Fascist Designs Must be Stopped

Samastipur district of Bihar is in serious grip of the BJP's hysterical and fanatic forces. Union Minister and BJP leader Nityanand Rai is MP from Ujiarpur Lok Sabha constituency falling in the district, under whose patronage Samastipur has become a centre of oppression of dalits, women and muslims. The government has changed in the state, the BJP has been ousted from power, but the incidents of oppression are not stopping here.

Pre-Election Transfer of Teachers In Uttarakhand Violates Model Code of Conduct

The Garhwal Secretary of CPIML, Indresh Maikhuri, has written to the Chief Election commissioner, Election Commission of India and the Chief Election Officer, Uttarakhand, pointing out that the Uttarakhand Government is blatantly violating the Model Code of Conduct that is now in effect since the elections have been announced, by seeking to transfer teachers who will be the election officers during voting. The letter says, “Casting the model code of conduct to the winds, transfers of government school teachers have been done on a large scale.

NSA Imposition in Uttarakhand: Double Engine Government in Preparation for Double Repression

The 3rd Chief Minister in four and a half years of BJP's double engine government in Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami has done one job with great asperity: he has pasted the state over with his own hoardings and banners. One hoarding prominent among these boasts that Uttarakhand ranks first in law and order in the Niti Ayog's SDG index.

Right to Employment Sacrificed at Altar of ‘Austerity Measures’ in Uttarakhand

THE Uttarakhand government has issued an order to stay recruitments in 2020-21. The logic behind this order is the old cliché that the government needs to curtail expenditure. But the truth of these so-called austerity measures is exposed by Principal Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh’s letter of 10 June. In Point No. 2 he says new posts will not be created and appointment of workers on the basis of daily wage or contract will be wholly banned. But in Point No.

Migrant Workers: Key Issues and Urgent Tasks

1. Mobility and migration have all along been central to the formation and growth of the working class. From villages to towns, from towns to cities and metropolises -  workers have all along been moving and relocating themselves as workers. There are also patterns and levels of migration that can be classified according to distance and duration: inter-district, inter-state and inter-country migration, seasonal and longer-term migration, and so on. But in spite of the pervasive presence of migrant workers, they have remained largely invisible.

Visakhapatnam and Aurangabad: Not Accidents, But Lockdown Massacres

Gas Leak Tragedy at LG Polymer Plant in Visakhapatnam

AMID the COVID-19 pandemic, another disaster has struck the nation. This time a man-made one. The Styrene gas leak at 3 AM on May 7 from LG Polymer Plant in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh had led to the death of more than 11 people (including minors) and 200 injured. According to developing reports, the toxic gas has affected more than 2000 people.