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HARYANA: Sarv Karamchari Sangh up in arms against Privatisation, ESMA

NEARLY 40,000 Sarv Karamchari Sangh (SKS) employees in Haryana, geared up to march to legislative assembly in Chandigarh on September 10, the second day of the assembly sessions, against privatisation of public sector services and imposing ESMA on striking roadways and health employees.
The protestors marched from Yavnika Park to Housing Board Chowk, where the police had set up barricades. The employees staged dharna at the Housing Board Chowk and shouted slogans against the Haryana government, from 2 to 5 pm.

Another Broom in the Hands of Modi

ON October 2, 2014, Modi held a broom in his hands on a televised and photo-shoot event in a courtyard of a police station in a dalit residential colony in central Delhi. A ‘clean India’, he remarked would be the best tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birthday in 2019. He had promised to transform sanitation and waste management in the country by that day. For the good everyone believed!

PALGHAR, MAHARASHTRA: Farmers Vow to Derail Modi’s Pet Bullet Train Project

THE Modi government is hell bent on pushing ahead with its infamous Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project with Japanese collaboration at the earliest. It is trying every trick in the trade to grab the land of poor adivasi farmers in Palghar district, who will never get the chance to use the train. The Modi government is doing this by spreading the white lie that farmers from Gujarat have already sold land to it, or by luring them with hefty compensation, or by dangling the blandishment that the government will build schools, hospitals, roads in their villages and so on.

Fighting Saffron Terror, Left Retains all the Four Posts in JNUSU

STUDENTS of JNU yet again gave a resounding mandate to the United Left Alliance of Students' Federation of India (SFI), All India Students Association (AISA), All India Students Federation (AISF), and Democratic Students Federation (DSF) in the recently concluded JNUSU elections. The students unitedly rejected the communal politics of RSS’s student wing the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) which was driven by money and muscle.

HIMACHAL PRADESH: Six-month Agitation of Hotel Workers’ Union Brings Justice for Sacked Workers

HIMACHAL Hotel Workers Union ensures justice to restaurant workers of Diamond Shopping Mall in New Shimla, after six months struggle.

The issue arose when two workers, falsely accused of theft, were laid off by the management on March 30. A general body meeting was called by the CITU on March 31 and it was decided to hit back with a protest to ensure that the two workers are taken back in their jobs.

Beginning April 1, all workers at the mall sported black badges and on April 7, a gate meeting was held demanding restoration of services of the two workers.

ANDHRA PRADESH: Maha Garjana Rally for Political Alternative Held in Vijayawada

TWO huge rallies and a massive public meeting were held at Vijayawada on September 15 for a political alternative in the state. CPI(M) and CPI state committees have jointly organised this programme. People from all over the state participated with great vigor and enthusiasm. Two special trains from drought stricken Anantapuramu and Chittoor were arranged and the people reached early in the morning. People from far off places came to Vijayawada by trains, special buses, trucks, jeeps, while the masses in nearby areas utilised seven seaters, autos etc for their conveyance.

Odisha: Spontaneous Response to Kerala Flood Relief Collection

CPI(M) Odisha state secretariat in its meeting on August 17  gave a call to all the Party units to take up relief collection immediately and appealed to Party members, sympathisers and people of Odisha to contribute generously to the Kerla relief fund. Till September 3, Party units have collected Rs 15,43,704 through cash, bank draft and cheques and online transfers to CMDRF Kerala. In about 100 centres in 20 districts of Odisha, CPI(M) units have collected donations from people, Party sympathisers and Party members. Collections are now continuing.

KERALA: 18 Truck Loads of Utensils Filled with Love for Flood Victims

A large group of women reached flood ravaged Wayanad district in Kerala with 18 truckloads of utensils filled with love. The large quantity of utensils were collected by the activists of All India Democratic Women’s Association, Kannur district committee and these were handed over by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda karat to AIDWA Wayanad district committee.

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