Vol. XLIII No. 20 May 19, 2019

BJP’s Dangerous Game in Bengal

IN an attempt to get more seats in West Bengal, the BJP led by Prime Minister Modi and his right-hand man Amit Shah, have been vigorously fanning the flames of religious division and animosity during their campaigning in the state. This has taken the form of openly talking about throwing out so-called illegal...

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Modi’s Coalition Phobia

NOT a day passes in this election campaign without Narendra Modi attacking the mahagatbandhan or opposition alliance as a `mahamilavat’ (great adulteration) and depicting them as a bunch of power hungry opportunists.

Initiate Action against the PM

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has written a letter to the chief election commissioner Sunil Arora on May 12, 2019, seeking initiation of action against the prime minister, Narendra Modi for making outrageous claims with regard to the Balakot air strikes. Below we publish the full text of the letter.

The Indo-US Trade relations

BRITAIN, as the leading capitalist country in the world, had a current account deficit vis-à-vis the newly emerging countries, such as Continental Europe and the United States, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In fact it is the nature of the leading country to have such a deficit, since it provides the scope to others to grow within the international currency arrangement presided over by the leading country.

AIDWA Condemns Attack on PCPNDT Act

AIDWA, in a statement issued on May 10, has strongly condemned the stand taken by Dr Santanu Sen, president, Indian Medical Association, seeking 'comprehensive review, repeal and re-conception' of PCPNDT Act and deplored the fact that the president and the general secretary of the highest medical body in India considers it a 'harassment' for doctors to maintain transparency of their practice by complying with the rules and regulations of the Act.

WEST BENGAL: CPI(M) Reaches to All Sections

THAT the CPI(M) is the party with a difference has been proved time and again in the past and it has been proved one more time during the on-going parliamentary elections. The part II of the election manifesto published for the 2019 parliamentary elections is testimony to this fact. This section of the manifesto spells out in detail the ‘alternative policies’ advocated by the Party. This segment enunciates “an alternate trajectory of economic...

Tripura: Repoll: People Vote Despite Terror

AS people in 59 Lok Sabha seats across the country voted to elect their candidates, a repoll in 168 booths of West Tripura parliamentary seat went off without much uproar in the mainstream media. However, it demanded a national headline or at least a place in the front pages of the national media.

Effective Early Warning Systems Can Minimise Loss of Lives

Below we publish excerpts from the speech delivered by Pinarayi Vijayan, chief minister of Kerala, at the opening session of World Reconstruction Conference held in Geneva on May 13, 2019. THE state of Kerala, which I represent here, is situated in the southern part of the Indian peninsula and is known for its rich and diverse natural heritage. However, we did not have to face natural calamities of significant...

Modi and Shah Duo Bent upon Dividing India

ASHOK Dhawale, Central Committee member , CPI(M) said that the Modi – Shah duo is bent upon dividing India in the name of religion, community, caste and region which is dangerous to the unity and integrity of the country. He was addressing a massive rally at Ropar – Punjab, on May 11. The rally had been organised in support of Raghunath Singh, CPI(M) candidate from Sri Anandpur Sahib constituency. He further said that CPI(M) had always...

CPI(M) Getting Good Response in Campaign

THE CPI(M), which has fielded Dalip Singh Kayath as the Party candidate from Mandi parliamentary seat of Himachal Pradesh, is making a determined effort to tilt the election in favour of lakhs of toiling masses of the state.

Cyclone Fani Wreaks Havoc in Odisha

SUPER cyclone Fani formed in the Bay of Bengal stormed Odisha on May 3 as it hit the land near Puri town and damaged the 480 km long coast and the nearby areas of the state, from Ganjam to Balasore districts. The ravaging cyclone smashed Puri town, capital city Bhubaneswar, urban centres and villages, of 14 out of 30 districts of Odisha.