LF-supported Forward Bloc candidate for Barasat in north 24 Parganas and noted educationist Sudin Chattopadhyay came under attack from Trinamul Congress hooligans while attending a Live TV show.Professor Chattopadhyay had suffered from at least one broken rib plus innumerable bruises on his face and body, and must be rested for some days before venturing out on the campaign trail
Women's Charter For 15TH Lok Sabha Election Announced.
Hundreds of workers of the left and democratic parties - CPI(M), CPI, RSP, Forward Bloc, JD(S), TDP and concerned citizens along with students, teachers and women activists demonstrated in front of the Israeli embassy in the capital on Friday, the January 9, 2009. They were protesting against the Israeli attacks on Gaza strip and urging the Government of India to scrap the military pact and all ties with Israel.
Prominent leaders of political parties have jointly written the following letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding the ongoing Israeli genocidal aggression against unarmed Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.
Over the last three days, flood victims in North Bihar have been combating government apathy and police oppression through sustained protest and mass action. Pragoti presents three news items from IANS and INN on the protests.
Hundreds of people participated in the protest demonstration held by CPI(M) in front of Israeli embassy.
"The Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) today, while saying 'no' to terrorism and 'yes' to caution on media reportage of terrorism has called upon the government to desist from clamping down on the media be it visual or print and instead put in order a Media Council with teeth to act without pressure from the government or other vested interests" Reports INN
Hundreds of Dalits led by the CPI(M) leaders made an attempt on Wednesday to enter the Kannanallur Mariamman temple situated at Panthapuli near Sankarankoil in Tamil Nadu.This agitation is part of the string of militant protests lead by CPI(M) against Dalit oppression and untouchability in Tamil Nadu.
IN what must be termed as the worst natural calamity to hit the country in recent memory, the floods in Bihar caused by the shift in the course of the flow of river Kosi, have affected more than two crores of people, rendering more than 20 lakh homeless in 15 of the most densely-populated districts of the state. Worse is the fact that the agony continues and is expected to continue till the waters recede many months later, not before January 2009. An INN editorial.
A new allegation is now being bandied in the pro-American press about the intentions behind the opposition to the nuclear deal. Prakash Karat makes a statement about remarks by a CPI(M) PB member on the nuclear deal. A short comment on the issue.