“No Vote to BJP” campaign launched in West Bengal

By Special Correspondent  New Delhi/Kolkata: Ahead of crucial West Bengal assembly elections, a people’s forum announced on Wednesday that it would launch an anti-fascist campaign with a slogan “No Vote to BJP”. The Forum said it would expose RSS-BJP’s ‘misdeeds’ and make the common man aware of it as saying  the BJP regime at the Center has been ‘undermining and assaulting democratic institutions and secular fabric’ of the country. Addressing a press conference here, the forum consisting of activists of various people’s movements and secular-progressive groups  said  during the run-up…

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Anti-CAA protesters in UP to form political party

The proposed political party will be named Rashtriya Justice Party and efforts are on to bring protesters from every district on one platform. LUCKNOW — The anti-CAA and NRC protesters in Uttar Pradesh are now planning to form a political party that will raise their issues. The proposed political party will be named Rashtriya Justice Party and efforts are on to bring protesters from every district on one platform. This campaign is being spearheaded by former Bahujan Samaj Party MP, Iliyas Azmi, and steps have been initiated to get the new…

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UP: Muslim woman returns home, denies being kidnapped by Hindu youth

The Muslim woman has said that she would like to live with the youth if he agreed to convert to Islam. AURRAIYA, UTTAR PRADESH — A Muslim woman, who had eloped with a Hindu youth in October last year, has returned to her parents’ house but denied that she had been kidnapped by the youth. She has said that she would like to live with the youth if he agreed to convert to Islam. The woman, a resident of Senganpur, had allegedly eloped with Akash of neighbouring village Kulgaon on October…

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Setback to ruling AIADMK as Ansari’s MJK may join DMK alliance

By Gowtham K Chennai:  In a setback to the ruling AIADMK-led alliance, Manithaneya Jananayaga Katch (MJK) is all set to leave the ruling alliance and join Stalin-led  opposition DMK alliance. The parting off MJK would affect the Muslim support to the ruling combine in Tamilnadu as state legislative elections are fast approaching. MJK chief and MLA from Nagapattinam, Thamimun Ansari said the ruling alliance is hobnobbing with the communal force that is becoming unbearable and his party cannot remain with the ruling combine. Ansari was elected on AIADMK’s ticket in…

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The crony empire of the ruling party

By Abdul Sattar Shaik The column is an elaboration of my Facebook post which I posted a few months back. And looking at the events going on in this country, it is apparent that; to be in power getting most voters is a secondary aspect. But, it’s rather the shift of the economic power in the hands of a few rich corporate organizations by lobbying them. Who can go hand in glove with the government, so that the money that would pour in during the election campaigns can let them have…

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