BEST workers oppose privatization drive : Privatization of transport undertakings is anti-people!

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2018-02-23 15:11

ThumbnailBrihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) is one of the world’s largest metro transport corporation. It is managed by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and caters to the needs of more than 30 lakh commuters every day. On 12th February 2018, the BEST management committee announced its decision to hire 200 mini non-AC buses, 200 mini-AC buses and 50 midi-buses on wet lease from private contractors. Under this type of arrangement, buses are leased from private contractors along with driver and are also maintained by the contractor.

The Bhiwandi Committee of Lok Raj Sangathan organized a “Kaumi Ekta Parishad”

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2018-02-23 15:01
Every day we get news about grave provocations and even gruesome attacks carried out against people of different communities. This happens not just in our country but around the world. Since more and more people are aware that these attacks are either organised by or have the blessings of the powers-that-be, there is a palpable fear among many that attacks on them are imminent. What should we, the working people do to ensure safety of all citizens and establish peace? This has become the topic of discussion among many people from diverse backgrounds.

The threat of war against North Korea

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2018-02-08 14:18

ThumbnailNot a day goes by without the drum beats of war being sounded in distant Washington and / or New York, at one forum or another by the United States of America (USA) against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), also known popularly as North Korea. The two countries of North and South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea (ROK) have been one nation through millennia of history. Thus, it is no surprise that there is a perennial impulse towards a unification of the peoples of the two countries, which has not been permitted to happen essentially by the USA, which has a large army stationed on the soil of South Korea.

Joint protest against bus fare hike in Chennai

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2018-02-04 16:59

ThumbnailCondemning the unjustified increase in bus fare hike in Tamilnadu, a joint demonstration was held on January 30 at Valluvar Kottam under the banner of Nermai Ani. The demonstration was organised under the initiative of Desiya Makkal Sakti Katchi, one of the constituents of Nermai Ani. Other participants included Makkal Nal vazhvu Katchi, Valamaana Thamizhagam Katchi, Gandhiya Samadharma Iyakkam, Lok Raj Sangathan, unorganized workers union and others.

Lok Raj Sangathan congratulates Maharashtra IT professionals on registration of their union, FITE

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2018-02-04 16:30

Image removed.It was indeed a happy and proud moment for the IT professionals of Maharashtra when on 13th January 2018, in a press conference it was declared that their union Forum for I.T. Employees (FITE) has been registered as a union in Maharashtra. Consistent and brave efforts of several IT professionals from Pune over the last six months beginning with a successful meeting organized by FITE and the Maharashtra Council of Lok Raj Sangathan on 8th July 2017 in Pune, finally culminated in getting the union registered.

Odisha Government Conspiring to hand over land acquired for POSCO to JSW Steel

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2018-01-09 15:45

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As a result of the continuous and peaceful resistance of people of Odisha and overwhelming support from people across the country, POSCO was forced to withdraw its project from the state. However, the repression against people is still continuing. On December 19th, 2017, police arrested two villagers under various charges, and put them behind bars. A case has also been registered against one of the leading agitators Babula Samalviz.

People of Ratnagiri rise up against the proposed Mega-Refinery!

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2018-01-09 15:17

Ratnagiri is a picturesque district on Thumbnailthe West coast of Maharashtra famous for its greenery and rich crop of the world famous Hapus (Alphonso) mango and cashew nuts. In 1997, the Maharashtra government had declared the Konkan region which includes Ratnagiri district as ecologically sensitive.

The struggle of the Rajasthan doctors is entirely just! Condemn the government’s witch-hunt of the doctors in Rajasthan!

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2017-12-22 12:05

ThumbnailThe Rajasthan government has launched a witch-hunt to arrest and intimidate the leaders of the doctors’ ongoing struggle in that state. On December 15-16 the police cracked down on doctors working in government run hospitals and health care centers in almost all towns and villages across the state. At least 60 doctors were reported to have been picked up from their residences and workplaces and arrested. Many other doctors have been forced to go into hiding to evade arrest.

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