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Money and the military define the Cabinet of Donald Trump’s presidency. For a man who ran to help the “forgotten Americans”, there are few “forgotten” people in his team. Most of the Cabinet appointees have experiences far from the crises that wrack rural and industrial America. Amongst the billionaires are m... read more

The Deadlock in GST

2016-12-16

WITH the passage of the constitutional amendment, it was taken for granted that there would be no further hurdles to the smooth introduction of Goods and Service Tax (GST) from the beginning of the next financial year..... read more

Spokesmen of the ruling party are busy these days spreading another falsehood, namely that, because of demonetisation which has brought in huge amounts of cash to their coffers, banks would be so keen to lend that their lending rates are going to fall, and that such a fall will act as a stimulus for the economy..... read more

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee expressed concern about the state of affairs in West Bengal under TMC Government, a concern that goes beyond political differences. In two interviews conducted in the same evening in two Bengali television channels Bhattacharjee said, ‘We are concerned where the state will stand aft... read more

In a Reflection published on August 25, 2010 under the title of “The Opinion of an Expert”, I mentioned a really unusual activity of the United States and its allies which, in my opinion, underlines the risk of a nuclear conflict with Iran.  I was referring to a long article by the well-known journalist Jeffrey Goldberg,... read more

THE country is beset with increasing difficulties. The economic situation is steadily deteriorating, the political system has been ravaged by the ram paging corruption in the ruling establishment, the neo-liberal regime has led to rapid growth of inequalities which in turn is spawning a host of social problems... >>THE country is be... read more

For Mohammed Ziad Awad Salayma, age 17, killed on his birthday (12-12-12) because, being hard of hearing, he did not understand Israeli soldier Nofar Mizrahi, who shot him at point blank range.There is something hapless about Guy Delisle's character in his comics..>>THE country is beset with increasing difficulties.... read more

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27th December, 2015 towards Red Brigade

Huge rally by CPIM in Kolkata at Brigade Parade Ground on Sunday on 27th December, 2015.

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Assembly General Election

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