THE 16th All India People’s Science Congress (AIPSC) was organised in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, from February 9-12, 2018. The Congress was attended by 850 delegates representing 38 peoples’ science organisations. Discussions in the Congress, in plenary sessions, sub-plenaries, and workshops, focused on areas in which the People’s Science Movement is active. These included discussions on education and literacy, science and rationality, self-reliance and science and technology, health, rural and urban development, etc. A notable feature of Congress was the presence of a large number of young delegates and sessions organised by the youth.
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MORE than 1,000 water workers in north-west England are to strike to defend their pensions after three unions joined forces in the dispute.
Members of Unite, Unison and Prospect are taking on bonus-fed fat-cat bosses at United Utilities (UU) and will strike for 24 hours on Friday and next Monday.
From Friday, they will also ban overtime, refuse call-outs and suspend an advice service to councils until March 24.Read More »
Granma | March 14, 2018
Still from ¿Por qué lloran mis amigas? From left to right: Luisa María Jiménez, Jazmín Gómez, Edith Massola and Amarilys Núñez. Photo: habanafilmfestival.com
For a long time, the scarce presence of women behind the camera in Cuban film, especially in fiction, has been discussed. Most of the women filmmakers on the island are documentary filmmakers, but in recent times women have gained ground in other genres.Read More »
The farmers in Maharashtra won a historic victory after 50,000 farmers threatened to siege the state assembly. The Devendra Fadnavis government of Maharashtra has agreed to the demands of protesting farmers.Read More »
A historic ralley of over 35,000 farmers which started from Nashik district will surround the Maharashtra Assembly tomorrow demanding loan waivers and other just demands. They walked about 180 km over the last five days. They entered Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra today and are camping at KJ Somaiya Ground in Sion.Read More »
A new chief minister has sworn in Tripura. Obviously, BJP also played the same politics by selecting the Bengali immigrant as chief minister of the state as the CPM has been doing. In the din of despicable and condemnable attack on Lenin’s statue, the larger issues that these results have thrown have been ignored deliberately.Read More »