Four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court have been forced to take the extraordinary step of holding a Press Conference to flag serious concerns about the functioning of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of India. The issue they raise is of paramount importance: they have expressed the concern that the CJI was misusing his power as master of the roster to selectively assign sensitive cases to benches of junior judges of his own choice, ignoring established principles and the opinions of his fellow judges.
In the morning of 6 December 2017, Comrade Satyadev Prasad (known as Naveen Ji and as Shivkumar Ji inside the party) passed away in village Ajhokuppa in Rupauli block in Purnea district of Bihar, in a party supporter Comrade Veena Devi’s home. Comrade Naveen had been ailing for some years.
Comrade Naveen joined the party in his youth – in the decade of the 70s. He became a wholetimer of the party right from the beginning, living and working in the Badh (Patna district) and later in Mokama district among landless peasants.
Leader of the Naxalbari movement comrade Khudan Mallick died on 29 November 2017 in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital where he was admitted after a lung infection. A very popular peasant organiser, he was also in the CPI(ML)’s delegation which visited China in September 1967.
— Ardhendu Roy
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus service is Delhi’s lifeline – to combat life-threatening pollution, to ensure safe and reliable public transport for women, and as the go-to transport solution for those surviving on a meagre salary in a city like Delhi. But instead of getting stronger, this lifeline is fast shrinking, thanks to being starved of support by successive governments at the State and Centre.