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Why Is a Food Surplus Nation Suffering from Hunger?

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) for October, 2023 has been released. India has ranked 111th out of 125 countries assessed by the index in terms of levels of hunger indicating a serious situation for the country. With a score of 28.7, India has reported a level of hunger that has been termed as serious by the GHI. While Pakistan (102nd) fares better than India in terms of its position in the GHI, 2023, other neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh (81st), Nepal (69th) and Srilanka (60th) gain much higher position than India.

Festival of G20 in India: Saga of Displacement and Humiliation for the Working Class

September 8-10 was not normal for the national capital of India. A significant section of the city, especially in the New Delhi area, was converted into controlled and regulated zones. Traffic was restricted, offices closed, security personnel deployed all over the streets of the city. The city breathed cautiously for three days. The context was the G 20 summit in Delhi.

Conclusions on Labour Protection in the 111th International Labour Conference: A Critical Evaluation

The 111th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), an annual forum of tripartite discussion and formulation of conclusions on several issues concerning labour rights in the globe, was held in Geneva from 5th to 16th June 2023. The conference was organised by the of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Representatives of workers, employers and governments from 187 member states participated in the conference.

Flaming Factories of Delhi - Human Sacrifice at the Altar of Profit

In a horrible incident, a factory fire broke out in Delhi’s Mundka on 13 May 2022. Dozens of workers were burnt alive and several others were injured. The official figure of deaths in the Mundka fire is reported to be 27, and the number of missing persons is reported to be 29. However, a fact finding team constituted by AICCTU that visited the place estimates that the number of deaths to be not less than 100.

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AICCTU Delhi Leads Struggle against Retrenchment of Contractual Medical Workers in Hospitals Across Delhi

Delhi has been the epicentre of successive Corona waves that devastated the nation since 2020. From number of infections to number of deaths, the National Capital Region has been second to only Maharashtra in the last two years. When the deadly second wave appeared in April-May, 2021, patients from almost every alternate household from every locality of the city were rushing in search of hospital beds.

AAP in Delhi, AAP in Punjab: An Appraisal from the Working-Class Perspective


The Aam Admi Party (AAP) has gained a major victory in recently conducted Punjab Assembly elections. The party has won 92 out of 117 assembly seats and it has defeated the incumbent Congress. The Shiromoni Akali Dal – an ally of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) – and the BJP itself were also routed to ground in the election result. Bhagwant Mann, a prominent Member of Parliament from AAP has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of Punjab.

Blatant Violation of Workers Rights in JNU

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), like any other educational institutions, does not merely comprise of teachers and students, but also hundreds of workers who toil every day to keep the campus functioning. It is workers of the campus who keep the campus clean, run the mess in hostels, keep library and class rooms functional, maintain necessary services like electricity, keep the campus green and beautiful as well as make administrative work possible. Majority of these workers, now a days, are hired on contractual basis through private contractors.