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The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) mourns the passing away of U. R. Ananthamurthy, renowned writer and social activist. Ananthamurthy had created a style of writing with social relevance in Kannada which had a big impact on Indian literature.A socialist by conviction, Ananthamurthy was a firm advocate of secular values, pluralist culture and social justice. In his death, the country has lost a public intellectual of great calibre. The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt condolences to his wife, daughter and son.
Aug. 23 2014
The role of the Planning Commission has already been curtailed in the last two decades under liberalization. What Modi has done is to give it a final burial. The Planning Commission had been tasked with certain allocation of resources under the plan, providing for a balanced development keeping in mind regional disparities and monitoring of important schemes and projects. The Modi Government has not spelt out what will be put in place instead of the Commission. This is an arbitrary and adhoc move that will only facilitate the further private capital profit maximisation ....
Aug. 19 2014

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