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Death in Police Custody

Abdul Kafi, Abhijit Bhattacharya, Abhijit Kundu, Aditi Ghosh, Amitava Chakraborty, Amitava Pal, Anindya Datta, Anirban Kundu, Anup Sinha, Apurba Kumar Chattopadhyay, Archana Prasad, Arijit Chaudhuri, Arindam Banerjee, Arun Jana, Asimananda Goswami, Aurnab Ghose, Ayesha Kidwai, Bhupen Sarmah, Bijay Bal, Binayak Dutta-Roy, Biswajit Haldar, Channa Basavaiah, Chirashree Dasgupta, Debabrata Pal, Debi Prasad Mishra, Debnarayan Jana, Dinesh Abrol, Dipak Kesh, Dwaipayan Bhattacharya, G Arunima, Gautam Gangopadhyay, Gautam Gupta, Guruprasad Kar, Himansu Charan Sadangi, Indraneel dasgupta, Indu Agnihotri, Ishita Mukhopadhyay, Janaky Sreedharan, Jayati Das, Jayeeta Sharma, Jyoti Sabharwal, Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, Kaberi Chakraborty, Kamales Bhaumik, Kandarpa Das, Kaushik Bhattacharya, Kuntal Ghosh, M Rajivlochan, Mahalaya Chatterjee, Maitreyee Nandy, Maitreyee Saha Sarkar, Malabika Das Gupta, Manas Ray, Mritiunjoy Mohanty, Padmanava Basu, Parthapratim Pal, Parthasarathi Bhaumik, Parthiba Basu, Pradip K Mahapatra, Pranab Sarkar, Rahul Roy, Rajni Palriwala, Rajyeswar Sinha, Ranjeeta Dutta, Ratan Khasnobis, S Anandhi, Samantak Das, Sanjukta Ganguly, Saswata Bhattacharya, Satyabrata Chakraborty, Saumyajit Bhattacharya, Selvyn Jussy, Shantanu De Roy, Sharmistha Banerjee, Sharmistha Sen, Shaswati Mazumdar, Shibani Chaudhury, Subimal Sen, Subrata Pal, Sucharita Sen, Suchetana Chattopadhyay, Sudipta Bandyopadhyay, Sudipta Bhattacharya, Sukanta Bhattacharya, Sukhendu Sekhar Sarkar, Sumangala Damodaran, Sumit Kumar Baruya, Surajit Das, Surajit Mazumdar, Surajit Mukhopadhyay, Sushil Khanna, Taposik Banerjee, V K Ramachandran, Vamsi Vakulabharanam.

We have watched with disgust and horror the brutal police assault on students during a peaceful demonstration organised by four Left students’ organisations on 2 April 2013 in Kolkata and the subsequent death of Sudipta Gupta, a participant in the demonstration, while in police custody.

Objective Function in Economic Models of Decisions on Production

Analysis of shifting cultivation in Tripura in the 19th century indicates that the 'full belly' type of models - where the objective is considered to be a fixed target level of consumption - approximated realistically with the cultivators' production motivation. However, in the present day, due to the demands of the consumerist culture and dwindling land available for shifting cultivation, swidden agriculture, even if engaged in full time, is not able to produce more than the minimum acceptable level of output.

Crisis Facing Jhumias in Tripura

Malabika Das Gupta The government of Tripura has adopted various measures to bail out the jhum economy which of late has been unable to satisfy the current consumption needs.

TRIPURA-Illusory Gains of Liberalisation

cannot possibly be that productive of revenue in a developing country attention has focused more on devising a system of taxing domestic trade that fetches the required revenues without being needlessly distortionary. It is in this context that the value added tax has figured so prominently in the reform agenda of all countries going through structural adjustment of their economies.

Land Alienation among Tripura Tribals

Malabika Das Gupta Based on the findings of a 1987 study of two sub-divisions of West Tripura district this paper examines the cause and mode of tribal land alienation in Tripura. The conclusion that emerges contrasts sharply with the consensus opinion based on traditional descriptive and theoretical models on land alienation in the State.

Development and Ecology-Case Study of Gumti River in Tripura

Projects for economic development and ecological protection in the upper catchment of rivers are generally distinct and insulated exercises. Being mutually exclusive they inevitably fail to achieve their respective goals. This article argues with specific reference to the Gumti River Project that the material well-being of humans and the preservation of ecological balance are inter-dependent phenomena and the two goals should be integrated into a single project.

Congress(I) s Victory in Tripura

growers in UP have been seriously affected. Given the important place of sugarcane in the agrarian economy of west UP, it is no wonder that the recent agitation by 'farmers' in west UP, has centred round the question of cane prices.

Congress (I) Moves Misfire-Pre-Election Scene in Tripura

Congress (I) Moves Misfire Pre-Election Scene in Tripura Malabika Das Gupta The agreement between the centre and the state government over containment of the TNV menace and the Guwahati high court ruling on the holding of 'loan melas' on the eve of the election mark serious setbacks for the Congress(I) in the context of the assembly election next month.

Greater Mizoram Issue and Tripura

September 13, 1986 and hence to their struggle, They consider the engineers to be a privileged section, which is largely true. No section of the organised trade unions has yet come out in support of the struggle. There is no apparent impact of the cease-work, though it is understood that work in many government departments like PWD, etc, has come to a standstill. It is reported that the cease-work has affected the public utility services and on-going developmental work. A large number of blood bottles in the central blood bank have been spoiled as a result of breakdown of the air-conditioning plant. Work on roads and overbridges at different places has come to a standstill. All planning, investigation, survey, design, etc, having a direct bearing on annual developmental works programme, have been stopped.

TRIPURA-Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council Elections

TRIPURA Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council Elections Malabika Das Gupta THE Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (ADC) elections were held on June 30, under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.1 The main contenders were the Left Democratic Front consisting of the constituent parties of the Left Front

TRIPURA-Left Retains Tribal, Rural Support

TRIPURA Left Retains Tribal, Rural Support Malabika Das Gupta TRIPURA, the tiny state in north-east India, made history in the eighth Lok Sabha elections by stemming the Con- gress(I) tide which swept practically the whole of India. The two Lok Sabha seats of the state were retained by the sitting Left Front MPs. Relying the gloomy predictions by the prophets of doom regarding his election prospects (given the supposed loyalty of the tribals to their former rulers and their supposed disenchantment with the Left Front government, not to mention the vast sums of money spent by the Congress(I) on electioneering and the extremist activities in the state), the East Tripura Reserve Constituency seat was retained by Bajuban Riang of the CPI(M) who defeated his nearest rival, the Thpura Upajati Juba Samity (TUJS)-supported Congress(I) candidate, Maharaja Kirit Bikram Debbarma, an ex-MP, belonging to the royal family of Tripura, by a margin of 41,067 votes. The West Tripura Parliamentary Constituency seat was won by Ajoy Biswas of the CPI(M) who defeated his nearest rival, the TUJS- supported Congress(I) candidate, Sudhir Majumdar, by a margin of 3,520 votes.1 As Table 1 shows, the percentage of votes cast in favour of the Left Front increased in the state as a whole in the 1984 Lok Sabha elections as compared to the 1980 Lok Sabha elections while the percentage of votes cast in favour of the Congress(I), TUJS and Amra Bangali registered a decline. However, it is more meaningful to compare the results of the 1983 Assembly elections with those of the 1984 Lok Sabha elections because in the 1980 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress(I) and TUJS fought the elections separately and Amra Bangali was also a force to contend with. In the 1983 Assembly elections as in the 1984 Lok Sabha elections, on the basis of an electoral accord, the TUJS and Congress(I) put up a single candidate. In the 1983 Assembly elections, 49.58 per cent of the votes in the state went to Con- gress(I), TUJS and Amra Bangali, while in the 1984 Lok Sabha elections the percentage of votes cast in favour of these three parties was reduced to 47.65. The corresponding figures for the Left Front cent in 1984.


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