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There Are More Billionaires Than Ever Before: Forbes List 2024

“It is utterly unconscionable that at a time where masses of the world’s population are living in dire poverty, a few individuals are allowed to amass staggering wealth,” said an activist responding to the list.   Groundxero | April 2, 2024   There are more billionaires than ever before. The world has 2,781 people with fortunes exceeding […]

Russia Says 133 Killed in Fiery Attack on Concert Hall Near Moscow

While the attack comes over two years into Russia’s war on Ukraine, an adviser for the Ukrainian president said the neighboring nation “certainly has nothing to do with the shooting/explosions in the Crocus City Hall.”   By COMMON DREAMS STAFF Mar 22, 2024   UPDATE: Russia’s Investigative Committee announced Saturday that the death toll has increased […]

লোকসভা নির্বাচনের আগে এনআরসি-আধার নিয়ে বিভ্রান্তি সৃষ্টি করছ আসাম সরকার: ফোরাম ফর সোশ্যাল হারমনি

Groundxero|20 February, 2024   সম্প্রতি বিধানসভায় আসাম সরকারের পক্ষে মন্ত্রী পীযূষ হাজারিকা এক প্রশ্নের উত্তরে বলেন যে, ২৭ লক্ষ লোকের আধার ইস‍্যু করতে হলে সুপ্রিম কোর্টের অনুমতি লাগবে।  মুখ‍্যমন্ত্রীর মুখেও আবার একই রকমের বিভ্রান্তিকর কথা শোনা গেল। গত ৫ বছর ধরে আধার আটকে রেখে এখন নির্বাচনের প্রাক্কালে সরকার বল সুপ্রিম কোর্টে ঠেলে দিয়ে হাত ধুয়ে […]

Over 250 citizens condemn “vindictive witch hunt” of Dr. Harsh Mander by Indian State agencies

Groundxero | 3rd February, 2024   In a press statement, released on 2nd February, 2024, over 250 activists, academicians, lawyers, and concerned citizens expressed solidarity with rights activist and former IAS officer Harsh Mander and condemned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s raids at his home and his office as being part of a “vindictive witch hunt”.   The […]

Kolkata Protest State-Sponsored Display of Majoritarianism by Hindutva Forces

Groundxero Report | 22 Jan 2024   Even as the entire country was overwhelmed by the massive display of brute majoritarianism on the occasion of inauguration of Ram Temple at Ayodhya, in the city of Kolkata, students, right activists, social and political organisations and individuals held several protest programs denouncing the use of the state and […]

Delhi Withholds Rs 7,000 Crore for Paddy Procurement as West Bengal Fails to Display PM Modi’s Photos at Ration Shops

Blocking subsidies meant for the poor and the marginalized to exact political revenge is unethical and reveals the Union government’s anti-working-class and anti-farmer position.   Groundxero Report | 22 Jan 2024   The Narendra Modi-led Union government has decided to withhold the release of Rs 7,000 crore earmarked for the state government in West Bengal […]

SKM call to Intensify Struggles on MSP, Loan Waiver and Privatisation of Electricity

Groundxero | 28th December, 2023   The all-India general body meeting of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has called for intensifying struggle of farmers and farm-workers in 2024 to achieve the main demands of Minimum Support Price (MSP) calculated on the basis of C2+50% formula for all crops procurement by the government, freedom of farmers from […]

9 workers including 6 women killed in an explosion at Solar Industries in Nagpur

By Groundxero 17 December, 2023   In yet another deadly industrial accident, nine workers, including six women, were killed and and three others seriously injured in a massive blast at an explosives manufacturing factory in Nagpur district of Maharashtra on Sunday morning. The company was into manufacturing drones and explosives for the armed forces. The blast […]

Jan Chetna Yatra — A Rally from Kolkata to Varanasi to Confront Fascist and Neoliberal Onslaught

By Harsh Thakor 15 December, 2023   A conglomeration of revolutionary and democratic forces, united under the slogan of ‘fighting fascism and neo-liberalism,’ has commenced a ‘Jan Chetna Yatra’ (People’s Awakening March) from December 6, 2023. The Yatra, a rally from Kolkata to Varanasi, aims to raise awareness among the masses regarding the communal agenda […]

Terror unleashed against people of Nigeria 

Murderous State’s drone attack killed at least 88 persons in Tudun Biri village, Kaduna, Nigeria, on 3 December.   By Harsh Thakor   At least 88 people have been reportedly killed in a mistaken army drone attack” on a religious gathering, during the Mawlid al-Nabi (the birthday of Prophet Muhammad), in the northwest of Nigeria. […]

Coerced Gram Sabhas in Sijimali: A Grave Travesty of Justice

By Groundxero | 10 Dec, 2023   Peasant unions, Adivasi organizations, Trade Unions and social activists in Odisha have issued a joint statement condemning the farce of Gram Sabhas carried out by the Odisha Government in the Sijimali region to hasten the process of bauxite mining for Vedanta Limited.    They have expressed outrage and concern over […]

UK Union Workers Blockade Plants Arming Israel

“We stand here ashamed that the weapons used in the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine are partly made on our own doorstep,” one participating doctor said.   By OLIVIA ROSANE Dec 07, 2023   More than 1,000 union members with Workers for a Free Palestine blockaded four weapons factories in the United Kingdom Thursday that make components […]

UGC Urges Universities to Set Up Modi Selfie Points on Campuses

By Groundxero Dec 02, 2023   The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to colleges and universities across the country to set up selfie points with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image in the background to ‘Foster Pride’.   In a letter sent to colleges and universities, the UGC has suggested that campus authorities should encourage students […]