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  • Tamil Nadu: CPI-M announces 9 candidates for LS polls 17-03-2014 07:40 PM

    The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday announced its candidates, including two women, for nine Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. Releasing the list to the media here, CPI-M's state secretary G Ramakrishnan said he party has also field two Dalits - one of them in Virudhunagar, a general...
  • LS polls: CPI-M announces 15 candidates from Kerala 13-03-2014 07:32 PM

    The Communist Party of India-Marxist has announced its list of 15 candidates from Kerala. The state has 20 Lok Sabha seats. CPI-M which has a strong political base and popular leaders in Kerala has sprung a surprise by shortlisting some independents as its candidates for the general elections. Here is...
  • Don't sign ordinances, CPI-M tells president 02-03-2014 10:45 PM

    The CPI-M on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament during the recently concluded session," CPI-M...
  • CPM opposes ordinance route for anti-graft bills, writes to President 02-03-2014 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament...
  • CIC issues notice to six political parties on non-compliance 10-02-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: Central Information Commission has issued notices to six national parties seeking details of action taken by them to implement Right to Information Act in accordance with its directions issued last year. The Commission, a quasi-judicial body on RTI Act, asked Congress, BJP, NCP, CPI-M, CPI and BSP to...
  • Bringing Modi would encourage communalism, capitalism: Prakash Karat 09-02-2014 08:25 PM

    Kolkata: Bringing Narendra Modi to power at the Centre and implementing his Gujarat model of development would only encourage capitalism and communalism, CPI-M veteran Prakash Karat on Sunday said. Addressing a massive rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, Karat said in Modi's Gujarat only big business had gained,...
  • All non-UPA and non-NDA parties must unite: Prakash Karat 09-02-2014 05:50 PM

    Speaking at a left rally in Kolkata, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat said that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has spoken against the Third Front and called it 'third grade'. Karat said, "He is right as third grade is highest grade, he is still in...
  • Left trying to forge tie-up with regional parties: Karat 30-01-2014 05:52 PM

    CPI-M on Thursday said Left parties were in consultation with various regional parties to forge a tie-up after the Lok Sabha elections in order to give an effective alternative to people. The Left parties were in consultation with various regional parties like the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, JD(U) in...
  • It's time for crossing over in Kerala politics 26-01-2014 06:16 PM

    With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, Kerala has begun witnessing the phenomenon of shifting of loyalties from one political party to another in the past few days. The Janadhipathya Samrakshana Samithi (JSS) party, founded by veteran communist leader K.R. Gowri in 1994 after she was ousted from the...
  • Kerala: CPM starts relay hunger strike against price rise 15-01-2014 12:44 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The main opposition CPI (M) has began a fast in about 1,400 centres across Kerala protesting against the price hike of LPG and other essential commodities. Near general hospital in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, it was TN Seema MP who held the fast. The party has not given a...
  • CPI, CPI(M) want Naveen to take leadership of Third Front 02-01-2014 04:30 PM

    The ruling BJD in Odisha on Thursday claimed that CPI and CPI(M) wanted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take leadership of the proposed Third Front. "Two Left parties, CPI and CPI(M) want that Naveen Patnaik take leadership of the proposed Third Front after the general elections in 2014," BJD Vice-President...
  • Trinamool has killed 142 political foes, alleges CPI-M 26-12-2013 06:26 PM

    Trinamool Congress activists have killed 142 political opponents and forced 12 to commit suicide in unending attacks on the Left Front in West Bengal, the CPI-M said on Thursday. There have also been 987 cases of physical assaults on women, and more than 46,000 people were forced out of their...
  • CPM urges release of fishermen from Sri Lankan custody 25-12-2013 06:44 PM

    CPI(M) on Wednesday asked the Centre to take urgent steps to secure the release of 210 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan custody and initiate talks with Colombo on the problems being faced by "fishermen of both the countries". The party Politburo expressed concern over the "continuing arrests and detention" of...
  • Parliamentary panel to examine proposed changes in RTI Act 04-11-2013 09:21 PM

    A parliamentary standing committee will commence proceedings on Wednesday to examine the amendment to the Right to Information Act which seeks to neutralise the verdict of the Central Information Commission (CIC). The amendment to the RTI Act is rooted in the June 3, 2013 verdict of the CIC. The CIC...
  • RTI Amendment Bill likely to be discussed in Lok Sabha on Monday 01-09-2013 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: RTI Amendment Bill is likely be taken up for discussion in Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill seeks to amend the RTI Act to shield political parties from providing information under the transparency law. "To move the Bill to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005 be taken...
  • Question Hour won't be disrupted, Rajya Sabha MPs assure Hamid Ansari 19-08-2013 11:55 PM

    New Delhi: In view of frequent disruptions of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Monday met leaders of various parties who promised to allow legislative business during the remaining part of the Monsoon Session. At the meeting, the representatives gave Ansari an assurance that Question Hour will not be...
  • UPA collision behind the financial situation in country, says Yechury 17-08-2013 03:56 PM

    CPI(M), on Saturday, castigated the UPA coalition for the "precarious" financial situation and sought immediate changes in economic policy, charging the government with taking the country towards a situation like the major financial crisis of 1991. "The Prime Minister has virtually failed to tackle the situation. We demand immediate alteration...
  • CPI-M demands clarity in Antony's statement 07-08-2013 09:07 PM

    CPI-M on Wednesday demanded clarity in Defence Minister A K Antony's statement on the martyrdom of five Indian soldiers in Poonch. "Several questions have been raised following the statement made by the Defence minister. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Defence Minister should clarify what happened and what is the reality,"...
  • TMC opposes govt's move to exempt political parties from RTI 03-08-2013 05:07 PM

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Saturday opposed the government move to exempt political parties from the Right to Information Act saying they should embrace RTI themselves instead of recommending it for others. "Let us embrace RTI ourselves and not just recommend it for others," Trinamool Congress MP and Chief Whip...
  • CPI received over Rs 3 crore funding, shows RTI 15-07-2013 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) has received over Rs 3 crore funding through various sources in the past five years, an answer to an RTI query revealed on Monday. The disclosure comes after last month's Central Information Commission (CIC) order that political parties are public authorities and...
  • TMC, Cong workers clash as panchayat polls begin in WB 11-07-2013 10:42 AM

    Midnapore: Eleven persons were injured in a clash between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress workers at Sabong in West Midnapore district as the first phase of panchayat polls began on Thursday in West Bengal. The injured included a TMC gram panchayat candidate. Five of the injured were taken to...
  • Kolkata: CPI(M) defies ban on law violation programmes 31-05-2013 06:24 PM

    Kolkata: CPI(M) on Friday defied a ban on law violation programmes in the metropolis and staged a protest demanding return of money to those defrauded by the Saradha chitfund scam among others. "The government is breaking the law every day and asking us not to hold law violations. The government...
  • Three close aides of Achuthanandan thrown out of CPI-M 13-05-2013 05:13 AM

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The long-delayed sacking from the CPI-M of three staff members of Kerala's Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan was effected on Sunday at the two-day politburo and central committee meeting of the party in New Delhi. Those booted out were Achuthanandan's press secretary K Balakrishnan, additional private secretary VK...
  • Left parties boycott Kurien chairing debate on rape in RS 22-04-2013 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Left parties on Monday boycotted Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien by staging a walkout to protest his presiding over the proceedings of the House when it was debating the rape of a five-year-old girl in Delhi. As soon as Kurien assumed the Chair from EM Sudharsana...
  • CPI(M) looking to stitch a national alternative 21-04-2013 10:09 AM

    New Delhi: Brushing aside Congress's overtures, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) says it will work for the defeat of the UPA as well as the NDA in next the Lok Sabha elections while looking to stitch a national alternative with regional parties. Narendra Modi as BJP's prime ministerial candidate...
  • Mamata Banerjee to meet Manmohan, Montek today 09-04-2013 07:29 AM

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be meeting Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia in Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the allocation of funds for her state for 2013. Mamata hopes to get a hike of 25 per cent in the plan size compared...
  • Chandy warns CPI-M against 'politicising' family issues 06-04-2013 06:25 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday asked the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) not to "politicise" family issues, warning it of a "heavy price". "If they continue to politicise family issues, then they will have to pay a heavy price," said Chandy at a party meeting in...
  • Tripura Congress leader Subal Bhowmik forms new party 04-04-2013 05:15 AM

    Agartala: Tripura's dissident Congress leader Subal Bhowmik on Wednesday launched a new party and blamed the central and state party leaders for the Congress' humiliating defeat in the February 14, 2013 assembly polls. "The state and central Congress leadership in league with the CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) helped the...