CPI

  • FDI in Defence sector would be serious threat to security: CPI 18 hours 39 minutes ago

    Coimbatore: Allowing FDI in Defence sector would be a serious threat to India's security, CPI Tamil Nadu Secretary, D Pandian said on Tuesday. FDI can be allowed in the manufacturing sector, by which there would be more production and employment opportunities, but in the defence sector, it would prove to be...
  • Dhoti-clad judge denied entry in club, issue raised in TN Assembly July 14, 2014

    Chennai: A new controversy is brewing in Tamil Nadu over dress codes after a Madras High Court judge and an advocate were denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing dhotis, instead of trousers. The political parties took up the issue in the state Assembly on Monday. Senior...
  • June inflation at 5.43 pc vs 6.01 pc in May July 14, 2014

    The June WPI inflation came in lower-than-expected at 5.43 per cent versus 6.01 per cent in May. However, the April WPI data has been revised higher to 5.55 per cent (from 5.20 per cent) which resulted in market selling off the gains made from positive June WPI news. The core...
  • Railway budget neglects Kerala: Government, Opposition July 8, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress-led UDF government and CPI-M headed LDF opposition in Kerala on Tuesday termed the NDA dispensation's maiden railway budget as very disappointing, saying it has totally ignored the state. Minister for Power Arayadan Mohammed said Kerala had never been neglected like this in its history. "While the budget announced...
  • Maoist area commander arrested July 6, 2014

    A Maoist area commander was arrested on Sunday with weapons at a village in Begusarai district, police said. Acting on a tip-off, police raided Pali village and nabbed the Maoist, identified as Bihari Paswan, and seized from him a pistol, seven cartridges and four mobile phones, besides Naxal literature, Superintendent of...
  • Opposition slams Mamata for shielding Paul July 2, 2014

    Kolkata: With West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress content with its MP Tapas Paul's apology for his rape remarks, opposition parties on Wednesday targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her inaction in the case. State Congress president and former union minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused Banerjee of "shamelessly shielding her proteges". Leader of...
  • CPI asks government to lift ban on Maoists June 28, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Asserting that economic offences and communal violence is more harmful to society than the Left party's extremism, CPI today asked the Centre and state governments to lift the ban imposed on Maoists. "It is unfortunate that the government has been treating the Left wing extremists as law and order problem,...
  • Fever outbreak in Kerala under control: Kerala Chief Minister June 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Under attack from opposition parties in the assembly over outbreak of a fever in the state, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said unlike previous years, the disease is under control this time. "Today (Wednesday) is the 13th day that the assembly is in session and today you say...
  • CPI demands adequate infrastructure facilities in government schools June 20, 2014

    Puducherry: CPI on Friday demanded that the administration take steps on a war footing to ensure proper infrastructure and number of teachers in government schools to attract parents into admitting their wards there, instead of going to private schools. A resolution adopted at the party's Puducherry unit committee meeting expressed...
  • Use all languages on social media: CPI-M June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The CPI-M today criticized the government decision to use Hindi as the sole medium of communication for government information on social media. A statement from the Communist Party of India-Marxist said this went "against the principle of linguistic equality and is an injustice to other national languages. "The government...
  • 18 political murders in Kerala in the last three years June 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram : A total of 18 political murders have taken place in Kerala after the Congress-led UDF Government came to power in May 2011, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala informed the Assembly on Thursday. In a written reply, he said nine victims were either CPI(M) workers or party sympathizers and accused...
  • Talk to separatists without precondition: Tarigami to Centre June 19, 2014

    Srinagar: Senior CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami on Thursday suggested the NDA government at the Centre to consider dialogue with separatists in Jammu and Kashmir without laying down any precondition. "My suggestion is to hold talks without any precondition. When the dialogue is held with an opponent or with those...
  • Four Trinamool activists killed, ex-minister named in FIR June 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Charging the BJP and the CPI-M with conspiracy, the ruling Trinamool Congress on Sunday accused former state minister and Marxist leader Kanti Ganguly of being involved in the killings of its four activists in West Bengal. Ganguly, along with 21 others, has been named in the first information report for...
  • Modi follows neo-liberal policies, don't expect economic changes: CPI June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior CPI leader D Raja on Sunday said that he does not foresee any big change in the economy as the Narendra Modi government also follows the neo-liberal policies that the previous government followed. The remarks came in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the...
  • May inflation eases to 8.28 per cent from three-month high of 8.59 pc in April June 12, 2014

    Mumbai:Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) eased to 8.28 percent in May from a three-month high of 8.59 percent in April aided by lower food prices. Meanwhile, the industrial production (IIP) data for April 2014 stood at 3.4 percent versus a CNBC-TV18 poll of 1.6 percent, revealing a pick-up in manufacturing, electricity...
  • Kerala: RSP MP's house stoned, parties deplore attack June 7, 2014

    Kollam: Unidentified persons pelted stones at the house of newly elected RSP MP NK Premachandran in Kollam but none was injured, even as party leaders alleged that it appeared to be a handiwork of "political rivals." Glass panes of the front window of the house were shattered in the stoning, and...
  • Wanted Naxal commander carrying cash reward of Rs 2.10 lakh surrenders in Kanker June 2, 2014

    A Naxal commander, carrying a reward of Rs 2.10 lakh on his head, on Monday surrendered in the Maoist-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said. Maharu alias Gadwa Mandavi (30), an active member of military platoon no 25 of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) expressed his desire to join mainstream and surrendered...
  • Naxal carrying reward arrested during a joint operation May 20, 2014

    A Naxal, carrying a reward on his head, was arrested during a combing operation in Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday. Mainuram was apprehended from Kokodi village under Bayanar police station limits by a joint team of security personnel last night, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri told...
  • NDA is more dangerous alternative to the corrupt Congress: CPM May 20, 2014

    Admitting terrible performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CPI(M) Leader MA Baby has said that the National Democratic Alliance is a far more dangerous alternative to the corrupt Congress. ...
  • Naxals planning retaliatory action against arrest of DU professor, Home Ministry alerts Maoist-hit states May 15, 2014

    The top leadership of the Naxals have directed the cadres to carry out attacks on security forces as a retaliatory action against the arrest of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba for his alleged Maoist links, the Home Ministry has said. In an advisory to nine Naxal-affected states, the Home Ministry said...
  • April retail inflation rises to 3-month high of 8.59 pc May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Costlier vegetables, fruits and milk pushed up retail inflation to three-month high of 8.59 per cent in April, squeezing the space for the Reserve Bank to ease interest rates in the monetary policy review in June. The retail inflation, measured on consumer price index (CPI), was 8.31 per cent...
  • LS polls: CPI slams BJP, Modi for targeting EC May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI on Friday came down heavily on BJP and Narendra Modi on their attack against the Election Commission, saying it could have "far-reaching implication" on the functioning of constitutional bodies and reflected the saffron party's desperation. "The spat between BJP and the EC is a serious issue which will...
  • When Varanasi voted for the Communists and other interesting facts May 5, 2014

    The CNN-IBN Microsoft Election Analytics Centre is an interesting place to explore, more so when there is an interesting electoral contest in the offing. Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, is witnessing a multi-cornered contest between BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, AAP's Arvind Kejriwal,...
  • Section of media controlled Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee: Mamata Banerjee May 2, 2014

    Belpahari: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday targeted a section of the media saying that they had 'controlled' her predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, but would fail to influence her, just as they had failed with CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basu. Calling for their boycott, Banerjee said "You control everybody, but not me....
  • CPI-M demands SC-monitored CBI probe into Saradha scam May 2, 2014

    Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Friday shrugged off responsibility for the mushrooming of chitfund companies and ponzi schemes like those of Saradha Group during its tenure, saying it had written to the SEBI in this regard while renewing its demand for a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into it. "The problem was Saradha...
  • A Billion Votes: Should politicians personal lives be subject of political debate? May 1, 2014

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has tweeted that he is in a relationship with a journalist Amrita Rai. In a tweet he said, "I have no hesitation in accepting my relationship with Amrita Rai. She and her husband have already filed a mutual consent divorce case." ...
  • Sharad Yadav in a tough contest, Lalu eyes gains April 29, 2014

    In the fourth round of Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, the seven seats where voters will exercise their franchise are in the Mithilanchal and Kosi belt of the state. This is an area that faces massive floods in the monsoon season due to the presence of a large number of...
  • Commander, editor of Maoist magazine 'Bhumkal' surrender in Kanker April 28, 2014

    A commander of the outlawed CPI(Maoist), carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, on Monday surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-hit Kanker district. "Suraj Patel alias Mohit Kumar, a divisional committee member of rebel's outfit, had expressed his desire to join mainstream and surrendered this afternoon," Superintendent of Police RN...
  • LS polls: Congress undecided over extending support to the Third Front April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is flummoxed over extending support to the Third Front if it fails to get the numbers to form a government after the Lok Sabha elections, said sources. A section of the party is reluctant to support the Third Front and is rather willing to sit in the...
  • CPI-ML LS candidate Jitendra Manjhi arrested for vandalizing police station April 23, 2014

    CPI-ML candidate from Gopalganj Lok Sabha constituency Jitendra Manjhi was on Wednesday arrested from the district collectorate premises soon after he filed his nomination papers in Bihar. An arrest warrant was pending against him since last year. ASP Anil Kumar said Manjhi was wanted along with his supporters in case number...