CPI

  • Political parties got 90 per cent donations from corporates in 2013-14: ADR Yesterday

    New Delhi: Corporates and business houses provided 90 per cent donations to national political parties in 2013-14 while BJP was the only party not to furnish details of financial assistance to the Election Commission, advocacy group Association for Democratic Reforms said on Wednesday. In a report, the ADR said total...
  • Naxals attack forest department office in Kerala, warn of an armed revolution 3 days ago

    Palakkad: In yet another indication of their growing presence in Kerala, Naxals on Monday ransacked the Forest Department offices in Palakkad and Wayanad districts of the state. The Naxals even set a vehicle on fire in Palakkad. Twenty seven posters were pasted on the walls of the offices warning of...
  • Opposition parties question PM Modi over silence on Bhagwat's remarks 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks daring opposition parties to support a law against conversion, on Sunday triggered a political storm with several parties attacking his views and questioning why Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been silent on the issue. Hitting out, former Information and Broadcasting minister and...
  • Jharkhand ready for Assembly polls in 5th and final phase 6 days ago

    Ranchi: With Jharkhand set to enter the fifth and final phase polling for 16 Assembly seats spread across six districts on Saturday, the fate of heavyweights including Chief Minister Hemant Soren will be decided in this phase. Altogether 208 candidates, including 16 women are testing their luck in this phase,...
  • Mamata should also be called for questioning in Saradha scam: CPI December 13, 2014

    Even as open war between the TMC and BJP continues over Madan Mitra's arrest in Saradha Scam, the CPI targeted Mamata Banerjee saying that she should also be called for questioning. ...
  • Left plans series of protests against government policies November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) will take to the streets to protest the "dilution" of the rural employment guarantee scheme later this month as a precursor to nationwide agitation by all Left parties in December against the Narendra Modi government's "anti-people" policies. With new entrants like CPI(ML)- Liberation and Socialist Unity Centre...
  • BJP lacks confidence in Jharkhand, says CPI(ML-Lib) November 5, 2014

    Ranchi: CPI(ML-Liberation) on Wednesday claimed BJP's tying up with regional outfit AJSU party showed the national party is "short of confidence" about getting majority in the assembly polls. "They have been claiming about a majority in Jharkhand. But alliance with regional party AJSU shows how confident they are!" party MLA Vinod...
  • Six Left parties holds meeting, calls nationwide campaign against Modi government's policies November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: All six Left parties held a meeting on Saturday to decide on working together as a pressure block and launch a nationwide joint protest campaign against communalism and the problems afflicting the people's lives and livelihood. CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat has called for a nationwide campaign against...
  • Revealing just 3 names has exposed hypocrisy of BJP government: D Raja October 27, 2014

    The central government on Monday revealed the names of three people who have black money. Senior CPI leader D Raja said, "Revealing just 3 names has once again exposed the hypocrisy of the BJP government. I would like to ask the government why couldn't all the other names be revealed?...
  • Richest, poorest candidates defeated in Maharashtra polls October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The richest and poorest candidates who contested the Maharashtra assembly elections were defeated. However, the second richest candidate among a total of 1,356 contestants, BJP's Mangal Prabhat Lodha (58), won from the Malabar Hill constituency. Shiv Sena's Sunil Prabhu emerged triumphant from the Dindoshi assembly constituency in Mumbai,...
  • Deregulated diesel will have cascading effect on inflation: CPI October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI on Saturday attacked the government for deregulating diesel prices, saying the move would have a cascading effect on the overall inflation as the immediate reduction in prices due to a fall in global crude price levels may not remain for long. "In the long term, the deregulation of...
  • Centre failed to curb inflation and price rise: CPI October 12, 2014

    Puducherry: CPI on Sunday alleged that the BJP government at the Centre has "failed" to curb inflation and price rise of essential commodities. "The Central government headed by Narendra Modi had completely failed to take meaningful steps to curb menace of inflation and rise in prices of essential commodities and...
  • RSS chief Bhagwat's speech covered just like a news event: Doordarshan October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a controversy over the national broadcaster telecasting live a speech of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, Doordarshan on Friday said it was covered like any other news event and no special arrangements had been made. "It was just like a news event to us. So we covered...
  • Maharashtra Assembly Polls: Six aspirants file nominations in Nagpur on Wednesday September 24, 2014

    Nagpur: Six poll aspirants on Wednesday filed nomination papers in Nagpur district for the October 15 Assembly elections, an official release said. Madhukar Mankar of CPI from Katol seat, Pramod Dhole of MNS from Saoner constituency, Ratnakala Umredkar of NCP from Nagpur Central filed the nominations. Vaibhav Pandav from Nagpur...
  • We cannot question patriotism of Muslims, CPI supports PM's statement September 21, 2014

    CPI leader Reddy says that the PM rightly said that patriotism of Muslims can not be questioned. ...
  • Don't follow straightjacket approach on inflation: RBI September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Reflecting differences within the Reserve Bank, noted economist and RBI's independent director Indira Rajaraman on Thursday said that the central bank should not follow a straightjacket approach of controlling inflation. "I think the RBI made things harder for itself by this straightjacket approach of committing themselves to inflation...
  • West Bengal: CITU calls transport strike on September 19 September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: CITU on Wednesday called an indefinite taxi strike in the city from September 18 followed by a statewide total transport strike on September 19 against alleged police highhandedness. "We have called for an indefinite taxi strike from September 18. And the next day (September 19) there will be a total...
  • 'CBIBJP nexus' to malign TMC, Mamata: TMC September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Wednesday alleged that there was a 'nexus' between BJP and CBI to malign the party and its chief Mamata Banerjee ahead of the Assembly bypolls in the state. "There is a nexus and a conspiracy which is going on to malign Trinamool Congress and our party supremo...
  • 'CBIBJP nexus' to malign TMC, Mamata: TMC September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Wednesday alleged that there was a 'nexus' between BJP and CBI to malign the party and its chief Mamata Banerjee ahead of the Assembly bypolls in the state. "There is a nexus and a conspiracy which is going on to malign Trinamool Congress and our party supremo...
  • CPI asks President to stop LG from inviting BJP to form Delhi government September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Tuesday sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention to ensure that Delhi's Lt Governor does not invite the BJP to form government in Delhi saying it will be unconstitutional and demanded fresh polls. "Please direct the Lt Governor of Delhi that he should not...
  • Noted freedom fighter, CPI leader Prabha Sharma dies at the age of 93 August 10, 2014

    Patna, Aug 10 (PTI) Noted freedom fighter, CPI leaderPrabha Sharma died at a private hospital here today after a protracted illness, party sources said. She was 93. Influenced by her freedom fighter father, BanarsiSingh, Sharma joined the freedom movement and participated in the Quit India Movement of 1942. Sharma also worked for the welfare...
  • CPIM to mark 50th anniversary August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in November this year. The party said on Sunday that a monthlong campaign will be observed this year to popularize its ideology. The CPIM was founded in 1964 after the Communist Party of India, founded in 1925, split over...
  • FDI in Defence sector would be serious threat to security: CPI July 29, 2014

    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...
  • Dhoticlad 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 lowerthanexpected 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: Congressled UDF government and CPIM 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 tipoff, 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,...
  • GAIL pipeline fire: CPI demands probe into possibility of 'sabotage' June 27, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: CPI on Friday demanded that Union government should constitute a high level technical expert committee to probe into the gas pipeline fire at Nagaram village in East Godavari district. National Executive Committee member of CPI, K Narayana, told reporters that it must be probed whether it was "an external sabotage"...