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  • CPI slams Centre, says budget will only favour big corporate 2 days ago

    Coimbatore: Going by the functioning of the BJP government at the Centre, one could expect the Budget to benefit only corporates and big industrial houses instead of the common man, CPI National Secretary D Raja said on Wednesday. "It is evident that the interim Budget totally favoured corporate houses by providing...
  • Please spare Mother Teresa: Arvind Kejriwal to Mohan Bhagwat 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has come under fire for his controversial statement against Nobel laureate Mother Teresa by saying, "Mother Teresa may have done a lot of social service but she had motives behind doing that." The opposition parties hit out at the RSS and demanded answer...
  • Bandh in Maharashtra to condemn CPI leader Govind Pansare’s murder 5 days ago

    Mumbai: A bandh is being observed in Maharashtra on Sunday, following a call from the Left parties, to protest the cold-blooded murder of veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare. The Opposition Congress and the NCP have also declared their support for the Left-sponsored protest. RPI leader Ramdas Athawale participated in a 'rasta...
  • Kolhapur: Rationalist Govind Pansare dies after being shot by bike borne assailants 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Rationalist and anti-toll activist Govind Pansare died days after being shot at by bike borne assailants in Kolhapur. Veteran CPI leader Pansare was shot at along with his wife in Kolhapur on February 16 while they were taking a morning walk. After undergoing surgery at a hospital in Kolhapur immediately...
  • Kolhapur: Two unidentified men fire at CPI leader Govind Pansare, his wife; both critical February 16, 2015

    Kolhapur: Communist Party leader Govind Pansare is critical after two unidentified bike riders fired at him on Monday morning. He was out in the park along with his wife when the firing took place. Both he and his wife, who were hit by the gun shots, have been hospitalised and...
  • 'Socialist', 'Secular' should not be removed from Constitution: CPI January 31, 2015

    Hyderabad: Noting that secularism reflected the "character" of India, Communist Party of India national general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy on Saturday decried what he termed were attempts to drop the word "secular" from the Preamble of the Constitution and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi come clear on the issue....
  • CPI asks non-BJP parties to unite for minimum democratic programme January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: CPI, which has been advocating unity of all Left parties, has called on non-BJP parties and groups to unite for a minimum democratic programme to fight "communalism" and "anti-people" economic policies of the NDA government. During the party's national council meeting held recently in Nagpur it has been proposed...
  • West Bengal: 20 students injured in clashes between TMC, ABVP, SFI students in Raigunj January 19, 2015

    Kolkata: Nearly 20 students were injured in clashes between Trinamool Congress (TMC), BJP's students' wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Communist Party of India's students' wing Students' Federation of India (SFI) supporters in a college in Raigunj, West Bengal. Two students reportedly sustained bullet injuries in the clashes. Former minister...
  • Left parties to fight Delhi assembly poll together January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Accusing major political parties of failing to provide solve the problems faced by the people in the national capital, Left parties have come together to fight Delhi assembly elections to provide an alternative. Leaders of Delhi units of seven Left parties- CPI (M),...
  • Rupee rises 16 paise to one-month high of 62.16 vs US dollar January 12, 2015

    Mumbai: The rupee continued to rule firm against the greenback for the fourth successive session, gaining another 16 paise on Monday to end at over one-month high of 62.16 on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters on hopes of capital inflows into domestic markets. The stock benchmark Sensex extended...
  • Sunanda Pushkar murder: CPI demands Shashi Tharoor's resignation January 6, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition CPI-M and BJP in Kerala on Tuesday demanded resignation of Shashi Tharoor as Lok Sabha member from Thiruvananthapuram in the wake of the Delhi police registering a murder case in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar a year ago. CPI-M veteran and State Opposition leader...
  • Political parties got 90 per cent donations from corporates in 2013-14: ADR December 24, 2014

    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 December 22, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 19, 2014

    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...