COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA MARXIST

  • Decision on Third Front after elections, says CPM chief Karat May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Communist Party of IndiaMarxist General Secretary Prakash Karat feels that the Third Front is still possible. Speaking to CNNIBN, Karat expressed the hope that the Third Front would form the next government. He said, "Mulayam Singh Yadav could lead the Third front. The Congress should decide on supporting the...
  • Tamil Nadu: CPI-M announces 9 candidates for LS polls March 17, 2014

    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 constituency. The...
  • Trinamool has killed 142 political foes, alleges CPIM December 26, 2013

    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 CPIM 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 homes...
  • Anticommunalism convention a 'doosra' for communal forces: Yechury November 1, 2013

    Terming the anticommunalism convention organised by the Left parties in New Delhi a "doosra", CPIM politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Friday said it would send communal forces "to the pavilion". "Just as the 'doosra' is bowled to send a batsman back to the pavilion, the convention is a 'doosra' to send...
  • Modi should be prosecuted: CPM September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) Wednesday asked Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to quit and demanded his prosecution following charges by a jailed police officer that he had approved 'encounter killings'. "The CPM demands that Narendra Modi should be prosecuted in the concerned cases and should forthwith step...
  • West Bengal: Moderate voting during the third phase of panchayat polls July 19, 2013

    Kolkata: Sporadic violence on Friday marked the third phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal covering three districts of Howrah, North 24Parganas and South 24Parganas where an average 25 per cent polling was recorded in the first four hours of voting. SEC secretary Tapas Ray said the voting process remained by...
  • WB: 8 CPM workers arrested over the murder of a TMC activist July 17, 2013

    Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress activist, Nazrul Mollah, was shot dead in South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal on Tuesday night. Eight Communist Party of India (Marxist) activists have been arrested in connection with the murder. Police said Nazrul Mollah, a panchayat poll booth committee member of the party, was...
  • CPI received over Rs 3 crore funding, shows RTI July 15, 2013

    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...
  • Mamata seems to suffer from a persecution complex: Sunanda K DattaRay June 21, 2013

    Always known for making astounding claims, over the last 48 hours, the West Bengal chief minister has made twin allegations which has led to a lot of her party supporters running for cover. First, she alleged a murder plot hatched by the state's largest and one of the country's most...
  • FTN: Is there still no political will to create safety of women? June 18, 2013

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the middle of a controversy yet again. She lost her cool yet again and went to the extent of saying that the Barasat gangrape and murder accused are CPM workers and those protesting are CPM cadre. ...
  • Barasat: Mamata loses her cool, brands antirape protestors as CPM workers June 17, 2013

    Mamata Banerjee met the Barasat victim's family only for 5 minutes after protesters shouted slogans against her. ...
  • Mamata says Barasat rapists, protesters are CPM workers June 17, 2013

    Barasat: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the middle of a controversy yet again. She lost her cool yet again and went to the extent of saying that the Barasat gangrape and murder accused are CPM workers and those protesting are CPM cadre. "Why should I be sorry?...
  • Political parties oppose CIC's move to bring them under RTI Act June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Political parties have come out opposing the Central Information Commission order bringing political parties under jurisdiction of the Right to Information Act. The Janata Dal United and the Communist Party of India Marxist have slammed the decision saying the CIC exceeded its brief. "The CIC has acted outside...
  • Kerala: ProCPI(M) DYFI to launch 'secularism' campaign April 29, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The proCPI(M) youth outfit Democratic Youth Federation of India would launch a campaign to "uphold secular culture" in Kerala from April 30 to May 8. In a statement, DYFI state president M Swaraj and secretary TV Rajesh said the organisation would hold meetings across the state at the grassroot level....
  • WB Assembly's special session on chit fund scam to begin today April 29, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is getting ready to face the Opposition fire in the state Assembly. A special 2day session has been called by Governor MK Narayanan from Monday to discuss the chit fund scam in the state. It has not just wiped away crores of investor...
  • WB chit fund scam: Another Saradha agent attempts suicide April 23, 2013

    Kolkata: There was another suicide bid by a Saradha Group agent hit by the chit fund scam in West Bengal. Twentyeightyear old Tapasi Singha tried to commit suicide by consuming sleeping pills. She had a liability of Rs 5,30,000. Tapasi and her husband Sri Nandan Singha were agents of Saradha...
  • Move to downplay attack on Mamata Banerjee, says TMC April 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Efforts were being made to downplay the 'attack' on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and finance minister Amit Mitra by projecting the Presidency incident, the Trinamool Congress claimed on Saturday and reiterated the demand for an impartial inquiry into the vandalism. Stating that the party had condemned both the April...
  • TMC hand exposed in Presidency University ransack, 5 arrested April 12, 2013

    Kolkata: The battle between the Trinamool Congress and the students of the Presidency University is getting uglier. Five people including a TMC worker have been arrested for ransacking the Presidency University. The TMC has now filed a countercomplaint against the activists of Students' Federation of India in the Presidency University...
  • TMC worker among 4 arrested for ransacking Presidency University April 12, 2013

    Kolkata: Two days after the attack on the Presidency University in Kolkata by alleged Trinamool Congress workers, four people, including a TMC worker, have been arrested. Those arrested are Shubhojeet Burman, Jayanta Haldar, Vishal Jaiswal and Pushkar Kumar Das. In the first clear admission of a TMC hand in the...
  • 2 arrested, 3 detained for ransacking at Presidency University April 12, 2013

    Kolkata: Two days after the attack on the Presidency University in Kolkata by alleged Trinamool Congress workers, two people have been arrested and three have been detained. Those arrested are Shubhojeet Burman and Jayanta Haldar and both are not students of the Presidency University. Meanwhile, the West Bengal Governor is...
  • TMC cadre threatened us with rape: Presidency University students April 11, 2013

    Kolkata: The Presidency University's faculty and students in Kolkata are on a strike on Thursday after members of the Trinamool Congress youth wing allegedly barged into the university premises on Wednesday and manhandled them. Armed with sticks, they ransacked the science lab where classes were being conducted. Some teachers were...
  • Politics of violence keeps Bengal on the edge April 11, 2013

    Kolkata: The politics of violence has kept West Bengal on the edge as police had to resort to lathicharge with the workers of Trinamool Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) clashing with each other in Siliguri on Wednesday. The Left Front has called for a 12hour bandh in...
  • Delhi is not safe, I was manhandled like anything: Mamata April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she will fly back to Kolkata on Wednesday itself and has cancelled all her meetings in Delhi. She said she was advised by doctors to get hospitalised but she did not want to be hospitalised. "I was given oxygen whole...
  • PM expresses regret to Mamata for SFI protests in Delhi April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed regret over the protest faced by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from Left activists outside the Planning Commission's office in Delhi. Singh spoke to Mamata after her office called up the PMO to cancel the meeting scheduled with him on Tuesday...
  • Live: TMC, CPM cadre clash at Presidency University April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: 3:20 pm: Even as the TMC and the Left leaders appealed for calm, there were reports of violence. TMC and CPM supporters clashed in the Presidency University in Kolkata and a few students were reportedly injured in the clashed. TMC supporters reportedly ransacked labs at the Presidency University. 2:10...
  • TMC plans protests across WB over Mamata's heckling April 10, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal's politics of violence reached the national capital on Tuesday as Students Federation of India activists manhandled State Finance Minster Amit Mitra outside the Planning Commission. While West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was angered by the incident, Trinamool Congress workers went on a rampage in Kolkata and...
  • SFI activist's death: Partial shutdown in Kolkata April 4, 2013

    Kolkata: Kolkata is mourning the death of Students Federation of India activist Sudipto Gupta due to alleged police brutality. There was a partial shutdown in the city on Thursday after the bandh called by the SFI. Since Thursday morning, there were roadblocks in various places across the city. A Congress...
  • Tripura polls: CPI(M) takes out victory procession in Assam February 28, 2013

    Guwahati: Jubilant over the ruling Left Fronts's victory in Tripura for the fifth straight term, the CPI(M) in Assam took out a victory procession through the main thoroughfares of Guwahati on Thursday. The processionists led by CPI(M) state unit leader Hamen Das and other party office bearers with banners and...
  • Left wins Tripura, NPF bags Nagaland, Cong Meghalaya February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a repeat of the 2008 Assembly elections in the three northeast states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya as the incumbent parties came to power in all the three states. In Tripura, the CPI(M) registered its fifth consecutive victory with wins in 49 seats. In Nagaland, the...
  • CPI(M) win in Tripura reflects re-emergence of Left: Yechury February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The return of the CPI(M)-led Left Front in Tripura and Forward Bloc wresting the Nalhati seat from Congress in West Bengal reflects "re-emergence" of the Left parties, senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on Thursday. "We congratulate the people of Tripura to have given us two-thirds majority for...