Forward Bloc

  • Forward Bloc leaders join BJP July 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Hundreds of workers and leaders of the All India Forward Bloc, part of the Left Front, on Sunday joined the BJP. At a function here, BJP state president Rahul Sinha welcomed around 1,500 Forward Bloc workers into the party fold. Sinha said, "We are in touch with more party leaders. They...
  • All India Forward Bloc candidate held for damaging petrol pump April 8, 2014

    All India Forward Bloc Lok Sabha candidate from Nashik Mahesh Zunzar Avhad was arrested for allegedly damaging a petrol pump and abusing its employee, police said on Tuesday. Avhad (43) was arrested after the employee Hanif Sherif Khan (27) lodged a complaint against him, they said. Avhad went to the petrol pump...
  • CPI demands amendments to Food Security Bill August 1, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra unit of CPI on Tuesday sought amendments to the Food Security Bill introduced in Parliament last year. "Since there are some loopholes in the proposed bill, with the possibility that the legislation will infringe upon the rights of state governments, amendments should be made to it," CPI member...
  • CPI(M) to back Pranab, CPI, RSP to abstain June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Left parties were on Thursday divided on the Presidential election with CPI(M) and Forward Bloc deciding to support UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee while CPI and RSP opting to abstain from the voting. The four parties could not arrive at a consensus at an hourlong meeting attended by top leaders...
  • President poll: Left to decide after UPA meet June 14, 2012

    Kolkata: The Left parties will decide their stand on the presidential poll issue only after the UPA formally announced its candidate. "Left parties are ready. As soon as they will declare the name of the candidate (for the presidential poll), the four parties (CPI(M), CPI, RSP and Forward Bloc) will...
  • Left, LJP demand revocation of AFSPA from J&K November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Demanding the repeal of Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur, Left parties and LJP on Thursday said they will raise the issue of Kashmir in the coming Parliament session. At a press conference here, Left front leaders AB Bardhan (CPI), Prakash Karat (CPIM),...
  • Posco: Five parties launch 24x7 dharn June 30, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: Demanding immediate withdrawal of police force from Posco's proposed plant site near Paradip, five political parties on Thursday launched a day-night dharna here even as project-related works were stopped for the fifth consecutive day due to Opposition from locals. Leaders and activists of CPI, CPI-M, Forward Bloc, RJD and Samajwadi...
  • Cong added insult to Left party's injury in WB May 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress might have single-handedly thrashed CPM and its allies in West Bengal elections but it is Congress which has added insult to the Left party's injury by winning more seats in the state. However, CPM has something to cheer for in Kerala where it lost power by a...
  • LDF betrayed Forward Bloc: Devarajan March 22, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: All India Forward Bloc on Wednesday alleged the Left Democratic Front leadership in Kerala had betrayed the party by turning a blind eye to repeated requests to accommodate it in the Front. The LDF had left many seats to `undeserving' parties and splinter groups while ignoring the Forward Bloc which...
  • Maoists kill 7 left cadres in Purulia December 17, 2010

    Purulia (WB): Maoists on Friday killed seven Forward Bloc workers, who were reportedly abducted on Thursday night at Jhalda in Purulia district on the suspicion that they were working as police informers. All the bodies have been recovered from the nearby forest area. Among the ones killed is also a...
  • Maoists kill three Forward Bloc activists October 4, 2010

    Purulia (WB): Three Forward Bloc activists were shot dead by armed Maoists in Purulia district, police said Monday. A group of about 50 Maoists, armed with sophisticated weapons, raided Chirogora village late last night and dragged out the three activists from their houses to a distance and shot them dead, district...
  • Forward Bloc blames CPM's 'arrogance' for defeat June 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The Forward Bloc Wednesday blamed the "arrogance and bureaucratic attitude" of the leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for the worst performance of the Left Front coalition in the West Bengal civic polls. Forward Bloc general secretary Debabrata Biswas also urged the CPI-M's middle level leaders in...
  • Patil asks Orissa Guv for report on Kandhamal October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil has asked the Governor of Orissa Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare to send a report on whether the state needs to put under President's rule. Patil spoke to Governor Bhandare on Saturday afternoon and discussed the situation in the state. The Union Home Minister had on Friday...
  • Saving Brand Bengal: Left okays German MNC's licence September 29, 2008

    Kolkata: West Bengal's Left Front on Sunday approved issuance of license to German wholesale major Metro Cash & Carry from October 10. Forward Block ministers will resume office from Monday. Forward Bloc, a key ally of state's ruling Left Front government, on Sunday threatened to pull out its four ministers from...
  • Bengal threatened: By allies | By German firm September 27, 2008

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday defied the Forward Bloc's objection of renewing a licence of a German retail giant in the state. The CM has issued an order reinstating the licence of the company. The Forward Bloc on Saturday reiterated its threat of withdrawing its ministers...
  • Trouble in Bengal govt, Forward Bloc threatens to quit September 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Forward Bloc on Friday threatened to pull out from the West Bengal Left Front government for its decision to renew the business licence of a German retail giant. The party-controlled State Marketing Board had decided not to give a renewal letter to Metro Cash & Carry's outlet in...
  • Implement quota immediately: Left parties April 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The Left Parties on Thursday welcomed the Surpeme Court’s judgment upholding 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central educational institutions and asked the Government to implement the quota immediately. "The politburo of the CPI-M welcomes the judgment of the Supreme Court upholding the law passed...
  • Forward Bloc workers' death unfortunate: CM February 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The death of Forward Bloc workers in police firing in Dinhata, Coochbehar district, is "very unfortunate", West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has said "It is a very unfortunate incident. We have instituted a magisterial inquiry into it," said Bhattacharjee in Delhi on Wednesday after meeting after meeting with...
  • Kolkata comes to a standstill due to bandh February 6, 2008

    Kolkata: Kolkata has come to a standstill due to a bandh called by the Forward Bloc. In many parts of the city party workers have put up road blockades. CNN-IBN correspondent Sougata Mukhopdhyay has the details. ...
  • CPM red-faced, ally shuts down West Bengal February 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Forward Bloc, the ruling Left Front's constituent in West Bengal has called for a 24-hour bandh across the state in protest over the death of party workers on Tuesday. At least six Forward Bloc activists succumbed to bullet injuries after police opened fire at Dinhata in West Bengal's...
  • National wipes: What made news today February 6, 2008

    At least two Forward Bloc activists succumbed to bullet injuries after police opened fire at Dinhata in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district on Tuesday afternoon. The Australian teenager who was shot by a stalker in Agra on Saturday is dead. Key witness in the disproportionate assets case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash...
  • 2 workers killed, Forward Bloc to block Bengal February 6, 2008

    Kolkata: Forward Bloc, the second largest partner in the ruling Left Front government, has called for a bandh in West Bengal on Wednesday after police killed two of its supporters in Coochbehar district. Police fired upon Forward Bloc activists in Dinhata town while they were protesting against the government’s economic policies. "Two...