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  • Another video of Tapas Pal shows him urging villagers to behead Left members July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: There is more embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress after a new video emerged of party leader Tapas Pal delivering another inflammatory speech in a village in West Bengal. Pal is seen urging villagers to take up sharp weapons to behead CPI workers if needed. The TMC leader is...
  • Rape remark: Congress, BJP likely to support Left's privilege motion against Tapas Pal July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party, the Trinamool Congress, the Left and Congress are demanding a privilege motion against party MP Tapas Pal in the Lok Sabha. BJP leaders suggest that they too won't be against the idea of supporting the...
  • Left to move privilege motion against Tapas Pal for rape remark, NCW to seek criminal action July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been no response from West Bengal Chief Minister yet on whether she will sack Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for saying he will send boys to rape CPM women. Left's Sitaram Yechury has said that the party will move a privilege motion in Parliament against Tapas...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal says he said 'raid', not 'rape'; demands to sack him grow July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A huge controversy has been sparked by Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's comment that party workers would be sent to rape women from the Opposition. Addressing a rally in West Bengal in May, Tapas Pal said he would not spare anyone who tried to challenge him. His speech...
  • Congress, Left stage walk-out over CM's absence in Bengal Assembly June 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Both CPI(M) and Left Front legislators on Friday staged a walk-out from the West Bengal Assembly protesting the absence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during Question Hour. Banerjee, who was to give a reply to a debate on police budget, came to the Assembly before start of proceedings for...
  • Kolkata: Tax waiver proposed for those who paint their houses in Mamata's favourite colours June 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata may soon be painted in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's favourite colours of blue and white. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has announced a one year tax waiver for people who paint their houses in those colours. However, criticism is coming in for the Mamata Banerjee government over the move. The...
  • Left meeting Mamata an excuse to protect political future: BJP June 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The BJP in West Bengal on Tuesday alleged that the meeting between Left Front chairman Biman Bose and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was an excuse to protect their political future from the BJP. "Attacks on political workers was an excuse. The reality is that the TMC and CPI(M) are...
  • MHA to name its Naxal wing as Left Wing Extremism division June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after assuming power, the Narendra Modi government has decided to change the name of its Naxal wing to Left Wing Extremism division. The decision has been taken after discussions with all stakeholders including the Prime Minister and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. As Naxal is a very restricted term,...
  • Bouncing back a challenge due to TMC, BJP's overwhelming mandate: Left May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: The Left Front has delivered its worst results since 1952. Left Front chairman Biman Bose told CNN-IBN that bouncing back will be a challenging task for the party due to the overwhelming mandate of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal. "We have not analysed...
  • Left routed in his one-time bastion of West Bengal, recovery very tough May 16, 2014

    Nothing can be more telling than the landslide victory of Narendra Modi-led BJP and the complete decimation of the Left Front in West Bengal because the latter has been opposed to everything the saffron party stands for and vice-versa. The BJP has not defeated the Left in West Bengal; it...
  • TMC shines in West Bengal, bags 34 of 42 Lok Sabha seats May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) registered a thumping victory by winning 34 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal. The contest in Bengal was four cornered with the TMC, Left, Congress and BJP competing for all the 42 seats. In 2009, TMC won 19 Lok Sabha seat, but this time it...
  • Lok Sabha election results: Kejriwal, Jaitley among the big losers May 16, 2014

    The Congress was definitely the biggest loser in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, struggling to even win 50 seats. The fate of the Congress was reduced down to that of a regional party as the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party steamrolled to a single party majority. Despite the Modi wave,...
  • Left bags one, leads other LS seats from Tripura May 16, 2014

    The state of Tripura with its two Lok Sabha seats has been Left bastion for decades. The state witnessed polls in two phases on April 7 and April 12, 2014. At 06:50 pm: CPI M maintains lead on both LS seats, likely to sweep Tripura. At 04:45 pm: Left is still leading...
  • Union Minister Shashi Tharoor wins, close fight between UDF,LDF May 17, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: 10:20 am: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor is trailing in his constituency by over 16,000 votes. BJP's C Rajagopal is leading in the seat. 9:30 am: Congress is leading in six seats. Meanwhile,the Left is ahead in eight seats. BJP is leading in just one seat. 8:30 am: Congress-led UDF is...
  • Trinamool set to sweep Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: 4:00 pm: The CPI(M)-led Left Front is facing a rout in West Bengal winning so far only one seat while the ruling Trinamool Congress is set to sweep the Lok Sabha polls having already won 13 seats and leading in another 21 constituencies. The Congress and BJP...
  • Odisha: Counting of votes on Friday, 1,616 candidates in fray May 15, 2014

    The fate of as many as 1,616 candidates contesting in the twin elections for Odisha Assembly and Lok Sabha, will be decided on Friday as the Election Commission made all required arrangements for counting of votes. The counting of votes would be held amid tight security for 21 Lok Sabha and...
  • Left Front ask EC to protect counting agents May 15, 2014

    Apprehending manipulation of the vote counting procedure by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the opposition Left Front on Thursday asked the Election Commission to protect its agents during the exercise on Friday. Left Front (LF) chairman Biman Bose said they would "protest against" the use of force by the ruling party...
  • Post-poll survey: TMC a big gainer in West Bengal, likely to get 38 pc votes May 14, 2014

    In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress is clearly ahead of all others in the fray. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS post-poll survey the TMC is expected to get 38 per cent vote share and win 25-31 seats while the opposition Left Front is expected to get 24 per...
  • Union Minister asks EC to take steps to check violence on Friday May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Union minister AH Khan Chowdhury on Wednesday expressed fears of violence in West Bengal by Trinamool Congress (TMC) during counting of votes on Friday and asked the Election Commission to take preventive measures. In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath, he referred to the violent incidents during...
  • Delhi: Left leaders protest against alleged poll rigging in Bengal May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Leaders of the Left parties held a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Wednesday over alleged rigging and violence in West Bengal during Lok Sabha elections. Despite high voters turnout across the state, elections in Bengal were marred by clashes betweeb the Left and Trinamool Congress workers. After a clash...
  • Congress, TMC, Left's only agenda is to stop me: Narendra Modi May 7, 2014

    Krishnanagar: Claiming that Congress, Trinamool Congress and the Left have a "behind the scene" understanding, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that their only agenda was to "stop Modi". "You may think that Congress, Trinamool Congress and the Left are fighting separately. But try to understand the game...
  • Marx theories need a re-appraisal by both sides of political divide May 7, 2014

    Between us, Karl Marx was asking for it. By framing a critique of capitalism during the heyday of the industrial world, Marx was leaving his theories open to implementation at a political level and, on the other hand, reinterpretation in a post-industrial world. As his 196th birth anniversary is being...
  • LS polls: Over 81 per cent polling recorded in six seats of West Bengal May 7, 2014

    Updates: 8:00 pm:81.28 per cent voters exercise their franchise for six Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, according to Election Commission. 6:05 pm:Overall turnout in West Bengal was 78.47 per cent at 5 pm; Jhargram 87.88 per cent; Medinipur 81.45 per cent; Purulia 78.75 per cent; Bankura 80.55 per cent; Bishnupur...
  • Four-way battle in North Kolkata with heavyweight candidates May 2, 2014

    It is a four-way fight in the North Kolkata constituency this election. The TMC, the BJP, the Congress and the Left Front have all fielded heavy weight candidates for the seat. ...
  • Decision on Third Front after elections, says CPM chief Karat May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Prakash Karat feels that the Third Front is still possible. Speaking to CNN-IBN, 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...
  • Talks of Congress support to Third Front gain momentum April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Congress hinted that it won't rule out the possibility of supporting the Third Front, the Samajwadi Party and the Left Front seem to have welcomed it. SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav and Left leader D Raja have said that their parties would not be...
  • Any post-poll tie up to be decided after results: Biman Bose April 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Claiming it would be "diastrous" for the country if BJP leader Narendra Modi becomes the prime minister, CPI-M politburo member Biman Bose on Thursday said the issue of any post-poll tie-up with any party would be discussed only after the declaration of results. "Only in the post-poll situation, can such...
  • Gurudas Dasgupta hangs up his boots April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: When Parliament meets sometime in June, it will miss one of its firebrand MPs Gurudas Dasgupta. The veteran CPI leader has decided not to contest the Lok Sabha elections. Dasgupta, who represented Ghatal in West Bengal in the Lok Sabha says he is old and the country belongs to...
  • WB: CPM alleges attack by TMC in Coochbehar April 17, 2014

    Left parties have alleged attack on its party workers by Trinamool Congress in the district, where polling is on in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Thursday. CPM, in a complaint to the to the election commission authorities alleged that one of its party worker was...