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  • Madan Mitra arrest: BJP demands Mamata Banerjee's resignation; Left, Congress welcome CBI move 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The BJP, Left and Congress have welcomed the arrest of West Bengal Transport Minister and TMC leader Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam saying the arrest should have come earlier. Repying to TMC's charge that CBI was acting at the behest of the NDA-ruled Centre,...
  • JK Rowling won't release 12 'Harry Potter' short stories December 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author JK Rowling has denied reports that she is releasing 12 'Harry Potter' short stories for Christmas this month via her site Pottermore. Pottermore's Facebook account said that the media incorrectly assumed their post, reported Ace Showbiz. "Just to put everyone straight on the misleading media reports of 'Twelve New...
  • After meeting PM Modi, Tripura CM says NDA government failed in adopting pro-people policies December 3, 2014

    Agartala: A day after interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar called for a movement to press the NDA government for changing its outlook so that marginalised people could be benefitted. Inaugurating a scheme of transfer of cash subsidy into bank account...
  • Left front demands resignation of Kerala Finance Minister over bribe charges November 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) held protest march in front of the state secretariat demanding the resignation of Finance Minister KM Mani in the bribe allegation against him. They also demanded an enquiry into the role of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Excise Minister K Babu. Opposition leader...
  • Saradha scam: Jaitley disappointed with Mamata Banerjee's reaction to the arrest of TMC leaders November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that he is deeply disappointed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement. Mamata Banerjee on Saturday slammed BJP over allegations of Trinmool Congress's involvement in the multi crore Sarada chit-fund scam. Trinamool Congress, party MP Srinjoy Bose's arrest by the...
  • 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...
  • CPM welcomes steps to revive erstwhile Janata Parivar November 7, 2014

    Patna: Welcoming the move of six political parties of the 'Janata Parivar' (family) to come together to take on the Central Government, CPI(M) on Friday said that it would closely study its principles and policies before giving a thought to join such a coalition at the national level. "We welcome...
  • Mamata Banerjee seeks chamber's help in setting finances right November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: After futile efforts to wrest a financial package from the Centre during the past UPA-II and present NDA regime, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday turned to an industry body to plead for the state's case. "After coming to power three-and-half...
  • 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...
  • Divide within CPM, Yechury's report blames party's leadership for decline October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After a drubbing in recent elections, more voices of dissent are growing within the Left Front as CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday submitted a report to the party's politburo saying that the party's leadership has failed as the party has lost its bastions in the last few...
  • NCP Kerala unit asks party to reconsider support to BJP October 21, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which is opposed to the party's offer of unconditional outside support to BJP to form government in Maharashtra, appealed the party to reconsider the decision. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the state unit here tonight, as majority of...
  • Leftbacked AISA sweeps JNUSU elections, wins all four posts September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Leftbacked All India Students Association (AISA) swept Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) elections as won all 4 posts on Sunday. More than 54 per cent students exercised their franchise in the students' union polls of JNU, where women's safety and hostel facilities surfaced as the key issues. While...
  • WB government challenges court order on Tapas Pal in Calcutta HC July 30, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government and TMC MP Tapas Pal on Wednesday appealed before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against TMC MP for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. The hearing is...
  • 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...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal issues unconditional apology for rape remark July 2, 2014

    After massive outrage over TMC MP Tapas Pal threatening to send his boys to rape women in the opposition, he has issued an unconditional apology. Pal said he unreservedly apologises for the remark that may have caused dismay and consternation. ...
  • 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 walkout over CM's absence in Bengal Assembly June 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Both CPI(M) and Left Front legislators on Friday staged a walkout 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 CNNIBN 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 onetime bastion of West Bengal, recovery very tough May 16, 2014

    Nothing can be more telling than the landslide victory of Narendra Modiled 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 viceversa. 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 Modiled 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 16, 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: Congressled UDF is...