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  • MA Baby vs NK Premachandran: Friends turn foes in Kollam constituency 24-03-2014 01:59 PM

    Kollam: An unusual battle is taking place in the Kollam Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala where the CPIM's MA Baby is pitted against his former comrade who is being fielded by the UDF. With red garlands, crackers and warm handshakes, former minister MA Baby starts his day early, walking down...
  • LS polls: CPI-M announces 15 candidates from Kerala 13-03-2014 07:32 PM

    The Communist Party of India-Marxist has announced its list of 15 candidates from Kerala. The state has 20 Lok Sabha seats. CPI-M which has a strong political base and popular leaders in Kerala has sprung a surprise by shortlisting some independents as its candidates for the general elections. Here is...
  • Left in disarray after RSP left it: Kerala CM 13-03-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Days after RSP defected from Left front to join the ruling UDF in Kerala, an upbeat Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Thursday said the development is a "morale booster" for the Congress-led alliance and reflects disarray and demoralisation in the rival LDF. Seeing it as a "big blow"...
  • Political climate in favour of UDF, asserts Chandy 11-03-2014 09:12 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Buoyant over Centre issuing draft notification addressing state concern on Kasturirangan report and RSP joining the ruling UDF, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said political climate in the state was in favour of Congress. "The UDF government was not worried over its thin majority so far. So,...
  • RSP to join Congress-led UDF, set back for Left in Kerala 10-03-2014 10:46 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Trouble for the Left Democratic Front (LDF) as the Revolutionary Socialist party (RSP) is all set to join the Congress-led UDF. The decision was taken at a meeting held between the RSP leaders and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, KPCC President VM Sudheeran and state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. The...
  • CPI presses Karat for a patch-up after RSP quits LDF in Kerala 09-03-2014 04:45 PM

    Worried over RSP quitting the Left Democratic Front in Kerala ahead of Lok Sabha polls, CPI on Sunday asked major partner CPI(M) to show "accommodation" to ensure that there is no break in the alliance. In a letter to Prakash Karat, CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said the rift...
  • Left's nationwide agitation from next week on price rise issue 08-01-2014 05:58 PM

    Left parties on Wednesday decided to carry out a nationwide agitation from next week to protest the "exorbitant" rise in prices of essential items and petro products and demanded a universal public distribution system. The parties expressed serious concern at "the crushing burden of price rise which is affecting all...
  • Left elects Leader of opposition in WB Assembly 27-05-2011 03:25 PM

    Kolkata: For the first time in 34 years, the Left Front on Friday elected Suryakanta Mishra as the Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly. Announcing Mishra's name at a press conference here, Left Front chairman Biman Bose said "our MLAs will have to learn to play the role...
  • Campaign for fifth phase poll ends in Bengal 06-05-2011 10:49 AM

    Kolkata: The high-voltage campaign for the May 7 fifth phase election to 38 constituencies in the Maoist-hit districts of West Midnapur, Bankura, Purulia and parts of Burdwan district ended on Thursday. An electorate of 74, 17,723 will chose their representatives to the West Bengal Assembly from among 193 candidates in...
  • WB: Mamata faces stern test in North Bengal 18-04-2011 09:52 AM

    Kolkata: Polling began at 7 AM on Monday for 54 seats in North Bengal in the first of the six-phase Assembly elections. Voting is taking place in the six districts of Cooch Behar, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Malda. Nearly 61 per cent polling has been recorded till...
  • Criminal cases against 49 candidates in Bengal 12-04-2011 12:55 PM

    Kolkata: Forty nine candidates in the first phase of assembly polls in West Bengal have criminal cases pending against them, while 143 have never filed I-T returns and 92 have not provided PAN details, according to an NGO. Of the 49 candidates having criminal cases against them, 27 of them...
  • Fronts fight it out for 30 seats in south Kerala 30-03-2011 10:52 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: With less than two weeks left for the April 13 Assembly elections, the battle is heating up for 30 seats in three southern districts of Kerala, seen crucial for both the CPM-led LDF and Congress headed UDF. Results from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts are widely considered an indicator...
  • Election scene becomes clear in Kerala 26-03-2011 05:24 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The election scene in Kerala became clear on Saturday as the first stage of the poll process ended with candidates of ruling CPM-led LDF, Congress-led UDF and BJP entering the fray for the April 13 assembly polls. As the deadline for filing of nominations ended on Saturday, UDF's Chief...
  • RSP quits UPA panel, wants Left parties to do same 02-06-2008 06:18 PM

    Lahore: Controversial Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar is to travel the country, playing cricket in the streets in a bid to talent spot young players and groom them for success. Akhtar, who retired from international cricket last year, had a career troubled by injuries, a dope scandal and disciplinary problems. The...
  • CPI-M workers burn West Bengal minister's kin 16-05-2008 01:34 PM

    Chennai: Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist is confident that his batting line-up will deliver when they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in a challenging Indian Premier League (IPL) match, here on Saturday. Gilchrist, though, will not part of the action as he is yet to recover completely...
  • CPM defends Basu's comments, slams Cong, BJP 07-01-2008 08:18 PM

    Melbourne: Under-fire captain Ricky Ponting on Friday said defending champion Australia's premature exit from the World Cup has left his fate in the hands of the selectors but warned that a "clear-the-decks policy" could be fraught with danger. Even as the clamour for his ouster grew at home following Australia's...
  • IT sector bears brunt of WB bandh 17-03-2007 08:33 AM

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  • Passport fraud: Somnath Chatterjee orders inquiry 23-12-2005 03:48 PM

    New Delhi: Within minutes of CNN-IBN's exclusive report which exposed MPs for falsifying passport documents, it caught the attention of Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee. He may have lost a little time on Friday, but the Speaker has ordered an inquiry into the shenanigans of Ramakant and Bhalchandra Yadav, MPs...