COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA

  • Fear of Naxal disturbances in September keeps police on their toes July 4, 2014

    With the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) planning to create disturbances to mark its decade of formation this September, police is bracing up to counter any such move and make people aware about the "futility" of the rebel movements. The Maoists are preparing several programmes to suit the occasion all...
  • Badaun gangrape: CPI to hold protest statewide protest demanding security for women June 2, 2014

    In the wake of the gang rape and killing of two teenage girls in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun, the Communist Party of India (CPI) has decided to stage statewide protest against the sudden spurt in crime against women. CPI state secretary Girish said a party delegation would visit Badaun on Tuesday and...
  • 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...
  • Maoists apologise for death of civilians in Chhattisgarh attacks April 14, 2014

    The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has apologised for the death of nine civilians, including 7 polling personnel, in landmine blasts triggered by their cadres in Chhattisgarh over the weekend and termed it as a "serious mistake". "PLGA cadres attacked a bus near Kutru of Bijapur suspecting security personnel were travelling...
  • CPI(M) promises full employment, public investments in its manifesto March 22, 2014

    Accusing Congress of denigrating Parliament, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has promised that it will integrate growth in order to create full employment in its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The CPI (M) released its manifesto on Saturday. Here is the full text of the manifesto of...
  • 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...
  • HC acquits 14 in Khagaria carnage January 3, 2014

    The Patna High Court on Friday acquitted 14 people accused of massacring 16 farmers in a village in Bihar's Khagaria district in 2009, a government lawyer said. A bench of Justice B.N. Sinha of the Patna High Court acquitted the 14, saying there was insufficient evidence against them in the charge...
  • 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...
  • Security up in the state after Maoist attack warnings December 24, 2013

    Security has been tightened in prisons and police stations in Bihar following intelligence reports that Maoists could target them, police said on Tuesday. "After intelligence agencies alerted us that Maoists are likely to attack these places in their strongholds, their security has been tightened," Additional Director General of Police Ravinder Kumar...
  • 11 ultras observing PLGA week arrested for spreading Naxal ideology December 5, 2013

    Eleven cadres, most of them women, of a cultural front of Maoists, were arrested for allegedly spreading Naxal ideology during their ongoing PLGA week in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said on Wednesday. "The ultras were nabbed while they were conducting cultural activities near Biriyabhumi village under Bhairamgarh police station limits of...
  • Cadres of Maoist cultural wing celebrating PLGA week arrested December 4, 2013

    Four Maoists, including two women, were arrested in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Tuesday when they conducting cultural activities allegedly aimed at publicising Maoist ideology on the occasion of their ongoing People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) week. "Cadres of Maoist cultural wing Chetna Natya Mandli were nabbed from Jaigur village from the...
  • Security increased as Naxals commemorate slain leaders December 2, 2013

    Security has been increased across Chhattisgarh as the Maoists are observing 'Peoples' Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) Week' to honour their leaders who have been killed by security forces, from Monday. No violence has been reported so far, but Naxal pamphlets and posters were seen at some places in Narayanpur and Bijapur...
  • BJP orchestrating riots to make Narendra Modi PM: CPM leader Karat November 27, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat has alleged that communal violence in different parts of the country is a part of an orchestrated campaign to create communal polarisation to help Bharatiya Janata Party and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the coming elections. He criticised the...
  • 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...