COMMUNIST PARTY

  • Chinese media warns against Hong Kong-style protests in China October 5, 2014

    Beijing: Wary over the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong spreading to China, the official media said that any attempt to launch a "colour revolution" in the mainland would be futile and a day dream. "Any intention among a small number of people to hold a colour revolution on the mainland...
  • 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...
  • Eyewitness: Tiananmen, the night dreams became nightmares June 4, 2014

    Beijing: "They're shooting!" The cry spreads through the Beijing crowd at 11:30 pm, as the first clicks from the army's AK47s ring out into the darkness. On the Avenue of Eternal Peace, the wide street running north of Tiananmen Square, one protester refuses to believe it. "No, no, they wouldn't shoot," he...
  • 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...
  • Pollution hides Beijing skyline; statues get masks February 26, 2014

    Beijing: The smog is so bad even the statues wear masks. Or at least they do in pictures of a campus stunt that circulated online on Tuesday as parts of northern China suffered a sixth straight day of severe pollution. After being cooped inside because of the bad air, a psychology...
  • CPI-ML shutdown hits transport in Bihar February 23, 2014

    Road and train traffic in Bihar was partly hit on Sunday during a shutdown called by the CPI-ML to protest against the power tariff and licensing policy for alcohol shops. Activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist squatted on rail tracks, halting several trains, officials said. Thousands of CPI-ML supporters took...
  • Ahead of LS polls former BSP, SP leaders join BJP January 27, 2014

    Three former leaders of the BSP and SP on Monday joined the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh BJP president Lakshmikant Bajpai said on Monday. Former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Rajesh Verma, who was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • 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...
  • China bans official from smoking in public December 30, 2013

    China has banned its officials from smoking in public to set an example to the rest of the country that has the world's largest number of smokers. The official Xinhua News Agency said that officials are not allowed to smoke in schools, hospitals, sports venues, on public transport or any other...
  • 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...
  • Polls in Nepal fair, say Carter Centre, EU observer November 21, 2013

    Two prominent international organisations, Carter Centre and European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM), keeping an eye on Nepal's Constituent Assembly polls said Thursday that the elections were held in a fair manner. Organising separate press conferences here, both Carter Centre and EUEOM said that the elections were conducted in a peaceful...
  • Vietnam appreciates India's role in South China Sea November 18, 2013

    Vietnam, on Monday, appreciated India's "constructive role" in the disputed South China Sea region notwithstanding China's objections to Indian involvement in that area. General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, who will arrive in New Delhi on a fourday trip on Tuesday, also stressed the need for a...
  • China eases 30yearold onechild policy November 16, 2013

    China has unveiled its boldest set of economic and social reforms in nearly 30 years. It has relaxed the onechild policy and eased up the markets in order to put the world's second largest economy on a more stable footing. ...
  • Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong to visit India November 15, 2013

    India and Vietnam will seek to further boost their close ties with the visit of Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, to India Nov 1922. General Secretary Phu Trong is coming at the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Both will hold...
  • China to ease 30yrold onechild policy, abolish labour camps November 15, 2013

    China will loosen its decadesold onechild policy by allowing two children for families with one parent who was an only child and will abolish a muchcriticized labor camp system, its ruling Communist Party said on Friday. The changes were part of a key policy document released by the official Xinhua News...
  • Chinese leaders start meeting to set new wave of reforms November 9, 2013

    China's ruling Communist Party on Saturday kicked off a key leadership meeting here to finalise a "new wave of reforms" to halt the slide of the world's second largest economy and revitalise growth. The fourday 'Third Plenary Session' of the 376member Central Committee, one of the party's highest policymaking bodies, will...
  • 1 killed, 8 injured in bomb attack outside China's Communist Party office November 6, 2013

    Several small bombs exploded in front of a Communist Party building in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring another eight, state media said. The official Xinhua news agency said what appeared to be smallscale bombs went off outside an office building of the Shanxi...
  • China says will stamp out Dalai Lama's voice in Tibet November 2, 2013

    Beijing: China aims to stamp out the voice of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in his restive and remote homeland by ensuring that his "propaganda" is not received by anyone on the Internet, television or other means, a top official said. China has tried, with varying degrees of success,...
  • 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...
  • China court upholds life sentence for Bo Xilai October 25, 2013

    Jinan: A court in eastern China rejected an appeal by ousted senior politician Bo Xilai on Friday and as expected, upheld his life sentence on charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power. It said the evidence against him was clear. Bo, once a rising star in China's leadership circles who...
  • China hails Manmohan Singh's 3dayvisit as great success October 24, 2013

    Praising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a renowned statesman, China, on Thursday, termed his three day visit here a "great success" as it sent a "positive and powerful message" that the two countries are committed to work together. "The two sides sent a positive and powerful message that the two countries...