COMMUNIST PARTY

  • Japan Prime Minister not to attend China's war parade: report Yesterday

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister is set to rebuff a prickly invitation to a Chinese military parade, a report said on Wednesday, as the former World War II enemies jockey over the telling of their shared history. Tokyo has not officially replied to Beijing's comments on the march, being held to mark...
  • China mocks India's democratic system March 12, 2015

    Beijing: Deriding India's democratic system, official Chinese media on Thursday defended ruling Communist Party's monopoly on power, saying if China had opted for democracy it would have become another India "where around 20 per cent of the world's poorest live". "Hindsight shows us that the Western political system, which is...
  • Beijing yet to approve MH370 commemoration: Relatives March 6, 2015

    Beijing: Chinese relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Friday they were still waiting for permission from authorities to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the plane's disappearance. Two-thirds of the 239 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight were from China, where the stability-obsessed ruling Communist Party...
  • Don't see AAP competing for space nationwide: Shashi Tharoor February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday said that he does not see the Aam Aadmi Party competing nationwide for political space with the Congress, and that the new party posed more of a threat to the Communist parties. Referring to the AAP's landslide victory in the recent Delhi elections,...
  • Maharashtra: Sena condemns attack on Govind Pansare, slams BJP for poor law and order situation February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Condemning the attack on communist leader Govind Pansare, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Maharashtra over the "deteriorating" law and order situation. "Pansare was shot when Sun's rays were illuminating Kolhapur. All this is happening in our own Maharashtra, despite change in...
  • Five detained for probe into attack on Govind Pansare, 20 police teams deployed February 17, 2015

    Kolhapur: Five people have been detained by the Maharashtra police for investigation into the attack on rationalist and veteran Communist party leader Govind Pansare. Twenty teams along with a forensic team have been deployed to probe the case headed by an additional superintendent of police. The probe teams have been...
  • Senior Chinese Communist Party official meets Amit Shah February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday met a top official of the Chinese Communist Party and exchanged views with him for enhancing the dialogue between the two parties. "Shah met Wang Jiarui, Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee today at the BJP...
  • Government stalled winter session of Parliament, not us, says Sitaram Yechury January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament witnessed a washout, the CPM leader Sitaram Yechury blamed the Narendra Modi government for it. Parliament was adjourned repeatedly over the alleged forced conversion row. Yechury said, "I think it was the government who stalled it, not us." Here is the full text of...
  • BJP has advantage in West Bengal but Left will regain its ground: Yechury December 29, 2014

    While accepting that the Bharatiya Janta Party has an advantage in West Bengal, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury claimed that but people are not moving towards the BJP. Yechury also said that the Left will take time to revive. ...
  • 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...