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  • CPIM to mark 50th anniversary August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in November this year. The party said on Sunday that a monthlong campaign will be observed this year to popularize its ideology. The CPIM was founded in 1964 after the Communist Party of India, founded in 1925, split over...
  • Use all languages on social media: CPIM June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The CPIM today criticized the government decision to use Hindi as the sole medium of communication for government information on social media. A statement from the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist said this went "against the principle of linguistic equality and is an injustice to other national languages. "The government...
  • Kerala: RSP MP's house stoned, parties deplore attack June 7, 2014

    Kollam: Unidentified persons pelted stones at the house of newly elected RSP MP NK Premachandran in Kollam but none was injured, even as party leaders alleged that it appeared to be a handiwork of "political rivals." Glass panes of the front window of the house were shattered in the stoning, and...
  • Section of media controlled Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee: Mamata Banerjee May 2, 2014

    Belpahari: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday targeted a section of the media saying that they had 'controlled' her predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, but would fail to influence her, just as they had failed with CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basu. Calling for their boycott, Banerjee said "You control everybody, but not me....
  • CPIM demands SCmonitored CBI probe into Saradha scam May 2, 2014

    Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Friday shrugged off responsibility for the mushrooming of chitfund companies and ponzi schemes like those of Saradha Group during its tenure, saying it had written to the SEBI in this regard while renewing its demand for a Supreme Courtmonitored CBI probe into it. "The problem was Saradha...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: CPI-M announces 15 candidates from Kerala March 13, 2014

    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 the list Kasargode-...
  • Don't sign ordinances, CPI-M tells president March 2, 2014

    The CPI-M on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament during the recently concluded session," CPI-M general...
  • CPM opposes ordinance route for anti-graft bills, writes to President March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament...
  • CIC issues notice to six political parties on noncompliance February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Central Information Commission has issued notices to six national parties seeking details of action taken by them to implement Right to Information Act in accordance with its directions issued last year. The Commission, a quasijudicial body on RTI Act, asked Congress, BJP, NCP, CPIM, CPI and BSP to provide...
  • Bringing Modi would encourage communalism, capitalism: Prakash Karat February 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Bringing Narendra Modi to power at the Centre and implementing his Gujarat model of development would only encourage capitalism and communalism, CPIM veteran Prakash Karat on Sunday said. Addressing a massive rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, Karat said in Modi's Gujarat only big business had gained, not...
  • All nonUPA and nonNDA parties must unite: Prakash Karat February 9, 2014

    Speaking at a left rally in Kolkata, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat said that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has spoken against the Third Front and called it 'third grade'. Karat said, "He is right as third grade is highest grade, he is still in...
  • Left trying to forge tieup with regional parties: Karat January 30, 2014

    CPIM on Thursday said Left parties were in consultation with various regional parties to forge a tieup after the Lok Sabha elections in order to give an effective alternative to people. The Left parties were in consultation with various regional parties like the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, JD(U) in Bihar,...
  • It's time for crossing over in Kerala politics January 26, 2014

    With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, Kerala has begun witnessing the phenomenon of shifting of loyalties from one political party to another in the past few days. The Janadhipathya Samrakshana Samithi (JSS) party, founded by veteran communist leader K.R. Gowri in 1994 after she was ousted from the CPIM,...
  • Kerala: CPM starts relay hunger strike against price rise January 15, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The main opposition CPI (M) has began a fast in about 1,400 centres across Kerala protesting against the price hike of LPG and other essential commodities. Near general hospital in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, it was TN Seema MP who held the fast. The party has not given a...
  • CPI, CPI(M) want Naveen to take leadership of Third Front January 6, 2014

    The ruling BJD in Odisha on Thursday claimed that CPI and CPI(M) wanted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take leadership of the proposed Third Front. "Two Left parties, CPI and CPI(M) want that Naveen Patnaik take leadership of the proposed Third Front after the general elections in 2014," BJD VicePresident and...
  • 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...
  • CPM urges release of fishermen from Sri Lankan custody December 25, 2013

    CPI(M) on Wednesday asked the Centre to take urgent steps to secure the release of 210 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan custody and initiate talks with Colombo on the problems being faced by "fishermen of both the countries". The party Politburo expressed concern over the "continuing arrests and detention" of Tamil...
  • Parliamentary panel to examine proposed changes in RTI Act November 4, 2013

    A parliamentary standing committee will commence proceedings on Wednesday to examine the amendment to the Right to Information Act which seeks to neutralise the verdict of the Central Information Commission (CIC). The amendment to the RTI Act is rooted in the June 3, 2013 verdict of the CIC. The CIC had held...
  • RTI Amendment Bill likely to be discussed in Lok Sabha on Monday September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: RTI Amendment Bill is likely be taken up for discussion in Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill seeks to amend the RTI Act to shield political parties from providing information under the transparency law. "To move the Bill to amend the Right to Information Act, 2005 be taken...
  • Question Hour won't be disrupted, Rajya Sabha MPs assure Hamid Ansari August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: In view of frequent disruptions of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Monday met leaders of various parties who promised to allow legislative business during the remaining part of the Monsoon Session. At the meeting, the representatives gave Ansari an assurance that Question Hour will not be...
  • UPA collision behind the financial situation in country, says Yechury August 17, 2013

    CPI(M), on Saturday, castigated the UPA coalition for the "precarious" financial situation and sought immediate changes in economic policy, charging the government with taking the country towards a situation like the major financial crisis of 1991. "The Prime Minister has virtually failed to tackle the situation. We demand immediate alteration of...
  • CPIM demands clarity in Antony's statement August 7, 2013

    CPIM on Wednesday demanded clarity in Defence Minister A K Antony's statement on the martyrdom of five Indian soldiers in Poonch. "Several questions have been raised following the statement made by the Defence minister. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Defence Minister should clarify what happened and what is the reality," CPIM...
  • TMC opposes govt's move to exempt political parties from RTI August 3, 2013

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Saturday opposed the government move to exempt political parties from the Right to Information Act saying they should embrace RTI themselves instead of recommending it for others. "Let us embrace RTI ourselves and not just recommend it for others," Trinamool Congress MP and Chief Whip...
  • 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...
  • TMC, Cong workers clash as panchayat polls begin in WB July 11, 2013

    Midnapore: Eleven persons were injured in a clash between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress workers at Sabong in West Midnapore district as the first phase of panchayat polls began on Thursday in West Bengal. The injured included a TMC gram panchayat candidate. Five of the injured were taken to Midnapore...
  • Kolkata: CPI(M) defies ban on law violation programmes May 31, 2013

    Kolkata: CPI(M) on Friday defied a ban on law violation programmes in the metropolis and staged a protest demanding return of money to those defrauded by the Saradha chitfund scam among others. "The government is breaking the law every day and asking us not to hold law violations. The government...
  • Three close aides of Achuthanandan thrown out of CPIM May 13, 2013

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The longdelayed sacking from the CPIM of three staff members of Kerala's Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan was effected on Sunday at the twoday politburo and central committee meeting of the party in New Delhi. Those booted out were Achuthanandan's press secretary K Balakrishnan, additional private secretary VK Sasidharan...
  • Left parties boycott Kurien chairing debate on rape in RS April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Left parties on Monday boycotted Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien by staging a walkout to protest his presiding over the proceedings of the House when it was debating the rape of a fiveyearold girl in Delhi. As soon as Kurien assumed the Chair from EM Sudharsana...
  • CPI(M) looking to stitch a national alternative April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Brushing aside Congress's overtures, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) says it will work for the defeat of the UPA as well as the NDA in next the Lok Sabha elections while looking to stitch a national alternative with regional parties. Narendra Modi as BJP's prime ministerial candidate...