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  • Maoists getting support from organisations in Europe: MHA July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday told Parliament that Maoists were getting support from organisation in Europe including Germany, France, Holland and Italy. Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju said that the matter is being taken up with the European countries. Rijiju added that the Maoists have...
  • CPM 'strongly condemns' Israeli strikes on Gaza July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Saturday condemned the Israeli attacks on Gaza and urged the Narendra Modi government to raise the issue at international fora and demand immediate cessation of the strikes. Terming the excuses given by the Israeli government for the attack "tenuous", the CPI(M)'s Politburo said there can be no...
  • NDA's Rail Budget a cosmetic exercise: CPI(M) July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Tuesday described the NDA government's maiden railway budget as "a cosmetic exercise" and said it was designed to impose greater burdens on the common people who used railways the most. "It is a classic exercise in a beauty parlour treatment. It was a cosmetic exercise and the...
  • Mamata Bannerjee faces the heat for inaction against TMC MP Tapas Pal July 6, 2014

    Kolkata: In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing the heat from intellectuals for downplaying the rape for revenge comment made by her party MP Tapas Pal. Angry and betrayed women are protesting against the first woman Chief Minister of the state claiming that she has disappointed them by...
  • Another video of Tapas Pal shows him urging villagers to behead Left members July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: There is more embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress after a new video emerged of party leader Tapas Pal delivering another inflammatory speech in a village in West Bengal. Pal is seen urging villagers to take up sharp weapons to behead CPI workers if needed. The TMC leader is...
  • Watch: Mamata refuses to comment on Tapas Pal, says party spokesperson will comment July 1, 2014

    There is increasing anger against one of Bengal's most popular actors and Trinamool Congress Parliamentarian Tapas Pal for his outrageous comment that he will send boys to rape CPM women. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has refused to react, but the TMC has sought an explanation from the MP...
  • Left to move privilege motion against Tapas Pal for rape remark, NCW to seek criminal action July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been no response from West Bengal Chief Minister yet on whether she will sack Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for saying he will send boys to rape CPM women. Left's Sitaram Yechury has said that the party will move a privilege motion in Parliament against Tapas...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal's wife apologises, says he shouldn't have used the term 'rape' July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: A day after a row erupted over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal threatening to get CPIM women raped as political retribution, his wife has now apologised on behalf of him. Pal's wife Nandini Pal added that her husband shouldn't have used the word 'rape'. "I apologise to the people of...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal says he said 'raid', not 'rape'; demands to sack him grow July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A huge controversy has been sparked by Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's comment that party workers would be sent to rape women from the Opposition. Addressing a rally in West Bengal in May, Tapas Pal said he would not spare anyone who tried to challenge him. His speech...
  • I will ask our boys to go and rape CPM women: TMC MP Tapas Pal June 30, 2014

    Kolkata: In a very insensitive statement, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Monday threatened to rape and murder women members of the Opposition. Addressing party workers, Pal said, "If CPM tries to kill and intimidate our workers here, I will not spare them. I will ask our boys to go and...
  • Hardcore Maoist arrested with weapons in Gaya June 28, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist was arrested on Friday with weapons from a village under Dumaria police station in Gaya district. Acting on a tip off, the police raided a hideout in Tekrakhurd village and nabbed Kameshwar Bhuian, said to a self-styled area commander of the proscribed CPI(Maoist), Senior Superintendent of Police Ashok...
  • Following a gun battle, 11 Maoist guerrillas including a zonal commander arrested June 18, 2014

    A total of 11 Maoist guerrillas, including a zonal commander, have been arrested in Jharkhand, police said on Wednesday. The guerrillas have been arrested from Gumla district Tuesday night following a gun battle, a police officer said. All the arrested guerrillas belong to People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group...
  • Three Naxals, two carrying cash reward of Rs 1 lakh, surrender in Bijapur June 16, 2014

    Three naxalites, two of them carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh each on their heads, on Monday surrendered in insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said. The cadres, including a couple, who surrendered were active in the south Bastar region, said they were disappointed by the "high-handedness of senior cadres, exploitation of...
  • Security forces arrest suspected Naxal commander, seizes arms and ammunition June 5, 2014

    Security forces on Thursday apprehended a suspected Naxal commander along with arms and ammunition from West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. Officials said a squad of forces led by paramilitary Central Reserve Ppolice Force (CRPF) apprehended the area commander of CPI (Maoist) Chokro Chaki (27) from Sonua police station area of the...
  • CPM demands special observers, enhanced security in West Bengal May 12, 2014

    CPI(M) on Sunday sought flag marches by central forces following large scale violence allegedly indulged in by ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal prior to the last phase of elections tomorrow. The CPI(M), which met the Chief Election Commission on Sunday and submitted a memorandum, also demanded the appointment of special...
  • Efforts for Third Front to take place after polls: Karat May 10, 2014

    CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday said efforts to present a non-Congress and non-BJP secular alternative to the people of the country will be made after the results of the Lok Sabha elections. "There is an anti-Congress wave in the country but it is not a Modi wave. Where there...
  • Netai massacre key accused arrested from Jharkhand May 7, 2014

    More than three years after the Netai massacre in which CPI(M) men allegedly fired upon villagers killing nine persons West Midnapore district, the police arrested the main accused Anuj Pandey from Jharkhand, the CID said on Wednesday. Pandey, CPI(M)'s former Binpur zonal committee secretary, was arrested from Chandrapura in Bokaro district...
  • Watch: Heated arguments between TMC, CPM workers in West Midnapore May 7, 2014

    TMC workers stopped CPI sitting MP Prabhod Panda's car in West Midnapore and agitated over a poster on Panda's car. Meanwhile, opposition parties alleged booth capturing and rigging by the TMC in Garbeta in West Bengal. ...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for West Bengal May 2, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Sougata Mukhopadhyay visits various places in West Bengal to find out the views of the voters on candidates from their constituencies. West Bengal has 42 Lok Sabha constituencies. ...
  • CPI-M seeks EC's 'strong intervention' to check rigging by TMC May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) today sought "strong intervention" by the Election Commission to prevent alleged rigging by the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal in the last two phases of polls, saying such steps by the ruling party in the state showed they were not confident of victory. "We are confident of improving...
  • Tripura withdraws school book that tags BJP a communal party April 30, 2014

    Agartala: The Left Front government in Tripura has decided to withdraw the government school textbook in which the BJP was tagged as a 'communal party', an official said in Agartala on Wednesday. The Bengali medium political science book for Class XI, in its chapter titled 'India's party system' said one of...
  • LS polls: 82 per cent voting registered in West Bengal April 30, 2014

    Kolkata: A voter turnout of nearly 82 per cent was recorded in nine Lok Sabha seats in the third leg of the five-phase elections in West Bengal till 6 pm on Wednesday. "On an average 81.35 per cent of the voters cast their votes till 6.00 pm in the nine constituencies...
  • Modi wave propaganda by corporate entities: Buddhadeb April 25, 2014

    Kolkata: CPI(M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Friday dismissed claims of a Modi wave in the country as as "propaganda" by corporate entities. He also alleged that some media houses were trying to create a Modi wave. "There is no Modi wave in the country. It is totally a corporate entity-led...
  • TMC 'throttling' democracy in WB: Tripura CM April 22, 2014

    Guwahati: Charging Trinamool Congress with throttling democracy in West Bengal by intimidating voters, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said the Left will do better in the state if polling is done without any fear. He also said that TMC's dream to create a base in Tripura "will...
  • CPI-M ready to withdraw Varanasi candidate April 17, 2014

    CPI-M leader Prakash Karat Thursday offered to withdraw his candidate from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency provided there was a consensus on a common candidate against BJP's Narendra Modi. Karat made the offer at a meeting of Left-leaning political activists, writers, academics and trade union leaders at the Town Hall to...
  • Pro-working class alternative need of hour, says Karat April 14, 2014

    Coimbatore: Debunking the Gujarat model of development propagated by its Chief Minister Narendra Modi, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Monday said a strong and secular government with pro-working class alternative policies should come to power at the Centre. "The Gujarat model of growth only propagates the idea of...
  • Voters determine fate of over 30 key candidates in the first 4 phases April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The voters of India have already determined the fate of more than 30 key candidates in the first four phases of the Lok Sabha elections. The voters have sealed the fate of stalwarts like former BJP president Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur, Union ministers Praful Patel in Bhanda-Gondia, Mukul...
  • LS polls: Multi-cornered contest in Tripura East (ST) seat in last leg April 11, 2014

    Agartala: Tripura goes to poll on Saturday to elect its second representative to the Lok Sabha from the Tripura East (ST) constituency, for which all arrangement is complete. A multi-cornered contest will take place in the constituency among the CPI(M), Congress, Trinamool Congress and BJP. There are 12 candidates in the...
  • EC deadline to Mamata, says transfer officials by 2:30 pm today April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has asked the Mamata Bannerjee government in West Bengal to comply with its orders and transfer the six officers in the state by 2:30 pm on Tuesday. According to sources, the EC has warned the state government that it has powers to cancel elections...
  • Defiant Mamata dares EC, refuses to remove 5 SPs, DM despite orders April 8, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken on the Election Commission after it ordered the transfer of five SPs and a District Magistrate following complaints by the Opposition parties. Mamata Banerjee has, however, refused to transfer the officials. Mamata has, in fact, dared the EC to remove the officials...