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  • Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in 2 years: RTI 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query. Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent. During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income...
  • Burdwan blast: TMC lashes back at opposition, says BJP, CPM trying to tarnish image October 5, 2014

    The TMC has hit back at BJP and the CPI(M) after some suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists were killed while allegedly trying to make an IED in TMC MP Nurul Hasan Choudhary's residence. Rpy said that the opposition was trying to tarnish the TMC's image. ...
  • RSS chief Bhagwat's speech covered just like a news event: Doordarshan October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a controversy over the national broadcaster telecasting live a speech of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, Doordarshan on Friday said it was covered like any other news event and no special arrangements had been made. "It was just like a news event to us. So we covered...
  • Disinvestment proceeds spent only to meet fiscal deficit: CPM September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Countering government's justification for divesting stakes of PSUs, CPI(M) has said that the disinvestment proceeds were only being spent to meet fiscal deficit instead of being used for capital expenditure and social sector schemes. "Fact remains that the government is losing dividend income more and more as it...
  • CPI-M to take action against members involved in ponzi scam September 29, 2014

    Kolkata: CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose on Monday said the party will take action if any functionary is proved guilty of being involved in the ponzi scheme scam. "If any functionary of our party (CPI-M) is proved guilty of involvement in the chit fund scam he or she will not be...
  • Kerala: Murder accused RSS activist presents turban to Rajnath Singh, sparks row September 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A controversy has erupted over an RSS activist and accused in a murder case placing a turban on the head of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his visit here last week. The incident, which has also raised security issues, happened when Singh visited the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple on Saturday...
  • Kerala: Rajnath Singh assures CBI probe into RSS activist's murder September 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CBI will probe the murder of Kannur RSS leader Kathiroor Manoj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. Rajnath, who was in Kerala, met Manoj's family members and assured justice would be done. He also interacted with relatives of other political leaders who had been murdered. "The Kerala government...
  • Mountains being made of molehills to discredit Bengal: Mamata September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: In the wake of a raging controversy over the alleged violent police crackdown on agitating Jadavpur University students, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said "mountains are being made of molehills" to discredit her government. Many students of the university were hospitalised after police allegedly beat them up early...
  • Bypoll defeat will lead BJPRSS to focus more on communal polarisation: CPM September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Poor performance of BJPled NDA in successive assembly byelections would eventually lead the BJPRSS combine to focus more on the core Hindutva agenda of communal polarisation, CPI(M) has warned. "Of the 50 assembly seats that went to the polls in these three rounds of byelections across various states...
  • Kerala: LDF to launch stir against tax hike by Chandy government September 18, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Slamming the Congressled UDF Government for steep hike in taxes and service fees, CPI(M) in Kerala on Thursday threatened to unleash a massive agitation and urged the people to desist from paying the increase including the new rates of water charges. Accusing the Oommen Chandy Government of "resorting to undemocratic"...
  • CPM candidate Prabhat Chowdhury wins Assembly bypoll in Tripura September 16, 2014

    Agartala: Ruling CPI(M) on Tuesday retained its seat in the only Left bastion of Tripura by defeating Congress in the bypoll in Manu (ST) Assembly constituency. Prabhat Chowdhury of CPIM secured 21,759 votes defeating Mailafru Mog of Congress by 5788 votes. Mog polled 15,971 votes in the constituency, considered to be...
  • Kerala: CPM trying to sabotage murder case, says BJP September 15, 2014

    Kozhikode: BJP Kerala unit General Secretary K Surendran on Monday alleged that CPI(M) was trying to sabotage the probe being conducted into the murder of RSS functionary Manoj at Kathirir in Kannur district recently. Speaking to reporters, Surendran alleged that a top leader of the district CPI(M)...
  • Former CPM leader Saifuddin Choudhury passes away September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Saifuddin Choudhury, a former CPM MP from West Bengal, died here today after a prolonged battle with cancer. Choudhary, 62, was admitted at a private South Delhi hospital after his condition deteriorated last evening. He passed away at around 8 PM on Sunday, family sources said. He is survived by...
  • CPIM leader Benoy Konar passes away September 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Benoy Konar, a frontranking CPI(M) leader in West Bengal, died at a city nursing home today after a prolonged illness, party sources said. He was 84. Konar, a leading figure in the militant peasants' movement in the state during 1960s and early 1970s, is survived by his wife, two sons and...
  • West Bengal: BJP, CPM, Congress spreading canards against TMC, says Partha Chatterjee September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Accusing opposition BJP, CPI(M), and Congress of spreading canards against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) regime in West Bengal, TMC leader and state minister Partha Chatterjee on Saturday accused BJP of trying to influence the polls. "Just like when Congress was in power they had tried to influence the polls, the...
  • Mamata's decline: It's now Ma, Mati, Mafia September 13, 2014

    Mamata Banerjee belongs to the dwindling tribe of regional politicians who look upon their profession through a partisan lens, which means that their focus is almost entirely on advancing the prospects of their parties. They have neither the ability nor the inclination to do anything for their states. Some are also...
  • West Bengal bypolls: Chowringhee, Basirhat Dakshin electorate cast their votes September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Polling percentage at the two assembly seats in West Bengal where bypolls were held on Saturday declined as compared to previous elections in these segments. State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Gupta said that at 6 PM the polling percentage at Basirhat Dakshin constituency was 79.59 per cent and just...
  • RSS man's murder: BJP demands CBI probe, boycotts peace meet September 3, 2014

    Kannur: BJP on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the murder of RSS activist Manoj allegedly by CPI(M) workers and boycotted an allparty meet called to ensure peace in the politically sensitive area holding that agreements of such initiatives in the past had been breached by CPI(M). Expressing dissatisfaction at...
  • Kerala: BJP leader hacked to death, party calls for statewide bandh September 1, 2014

    Kannur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called a statewide bandh in Kerala on Tuesday. The move came after a district leader of the party was hacked to death allegedly by CPM cadres in the Kannur district. Manoj, the Kannur BJP leader, was an accused in the CPM leader P Jayarajan...
  • Modi government failed to fulfil its poll promises in 100 days: Sitaram Yechury September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: On the completion of the Narendra Modi government's 100 days, senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that the government did not present a blueprint for the first 100 days in the joint session of Parliament convened after general elections. Measuring performance against poll promises, the Left leader said...
  • Mamata's statement confirms our rise in Bengal: BJP August 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that Left parties are not "untouchable" for her, BJP on Saturday said her views corroborated the saffron surge in the state. "She has admitted and her statement endorses the fact that BJP is rising in Bengal. Actually, she is...
  • PMO should clarify who was spreading rumours about Home Minister's son: Left August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modi government facing embarrassment over "rumours" about "alleged misconduct" by Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son, Left parties today said that the rift within the ruling BJP was now out in the open and the PMO should clarify who was spreading these "rumours". "It is very much...
  • RSS's Hindutva claim a challenge to secular India: CPM August 20, 2014

    Chennai: The claim of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva its identity is a "challenge" to the concept of secular India, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said on Wednesday. "RSS head Mohan Bhagwat has repeated his claim time and again. It is a basic...
  • West Bengal: No signs of external injury in postmortem of CPM leader's wife's murder August 19, 2014

    East Midnapore: In a new twist in the death of a 32yearold woman in East Midnapore, the post mortem report reveals that there were no signs of external injuries or sexual assault on her body. According to the report, the cause of death was due to hanging and a case...
  • West Bengal: CPM leader's wife allegedly gangraped and murdered by TMC activists August 18, 2014

    Midnapore (West Bengal): A 32yearold woman was allegedly gang raped and murdered by TMC activists in West Bengal's east Midnapore. The victim was the wife of a CPM leader, who had fled from the village a long time back in the wake of alleged TMC domination. The woman was allegedly...
  • Gandhi, Netaji should be kept above Bharat Ratna: Sugata Bose August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew, acclaimed historian and Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose disapproved of the possibility of Netaji being conferred with the Bharat Ratna this year, insisting that Gandhi and Bose should be kept above such partisan politics. "I firmly believe that Gandhi and Bose should be kept...
  • Insurance bill 'welcome gift' from government to John Kerry: CPM July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With the insurance bill aimed at raising the FDI cap from 26 to 49 per cent listed in Parliament's agenda, CPI(M) on Thursday said that it was a "welcome gift" from the Narendra Modi government to visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry. "The Modi government has extended...
  • West Bengal government to appeal against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to appeal before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. "A decision has been taken...
  • Calcutta High Court directs CID to probe, submit report on Tapas Pal hate speech July 28, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal CID to investigate and submit a report on Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal hate speech by September 1. The court pulled up the West Bengal Police for gross dereliction of duty and for turning a blind eye on the complaints registered...
  • Odisha's most wanted Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Ganjam July 18, 2014

    Ganjam: Top Naxal leader and Odisha's most wanted man Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested from the Ganjam district in Odisha. He had been on the run for over a decade. Panda faces over 30 charges of murder, including that of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and his four disciples in Kandhamal...