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  • Odisha's most wanted Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Ganjam 4 days ago

    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...
  • CPM asks Centre to allocate funds for SC sub plan July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM on Saturday asked the Centre to allocate funds for Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) equivalent to the population proportion of the SCs in the country. Stating that the Census 2011 had pegged the Scheduled Castes population at 16.6 per cent of the total population of the country, CPM...
  • Jaitley's Budget high on rhetoric but low on delivery, says Congress July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Narendra Modi government's maiden Budget is receiving mixed reactions from industry experts, opposition parties are hell bent on criticising it on various parameters. The Congress has accused the new government at the Centre of having no specific roadmap for the country's growth. "This budget has been extremely...
  • Home Ministry has destroyed over 1.5 lakh files: CPM July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Citing media reports, a CPI-M member on Wednesday claimed in Rajya Sabha that the Home Ministry had destroyed over 1.5 lakh crucial files on the instruction of the Prime Minister, triggering uproar and adjournment of the House. Raising the matter during the Zero Hour, P Rajeeve said that the...
  • 'Rape for revenge' remark: TMC MP Tapas Pal hospitalised July 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Under fire for making controversial 'shoot and rape' comments, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal might not show up in the ongoing Parliament budget session as he has been hospitalised following 'high blood pressure'. Doctors at a south Kolkata super-speciality private hospital said that the MP was admitted in an emergency...
  • West Bengal: Misinformation campaign on against us, says Mamata Banerjee July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Unfazed by the public outrage over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's 'rape for revenge' remark, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the media of blowing the matter out of proportion with the aim to malign her party and government. Addressing an official programme, Banerjee said while "good...
  • CPM leaders to meet Lok Sabha Speaker seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal July 3, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has accepted the apology of its MP Tapas Pal for his rape for revenge remark, a delegation of CPM leaders will be meeting the Lok Sabha Speaker to submit a memorandum seeking Tapas Pal's dismissal. Demands for his resignation have surfaced after a...
  • Rape for revenge remark: TMC says matter ends after Tapas Pal's apology July 2, 2014

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday gave a clean chit to its Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal for his 'rape for revenge' remark. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien said that the matter is over now. "The TMC is satisfied with the tone and tenor of the Tapas Pal's apology...
  • West Bengal MP to Goa Minister: Is our elected class insensitive to women? July 1, 2014

    In a very insensitive statement, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Monday threatened to rape and murder women members of the Opposition. On the other side, Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who had triggered a debate on Monday by saying that women visiting pubs in short dresses was against the...
  • Another video of Tapas Pal exhorting TMC workers to murder CPM members surfaces July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: More trouble is in store for Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal as a second tape has now surfaced which shows him making more controversial remarks against CPM workers during a public speech. The new video shows Tapas exhorting TMC workers to murder CPM members. In the address, Tapas asked TMC...
  • TMC MP's 'rape as revenge' comment: Should Mamata sack Tapas Pal? July 1, 2014

    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...
  • I act against my own men found guilty, says Mamata Banerjee July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Amid controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul's rape remark that sparked widespread outrage across the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday emphasised her government's fairness in dealing with wrong-doing and said that those found guilty, even within the party, will be subjected to necessary action. "If...
  • 'I apologise unreservedly': TMC MP on his controversial remarks July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, whose controversial remarks against women sparked outrage, on Tuesday tendered an unconditional apology saying that in making such comments he has let down his constituents and the people of Bengal. "Some remarks made by me in the heat and dust of the election campaign have...
  • TMC says Tapas Pal has apologised, so won't act against him July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress, which is facing severe criticism because of its MP Tapas Pal, said that he had tendered an unconditional apology for his atrocious remarks wherein he said that he would ask his party workers to rape women in the opposition party. Party spokesperson Mukul Roy said that Pal has...
  • Police complaint registered against TMC MP Tapas Pal July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: More trouble is in store for Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal as a police complaint has been filed against him for his controversial remarks wherein he said that he would send party workers to rape women in the opposition party. A BJP worker in Nadia, West Bengal, has registered a...
  • TMC asks Tapas Pal to tender unconditional apology for rape remark July 1, 2014

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress has asked its MP Tapas Pal to tender unconditional apology for his controversial remark wherein he said that he would ask party workers to rape women of the Opposition party as political revenge. TMC spokesperson Mukul Roy on Tuesday afternoon said, " TMC has asked Tapas Pal...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal's rape remark invites criticism June 30, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's rape remark has invited criticism from all the political parties and other noted faces in the society. ...
  • 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...
  • Modi government undermining parliamentary, democratic practices: CPM June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Thursday drew a parallel between the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi and the "authoritarian tendencies" of the Narendra Modi government which, it said, was "undermining" parliamentary and democratic practices. "What we are seeing today is not merely the tendencies that can pose a danger to democracy alone....
  • CPM welcomes restoration of Delhi University's 3-year undergraduate course June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Tuesday welcomed the restoration of the three-year degree courses and the resignation of Vice Chancellor of Delhi University Dinesh Singh, saying the Four-Year University Programme (FYUP) was "arbitrarily imposed" on the students. Demanding that the admission process for the current year "should not be delayed in any...
  • West Bengal: Mamata attacks BJP, Left over killing of jute mill CEO June 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Condemning the killing of a CEO of a jute mill allegedly by workers in Hooghly district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday alleged that it was an act of the "CPI(M) and BJP goons". "It is very unfortunate. I heard that the unions of the CPI-M and...
  • Congress, Left stage walk-out over CM's absence in Bengal Assembly June 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Both CPI(M) and Left Front legislators on Friday staged a walk-out from the West Bengal Assembly protesting the absence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during Question Hour. Banerjee, who was to give a reply to a debate on police budget, came to the Assembly before start of proceedings for...
  • President's address compilation of poll slogans: CPM June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday termed the president's address to the joint session of parliament a "compilation of election slogans" of the BJP. "The president's speech is a compilation of all slogans of BJP's election campaign. You can also rehash the election manifesto, but how would you achieve...
  • Left meeting Mamata an excuse to protect political future: BJP June 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The BJP in West Bengal on Tuesday alleged that the meeting between Left Front chairman Biman Bose and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was an excuse to protect their political future from the BJP. "Attacks on political workers was an excuse. The reality is that the TMC and CPI(M) are...
  • Achuthanandan attacks CPI-M's Kerala leadership for poll disbalance June 8, 2014

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran CPI-M leader VS Achuthanandan went hammer and tongs against the party's Kerala leadership at a top-level meeting in Delhi on Sunday. Not one to take things lying down and known to strike at the appropriate time, he has even demanded a change in the state leadership in the...
  • All issues will be discussed within the party: Prakash Karat June 3, 2014

    Amidst a strong demand within the party for leadership change in the wake of its electoral rout, CPM general secretary Prakash Karat on Tuesday said the questions raised over the party's political line will be discussed in its next Central Committee meeting. He, however, noted that any decision taken in haste...
  • Badaun rape case: Leaders supporting attackers, says Brinda Karat June 2, 2014

    CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Monday said that the Samajwadi Party certainly has a lot to answer for. Because some of the statements made by some of their leaders imply that they are actually taking the side of those attacking women. Why haven't they taken action against the police officials? ...
  • TMC MP on back foot after his alleged rigging remarks against party June 1, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Subhendu Adhikari, who sparked a controversy with his assertion that he knew how many have conducted and won the recent Lok Sabha elections, today claimed that he meant the CPI(M) and not his party colleagues. "Many others have won by large margins too, and I thank them, but...
  • Utilise Lankan President visit to solve Tamils issue: CPM to Centre May 25, 2014

    Amid strong opposition from all quarters to Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi's invite to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his swearing-in, CPM on Sunday said the Centre should utilise this occasion for resolving the Lankan Tamils issue. "There has been no investigation into the alleged human rights violations during the...
  • Both Congress and BJP are the same: Communist leader VS Achuthanandan May 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala opposition leader and former chief minister VS Achuthanandan said that both the Congress and the BJP work only for the corporate interests in the country. Speaking to CNN-IBN on the debacle of the Communists in the Lok Sabha election he said, "the Congress was working for the corporates...