JYOTI BASU

  • 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....
  • Satpal Maharaj says he played key role in Uttarakhand formation March 27, 2014

    Pauri MP Satpal Maharaj, who recently defected to BJP, on Wednesday claimed that he had played a vital role in the formation of Uttarakhand. On his first visit to BJP headquarters in Dehradun after joining the party in Delhi earlier this month, he said he as an MP and a Union...
  • CPM asks AAP to clarify stand on economic, communal fronts January 2, 2014

    Terming the success of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against Congress and BJP "a positive development", CPI(M) on Thursday said its future trajectory would depend on how it shapes its policies on economic and communal fronts. With AAP planning to become a national party and fight elections in other states, the major...
  • Banning a supporterbased club like Mohun Bagan not an option: Novy Kapadia December 13, 2012

    Can Mohun Bagan wriggle out of the mess they are in? They have got a short breather in the form of a court stay on the All India Football Federation's notice to suspend their ILeague match against Pailan Arrows on Saturday. Can there be a compromise? Football commentator Novy Kapadia...
  • Mamata marks Basu's birthday 2 days in advance July 6, 2012

    Kolkata: In a surprising move, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee marked late Chief Minister Jyoti Basu's birthday on Friday, ahead of his birth anniversary on Sunday. "This preponement is in accordance with past precedence. Those who did not attend the programme are indulging in politics for the sake of politics....
  • Mamata Banerjee breaks an 18year vow May 20, 2011

    Kolkata: Eighteen years after she vowed never to set foot again in Writers' Building from where she was forcefully evicted while on dharna with a rape victim before Jyoti Basu's chamber, Mamata Banerjee on Friday stepped in as Chief Minister. Banerjee, then a Union minister of state and a Congress leader,...
  • Left debacle: Karat may face tough questions May 14, 2011

    New Delhi: As the winds of change blow in West Bengal, it is time for the Left Front to introspect. CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat who has presided over a one way slide in their electoral fortunes since taking over in 2005, barring the 2006 victories, will face some tough...
  • Jyoti basu's granddaughter launches cookery book July 26, 2010

    Mallika Basu presents unique cookery book catering specifically to those who are living in a fast lane. ...
  • Jyoti Basu's granddaughter turns author July 26, 2010

    New Delhi: He was West Bengal's chief minister for 23 years but he was no Bengali at heart when it came to his favourite food. Jyoti Basu was a European gourmet fan who loved "light pastas, salads, soups...", says his granddaughter Mallika Basu, the latest Indian cookbook author. "Dadu (grandpa) loved...
  • Jyoti Basu inspires many to donate organs January 22, 2010

    Kolkata: After CPIM patriarch Jyoti Basu's body went to medicine many have been inspired to do the same with people in Kolkata pledging their bodies for organ donation. Basus death triggered an outpouring grief in West Bengal but the Marxist patriarch in his death has also inspired many, like 31year...
  • Jyoti Basu sets an example by donating organs January 20, 2010

    Veteran communist leader Jyoti Basu's eyes have been donated to the Muktakeshi Eye Foundation in Kolkata and his body for medical research. Only one person per 10 million donate their organs in India, resulting in more than 2 million deaths in the last 5 years. ...
  • Lakhs gather to say goodbye to Jyoti Basu January 19, 2010

    Kolkata: Jyoti Basu was known for his connect with the masses in his lifetime, in death too he drew lakhs. Thousands converged at the state assembly on Tuesday to pay their last respects, creating a nearstampede situation that left some people, particularly the elderly, fainting. A sea of people thronged the...
  • Basu presided over Bengal's industrial decline January 19, 2010

    Kolkata: Jyoti Basu's death has triggered a flood of responses from all over India and across the political spectrum. Basu has been described as a leader of leaders, a man who has inspired politicians of all shades. Yet what did he really achieve for the state he ruled continuously for 23 years. While...
  • Jyoti Basu died virtually a homeless man January 19, 2010

    Kolkata: Jyoti Basu never really had a proper residence as he had gifted his own property to his wife and the party. The Communist Party of IndiaMarxist patriarch spent his last days in a single room at the sprawling Indira Bhavan and died virtually a homeless man. Basu spent the larger part...
  • India bids final farewell to Left icon Jyoti Basu January 19, 2010

    Kolkata: India will bid final farewell to former West Bengal chief minister and Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) patriarch Jyoti Basu on Tuesday. CPIM State Secretary Biman Bose accompanied the body from the Peace Haven mortuary at 0730 hrs IST on Tuesday morning with thousands of party workers and common people...
  • Face The Nation: Was Jyoti Basu bad for West Bengal? January 18, 2010

    There is state mourning in West Bengal. Kolkata shut down on Monday to mourn the death of the man who ruled there for 23 years as chief minister. Jyoti Basu was chief minister of West Bengal for five terms, the longest serving chief minister ever in India. Yet his tenure...
  • With Basu's death Marxists lose their last stalwart January 18, 2010

    New Delhi: Jyoti Basu was the last leader alive among the Marxists navratnas. Basu's death also heralds the end of an era for India's Marxists. Among the other Marxist stalwarts are some illustrious names like EMS Namdoodiripad and AK Gopalan. EMS Namdoodiripad, who became the world's first elected communist chief minister, when...
  • View chat with Sagarika Ghose on Basu's political legacy January 18, 2010

    With the death of Jyoti Basu, an era in political Bengal has come to an end. A trained lawyer, the Londoneducated Basu was a mass leader and had a huge base in rural Bengal. Although his threedecadeold reign had seen the death of commerce and industry in the state, Basu...
  • Watch: Basu's body to be donated for research January 18, 2010

    Jyoti Basu set an example not only during his lifetime but also in death. His body won't be cremated, instead it has been donated to a Bengal government hospital for medical research. ...
  • Jyoti Basu didn't favour pulling out of UPA: Somnath January 18, 2010

    Kolkata: Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee says there are several lessons to learn from the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist patriarch Jyoti Basu's life. Basu, one India's tallest leaders, passed away on Sunday in Kolkata aged 95. A charismatic leader, he served as West Bengal Chief Minister from June 1977 to November...
  • Watch: Political legacy of CPM leader Jyoti Basu January 18, 2010

    Jyoti Basu, as four term chief minister from 1977 to 2000 was perhaps the last communist leader with total control over the party cadre. He was also the last unquestioned leader of the Left Front, forced to go slow on radical reform because of the consensus he had to maintain. ...
  • Basu not to be cremated; body to be given for research January 18, 2010

    Kolkata: Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu will not be cremated but his body will be handed over on Tuesday to a staterun hospital as he had donated his body, the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) announced on Sunday. Basu's body, now preserved in a funeral parlour, Peace Heaven, will be taken...
  • Special: Jyoti Basu, the king among communists January 17, 2010

    India has lost one of its tallest left leaders. Former West Bengal chief minister and CPM leader Jyoti Basu's death was announced by CPM State Secretary Biman Bose on Sunday. Basu's body has been moved to the Peace Haven mortuary. The 95yrold was hospitalised after a pneumonia attack 15 days...
  • Jyoti Basu was my role model, says Yechuri: January 17, 2010

    Veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu died in a Kolkata hospital on Sunday. He was 95. CPM politburo member Sitaram Yechuri spoke to CNNIBN and shared his experiences with Jyoti Basu, who he called his role model. Sitaram Yechuri: He was a very fine man. He was very considerate about his fellow comrades....
  • Jyoti was a virulent marxist communist: SS Ray January 17, 2010

    Former West Bengal chief minister S S Ray and Jyoti Basu were friends for over six decades despite being political adversaries. S S Ray spoke to CNNIBN about him.. ...
  • Basu's death evokes reactions from political leaders January 17, 2010

    West Bengals communist patriarch Jyoti Basu's death has evoked reactions from across the political spectrum. While his political legacy is disputed, all agree that he was a legend in his own right. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee: I have lost a great well wisher, India has lost a great parliamentarian and...
  • Jyoti Basu, the last Bhadralok Communist January 17, 2010

    Some would say God is not qualified to judge Jyoti Basu because he had nevernot even in his weakest momentsuttered a prayer for an intervention by the Almighty. Even Karl Marx, whom Basu swore by in his early life, would have found it difficult to evaluate a life so complicated,...
  • Basu was statesman like, pragmatic: PM January 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday paid tributes to Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, calling him a man of integrity and consensus and a politician to whom he often turned for "sagacious advice". In a message to his son Chandan Basu, the Prime Minister said that the death of the...
  • Images of an icon: a glimpse of Jyoti Basu's life January 17, 2010

    Veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu died in a Kolkata hospital on Sunday. He was 95. Toasting Maradona, debating Amartya Sen, Jyoti Basu tackled all. ...
  • Analysis: The political legacy of Jyoti Basu January 17, 2010

    Kolkata: He was a Marxist to the core who was equally at home with bourgeois democracy and capitalist ideas. If destiny had been on his side, Jyoti Basu would have become India's prime minister in 1996. But that was not to be, thanks to his dogmatic Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM)...