LEFT FRONT

  • Fourway battle in North Kolkata with heavyweight candidates May 2, 2014

    It is a fourway fight in the North Kolkata constituency this election. The TMC, the BJP, the Congress and the Left Front have all fielded heavy weight candidates for the seat. ...
  • Ready to face probe, resign from Parliament: TMC MP Kunal Ghosh April 27, 2013

    Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, one of the two accused of blackmailing Saradha group promoter Sudipta Sen, has offered to resign if he is told to do so. ...
  • Mamata vs left: Is West Bengal caught in a cycle of endless political violence? April 3, 2013

    There have been massive protests over the death of 23yearold Students Federation of India activist Sudipto Gupta in Kolkata. Not just in Kolkata, protests are also being staged in Chennai by SFI activists. The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal has also come under attack from the protesters as well...
  • Trade unions' strike unprecendented: Gurudas Dasgupta February 20, 2013

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta called the trade unions' strike unprecedented and said the government had not tried to reach out to unions. "The strike across the country is unprecedented. Autos and taxis are off the roads. Bank, insurance, telecom is closed. All oil supply is being stopped in Delhi. Unfortunately,...
  • FDI in retail: Who stands where in Parliament November 22, 2012

    The war over FDI in retail reached Parliament giving a stormy start to the Winter Session on Thursday. ...
  • Bharat Bandh: BJPruled states see maximum impact September 20, 2012

    Rail traffic was affected in some states and protestors burned effigies, shouted slogans against the UPA. ...
  • Both agriculture, industry will thrive: Mamata May 13, 2011

    I am interested in maintaining peace and development of the state, said Mamata Banerjee. ...
  • TMC waiting to make history: Amit Mitra May 13, 2011

    FICCI Secretary General Amit Mitra says that peace and stability will help attract investors to West Bengal....
  • Battle for the States: The Didi phenomenon April 23, 2011

    On Battle for the States, Sagarika Ghose covers the Mamata Banerjee phenomenon raging over Bengal. ...
  • WB polls: Barefoot protest against Left Front April 23, 2011

    A few Trinamool supporters have vowed to walk barefoot until mamta banerjee unseats the Left Front. ...
  • Battle For The States: The West Bengal polls April 16, 2011

    Watch the election special 'Battle for States' as the Left Front and the Trinamool Congress gear up for West Bengal polls....
  • WB polls: Buddhadeb reaches out to young voters April 2, 2011

    It is a 'makeorbreak' election for the ruling Left Front in West Bengal. Facing its toughest electoral battle in 34 years and knowing very well that the youth vote is crucial and potential game changer, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee himself is taking the lead to engage them, something he has...
  • Young faces in Left's candidate list; will this work? March 13, 2011

    In a revolution of sorts, at least in ticket distribution, the Left Front in West Bengal denied nominations to nine ministers and fielded 149 new candidates. ...
  • WB: 149 new names in Left's list of candidates March 13, 2011

    The Left Front on Sunday released its list of candidates for the Assembly elections. Taking chances, the Left has fielded an unprecedented number of new candidates. ...
  • Arms to Naxals: Left wants PM's intervention July 17, 2010

    Kolkata: The Left parties have demanded PM's intervention after reports of Trinamool Congress' links to Maoists. CNNIBN had earlier reported that a top Maoist leader Madhusudan Mondal had confessed to West Bengal police that Trinamool MP Subhendu Adhikari was supplying arms and ammunition to the guerrillas. ...
  • Protests across country over fuel price hike June 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The Opposition on Saturday took to the streets against the Government's decision to hike fuel prices. A bandh was called in Left Frontruled Kerala while many parts of the country witnessed street protests. Members of the Left Front and BJP disrupted the traffic and burnt effigies of Prime Minister...
  • FTN: Beginning of the end for Left in Bengal? June 2, 2010

    Mamata Banerjee won the Bengal semifinal, crushed the Left and humbled the Congress to sweep Kolkata and West Bengal civic polls, demanding an early elections for the state Assembly. ...
  • Red bastion breached: TMC sweeps Bengal June 2, 2010

    In a crushing blow to the Left Front, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress swept the civic polls in West Bengal, clinching 95 of the 141 wards in Kolkata. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Watch: Cong shakes hands with Left, riles Mamata October 2, 2009

    The fivemonth old CongressTrinamool Congress alliance has taken a hit in West Bengal after the former joined hands with the Left Front to form the Siliguri Municipal Corporation Board. ...
  • Lalgarh violence an attack on CPM policies: Brinda June 19, 2009

    Communist Party of India politburo member Brinda Karat called the Maoist attack on CPIM cadre and offices in Lalgarh an attack on the alternate policies of the party. "This party and the Left are solid, we are united. The attack on West Bengal is not only on the West Bengal cadre...
  • Left Front era in West Bengal is over: Mamata May 23, 2009

    Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee is one of the 19 Union Cabinet ministers to take oath on Friday. Mamata, who is credited with routing the Left Front in West Bengal during the justconcluded Lok Sabha elections, says that the Special Economic Zone issue is still important for her party. She also adds...
  • Not all united in Left Front on voting against Govt July 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The first public dissent against by a Communist leader against the Left Fronts decision to vote against the Government in Parliament has been heard. Voting with the saffron party (BJP) will harm our partys interests, West Bengals Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Subhas Chakraborty told CNNIBN. ...
  • End of the affair: the day UPALeft split July 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The curtains have fallen on a dramatic day in Indian politics. After weeks of threats, the left finally acted and withdrew support to the Manmohan Singh Government. The break up was not without acrimony, the left parties accusing the prime minister of betraying them over the IndoUS nuclear...
  • WB Minister slams Marwaris, shocks Rajasthan govt February 23, 2008

    Debate on migrants sparks again after Bengal politicians controversial statement. ...
  • Kolkata comes to a standstill due to bandh February 6, 2008

    Kolkata: Kolkata has come to a standstill due to a bandh called by the Forward Bloc. In many parts of the city party workers have put up road blockades. CNNIBN correspondent Sougata Mukhopdhyay has the details. ...