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  • Kerala: RSP MP's house stoned, parties deplore attack June 7, 2014

    Kollam: Unidentified persons pelted stones at the house of newly elected RSP MP NK Premachandran in Kollam but none was injured, even as party leaders alleged that it appeared to be a handiwork of "political rivals." Glass panes of the front window of the house were shattered in the stoning, and...
  • RSP MP Premachandran's house stoned June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Unidentified persons pelted stones at the house of newly elected RSP MP N K Premachandran, damaging windowpanes, but none were injured as he and his family are in Delhi, police said on Saturday. Locals told police that a group of 10 persons came to the spot late yesterday night,...
  • MA Baby vs NK Premachandran: Friends turn foes in Kollam constituency March 24, 2014

    Kollam: An unusual battle is taking place in the Kollam Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala where the CPIM's MA Baby is pitted against his former comrade who is being fielded by the UDF. With red garlands, crackers and warm handshakes, former minister MA Baby starts his day early, walking down...
  • LS polls: CPI-M announces 15 candidates from Kerala March 13, 2014

    The Communist Party of India-Marxist has announced its list of 15 candidates from Kerala. The state has 20 Lok Sabha seats. CPI-M which has a strong political base and popular leaders in Kerala has sprung a surprise by shortlisting some independents as its candidates for the general elections. Here is the list Kasargode-...
  • Left in disarray after RSP left it: Kerala CM March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after RSP defected from Left front to join the ruling UDF in Kerala, an upbeat Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Thursday said the development is a "morale booster" for the Congress-led alliance and reflects disarray and demoralisation in the rival LDF. Seeing it as a "big blow" to...
  • Political climate in favour of UDF, asserts Chandy March 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Buoyant over Centre issuing draft notification addressing state concern on Kasturirangan report and RSP joining the ruling UDF, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said political climate in the state was in favour of Congress. "The UDF government was not worried over its thin majority so far. So,...
  • RSP to join Congress-led UDF, set back for Left in Kerala March 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Trouble for the Left Democratic Front (LDF) as the Revolutionary Socialist party (RSP) is all set to join the Congress-led UDF. The decision was taken at a meeting held between the RSP leaders and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, KPCC President VM Sudheeran and state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. The...
  • CPI presses Karat for a patch-up after RSP quits LDF in Kerala March 9, 2014

    Worried over RSP quitting the Left Democratic Front in Kerala ahead of Lok Sabha polls, CPI on Sunday asked major partner CPI(M) to show "accommodation" to ensure that there is no break in the alliance. In a letter to Prakash Karat, CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said the rift between...
  • Left's nationwide agitation from next week on price rise issue January 8, 2014

    Left parties on Wednesday decided to carry out a nationwide agitation from next week to protest the "exorbitant" rise in prices of essential items and petro products and demanded a universal public distribution system. The parties expressed serious concern at "the crushing burden of price rise which is affecting all sections...
  • 100 political clashes every month in Bengal: RTI February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Political violence has been rising in West Bengal under the government of Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee. There have been 642 cases of violent clashes related to students politics in the first five months of Mamata Banerjee's tenure. While 27 people have lost their lives at least 926 political...
  • Country to witness wave of protests against UPA: Left September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Opposing opening up of multibrand retail, broadcast and aviation sectors for foreign players, the Left parties on Friday vowed a "wave of protests" against the UPA government accusing it of having become a "burden on the people". CPI(M), CPI, RSP and Forward Bloc came out with angry reactions on...
  • K Pankajakshan: A stalwart in Kerala politics August 29, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran RSP leader K Pankajakshan, who passed away on Tuesday, was a doyen of Kerala coalition politics. He was elected to the state Assembly five times and had been minister for various terms in five ministries. Highly respected in political and social circles, Pankajakshan had been instrumental in stabilising...
  • JDU to back Jaswant Singh, Left Hamid Ansari July 16, 2012

    Patna/New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was united on Jaswant Singh's candidature for the vice president's post. "The NDA is united for the vice presidential poll and the Janata DalUnited is with Jaswant Singh," Nitish Kumar said. The Bharatiya Janata Partyled NDA...
  • CPI, RSP to abstain from Presidential poll voting July 7, 2012

    Ludhiana: The Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) have decided to abstain from voting in the Presidential poll as the economic policies of the Congress led UPAII government were allegedly antipeople. Stating that both the CPI and RSP would not vote, CPI general secretary Sudhakar Reddy...
  • CPI(M) to back Pranab, CPI, RSP to abstain June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Left parties were on Thursday divided on the Presidential election with CPI(M) and Forward Bloc deciding to support UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee while CPI and RSP opting to abstain from the voting. The four parties could not arrive at a consensus at an hourlong meeting attended by top leaders...
  • Left elects Leader of opposition in WB Assembly May 27, 2011

    Kolkata: For the first time in 34 years, the Left Front on Friday elected Suryakanta Mishra as the Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly. Announcing Mishra's name at a press conference here, Left Front chairman Biman Bose said "our MLAs will have to learn to play the role of...
  • Campaign for fifth phase poll ends in Bengal May 6, 2011

    Kolkata: The highvoltage campaign for the May 7 fifth phase election to 38 constituencies in the Maoisthit districts of West Midnapur, Bankura, Purulia and parts of Burdwan district ended on Thursday. An electorate of 74, 17,723 will chose their representatives to the West Bengal Assembly from among 193 candidates in fray....
  • WB: Mamata faces stern test in North Bengal April 18, 2011

    Kolkata: Polling began at 7 AM on Monday for 54 seats in North Bengal in the first of the sixphase Assembly elections. Voting is taking place in the six districts of Cooch Behar, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Malda. Nearly 61 per cent polling has been recorded till 3...
  • Criminal cases against 49 candidates in Bengal April 12, 2011

    Kolkata: Forty nine candidates in the first phase of assembly polls in West Bengal have criminal cases pending against them, while 143 have never filed IT returns and 92 have not provided PAN details, according to an NGO. Of the 49 candidates having criminal cases against them, 27 of them are...
  • Fronts fight it out for 30 seats in south Kerala March 30, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: With less than two weeks left for the April 13 Assembly elections, the battle is heating up for 30 seats in three southern districts of Kerala, seen crucial for both the CPMled LDF and Congress headed UDF. Results from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts are widely considered an indicator for...
  • Election scene becomes clear in Kerala March 26, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The election scene in Kerala became clear on Saturday as the first stage of the poll process ended with candidates of ruling CPMled LDF, Congressled UDF and BJP entering the fray for the April 13 assembly polls. As the deadline for filing of nominations ended on Saturday, UDF's Chief Ministerial...
  • RSP veteran Abani Roy resigns from party August 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Under attack from party colleagues for his writing letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on issues and dispute involving big corporate houses, veteran Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader Abani Roy has resigned from primary membership of the outfit. However, the party is yet to decide whether to accept the...
  • RSP quits UPA panel, wants Left parties to do same June 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) on Monday withdrew from the UPALeft Coordination Committee, saying it didnt want to support an antipeople government. "We are not happy with their economic policies and the government is not changing its position despite our opposition. So we have decided to withdraw from the...
  • CPIM workers burn West Bengal minister's kin May 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Widespread violence is being reported in the panchayat polls in West Bengal. On Friday morning a Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPI) activist was shot dead in Jagatballavpur in Howrah. In yet another gruesome incident a relative of West Bengal Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader and state Irrigation Minister Subhas...
  • CPM defends Basu's comments, slams Cong, BJP January 7, 2008

    New Delhi: The CPM, on Monday, came out in support of its top West Bengal leader Jyoti Basu's comments on the issue of capitalism, saying his remarks on the role of the Left Front government had been "confused" and reported in a "contradictory" manner. Maintaining that Basu's remarks were on the...
  • IT sector bears brunt of WB bandh June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Life is slowly limping back to normal in West Bengal after Friday's complete shutdown. All schools, colleges and offices are open in Kolkata on Saturday and all buses, trains and flights are operating normally. Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Bannerjee, whose party spearheaded Friday's bandh, is meeting opposition parties amid...
  • Passport fraud: Somnath Chatterjee orders inquiry December 23, 2005

    New Delhi: Within minutes of CNNIBN's exclusive report which exposed MPs for falsifying passport documents, it caught the attention of Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee. He may have lost a little time on Friday, but the Speaker has ordered an inquiry into the shenanigans of Ramakant and Bhalchandra Yadav,...