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Mythily Sivaraman: ‘She fought ardently for women’s liberation, upliftment of marginalised’

May 31, 2021 5:21 am

Sivaraman was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for about a decade and was not keeping well after she lost her memory.

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, wife both stable, says hospital

May 27, 2021 5:36 am

The hospital said the CPI(M) leader’s wife Mira, who was admitted on Tuesday evening hours after her husband, was also stable.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's first interview: ‘Many, including adversaries, in full praise of our efforts in health’

May 22, 2021 4:40 pm

"Our prime objective is to ensure the defeat of the BJP, which has a divisive agenda. The recent elections certainly underline our point that there are forces which can take on BJP, " says Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Dropping Shailaja a 'political and organisational' decision: CPI(M)

May 19, 2021 2:18 pm

According to CPI(M) state acting secretary A Vijayaraghavan, as far as the Communist party is concerned, politics and organisation were equally important and the present decision was in accordance with it.

Poll verdict in Matua bastions crucial for BJP before CAA implementation

April 21, 2021 1:40 pm

Assembly seats in the Matua strongholds of Bongaon and Krishnanagar, close to the India-Bangladesh border, are set to go to polls in the sixth phase of elections, on April 22.

Kerala teenager’s murder sparks row: CPM blames ‘trained’ RSS men, BJP denies political angle

April 19, 2021 7:24 am

The incident occurred on April 14 when Abhimanyu (15), a Class 10 student, was killed by a gang which came looking for his brother, against whom they had harboured a grudge.

After High Court push, Election Commission to hold polls to three Kerala RS seats on April 30

April 13, 2021 7:27 am

Following the court's directions, the EC announced that voting and counting for the three seats will be done on April 30.

Amid post-poll violence, TIPRA chief Pradyot warns party workers of expulsion

April 12, 2021 11:04 am

In a letter to Director General of Police VS Yadav, the BJP has sought security alleging that their supporters were attacked, their residences, business establishments and party offices ransacked, soon after results were announced for Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) polls on Saturday.

CPM urges poll panel to curb violence

April 10, 2021 4:31 am

Blaming the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP for the violence, he added, “The goons of the TMC are now divided between the party and the BJP.

Legal to hold Rajya Sabha election after new House takes oath: Election Commission to Kerala HC

April 10, 2021 2:55 am

It added that the Rajya Sabha election schedule would be notified before the expiry of the term of the state’s Upper House members from these seats on April 21.


CPI(M) takes out rally to protest against Vidyasagar statue desecration in Kolkata

May 16, 2019 9:09 am

BJP and TMC supporters Tuesday fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive roadshow by Shah, who escaped unhurt but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted to safety by police.


President Mukherjee ignored burning issues in his speech: Sitaram

February 23, 2016 2:26 pm

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said President Pranab Mukherjee did not mention anything about the burning issues in the country in his speech while addressing the Parliament on the first day of Budget Session 2016-17. He further said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to change the Indian Republic into RSS's version of 'Fascist Hindu Rashtra'.

Bajrang Dal, VHP activists attack CPM office in Chandigarh

February 17, 2016 4:06 pm

Chandigarh, Feb 17 (ANI): Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal activists allegedly attacked the office of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Sector 30 B here on Wednesday. CPI (M) state secretary Raghunath Singh said they were at home when they received information of VHP and Bajrang Dal activists raising slogans against the CPM, CPI and Prakash Karat. He confirmed lodging a complaint with the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) who sent some policemen there. He also went on to describe the ongoing JNU students row as being fascist in nature.

We support Article 370, not anti-national elements: Brinda Karat

February 17, 2016 6:05 am

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday said that Kanahaiya Kumar has done nothing wrong and all the charges against him are baseless. She said that her party supports Article 370 and autonomy for Kashmir within framework of Indian Constitution, but never supports anti-national slogans raised in Jadavpur University.

JNU row: Lawyers thrash students, journalists

February 15, 2016 4:26 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): A scuffle broke out between students and lawyers outside the Patiala House court complex on Monday during the hearing of an alleged sedition case involving Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. The students, who have been demanding Kumar's release, alleged that they were roughed up by lawyers when they entered the court premises. During scuffle, three journalists were also attacked by the lawyers inside the court premises. A CPI (M) activist said lawyers thrashed a journalist severely. He also said the court would not decide the matter, but the students themselves. An eyewitness said he was waiting peacefully when the lawyers pointed towards them, abused them and called them Pakistanis.

Rajnath relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle: Prakash Karat

February 15, 2016 9:35 am

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat on Monday visited the JNU campus to express solidarity with the protesting students. Taking potshots at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that JNU incident was supported by Hafiz Saeed, he said that Home Minister relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle. He further said that they were not perturbed by some unwarranted elements imposing the label of 'anti-national' on them. Karat added that they are prepared to face everything and are not worried about being labelled anti-national or something.

Probe underway into threat call to Yechury

February 15, 2016 9:28 am

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)-1 of New Delhi District, Jatin Narwal, on Monday said that they are investigating the threat call to CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury. He added that the written complaint has been received on the issue and legal action will be taken. He further said that number has been disclosed. The security around the CPI (M) office has been increased after this incident.

JNU row: Yechury demand evidence about Rajnath's Hafiz Saeed claim

February 14, 2016 3:19 pm

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday questioned Home Minister Rajnath Singh's claim that event about Afzal Guru in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus had the support of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. The CPI (M) politburo member further asserted that if the Home Minister managed to bring up any evidence of 'anti-national' or terrorist activity in the varsity, then the CPI (M) will support necessary action in national interest. Amid a massive faceoff over the JNU controversy, Singh earlier alleged that 'anti-national' protests in the JNU campus had the backing of the LeT chief Hafiz Saeed.

Academic institutions should not be used for sensitive discussions

January 07, 2016 10:29 am

Delhi/Hyderabad, Jan 07 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Ram Janam Bhoomi event, which is scheduled to be held in Delhi University, saying that educational institutions should not be involved in sensitive issues such as these. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi said that academic institutions should not be used for such discussions. He added that the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University should not have given the permission to speak on a sensitive issue like Ram Janam Bhoomi.

TMC creates ruckus when in power: CPI (M)

January 06, 2016 9:14 am

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Communist Party of India (M) Hannan Mollah on Wednesday said that Bengal is being ruled by hooligans who are creating ruckus. He said the party in power has given many hate speeches to create tension in the society. He said such a commotion erupts during the tenure of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee only. He further said that anyone who tried to stand up against them was threatened.