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When crisis becomes opportunity: Congress in Kerala finds political bearings after attack on Rahul office

July 04, 2022 7:47 pm

Turns tables on CPM over vandalism incident, ruling party's alleged double standards on buffer zone issue

Majority in youth organisations are drunkards, says Kerala excise minister M V Govindan

June 26, 2022 3:36 pm

The minister was inaugurating an event at Thiruvananthapuram as part of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

IUML censures party MLA P K Basheer for racist slur against CPI(M) leader M M Mani

June 24, 2022 4:59 pm

IUML state president Panakkad Syed Sadiqali Shihab Thangal said racist slurs directed at fellow humans cannot be accepted.

At front line of Kerala's Cong-CPM clashes, bitter rivals ready to roll up their sleeves

June 17, 2022 8:24 am

The ongoing protests have been marked by sabre-rattling, open threats and provocative sloganeering from camps led by KPCC chief K Sudhakaran and CPM's E P Jayarajan

Tripura bypolls: Oppn vents violence concerns as BJP, EC strike assuring notes

June 09, 2022 8:26 am

The apprehensions about violence during elections in Tripura is rooted in history. Before it stormed to power in 2018, the BJP used to make allegations about poll rigging, violence and “cadre-raj” during the then CPI(M)-led Left Front govt.

Tripura bypolls: CPIM wants EC to declare booths ‘hypersensitive’, deploy central security forces

June 04, 2022 9:51 am

Opposition parties in Tripura have expressed concern about political violence ahead of June 23 bypolls and urged Election Commission to ensure a fair election

Latehar killing | Cops' volte-face: FIR against 8 security men for 'murdering' man

May 31, 2022 3:46 am

Had earlier claimed it to be a case of 'crossfire'

In surprise turn, CPI(M) praise for tribal front led by Tripura royal

May 26, 2022 10:49 am

Addressing a press conference in the state capital, CPI(M) state secretary Jitendra Chaudhary said his party appreciates Motha’s success in bringing tribal youths together and making them feel proud of their own culture and identity.

BJP using central agencies, appointments made using chits during CPIM rule: Mamata Banerjee

May 19, 2022 2:36 pm

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement comes after the Calcutta High Court directed the CBI, which is probing the alleged irregularities into the recruitment of teachers in West Bengal government schools, to seek assistance of central forces in securing the state’s SSC office.

LDF wins 24 out of 42 seats in Kerala local body bypolls

May 18, 2022 10:07 pm

Of the 24 wards which the Left Democratic Front won, seven have been wrested from the UDF and two from the BJP.


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.