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Thursday, May 19, 2022



Kerala CPM fields ‘Left fellow-traveller’ cardiologist in Thrikkakara bypoll

May 06, 2022 1:40 am

"The allegation that I am a nominee of the Church is baseless. I am lucky to be a Left candidate," Dr Jo Joseph told reporters while being flanked by Catholic priests and CPM leaders such as P Rajeev at the church-run Lisie Hospital in Kochi.

P Rajeeve at Idea Exchange: ‘Work-from-home to work-from-Kerala, it has peace and you can eat anything here’

May 02, 2022 8:14 pm

Elevated to the CPI(M) central committee last month, P Rajeeve — who’s been a vocal Rajya Sabha MP from 2009-15, and has experienced both the UPA government and the BJP in power — is one of the prominent second-line faces of the party in Kerala.

Kerala abuzz, Congress uneasy as CPM flirts with IUML

April 22, 2022 7:16 am

On Thursday, a day after he took over as the LDF convener, E P Jayarajan lavished praise on senior IUML leader P K Kunhalikutty, dubbing him the kingmaker of political tactics.

CPM publicly censures ex-MLA in Kerala for comment against interfaith marriage

April 20, 2022 9:03 pm

The disciplinary action against Thomas was taken at a meeting of the party's district committee

HC declines to interfere: CPM to act against leader who opposed interfaith weddings

April 20, 2022 2:23 am

This came on a day a division bench of Kerala High Court declined to interfere in the relationship of Shejin and Jyotsna, as the latter said she wants to marry him.

Fundamentalism more dangerous when practised by majority than minority: Kerala minister M V Govindan

April 18, 2022 6:14 pm

Minister and CPM leader M V Govindan said majority fundamentalism "is working towards the formation of a Hindu rashtra" and the hatred towards minorities is part of the attempt to create a Hindu rashtra.

A silver lining in Ballygunge for Left, hopes to regain some of lost ground in Bengal

April 17, 2022 7:48 am

Weakening the TMC’s hold on the minority vote bank since the 2011 Assembly elections, the CPM’s Ballygunge Assembly bypoll candidate, Saira Shah Halim, not only finished runner-up to winning TMC nominee Babul Supriyo but also fared well in the minority-dominated wards of the constituency.

‘No love jihad’: CPM steps in day after leader questions DYFI worker’s interfaith marriage

April 14, 2022 10:54 am

“There is no ‘love jihad’. It is a Sangh Parivar agenda targeting minorities. George M Thomas’ statement was only a slip of tongue. He has understood it,” CPI(M) Kozhikode district secretary P Mohanan told The Indian Express.

CPM for state-level alliances to beat BJP; rules out national front with Congress

April 08, 2022 11:46 pm

The party decided to present the CPM-led Kerala government’s policies as an alternative to the BJP’s neoliberal agenda, indicating that the state unit has gained the upper hand in the Marxist party.

CPM party congress confronts a daunting challenge — arresting the slide outside Kerala. The rest is rhetoric

April 08, 2022 9:00 am

However, considering the present state of national politics, the tactical line the party congress may arrive at on allies and alliances may be only of academic interest.


Tripura elections: CPM seeks to defend its red bastion from BJP

February 18, 2018 7:54 pm

Tripura elections: The election official said that 76 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 6 pm but the percentage is likely to increase as several people are still in the queue to cast their vote.

Kerala Budget Brawl: Protest within and outside Assembly as KM Mani presents Budget

March 13, 2015 5:39 pm

Finance Minister K M Mani tabled the budget for the next fiscal amidst unprecedented protest within and outside Kerala Assembly,


Somnath Chatterjee will be remembered for always being above party politics

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

The best example of his non-partisan behaviour is, of course, from 2008 during the Indo-US nuclear deal. Read more: