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CPI-M mocks Mamata’s announcement of withdrawing support


September 18th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday mocked Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's decision to pull out from the government, saying that she has still kept ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan all set to defy party, go to Kudankulam


September 10th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister and CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan Monday seemed set to defy his party's decision not to oppose the Kudankulam nuclear power plant project ... Read more...

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China to formulate five-year anti-corruption plan


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China will implement a five-year plan to eliminate corruption after the upcoming national congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), a senior official said.He Guoqiang, ... Read more...

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CPI-M legislator remanded in custody in murder case (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur/Kochi, Aug 13 (IANS) CPI-M legislator T.V.Rajesh, an accused in the murder of a Muslim League activist, was Monday remanded in judicial custody till Aug 27 after the Kerala High ... Read more...

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Bail denied to Kerala CPI-M leaders in murder case


August 13th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Monday struck a double blow to the CPI-M by dismissing bail pleas of party legislator T.V. Rajesh and jailed Kannur district party ... Read more...

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Wasn’t aware Singur law needed president’s nod: Narayanan Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Monday said that he was given legal advice that presidential assent was not needed for the Singur land law brought ... Read more...

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Left in dilemma over support to Pranab


June 15th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) The Left parties Friday appeared to be in a grave dilemma over the issue of supporting Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for president because not doing so ... Read more...

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Slain Maoist leader Azad’s wife arrested in Andhra


June 10th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 10 (IANS) Police in Andhra Pradesh's Warangal district Sunday arrested slain Maoist leader Azad's wife Padma, alias Sitakka, and six other women Maoists.Padma, leader of women's wing of ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Tripura


May 31st, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and its allies in the ruling Left Front to protest hike in petrol prices ... Read more...

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CPI-M attacks Hillary’s Kolkata visit


May 7th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist Monday termed the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a bid by the US to "harvest fruits" ... Read more...

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Is Mamata wooing Muslims with panchayat polls in mind? (West Bengal Newsletter)


May 6th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) With Muslims comprising nearly 30 percent of the state's 92 million population, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues to dole out largesse to ... Read more...

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‘Learn to hate’ CPI-M, says Trinamool minister


April 17th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Days after a Jadavpur University professor's arrest for circulating cartoons targeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state Food Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick has asked ... Read more...

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Chinese politician’s wife held over murder


April 11th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) The wife of a suspended central committee member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been detained in connection with last year's murder of a ... Read more...

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Dropping terror charges against Ghandy hailed


March 28th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Maoist sympathisers and activists Wednesday hailed a Delhi court decision to drop terror charges against Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy and demanded the release of all political ... Read more...

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Rail budget lacks fund-generation ideas: Left


March 14th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) Terming the rail budget presented by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi as populist, West Bengal's opposition Left Front Wednesday said that he failed suggest ways to generate ... Read more...

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CITU hails strike as success, calls Mamata liar


February 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Hailing the impact of the countrywide general strike in West Bengal, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) -- the labour arm of the Communist ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s opposition to anti-terror body is political posturing: CPI-M


February 18th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Dubbing Trinamool Congress' opposition to the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) as "political positioning" to gain national importance, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday ... Read more...

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CPI-M slams Mamata government over farmer suicides


February 17th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday slammed the West Bengal government over "increasing" farmer suicides and demanded the family members of the dead farmers ... Read more...

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Kerala communists spar ahead of state meet


February 6th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 (IANS) On the eve of the state party conferences of the two Communist parties in Kerala, top leaders of both the Left parties engaged in a ... Read more...

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CPI-M for more women members


February 1st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 1 (IANS) Tripura's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday said it was looking to induct more women members."In Tripura, 25 percent of the total of 76,636 CPI-M ... Read more...

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Bengal farmer suicides: Left calls rural strike Feb 28


January 29th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Left-affiliated peasant bodies will go on strike across West Bengal's rural areas Feb 28 to protest against the alleged mismanagement of agriculture leading to farmers' suicides, ... Read more...

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CPI-M expels 570 cadres in Tripura


January 15th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 15 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has expelled over 570 leaders and cadres in Tripura as part of its rectification move while over 8,000 party members ... Read more...

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Congress ditched nation regarding Lokpal: Left


December 31st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of "ditching" the nation by not going for a vote on the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Left parties have slammed ... Read more...

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Congress, Left slam Mamata on bunglow’s renaming


December 29th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday drew flak from the Congress and the Left for announcing that Indira Bhawan -- where Marxist leader Jyoti ... Read more...

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Kishanji’s ailing mother breaks down (Lead)


November 25th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) The ailing mother of Maoist leader Kishanji broke down and collapsed in Andhra Pradesh's Karimnagar district after learning that her son had been killed in West ... Read more...

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Cut in petrol price evokes mixed response in Bengal


November 16th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) The cut in petrol prices, by Rs.1.85 per litre, has evoked a mixed political response in West Bengal with the Left Front describing it as ... Read more...

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CPI-M to induct younger members in party committees


October 31st, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) Ahead of its crucial West Bengal party conference, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday announced that at least 25 percent of members in all its ... Read more...

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Two ULFA rebels arrested


October 21st, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Oct 21 (IANS) Two top rebels of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were arrested from the western part of Meghalaya bordering Bangladesh, an official said Friday.Dergrah ... Read more...

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Maoists using CPI-M guns to kill: Mamata


September 20th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday alleged that rifles earlier used by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists have been passed on to the ... Read more...

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Mamata’s not going to Dhaka a gimmick: Left


September 5th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Monday assailed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee?s decision to cancel her trip to Dhaka in protest against the final draft of the ... Read more...

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PM must come under Lokpal: Tripura chief minister


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday asserted that the prime minister must be included within the ambit of the proposed Lokpal bill."Prime minister must be included ... Read more...

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We’ll protest against Anna’s arrest: CPI-M


August 16th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday alleged that the Congress-led union government was patronising corruption and trying to crush the anti-corruption campaign in the country."The ... Read more...

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CPI-M to meet governor over ‘Trinamool atrocities’


August 12th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) The Communist Part of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will meet West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan to protest against alleged political vendetta and infringement of democratic right by ... Read more...

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My dissent on cash-for-vote issue not recorded: Salim


July 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 IANS) Accusing the central government of dilly-dallying over the cash-for-vote scam issue for three years, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) central committee member Md. Salim Friday alleged ... Read more...

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Pintail adds another twist in Darjeeling’s politics


July 18th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) Witness to several twists and turns in the politics of West Bengal's troubled hill areas, the Pintail village, a tourist resort, Monday was the ... Read more...

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