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Congress MP ready to be quizzed by police, CPI-M leaders not keen


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) Congress MP K.Sudhakaran Sunday asserted he would make himself available before the special police team probing a case of attempted murder against him but CPI-M legislator ... Read more...

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CPI-M demands case, probe against Congress MP


June 30th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan Saturday asked the Kerala government to register a case and begin an enquiry against Congress Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Case will be made against CPI-M leader Mani: Chandy (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday said that a case will be made against CPI-M leader M.M. Mani for his speech that his party has committed ... Read more...

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Kerala government to proceed against CPI-M leader Mani: Chandy


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday said that a case will be made against CPI-M leader M.M. Mani for his speech that his party has committed ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader held for Kerala murder


May 16th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 16 (IANS) A CPI-M leader in Kerala was arrested here Wednesday after he allegedly admitted that he had former party colleague T.P. Chandrasekharan murdered for "personal reasons".According to ... Read more...

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4 injured in Trinamool-CPI-M clash, 6 held


February 28th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Four people were injured in a clash between workers of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in North 24-Parganas district ... Read more...

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Two Kerala CPI-M legislators suspended amid bedlam


October 17th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Amid pandemonium created by the Left opposition, Kerala Speaker G. Karthikeyan Monday suspended two first-time Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) members for two days for unruly ... Read more...

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Two killed in Bengal, Trinamool says victims were cadres


February 17th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Two people were killed in Burdwan district of West Bengal Thursday. While police claim both were notorious criminals, opposition Trinamool Congress insists they were party members 'murdered' by ... Read more...

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Schools reopen in Uttar Pradesh as cold abates


January 17th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) The schools were reopened Monday after a mini winter vacation declared due to the intense cold conditions here earlier this month.The schools were closed following the directives ... Read more...

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Meghalaya curfew relaxed


January 5th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 5 (IANS) Authorities Wednesday relaxed for three hours the curfew in Mendipathar in Meghalaya's East Garo district that witnessed ethnic violence, an official said.Curfew was imposed in Mendipathar and adjoining ... Read more...

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Three killed in police firing in Bengal (Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Three people were killed in police firing in West Bengal's Burdwan district Wednesday after they attacked the security forces with bombs and firearms, the authorities said. The Trinamool ... Read more...

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Maoists kill CPI-M supporter in Bengal


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Suspected Maoists Wednesday gunned down a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporter in West Bengal's Purulia district, police said."Bikas Mondal, 22, was fatally shot by a gang of ... Read more...

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Two die in Bengal police firing


December 1st, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Two people were killed in police firing in West Bengal's Burdwan district Wednesday after they attacked the security forces with bombs and firearms, the authorities said. The Trinamool ... Read more...

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Bengal farmers’ killing: 44 CPI-M activists get life term


November 11th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Suri (West Bengal), Nov 11 (IANS) A court in Birbhum district of West Bengal Thursday gave life sentence to 44 Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists convicted for killing 11 farmers in ... Read more...

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Suchpur murder case: 44 CPI-M activists convicted


November 10th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Suri (West Bengal), Nov 10 (IANS) A court in Birbhum district of West Bengal Wednesday convicted 44 Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists for hacking to death 11 landless farmers, reportedly Trinamool ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader shot dead by Maoists in West Bengal


September 20th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Suspected Maoists shot dead a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader in West Bengal's West Midnapore district Monday, police said. Ananta Mukherjee, member of CPI-M's Belpahari zonal committee, was ... Read more...

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Riverbank land erosion leaves people homeless in Uttar Pradesh


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
By Virender PathakKoushambhi (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 2 (ANI): Erosion of low-lying areas bordering the River Yamuna and the River Ganges in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambhi District, has left many families homeless.The local administration ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks Buddhadeb to check inter-party clashes


April 4th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lalgarh (West Bengal), April 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Sunday said he had asked Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee to curb inter-party clashes in the state, as otherwise it would ... Read more...

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‘Save’ Bengal from CPI-M, Congress-Trinamool urge Chidambaram


April 4th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Aggrieved over union Home Minister P. Chidambaram dropping politically volatile Burdwan district from his West Bengal tour itinerary, the state's opposition Congress and Trinamool Congress leaders Saturday ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to visit West Bengal trouble spots


April 2nd, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will arrive on a two-day visit to West Bengal Saturday to review the anti-Maoist operation in Lalgarh and will also tour ... Read more...

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Bareilly now has only night curfew


March 19th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bareilly, March 19 (IANS) Day curfew was Friday lifted in Uttar Pradesh's riot-hit Bareilly district but it will be clamped at night, the authorities said Friday. With no fresh trouble, the curfew was ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in Bareilly


March 4th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) With the situation in trouble-torn areas of Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district limping back to normal, the curfew imposed Tuesday was relaxed Thursday morning, officials said. The curfew was clamped ... Read more...

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Opposition leaders visit encroached land in Wayanad


February 12th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Wayanad (Kerala), Feb 12 (IANS) The top brass of the Congress-led opposition in Kerala Friday visited a piece of land that is occupied by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporters, along with ... Read more...

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Cold wave claims 30 lives in Uttar Pradesh


January 4th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 4 (IANS) The cold wave has claimed at least 30 lives in Uttar Pradesh since Saturday, an official said Monday. The met office has predicted no change in the weather ... Read more...

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Let CBI probe CPI-M leader’s murder, says Mamata


August 11th, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalkote (West Bengal), Aug 11 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief and Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday challenged West Bengal's Left Front government to get the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe ... Read more...

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Congress delegation visits West Bengal’s Mangalkot


August 9th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) A Congress party delegation Sunday visited the trouble-prone Mangalkot area in West Bengal to assess the law and order situation there. The team, led by state Congress working president ... Read more...

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Police baton charge Trinamool supporters, Mamata fumes


August 8th, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Police baton charged violent Trinamool Youth Congress supporters at Burdwan district's troubled Mongolkote area Saturday, prompting party chief Mamata Banerjee's to announce a rally at the same ... Read more...

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West Bengal government should restore peace in Mongolkote: Mukherjee


July 18th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the West Bengal government should make efforts to restore peace and normalcy in violence-affected Mongolkote region of Burdwan district. "Many of ... Read more...

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Congress to continue stir against attack on Bengal legislators


July 18th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) The West Bengal unit of the Congress Saturday said it will continue the state-wide agitation protesting an attack by supporters of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on ... Read more...

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Bengal shuts down: Congress says spontaneously, LF critical (Roundup)


July 17th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Roads were blocked, buses damaged and government offices ransacked as parts of West Bengal Friday observed a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Congress party to protest against a ... Read more...

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West Bengal strike was spontaneous, historic, says Congress (Second Lead)


July 17th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) West Bengal Congress, which Friday enforced a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in the state to protest attack on its party legislators, said the strike was "spontaneous" and "historic" in terms ... Read more...

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Protests over attack on Congress legislators, life disrupted in Bengal


July 16th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Normal life was disrupted across West Bengal Thursday as enraged Congress party workers torched buses and obstructed rail and road traffic in protest against the attack on their ... Read more...

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Eight Congress legislators attacked in West Bengal (Lead)


July 15th, 2009 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Eight Congress legislators of West Bengal were injured Wednesday when they were attacked allegedly by armed Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) cadres in a village, according to ... Read more...

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Eight Congress MLAs injured in attack by CPI-M: Bhuniya


July 15th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Eight Congress legislators of West Bengal were injured when they were allegedly attacked by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) members in Burdwan district Wednesday, a Congress leader said. Seven ... Read more...

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Burdwan latest Trinamool-Left flashpoint


June 18th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Thursday alleged that West Bengal's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has unleashed terror on party activists in Burdwan district and threatened to start an ... Read more...

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