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Mixed response to anti-government protest (Afternoon Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A shutdown called against the government's economic measures Thursday evoked a mixed response nationwide, with life badly hit in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat ... Read more...

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Left, Right come together against FDI


September 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) In a rare show of unity, Communist and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders came together here Thursday to denounce the decision to allow FDI in ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan for CBI probe into Bihari youth’s death


September 19th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Marxist leader V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday asked Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to call for a CBI probe into the alleged murder of a Bihari youth in Kerala.Satnam ... Read more...

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Trinamool quits UPA, Mamata blasts Congress (Night Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday withdrew her Trinamool Congress party's support to the UPA government, but both she and the Congress indicated a ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan stopped on way to Kudankulam


September 18th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Marxist leader V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday left for Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu to protest against the nuclear project but was stopped by police on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Ex-CPI-M minister alleges political vendetta after brother’s arrest


September 10th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Following his brother Prashanta's arrest in the Midnapore skeleton case, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sushanta Ghosh Monday claimed the arrest as "political vendetta" ... Read more...

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UPA looting national resources: Prakash Karat


August 31st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 31 (IANS) The UPA government has been giving opportunities to multi-national and private companies to loot India's natural resources, including coal, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General ... Read more...

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Left, SP, TDP demand fair probe into coal scam (Second Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Putting up a third front on the coal scam, the Left parties, along with Samajwadi Party (SP) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Friday staged ... Read more...

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Coal scam: Third Front demands probe, parliament disrupted (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) With the Left parties, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) coming together Friday to demand a special probe into the ... Read more...

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Left, SP, TDP demand fair probe into coal scam


August 31st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Putting up a third front on the coal scam, the Left parties, along with Samajwadi Party and Telugu Desam Party, Friday staged a sit-in ... Read more...

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Festivities peak on Thiru Onam


August 29th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) Onam festivities have peaked in Kerala, with Thiru Onam celebrated Wednesday.Thiru Onam is the most important day for Keralites in the nearly week-long festival.The most important ... Read more...

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CPI-M wants cancellation of coal allocation, demand probe (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday asked the government to cancel all the coal block allocations found faulty by the official auditor and ... Read more...

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Opposition parties slam PM’s statement on CAG report


August 27th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement in parliament on coal block allocation was criticised by opposition parties Monday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing ... Read more...

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Cancel coal allocation, says CPI-M


August 27th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday asked the government to cancel all the coal blocks allocation found faulty by the official auditor and said they may be ... Read more...

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Mamata government intolerant, tries to evade responsibility: Left


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Terming the Mamata Banerjee government "intolerant", Marxist leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Thursday alleged it was trying to evade its responsibilities on law and order by ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee hosts Iftar


August 17th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday hosted an Iftar reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan that was attended by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and senior BJP leader L.K. ... Read more...

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Bengal girl commits suicide after sexual harassment


August 14th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, August 14 (IANS) Subjected to regular sexual harassment by a some local youths and following an altercation with her father on the issue, a 13-year-old-school girl committed suicide by ... Read more...

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Left meets PM, demands excess food be distributed


August 4th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A delegation of Left party leaders Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to demand universal distribution of excess food stock to check rising prices ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M leader denied bail in murder case


August 4th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Aug 4 (IANS) A court Saturday denied bail to Marxist leader P. Jayarajan, arrested for his alleged role in the murder of a Muslim League worker.The Kannur chief ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Kerala over CPI-M leader’s arrest


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Normal life was affected in Kerala Thursday as the state observed a shutdown on a call given by the opposition CPI-M to protest the arrest of ... Read more...

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Mamata, Left clash over Assam refugees


July 27th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday attacked the Left after it disputed her claim that the state had taken every possible step to provide ... Read more...

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India has got a very able president: Somnath


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Terming president-elect Pranab Mukherjee as one of the best parliamentarians and statesmen of India, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee Sunday said the country has ... Read more...

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Maoist strategist held in Bengal (Third Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Bikram alias Arnab Dam, a West Bengal state committee member of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) and considered the party's top strategist in the ... Read more...

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Chargesheet soon in ex-Marxist leader’s murder


July 14th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, July 14 (IANS) With close to 70 people accused in the murder of former Marxist leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, Kerala Police will start work Monday on the chargesheet expected to ... Read more...

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Mamata draws flak for observing Basu’s birthday in advance


July 6th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government Friday stirred a controversy by celebrating the birth anniversary of former chief minister Jyoti Basu at the state assembly two days ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M leader held for ex-colleague’s murder (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), June 29 (IANS) Marxist leader P. Mohanan was arrested Friday for his alleged involvement in the murder of former party colleague T.P. Chandrasekharan, sparking violence by his supporters, ... Read more...

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Deaf-mute athlete raped in Bengal, attacker arrested


June 26th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) An auto-rickshaw driver was arrested for raping a deaf and mute national level athlete in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, police said Tuesday."Ranjit Das, 28, was ... Read more...

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Legislator brings used grenades to Kerala assembly


June 18th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Senior CPI-M legislator E.P. Jayarajan Monday created a flutter in the Kerala assembly and raised security concern when he presented two used grenades to the house ... Read more...

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Bengal politics dominates presidential race (West Bengal newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) With a son of the soil from Bengal likely to become the country's next president and his country-cousin politician trying to nix his chances, ... Read more...

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Manmohan seeks support for Mukherjee


June 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday telephoned the leaders of all major political parties and sought their support for Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for president, an ... Read more...

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CPI-M congratulates Pranab, holds back support for now


June 15th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday congratulated UPA's presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee but said it would take a decision on supporting him only after discussions with other ... Read more...

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Fish stocks depleting along Indian coasts: Greenpeace


June 8th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) At 63, Ahmed Kaka from Luni village in Gujarat is fighting for fish stocks along the Kutch coast, which are depleting. He recalls there were ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M fields Chintha editor for Rajya Sabha


June 7th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 7 (IANS) The Left Democratic Front (LDF) Thursday decided to field veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist leader and former State Planning Board member C.P. Narayanan as its nominee ... Read more...

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Bengal parties close ranks to fete KKR


May 28th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) The Kolkata Knight Riders' Indian Premier League triumph has for a change brought West Bengal's bitter political foes together. While Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike to hit common man: Yechury


May 25th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury Thursday attacked the central government for a sharp hike in petrol prices, saying it would hit the common man."The ... Read more...

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