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Opposition protest shuts parts of India (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An opposition-called shutdown against economic reforms hit normal life in many states but the government said it was firm on pushing ahead with steps to ... Read more...

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Traders across India to strike Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) One of the biggest grouping of Indian traders Wednesday called for a nationwide strike Thursday to protest the decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail ... Read more...

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Reverse decisions or quit, CPI-M tells Congress


September 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress-led government should quit if it does not reverse its decisions on hiking diesel prices and allowing FDI in multi-brand retail trade, CPI-M leader ... Read more...

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CPI-M threatens nation-wide protest against diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Condemning the abrupt hike in diesel price, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat said Friday his party in coordination with other parties ... 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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Kerala CPI-M in tight spot over murder probe


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) The decision arrived at the CPI-M politburo meeting in New Delhi Sunday that there was no need for a CBI probe into the murder of ... Read more...

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Reverse privatisation of minerals: CPI-M


August 30th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The 'coalgate' row should be used to reverse the privatisation of natural and mineral resources in India, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said ... Read more...

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We are not against FDI in retail: Akhilesh Yadav


July 24th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday said his party would support foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail if it benefited farmers, contradicting ... Read more...

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Veteran freedom fighter Lakshmi Sehgal dead (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, July 23 (IANS) Lakshmi Sehgal, a close associate of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the first head of the women's wing of the Azad Hind Fauj, died around ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan escapes with public censure


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Contrary to speculation that discipilniray action would be taken against V.S. Achuthanandan, Kerala's veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sunday escaped with only a public ... Read more...

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Don’t open multi-brand FDI in retail, PM told


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party and the Left have urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to let FDI in multi-brand retail sector, saying this will virtually ... Read more...

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UPA renominates Ansari for vice president; Trinamool does not concur (Second Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Incumbent Hamid Ansari was Saturday chosen as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate in the vice presidential election but key constituent of the alliance ... Read more...

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Congress-Trinamool rift decided our stand: Karat


June 25th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) The widening rift between the Congress and Trinamool Congress made the CPI-M back Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential race, party general secretary Prakash Karat said ... Read more...

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Left parties to discuss stand over presidential poll


June 21st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Top leadership of the Communist Party of India-Marxist met in the national capital Thursday morning over the presidential poll.The meeting of the party's politburo ... Read more...

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Left to decide Thursday on presidential candidate


June 17th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Sunday said the Left parties will meet June 21 to decide on their candidate for the ... Read more...

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Crucial five day Kerala CPI-M party meeting starts Sunday


June 16th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) The five-day meet of the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) starts here Sunday.Five politburo members, including party general secretary Prakash Karat, will ... Read more...

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Mamata’s historic blunder (Comment)


June 16th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Even as Pranab Mukherjee basks in the sunshine of an almost certain victory in the presidential election, there are inevitably a number of losers, such as P.A. Sangma, who banked ... Read more...

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BJP backs Ramdev’s movement


June 4th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday backed Baba Ramdev's movement against black money, with the yoga guru meeting party president Nitin Gadkari at his ... Read more...

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Left’s stand on president after Congress announces candidate


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) The Left parties will decide their stand on the presidential election after the Congress announces its candidate, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta said ... Read more...

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CPI-M getting jittery over Kerala murder probe: Congress


May 21st, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) With names of some Communist Party of India-Marxist activists surfacing in the murder of their former party colleague T.P. Chandrasekharan, the Congress, which heads the ruling ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan seeks Vijayan’s removal from CPI-M post


May 20th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan has asked the party's national leadership to remove his rival Pinarayi Vijayan ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Jayalalithaa garners support for Sangma


May 20th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has been speaking to leaders of various national and regional parties seeking their support for P.A. ... Read more...

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Murder of ex-party colleague comes to haunt Kerala CPI-M (News Analysis)


May 20th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI M), which raises a lot of hue and cry over the killings of its cadres in West Bengal, is ... Read more...

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Nobody expecting mid-term poll: Karat


May 13th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat Sunday said that nobody is expecting mid-term Lok Sabha elections, reacting to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's comment that there ... Read more...

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Karat bats for Achuthanandan


April 10th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 10 (IANS) CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday dismissed as baseless reports that former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was "ousted" from the politburo.Karat said told the ... Read more...

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Karat again elected CPI-M boss (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Prakash Karat was Monday re-elected general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), but the veteran V.S. Achuthanandan failed to make it to the ... Read more...

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CPI-M limits three terms to its leaders


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 5 (IANS) The CPI-M has decided to limit the term of its leadership to three terms, but this is not linked to squabbles within, general secretary ... Read more...

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Strengthening CPI-M need of the hour: Karat


April 4th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday called for strengthening the party, saying only the Left and democratic parties could provide an ... Read more...

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George had excelled as journalist: Congress says in tribute


February 27th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Congress party Monday paid tributes to George Joseph, Political Editor of IANS, who died early Monday following cardiac arrest, describing him as a journalist ... Read more...

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Senior journalist George Joseph passes away (Second Lead) (With Images)


February 27th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) George Joseph, political editor of IANS, died early Monday following cardiac arrest. He was 57.Joseph was rushed to Fortis Hospital in Noida early Sunday ... Read more...

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Two years after death, Jyoti Basu still CPI-M mascot (Lead, correcting para nine)


February 19th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Even over two years after his death, Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu's appeal continues undiminished, at least in the party of which he was one of ... Read more...

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Two years after death, Jyoti Basu still CPI-M mascot


February 19th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Even over two years after his death, Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu's appeal continues undiminished, at least in the party of which he was one of ... Read more...

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Present situation not ripe for third front, says CPI-M (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Stressing need for unity of the Left and democratic forces in the country, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday said the present ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s Bengal conference to discuss poll debacle


February 15th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its four-day state conference in West Bengal Wednesday to discuss its future agenda. This is the first time in three ... Read more...

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CPI-M denies attack on Achuthanandan at party meet


February 9th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 9 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Thursday denied media reports that party delegates launched an attack on veteran comrade and former chief minister V.S. ... Read more...

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