India | Reuters | Wednesday December 10, 2014
A parliamentary committee has recommended raising to 49 per cent the cap on foreign investment in insurance joint ventures to help draw more fund flows into a sector starved of capital and squeezed by regulations.
India | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday December 4, 2014
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched into unparliamentary language again today - this time to vent her spleen on the CPI(M). At a rally in Jalpaiguri, Ms Banerjee took recourse to an earthy Bengali phrase to say the erstwhile rulers of...
India | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Monday October 27, 2014
First, they lost power to the Trinamool Congress and now, they are ceding space to the BJP. The Left's sharp decline in West Bengal - the CPM managed just two seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections - is symptomatic of the party's existential crisis.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday October 24, 2014
A police officer was wounded when he and his team were attacked with bombs, bricks and sticks at a village in West Bengal's Birbhum district today. The police team had gone to the village this afternoon on a tip off that bombs were being made or stoc...
India | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Monday October 6, 2014
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has come under fire for alleged involvement in anti-national activities after an explosion killed two people in Burdwan on Thursday. The CPM and the BJP say the police destroyed evidence before the Nationa...
India | Monideepa Banerjie | Thursday September 25, 2014
An FIR will have to be filed against actor turned Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal within the next 72 hours for his controversial "rape-murder" comments, the Calcutta High Court directed today.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 16, 2014
In a barbed comment at CPI(M) in the backdrop of the recent murder of an RSS activist in Kannur, a senior CPI leader today said that his party would not justify political murders and the issue would be raised in the state committee of the LDF.
India | Edited by Anindita Sanyal (With PTI inputs) | Thursday September 4, 2014
The son of a Kerala CPM leader, who had hailed the killing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh worker K Manoj as "good news" in a Facebook post, has been booked under the IT Act.
South | Sneha Mary Koshy | Wednesday September 3, 2014
The cycle of violence is so out of control in Kannur, that any attempt at peace is outrightly boycotted.
South | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava and Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Wednesday September 3, 2014
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS has demanded that the union home ministry order an investigation by a central agency into the murder of a local leader in Kannur district of Kerala.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday September 3, 2014
A Facebook post by the son of a CPM leader in Kerala, controversially described the killing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker KT Manoj this week as 'good news'. Jain raj, the son of CPM's P Jayarajan, has deleted his post, allegedly after t...
India | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas | Tuesday September 2, 2014
The CPM office in Pune was attacked by eight unidentified men this evening.
India | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday September 2, 2014
After a phone call from Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is calling an all-party meeting to try and broker peace among warring cadres of political organisations in the state.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday August 19, 2014
The death of a woman in Bengal has led to a political fight between the ruling Trinamool Congress and its rival CPM.
India | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday August 18, 2014
In Bengal, the wife of a CPM worker was allegedly gang-raped, paraded and then killed. In his police case, the victim's husband has blamed men linked to the ruling Trinamool Congress, which has denied any involvement.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 12, 2014
The Communist Party of India - Marxist today asked the Centre to allocate funds for Scheduled Castes Sub Plan or SCSP equivalent to the population proportion of SCs in the country.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday July 7, 2014
The gruesome murder of Sourav Choudhury, a young college student who took on liquor and gambling dens in his village, has sparked anger in West Bengal.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas | Wednesday July 2, 2014
Amid huge outrage over remarks made by its controversial MP Tapas Pal, the Trinamool Congress will take a decision on his fate today. On hazy footage aired by local TV channels, Mr Pal, a two-term MP, has been caught making shocking comments on rape.
Who Said What | NDTV.com | Tuesday July 1, 2014
Trinamool party MP and popular Bengali actor Tapas Pal, who has been caught on camera purportedly threatening to send "our boys to rape CPM women if necessary," does not deserve to sit in Parliament, CPM leader Brinda Karat said today. On hazy foota...
India | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas (with PTI inputs) | Tuesday July 1, 2014
The wife of Trinamool Congress MP and popular Bengali actor Tapas Pal has apologised for her husband's shocking comment that he would send "our boys to rape CPM women if necessary."