India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Saturday March 21, 2015
The Calcutta High Court has ordered that the Mamata Banerjee government must give advertisements to Ganashakti, a Bengali daily that is affiliated to the CPI-M. The order was passed on February 27 by Justice Debangsu Basak but came to the notice of t...
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Thursday March 12, 2015
The West Bengal unit of the CPM is meeting in Kolkata in a conference ahead of the all-important party congress in April. In the confabulations ending on Friday, three issues from the past have surfaced, though not loudly.
India News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday March 10, 2015
Beef cooked in the open and Hindus and Muslims sitting together for a meal - this was how a section of people in Kerala protested today against the recent ban on the meat in Maharashtra.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday March 10, 2015
Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of Bengal, today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss what she had earlier described as a "long list" that includes her state's financial crisis.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Monday March 9, 2015
The CPM in West Bengal has raised a question that, from its own point of view, it couldn't have timed better. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Monday, at her own initiative. On the eve of ...
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday February 27, 2015
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she would resign if there was any proof of her taking a single rupee from the sale of her paintings. She also gave her jailed minister, Madan Mitra, a clean chit in the Saradha scam and accused a ...
Kerala News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday February 24, 2015
Kodiyari Balakrishnan was unanimously elected as the new state secretary of the CPM's Kerala unit. Mr Balakrishnan has been seen as a loyalist of Pinarayai Vijayan, the former CPM state secretary who is also Mr Achuthanandan's top political rival wit...
Kerala News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 23, 2015
Pushing Kerala unit of the party further over the edge, Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) founding-leader V S Achuthanandan today rejected the central leadership's directive to attend the concluding session of party state conference from which...
South | Reported by A Vaidyanathan | Friday January 30, 2015
A CPM leader in Kerala has been sentenced by the Supreme Court to four weeks in jail for derogatory remarks against a High Court judge.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Tuesday December 23, 2014
Doctors had to be called in today to the Lok Sabha, when a lawmaker from the CPM, who was protesting in the well of the House, fell ill with high blood pressure. The House was then adjourned till 4 pm.
India News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas | Tuesday September 2, 2014
The CPM office in Pune was attacked by eight unidentified men this evening.
India News | 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 News | 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.