India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 24, 2015
Political blame game has broken out today over the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots inquiry report by Justice Vishnu Sahay Commission, which is reported to have commented adversely on the BJP and the ruling Samajwadi party in Uttar Pradesh, as the two parties held each other responsible for the communal violence that left 62 people dead.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday September 7, 2015
Six major Left parties today joined hands to contest the forthcoming Bihar Assembly elections and vowed to fight the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led JD(U)-RJD-Congress grand alliance.
India News | Agencies | Wednesday September 2, 2015
About 15 crore workers are on strike today across the country with 10 major trade unions calling for a "Bharat bandh." The strike has paralysed West Bengal, and had significant impact in cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Thiruvanathapuram with essential services hit.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday August 28, 2015
Fresh battle lines have been drawn in West Bengal with chief minister Mamata Banerjee today criticising the Left parties for clashes in Kolkata yesterday, threatening to 'finish' such protests in a minute. Her warning comes as the Left said that their shutdown on September 2 would be historic.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Thursday August 27, 2015
Central Kolkata and parts of adjoining Howrah turned into a battlefield today, Left parties claim that nearly 200 protesters were injured in clashes with the police during a march to the secretariat to demand farmers' rights, as chief minister Mamata Banerjee termed it as a "barbaric" act by Left supporters.
Kerala News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 24, 2015
To woo more youngsters to the party fore and expand its base, CPI in Kerala is gearing up to make use of the potential of social media.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 16, 2015
Left parties will launch a campaign against the BJP from poll-bound Bihar next month to expose the party on various issues including alleged corruption.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 9, 2015
With Congress and Left opposing the GST Bill, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today appealed to all parties to lend support to the proposed legislation for its passage in Parliament, saying the government will be open to amendments in future.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 2, 2015
With half of the Monsoon session virtually washed out, the government will make a fresh bid to end the two-week-long deadlock in Parliament with an all-party meeting on Monday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 6, 2015
Ruling out the possibility of an alliance with the Janata Parivar, the Left parties on Sunday announced their decision of contesting the crucial Bihar Assembly election as a "united" bloc.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 20, 2015
Communist Party of India (CPI) today said that the merger of Left parties was not on its immediate agenda though their unity to put up a common fight against anti-people government policies and communalism was under consideration.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 10, 2015
The Left parties should not have withdrawn support to UPA-I government on the issue of Indo-US nuclear deal, says CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on the steep decline of the communists eversince.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie and Alok Pandey | Saturday April 18, 2015
Elections to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation - billed by many as the semi-final ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal next year - ended today amid reports of sporadic violence, which the Opposition claimed were carried out by Trinamool Congress.
Tamil Nadu News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Tuesday March 10, 2015
Despite opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, the DMK and the Left, coming out strongly in his support, Tamil writer Puliyur Murugesan is so traumatised by his kidnapping and alleged assault by those protesting against his latest book that he has left his hometown Karur.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 3, 2015
The Opposition, especially Left parties, today charged the NDA Government in Rajya Sabha with being "autocratic" as it was relying on 'ordinance raj' and said an ordinance was being promulgated every 28 days.
MK Venu | Saturday February 28, 2015
It is said that a decent deal is one in which all parties are reasonably satisfied, but are left with a feeling of wanting more, says MK Venu.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 22, 2015
A bandh was today observed in Maharashtra after a call from the Left parties to protest the murder of veteran Communist Party of India or CPI leader Govind Pansare, with Republican Party of India (Athawale) or RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI probe into the case.
Assembly | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 6, 2014
Unfazed by militant attacks that left 13 people dead on Friday, political parties continued with their campaign in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir amid heightened security arrangements ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on Monday.
Cheat Sheet | Edited By: Sanchari Bhattacharya | Thursday November 27, 2014
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will reply today in Lok Sabha to a debate on untaxed or black money stashed away in foreign accounts. In the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, opposition parties like the Congress, Trinamool Congress and Left walked out as the minister spoke, saying they were "disappointed" with his reply.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das | Thursday November 27, 2014
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will reply today in Lok Sabha to a debate on black money that saw Opposition parties including the Congress, Trinamool Congress and Left staging a walkout in Rajya Sabha yesterday, saying they were "disappointed" with his defence of the government's position on untaxed or black money stashed away in foreign accounts.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday November 19, 2014
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's enthusiasm for an anti-BJP coalition that includes her arch rival, the Left, is not shared by the latter.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday October 27, 2014
As the government today revealed three names in the Supreme Court in connection with untaxed or black money in foreign accounts, opposition parties alleged that the names had been released selectively to protect powerful people.
Cheat Sheet | Edited By: Sanchari Bhattacharya | Wednesday September 24, 2014
Putting up a united front, the Shiv Sena and BJP, allies for nearly 25 years, today declared at a joint press conference that the two parties were keen on continuing the alliance; they have been squabbling over their share of seats for the Maharashtra assembly elections. Meanwhile, with only four days now left to file nominations, the ruling Congre...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 15, 2014
Voting for Sweden's parliament ended Sunday at 1800 GMT with an exit poll suggesting a win for a Social Democrat-led left-green trio of parties and a major gain for the far-right Sweden Democrats.