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12-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Sort out issues to protect transparency in SC : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Friday said the four senior Supreme Court judges have raised important issues that have a vital bearing on the institution and hoped the issues will be sorted out keeping in mind the principles of democratic functioning and transparency."Four...

12-Jan-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Pinarayi Vijayan hails Kerala diaspora meet, BJP disagrees

The two-day 'Kerala Loka Sabha' that started here on Friday could well be an engine for the future growth of the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said inaugurating the first-of-its-kind event.Held at the banquet hall of the state assembly, the event...

11-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Stop making Aadhaar mandatory : CPI-M

The CPI-M has urged the government to stop making Aadhaar linkages mandatory to avail basic services and also criticized the Supreme Court for delaying a ruling on the contentious issue."The only way out of the impasse is to stop making Aadhaar mandatory...

10-Jan-2018 New Delhi

100% FDI in retail will harm retailers, shopkeepers : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Wednesday denounced the government decision to allow 100 per cent FDI through the automatic route in single brand retail trade, warning this will have "harmful consequences" for domestic retail traders and shopkeepers.Until now, Foreign Direct...

09-Jan-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Pinarayi Vijayan's chopper expenses excluded from Ockhi relief fund

Following an opposition protest, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office on Tuesday announced cancellation of an official order that envisaged deducting from the Ockhi cyclone relief fund the expenses incurred on his helicopter ride to cyclone-hit areas.Vijayan...

03-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee lying about Bengal farmers' well-being : Biman Bose

Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Wednesday said that her claim about farmers in the state was "false" as about 150 of them committed suicide in the recent past.Banerjee had claimed farmers were the...

31-Dec-2017 Agartala

BJP and its government bluffing the people : Sitaram Yechuri

The BJP-led central government has no policies for the people and is just "bluffing" to the people, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday."Narendra Modi and his BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)are bluffers, they are always bluffing the...

29-Dec-2017 Agartala

CPI-M, BJP attack each other in Tripura ahead of polls

With announcement of assembly elections in Tripura due soon, strident political attacks have become the order of the day in the Left-ruled state.Ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has been constantly targetting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

29-Dec-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Pinarayi Vijayan orders action against Kerala school on RSS issue

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday ordered action against a school in Palakkad for allowing RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to hoist the national flag during the Independence Day celebrations.Vijayan directed the Director of Public Instruction (DPI) to...

26-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Bill on triple talaq unwarranted, politically motivated : CPI-M

The Narendra Modi government's move to bring a bill criminalising triple talaq (instant divorce in a single sitting) is unwarranted and politically motivated, the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) said on Tuesday.The Modi government is likely to introduce...

23-Dec-2017 Agartala

CPI-M will retain power in Tripura, get more seats, asserts party

The Left Front will retain power in Tripura, winning more seats and votes in the next assembly elections due in February, a CPI-M leader said here on Saturday after a one-day review meeting of the party."CPI-M-led Left Front will undoubtedly retain power...

21-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Pursue 2G case : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Thursday urged the government to pursue legally the 2G spectrum allocation case after a court here declared that none of the accused was guilty."The judgement of the CBI special court on the 2G spectrum case raises more questions than answers,"...

21-Dec-2017 New Delhi

India must re-think its Nepal policy : CPI-M

The CPI-M has urged the Modi government to do "a re-thinking" vis-a-vis relations with Nepal following the victory of a Communist alliance in parliamentary and provincial elections there."The important political development in Nepal should lead to a re-thinking...

18-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Discontent in Gujarat could have been channelised better : CPI-M

The discontent among the people against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments in Gujarat and the Centre could have been channelised "more effectively" if there had been a "credible opposition with an alternative programme", the CPI-M said on Monday.The...

13-Dec-2017 Kolkata

FRDI bill will take away guarantee of bank deposits : Surjya Kanta Mishra

 Alleging that the Narendra Modi government's proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill would create problems for bank depositors in getting their money back, CPI-M politburo member Surjya Kanta Mishra on Wednesday urged people to join protest demonstrations...

13-Dec-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala seeks Rs 1,843 cr from Centre for Ockhi damage

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday his government has sought Rs 1,843 crore from the Centre to mitigate the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi."This was one of the worst disasters that struck the state. The Centre has been very supportive...

12-Dec-2017 New Delhi/Ahmedabad

BJP on 'secret' meet with Pakistanis, Modi asked about Nawaz 'biryani'

The opposition reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday of the 'biryani' served by then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in 2015 as the BJP harped on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs meeting with Pakistani diplomats.The Bharatiya...

07-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Indian stand over Jerusalem shows 'servility': CPI-M

The Indian government's refusal to denounce the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital "shows the extent of servility of the Modi regime" to Washington, the CPI-M said on Thursday.The Communist Party of India-Marxist said it strongly condemned...

06-Dec-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

There was no advance warning on Cyclone Ockhi : Pinarayi Vijayan

Under flak over the way rescue operations were handled, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said there was no advance warning about Cyclone Ockhi and cleared a slew of packages for those affected.Chairing his cabinet meeting, Vijayan also announced...

05-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Sharad Yadav's disqualification casts a shadow : Sitaram Yechuri

Expressing concern over the disqulaification of rebel JD-U leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwer Ansari from Rajya Sabha, Communist Party of India (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said that the decision did "cast a shadow"."Like Ceasar's wife,...

01-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechuri attacks government on 'bail-in' clause in FRDI Bill

CPI-M on Friday attacked the Modi government on the proposed "bail-in" clause in a financial legisation and alleged it will be used to pay the written-off loans of rich defaulters "by stealing small savers' money".CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury tweeted...

23-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi is Manmohan Desai of politics : Sitaram Yechuri

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modis style of functioning with the filmmaking style of renowned Bollywood director Manmohan Desai, saying neither give any thinking space to their respective audience."Once,...

23-Nov-2017 New Delhi

CPI-M seeks high-level judicial probe into judge Loya's death

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday demanded a high-level judicial probe into the death of special CBI judge H.P. Loya who was hearing the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.The party raised the demand after news website "The Caravan" reported...

22-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Padmavati row is about Hindutva cultural repression : CPI-M

The way the film "Padmavati" is being pilloried and the director and the main actor threatened with beheading shows how mob rule has become one of the hallmarks of "Modi raj", the CPI-M has said."No artistic or cultural production is safe from the chauvinist...

17-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Trinamool-BJP feeding each other in Bengal : Sitaram Yechuri

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition BJP of practising the same sort of religious extremism and communal appeasement and said the two forces were feeding on each other."It seems the...

17-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Moody's ratings proof of growing capitalism in India : Sitaram Yechuri

Criticising India's sovereign rating upgrade by the global agency Moody's Investors Service, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the improved ratings signify the beneficial atmosphere for the international capitalist groups under the Narendra...

09-Nov-2017 New Delhi

'Paradise Papers' shows note ban didn't end black money: CPI-M

The revelations in "Paradise Papers" of how the super rich stash their wealth abroad "effectively debunks the myth of the Modi government's fight against black money", the CPI-M has said."It has underlined the absurdity of the claim that demonetisation has...

08-Nov-2017 Agartala

Demonetisation hit poor, common people hardest : CPI-M

Demonetisation of high-denomination notes hit the poor and common people hard as the BJP government at the Centre deceived Indians by unilaterally scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes last year, the CPI-M said here on Wednesday."Decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs...

07-Nov-2017 Agartala

BJP-led government trying to subvert federal system : Manik Sarkar

The BJP-led government at the Centre is trying to "destabilise" the country's federal structure by switching over to a presidential form of governance, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Tuesday."The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

06-Nov-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Pinarayi Vijayan goes slow on action against 'tainted' Kerala minister

The CPI-M state secretariat meeting held here on Monday to discuss charges of usurping government land against state Transport Minister Thomas Chandy and suitable action against him turned out to be a damp squib, as it decided to wait for legal opinion.There...

05-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Mukul Roy joining BJP 'Aya Ram Gaya Ram' politics : Surjya Kanta Mishra

Dismissing former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy's crossing over to the BJP as "Aya Ram Gaya Ram' politics, the CPI-M on Sunday said it would be "suicidal" if anybody harboured thoughts of fighting one of them by joining the other as the two parties "complement...

03-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Resist attacks on democracy : Biman Bose

Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Friday called upon the people to resist attacks on democracy and be prepared to lay down their lives in the struggles for life and livelihood.Addressing a rally at the conclusion of the statewide jatha (march) brought out...

26-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Modi, BJP taking steps to shield corruption: CPI-M

The CPI-M has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP of taking one step after another "to shield corruption and allow the rich to launder black money".This is being done "contrary to the strident statements against black money and corruption" they...

25-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Bank recapitalization is amnesty to corporate loan defaulters : CPI-M

The government decision to recapitalize the public sector banks by infusing Rs. 2.11 lakh crore amounts to virtually pardoning corporates who have not returned loans now totalling Rs 11.5 crore, the CPI-M said on Wednesday.A statement from the Communist...

20-Oct-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

'Ready for debate': Pinarayi Vijayan responds to Shah's challenge

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday hoped state BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekheran will motivate his party's National President Amit Shah for a creative debate on Kerala aiming for its further development.In his Facebook post, Vijayan said they had...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Attack on Taj aimed at re-writing history: CPI-M

Accusing the BJP rulers of Uttar Pradesh of having "a medieval communal mindset", the CPI-M has said that the vilification of the Taj Mahal by BJP leaders was part of a project aimed at re-writing history."Nothing exemplifies this attitude more than their attempt...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan rules out pre-poll alliance with Congress

 A pre-poll alliance with the Congress is ruled out, says Kerala Chief Minister and CPI-M leader Pinarayi Vijayan, who appears not to completely rule out a tactical tie-up with it after the 2019 general elections to check the BJP.The Marxist leader also...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Poll alliance to be decided at CPI-M Congress : Sitaram Yechury

The CPI-M on Monday said it will decide the issue of aligning with the Congress at its 22nd party Congress to be held from April 18 to 22 next year in Hyderabad."Based on the Polit Bureau outline and the disccussions in the Central Committee, the Polit Bureau...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

CBI, ED must probe Jay Shah: CPI-M

The CPI-M has urged the government to direct the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to probe the business dealings of BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah.In an editorial titled "Is the BJP President's Son above Scrutiny?", CPI-M journal People's...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

CPI-M protests against BJP over Kerala killings

Hundreds of CPI-M activists led by its General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday marched up to the BJP headquarters here in protest against the killings of CPI-M cadres in Kerala allegedly by RSS and BJP members.CPI-M leaders said they were being attacked by...

05-Oct-2017 Kannur (Kerala)

Amit Shah skips 'yatra' in Kerala CM's hometown, CPI-M says he's scared

After threatening to take his fight into Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's hometown, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday failed to turn up here to lead a state-wide yatra he had kicked off two days earlier.But hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party activists...

21-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Treat Rohingyas as refugees, CPI-M tells Modi government

The CPI-M has urged the Modi government to reverse its policy and treat Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar as refugees and said "they cannot be the victims of Islamophobia"."The decision of the Modi government to deport Rohingyas from Myanmar who...

01-Sep-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Kamal Haasan, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan discuss TN politics

Noted film actor Kamal Haasan and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met here on Friday and discussed, among other things, the political situation in Tamil Nadu.Revealing this, Vijayan said in a Facebook post that they have known each other for long and...

31-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Note ban was money laundering exercise : Sitaram Yechury

A day after the RBI revealed that 99 per cent of the scrapped currency notes came back into the system post-demonetisation, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday called the note ban a "money laundering exercise" and demanded that the government...

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