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06-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Modi visit abandons Palestinian cause: CPI-M

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel ruptures India's long-held stand that Tel Aviv is "an occupying power of Palestinian territories" and amounts to virtually abandoning the Palestinian cause, the CPI-M said on Thursday."The announcement of a 'strategic...

04-Jul-2017 Kolkata

All-party meet, army needed to reduce communal tension : Biman Bose

Expressing concern over the rising communal tension in certain pockets of West Bengal, opposition Left Front on Tuesday urged the Mamata Banerjee government to organise district level all-party meetings and deploy paramilitary forces or even the army to restore...

04-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Modi's Israel visit extension of Hindutva ideology : Prakash Karat

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel a "complete turning point", senior CPI-M leader Prakash Karat on Tuesday said it was a part of an overall Hindutva ideology which was coming into play both domestically and in terms of foreign policy.The...

30-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Air India privatisation against national interest : CPI-M

The CPI-M said on Friday that Air India's privatisation was "against national interest" and accused the government of handing over national assets for a song to private companies, both domestic and foreign.A Communist Party of India-Marxist statement came...

17-Jun-2017 Kochi

Narendra Modi takes Kochi Metro ride

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a ride in the newly inaugurated Kochi Metro, Kerala's first metro line, from the Southern Naval Command's air terminal to the Palarivatom station.At the air terminal, the Prime Minister was received by Kerala Governor...

14-Jun-2017 New Delhi

SCO should help cut Indian military ties with US : CPI-M

Membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) gives a good opportunity to India to reduce its military and security ties with the US and also review its confrontationist stance towards China and Pakistan, the CPI-M has said.An editorial in the CPI-M...

10-Jun-2017 New Delhi

BJP meeting farmers' grievances with bullets : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday accused the BJP-led central government of turning farming into a "loss-making profession" and meeting farmers' genuine grievances with "bullets"."The essential point is this: We are not remunerating farmers...

07-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury manhandled by two Hindu Sena activists at press meet

Two youths belonging to a pro-Hindutva outfit manhandled Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at a press conference here on Wednesday.Enraged CPI-M members pounced upon the attackers, who are Hindu Sena activists, and...

07-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury roughed up at press meet

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury was roughed up by a young man at a press conference here on Wednesday.Enraged members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist pounced on him and an accomplice and thrashed them before handing over the pair to police....

06-Jun-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

NDTV raids remind of 'Emergency days' : Pinarayi Vijayan

The CBI raids on NDTV network's co-founder Prannoy Roy's premises is reminiscent of the Emergency days, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday.In a statement issued here, Vijayan said the CBI raids at the residences of Prannoy Roy and his...

02-Jun-2017 Kolkata

Army chief has declared war on Indian citizens : Surjya Kanta Mishra

Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Surjya Kanta Mishra on Friday criticised Army chief General Bipin Rawat's comments on Jammu and Kashmir and accused him of declaring a war on Indian citizens."The language that the new Army chief is using... seems...

29-May-2017 New Delhi/Agartala

Tripura CM pitches for rail links for growth of northeast region

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday urged the Centre for increased railway connectivity of India's northeast, including through Bangladesh and Myanmar, for the region's development."Early completion of the proposed 15-km Agartala-Akhaura rail link...

21-May-2017 Agartala

No future polls with EVMs sans audit device : Sitaram Yechuri

In any future elections, EVMs without paper audit trail device must not be used, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday."In case of any dispute, counting of votes must be done through the paper audit trail, not from the EVMs. We already...

21-May-2017 Agartala

Tripura polls will be a Waterloo for BJP: Sitaram Yechury

The BJP might think it is unstoppable in Indian polls, but the assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura in February next year would a Waterloo for it, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday."BJP recently formed governments in Manipur...

15-May-2017 New Delhi

Absolving army Major?

Reacting to the media reports that the Army Major who tied a Kashmiri youth Farooq Ahmed of Central Kashmir to the bonnet of a jeep as a "human shield" has been given a clean chit by the Court of Inquiry (CoI), senior Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader,...

14-May-2017 Kolkata

Mockery of democracy in Bengal civic polls : Sitaram Yechuri

Describing the violence and "rampant irregularities" in Sunday's civic polls as a "mockery of democracy", CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday slammed West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress for its "blatant misuse" of the state machinery."This is...

09-May-2017 New Delhi

Leniency behind India's failure to get Mallya : Sitaram Yechury

Questioning Indias failure to secure extradition of Vijay Mallya from the UK, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday accused the Modi government of being "lenient" towards the liquor baron."The question is if you want to bring Mallya back, you need to...

03-May-2017 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury flays government over Aadhar

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday flayed the government for making Aadhar cards mandatory for issuing PAN cards."Goalposts constantly shifted on making Aadhaar mandatory. From passing it as a money bill to violating SC's orders, this is...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Attack on policemen, shows 'jungle raj' in UP : Sitaram Yechuri

Expressing outrage over right-wing outfits attacking police stations in Agra, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said there was a 'jungle raj' (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh."BJP MPs and MLAs are leading mobs to attack police stations in Uttar Pradesh....

15-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Outraged over Kashmir youth being tied to moving jeep : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Saturday said it was outraged over the tying of a Kashmiri youth to a moving Army jeep as a shield against stone-pelters in Kashmir and demanded action against those responsible.In a statement, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) cited...

14-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Ambedkar's vision under threat today : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said that B.R. Ambedkar's vision of the "Constitution above all" was under threat and called upon the people to take forward his ideals."B.R. Ambedkar's vision, more than just symbolising social justice, helped...

11-Apr-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

We did everything for Mahija : Pinarayi Vijayan

Breaking his silence for the first time since a woman went on a five-day hunger strike demanding justice for her dead son, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said the state government had done everything it could for the family."We do not know...

05-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi seeks Sitaram Yechury support for amendment to GST bills

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and sought Left parties' support on an amendment to be moved by Jairam Ramesh to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bills in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.According to a...

04-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Indian youths need jobs, not vigilantism : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday flayed the Narendra Modi government for what he said was giving sops to corporates and said the youth need jobs and not vigilantism."Two third of the country's population comprises youths; they need jobs and...

03-Apr-2017 Agartala

Centre trying to oust Tripura government : CPI-M

Tripura's ruling CPI-M has alleged that BJP's central ministers were spreading misinformation about the Left Front government in the state in a bid to dislodge it."BJP's (Bharatiya Janata Party) central ministers visiting Tripura almost every week provide imaginary...

29-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Left Front rally in Kolkata on Narada, Saradha issues

Demanding arrest of ministers, elected representatives and leaders of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress seen accepting money in the Narada sting footage, opposition Left Front on Wednesday brought out a huge rally in the heart of Kolkata and announced their...

28-Mar-2017 Agartala

NDA government trying to scuttle MGNREGA : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government is trying to close the rural job scheme MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act)."The present central government is gradually...

24-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

RSS, BJP working towards Hindu rashtra : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused the BJP and RSS of going ahead with their agenda of turning a secular India into a "Hindu rashtra" as well as violence and communal polarisation in some states.He said both the Bharatiya Janata Party...

24-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Supreme Court must first give verdict on Ayodha issue : Sitaram Yechury

The Supreme Court cannot absolve itself of its responsibilities on the Ayodhya issue and has to first come out with a verdict in the case, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Friday.It is not correct for the apex court to suggest an out-of-court...

23-Mar-2017 Agartala

Resolve issues with Bangladesh, Tripura CM urges Centre

Ahead of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India early next month, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday urged the Centre to resolve all disputes and issues pending with the neighbouring country."Resolve the disputes and issues...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Modi government legalizes political corruption : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Thursday accused the Modi government of creating "new avenues for large-scale money laundering" while claiming to be fighting corruption in public life."The Modi government has indulged in the height of duplicity to hoodwink the people of this...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Adityanath as CM a step towards Hindu Rashtra : CPI-M

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS have taken "the most audacious step" to usher in a Hindu Rashtra by making Adityanath Yogi the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, the CPI-M has said."They have put in place, as Chief Minister of the biggest state of India,...

19-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Yogi as CM is BJP's message on 'Hindu Rashtra' : Sitaram Yechuri

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri on Sunday said that by making Yogi Adityanath the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the BJP and its ideological parent the RSS have sent out a clear message that "they want to transform India into a Hindu Rashtra".It...

19-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

BJP, RSS not undefeatable : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said the BJP and the RSS are not undefeatable and that people of India will win the fight against communalism.Addressing a public rally of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) here, he said that in the...

19-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Adityanath mockery of Modi's 'inclusive growth' call : CPI-M

Yogi Adityanath becoming the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is a mockery of Prime Minister Narendra Modis call for inclusive growth, the CPI-M said on Sunday."This choice by the RSS, executed by its political arm the BJP, is a deliberate move which bodes...

16-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

No action against Thomas based on media reports : Pinarayi Vijayan

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday informed the Kerala assembly that based on media reports no action will be taken against Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas.Vijayan was responding to a leave for an adjournment motion moved by opposition Congress legislator...

16-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury calls for a narrative counter to RSS-BJP

Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said an alternate narrative should evolve in the country to counter the narrative being propagated by the Hindutva forces.He called on all the secular parties to evolve this narrative...

07-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala mulls cloud seeding to tackle worst drought in century

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday hinted that cloud seeding could be one possible measure to tackle the worst drought that Kerala has faced in a century.Noting that his government has done everything humanely possible to handle the situation, Vijayan...

02-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Vijayan dismisses death threat, Yechury questions Modi

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday made it clear that he was not bothered by a RSS leader's offer of Rs 1 crore to have him killed."The RSS in the past has taken the heads of others but I have to move around and I will," said Vijayan in his...

28-Feb-2017 New Delhi

RSS wants to impose its views on everyone : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday flayed the Modi government and the Sangh Parivar over the death and rape threats to Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur for taking on the ABVP."Ministers are supposed to work under the constitutional oath to ensure...

25-Feb-2017 Pune

Pune clashes not linked to Ramjas College controversy : CPI-M

A CPI-M leader on Saturday said that the clashes between activists of the party's student wing SFI and RSS-affiliated ABVP in the Savitribai Phule Pune University campus were not related to the ongoing controversy in Delhi's Ramjas College."This was an...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Press US for action in Indian engineer's killing : Sitaram Yechury

Deploring the killing of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in the US, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday called for pressurising the Donald Trump administration for quick action."We urge our government to put the strongest pressure on the authorities...

24-Feb-2017 Kannur

Police won't go after 'imaginary' accused : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said the police won't go after "imaginary" accused persons in the kidnapping of the Malayalam actress."The police will not go after imaginary accused persons," Vijayan told a public meeting. At the same time,...

23-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Ramjas violence example of state-backed intolerance : CPI-M

Describing the violence outside Ramjas College here as an example of "state machinery backed violent intolerance", the CPI-M on Thursday demanded action against ABVP activists involved in the assault as also against the police for connivance.Wednesday's clashes...

14-Feb-2017 Kannur (Kerala)

Kannur can be brought back to normalcy: Pinarayi Vijayan

Kannur district, considered Kerala's most volatile due to the violent rivalry between the CPI-M and the BJP/RSS, can be brought back to normalcy, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday."Even though previous peace talks have not earned the desired results,...

13-Feb-2017 Agartala

Tripura CM asks officials to meet people, resolve problems instantly

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar asked civil service officials to meet people more often to resolve and sort out their problems, if possible on the spot."Occasionally abstaining from routine official works, you must meet more frequently with the people to...

09-Feb-2017 Thiruvananthapuram/Manama

Bahrain keen to increase ties with Kerala

Bahrain is willing to increase its ties with Kerala in various sectors, Bahrain's Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa informed visiting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.A statement issued by the office of Vijayan on Thursday night said...

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