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15-Nov-2018 New Delhi

BJP's cronyism drove economy to its lowest point : CPI-M

Accusing the Modi government of mismanaging the economy, the CPI-M on Thursday said that corruption and institutionalization of cronyism under the government had driven the Indian economy to hit its lowest point.It said the aggressive pursuit of neo-liberal policy...

13-Nov-2018 Chennai

CPI-M to be part of DMK-led alliance : Sitaram Yechury

Consolidating the anti-BJP front in Tamil Nadu, the CPI-M on Tuesday said it will be a part of the DMK-led front in the state for the Lok Sabha election next year.This was stated by Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury after a meeting...

10-Nov-2018 Kochi

Central aid required to boost deep sea fishing : Pinarayi Vijayan

The Centre should provide "liberal assistance" to boost deep sea fishing, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday."The Centre has to provide liberal assistance to boost deep sea fishing by equipping traditional fishermen. Kerala government...

10-Nov-2018 Srinagar

Announced scale of relief for damaged orchards quite inadequate: CPI (M)

Terming the announced scale of relief under “state-specific special natural calamity” for damaged orchards due to recent heavy snowfall as quite inadequate, CPI (M) Saturday demanded adequate compensation to the farmers, whose trees got damaged due to the snowfall.CPI...

08-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Demonetisation helped convert black money into white : CPI-M

The Modi government's "disastrous demonetisation" devastated crores of people dependent on daily cash transactions and helped to convert black money into white, the CPI-M said on Thursday."On the second anniversary of demonetisation, the Indian economy is...

05-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Mandir pitch to hide Modi government's 'all-round failure' : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Monday said that the RSS-BJP was raising the Ram temple issue just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections to deepn communal polaristion and hide the "all-round failure" of the Modi government.The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) expressed...

31-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Modi government can't handle its own appointees : Sitaram Yechury

Taking a dig at the RBI-government rift that came out in the open, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the Modi government could not even handle its "own appointees" besides other crucial matters."As even routine governance falters and...

28-Oct-2018 Palakkad (Kerala)

Don't scare us, Pinarayi Vijayan ticks off Amit Shah

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday mocked at BJP President Amit Shah, saying his "strength" wont be enough to pull down the Kerala government led by the CPI-M.On Saturday, Shah warned Vijayan not to play with the Sabarimala issue and warned that the...

28-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Shah's threat exposes who incited violence in Sabarimala : CPI-M

BJP President Amit Shah's criticism of the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages to the Sabarimala temple exposes who was behind the violence in the temple area, the CPI-M said on Sunday. "Shah has challenged the Supreme Court order on the entry...

22-Oct-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala CM hits out at Modi for being indifferent to state's needs

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "negative approach" on the needs of the state, which is slowly picking up pieces after a devastating flood in August."I fail to understand why the Centre and the Prime...

08-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Grand alliance not possible at national level: CPI-M

The CPI-M on Monday said the formation of a grand-alliance at the national level was not possible though the party may think about it at the appropriate time but asserted that the priority was to defeat the BJP.Party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury told...

05-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee greatest invention of RSS : Mohammed Salim of CPM

Mamata Banerjee is the greatest invention of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Communist Party of India (Marxist)'s leader Mohammed Salim said today as he, along with BJP MP Roopa Ganguly, launched a strident attack on the TMC-led West Bengal government.Mamata...

25-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Meeting with PM fruitful : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday night expressed happiness after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he had "very fruitful" discussions on how to rebuild the flood-battered state.Vijayan called on Modi seeking the full support of the...

03-Sep-2018 Kolkata

CPI-M says West Bengal police biased

Accusing the West Bengal police of harassing their party workers, hundreds of CPI-M activists on Monday held a demonstration near North 24 Parnagas district's Amdanga block, where three villagers were killed over the formation of state panchayat boards last week.The...

30-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

483 dead, 14 missing in Kerala floods : Pinarayi Vijayan

The Kerala flood disaster has claimed 483 lives and 15 people are still missing, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday.Opening the debate at a special one-day session of the Assembly to discuss the disaster, Vijayan said that at the height of...

28-Aug-2018 Chennai

Radico Khaitan Limited donates Rs 51 lacs for flood relief in Kerala

Radico Khaitan Limited, one of the largest spirits companies in India, as a concerned corporate donated Rs. 51 lacs for Kerala CM Relief Distress Fund today. Radico Khaitan supports the government of Kerala in these difficult times of tragedy which has caused...

26-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Funds will come for Kerala's re-building : Pinarayi Vijayan

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday expressed confidence that funds to rebuild Kerala is not going to be a problem."Today across sectors people are contributing to Kerala. Just imagine how much there will be if all the working people decide to contribute...

23-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala sees some normalcy, CM promises all help

Parts of flood-ravaged Kerala began limping to normalcy as rains kept away from the state for a second successive day on Thursday, but officials admitted there was a long way to go for the human suffering to abate.Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan flew to a...

23-Aug-2018 Thrissur (Kerala)

Will do our best to ease suffering : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday assured the people battered by floods that his government will do everything possible to help them start life anew.Taking off on a helicopter from the state capital along with a cabinet colleague and senior...

22-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Let's accept UAE aid, says Pinarayi Vijayan, 1.2 mn pack relief camps

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday pressed the Modi government to accept the $100 million aid offered by the UAE for flood relief as the numbers sheltered in over 3,000 camps in the state rose to 1.2 million.Vijayan's comments came as Congress...

22-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Numbers in Kerala relief camps up : Pinarayi Vijayan

A total of 1.2 million people affected by floods are now housed in 3,314 relief camps in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced on Wednesday.He told the media that no one needed to be rescued on Wednesday from any part of the state that was...

22-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

UAE is not any other nation : Pinarayi Vijayan

The UAE "cannot be considered any other nation", Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday, amid reports that the Centre had turned down aid offers from foreign governments in the wake of the flood disaster."As I understand, the UAE on its...

21-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

New Kerala has to be built, UAE to give $100 mn : Pinarayi Vijayan

The UAE has pledged $100 million for flood-battered Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced on Tuesday, adding "a new Kerala" needed to be built following the widespread destruction.The United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to hundreds of thousands...

20-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

One million in Kerala camps, aid pouring in : Pinarayi Vijayan

Over one million people are now sheltered in 3,274 relief camps in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday, even as rains that have battered the state for a week finally abated.The nature's fury has claimed some 370 lives since the monsoon...

19-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

724,649 people in relief camps : Pinarayi Vijayan

A total of 724,649 people are sheltering in 5,645 camps following "one of the worst ever floods" in Kerala that has claimed some 370 lives and caused widespread destruction, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Sunday."Our prime concern was to save...

15-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Celebrate Independence Day by helping flood-hit : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday urged people to contribute generously in the wake of the state's worst flood disaster in 94 years even as he took the Independence Day salute here in pouring rain.Addressing the 72nd Independence Day parade...

13-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Former LS Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dead, nation mourns

Veteran parliamentarian Somnath Chatterjee, the first Communist Speaker of the Lok Sabha who had defied his party's call to quit the post, died here on Monday following a cardiac arrest and prolonged old age-related illness.Chatterjee was given a 21 gun salute...

12-Aug-2018 Kochi/Idukki

Kerala situation very serious, says Rajnath Singh after aerial survey

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday described the situation in the flood-affected areas of Kerala as "very serious" and assured the state of all possible help from the Centre.Rajnath Singh, who arrived here on Sunday afternoon, made the statement after...

09-Aug-2018 Agartala

BJP men continuing attacks on opposition in Tripura : Manik Sarkar

Ruling BJP members and their sponsored goons have continued their violent attacks on opposition parties in Tripura for the last five months while the misgovernance of the saffron party led alliance government has adversely affected the lives and livelihoods...

06-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Delhi Police failed to provide adequate security to Kerala CM : CPI-M

Kerala CPI-M MP M.B. Rajesh on Monday raised the attempted attack on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Saturday and alleged that Delhi Police failed to provide adequate security to the Marxist leader."Delhi Police did not take the incident seriously when...

19-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Modi capitulating to US while pretending otherwise : CPI-M

The Modi government is getting ready to capitulate to the demands of the Trump administration while taking a public stand that seems otherwise, the CPI-M has said."The contradiction between the strategic alliance with the US and India's national interest...

28-Apr-2018

Can Yechury stitch together an anti-BJP coalition?

Given the weakened position of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) at the national level, the uneasy truce between its two factions led, respectively, by the present and former General Secretary, will be of interest mainly to the party faithful.Even...

22-Apr-2018 Hyderabad

Sitaram Yechury unanimously re-elected as CPI(M) general secretary

The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Yechury's re-election took place on the last day of the party's...

21-Apr-2018 Hyderabad

BJP has prepares bands of 'rapist rakshaks' : Brinda Karat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has prepared bands of men who are "rapist rakshaks", CPI-M leader Brinda Karat alleged on Saturday.Reacting to the Union Cabinet approving an ordinance on the death penalty for those convicted of raping children, she said...

06-Apr-2018 Kolkata

Bengal Panchayat polls: Left leaders decry Trinamool's violence

Decrying an "unprecedented attack" by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on the opposition parties' basic democratic right to file nominations for the panchayat elections, Left leaders on Friday called for firm action against all those indulging in "hooliganism...

05-Apr-2018 New Delhi

MPs not taking salaries have guilty conscience : D. Raja

Slamming the ruling BJP and NDA MPs for saying they would not take salaries and perks for the days Parliament did not function, CPI leader D. Raja on Thursday said those not taking salaries have a "guilty conscience"."They are not taking salaries as they have...

03-Apr-2018 Kolkata

Trinamool turning Bengal panchayat polls into a farce : Biman Bose

Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Tuesday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of indulging in large-scale violence to deter Left candidates from submitting their nominations for the upcoming Panchayat polls while the State Election Commission's...

03-Apr-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala CM announces vigilance probe into CPI's 'land deal'

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday announced a vigilance probe into a land deal involving the CPI's Wayanad district unit after a TV channel sting purportedly showed the CPI hand in glove with the land mafia.The CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist)...

30-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Punish those who leaked CBSE question papers : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Friday urged the government to punish all those who are to blame for leaking the Class 10 and 12 exam question papers."All those responsible for causing distress to these students need to be identified and punished," the Communist Party of India-Marxist...

22-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Congress won't succeed with another UPA experiment : CPI-M

The Congress won't succeed with another UPA experiment as it has lost all credibility and the best way to defeat the BJP in the next Lok Sabha election will be to pool in all anti-BJP votes statewise, the CPI-M has said."The Congress hopes to build an extended...

12-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Farmers can uproot governments, warns Sitaram Yechury

Warning the ruling BJP, Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said that farmers can "uproot governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra" if they failed to concede their just demands.Reaching Mumbai to address a rally of...

08-Mar-2018 Kolkata

Surjya Kanta re-elected Bengal CPI-M Secretary

Surjya Kanta Mishra was on Thursday re-elected Secretary of the CPI-M's West Bengal state committee, while ailing former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was named special invitee to the body at the end of the four-day state conference of the party.Mishra,...

08-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Tripura defeat major setback for Left : CPI-M

The election defeat in Tripura "is a major setback" for the CPI-M and the Left, the Communist Party of India-Marxist has said."This is the first time the Left Front had to fight the BJP as its main opponent," said an editorial in the CPI-M journal "People's...

07-Mar-2018 Kochi

Kerala HC orders CBI probe into murder hours after CM says no

Hours after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said there was no need for a CBI probe into the murder of a Youth Congress worker, the Kerala High Court on Wednesday gave the nod for it.Vijayan told the Assembly that the probe into the murder of 30-year-old...

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