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19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Government weakening state-run insurance companies : CPI-M

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday accused the central government of weakening state-run general insurance companies through disinvestment, which it said is "not in the country's interest"."The CPI-M strongly opposes the clearance given...

11-Jan-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

CPI-M to 'hang' Modi over failure of demonetisation

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) will hold a special programme in 14 district headquarters in the state where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would face a mock trial and would be hanged.Soon after Modi announced the spiking of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes...

08-Jan-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Left Front to go alone in poll-bound states : CPI-M

The high-level party meeting of the CPI-M held here has decided to fight the upcoming assembly polls in five states under the banner of the Left Front only, party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday.Addressing reporters here after the four-day-long...

07-Jan-2017 Jammu

Authorities unable to handle situation after snowfall : CPI(M)

Castigating the administration for its ill-preparedness to handle the expected snowfall, CPI (M) State Secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik has said the tall claims made by the authorities on their alertness have been exposed by the massive power breakdown, road blockades,...

03-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Trinamool MP's arrest delayed, much awaited : Mohammed Salim

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Tuesday said Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay's arrest by the CBI in the Rose Valley chit fund scam was "much awaited" and accused the Narendra Modi government of delaying the arrest."Sudip Bandyopadhay's...

28-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Narendra Modi scared of questions, has lot to hide : Sitaram Yechuri

Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation and corruption charges, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said he "has a lot to hide".The Marxist leader also slammed the Centre for its "ordinance raj" after the cabinet approved...

20-Dec-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

In Kerala, the year belonged to CM Pinarayi Vijayan

In Kerala, the year 2016 belonged to 71-year-old Pinarayi Vijayan who breasted the tape ahead of popular party colleague and arch rival V.S. Achuthanandan in the race to be the Chief Minister -- without even a whimper of protest from any quarter.What needs...

18-Dec-2016 Kozhikode (Kerala)

Sangh Parivar communalising National Anthem : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday strongly defended Malayalam film director Kamal, who had BJP workers singing the national anthem near his home earlier this week after it turned out that a man had who filed a petition against the anthem's playing...

15-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation a fiasco, says CPI-M

The "surgical strike" of demonetisation on black money and corruption has turned out to be a fiasco "coupled with a scam on an industrial scale", the CPI-M has said.An editorial in the party journal "People's Democracy" said that 36 days after the withdrawal...

11-Dec-2016 Jammu

Dy CM lauds role of security forces in safeguarding nation

Lauding the role played by the security forces, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh said they have been playing immense role in safeguarding the country against the designs of anti-national elements, besides warding off the threat of external aggression.The...

11-Dec-2016 Kochi

What happened in Bhopal was RSS culture : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday blamed "RSS culture" for the protests which prevented him from attending a function in Bhopal.Arriving from Madhya Pradesh, Vijayan said the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, the ideological parent of the BJP, was...

09-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Modi moves for military alliance with US : CPI-M

The Modi government has taken yet another step in "entangling India in a military alliance with the US", the CPI-M said on Friday."The terms for India being accorded the status of a Major Defence Partner of the US has been finalised during the visit of US...

08-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation has made rich richer : Sitaram Yechury

Dubbing demonetisation a "man-made disaster", CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said it had only made the rich richer at the cost of the poor.He also said that the government had failed to achieve its four stated objectives when it came up...

29-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Continue protests against demonetisation: CPI-M

The CPI-M on Tuesday hailed the "lakhs of people" for taking to the streets a day earlier against demonetisation but clarified that there never was a Bharat Bandh on Monday."The CPI-M greets the ... people who came onto the streets to protest against the...

22-Nov-2016 New Delhi

CPI-M blames Modi for parliament logjam over demonetisation

The CPI-M on Tuesday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for continued disruptions in Parliament over demonetisation, and held his continued absence from both Houses amounted to "contempt" of Parliament."If the discussion is on one of Prime Minister's announcements,...

20-Nov-2016 New Delhi

CPI-M flays Centre for 'abysmal' railway safety standards

Flaying the Centre over the "abysmal safety standards" of the Railways, the CPI-M on Sunday called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet to own the responsibility for the Kanpur train disaster in which over 100 persons were killed.Condoling the loss...

20-Nov-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Will try for joint protest on cooperative bank issue: CPI-M

Kerala's ruling CPI-M on Sunday said it will strive for a joint agitation with other parties against the Narendra Modi government's decision to "sideline cooperative banks" following the demonetisation move, otherwise it will protest alone.A day before an all-party...

18-Nov-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

PM can't decide how people will live: Sitaram Yechury

Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot decide how people must live and lead their lives, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said on Friday.He was speaking at a protest against the withdrawal of the Rs 500 and 1,000 rupee notes before the Reserve Bank of India office...

18-Nov-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala CM, ministers, Yechury protest outside RBI

In a first of its kind in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan led a protest outside the RBI office here along with 17 cabinet ministers and party leader Sitaram Yechury.Vijayan and senior leaders from the Left Democratic Front walked from the Martyr's...

17-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation exposes government's bungling : CPI-M

The CPI-M has said that the way the demonetisation move has been conducted has exposed "the utter inefficiency and bungling by the government".An editorial in the party journal "People's Democracy" also said the withdrawal of 500 and 1000 rupee notes "is...

16-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury takes dig at Modi, compares him to French Queen

Rajya Sabha member Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday criticised the Centre's demonetisation move and took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by comparing him to French Queen Marie Antoinette."It reminds me of Marie Antoinette who during the French Revolution...

16-Nov-2016 Agartala

Continue old notes till alternate arrangements : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the use of now-demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes till ATMs are recalibrated and new and small denomination notes made available across the country.Sarkar also said...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Let spiked currency be valid till December 30: CPI-M

Saying the demonetisation had sparked a "crisis of gigantic proportions", the CPI-M on Tuesday urged the government to let the spiked 500 and 1,000 rupees be legal tender till December 31.The Communist Party of India-Marxist said the withdrawal of the Rs 500...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation creating anarchy in country: CPI-M

Continuing its criticism of the demonetisation drive, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Tuesday said the currency spike by the Narendra Modi government has created anarchy in the country."The consensus is that whatever has been done in demonetisation,...

14-Nov-2016 Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi

Kerala CM meets Arun Jaitley over demonetisation woes

As long queues continued in front of banks and ATMs for the sixth day, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his cabinet colleague Finance Minister Thomas Issac called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Monday and conveyed to him...

14-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Will confront Centre on demonetisation in Parliament: Sitaram Yechury

Amid a nationwide uproar over demonetisation, the CPI-M on Monday said the Centre's move will not help tackle corruption and black money, and added that it will confront the government in Parliament during its winter session starting November 16."The stated...

14-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Public utilities should accept Rs 1000, 500 notes: Sitaram Yechuri

Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said the demonetised currency notes of Rs 1,000 and 500 should be accepted by public utilities and hospitals till alternate arrangements are made.Yechury reiterated that the government...

13-Nov-2016 Kolkata

CPI-M leader attacks Trinamool on black money

A senior CPI-M leader on Sunday flayed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress on the issue of black money and demonetisation."How can she (Banerjee) talk of corruption when her own party members are involved in Saradha and...

13-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Continue usage of old currency till crisis ends: CPI-M

The CPI-M on Sunday urged the government to continue with the validity of the old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes till money supply eases in banks and ATMs.The Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement that "till alternative arrangements are completed,...

13-Nov-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Allow people to use demonetised notes till Dec 30 : Pinarayi Vijaya

In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he demonetised the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said those denominations should be made legal tender till December 30 to lessen the hardship...

11-Nov-2016 Kolkata

BJP leaked demonetisation info to benefit party: CPI-M

Accusing the BJP leadership of compromising the confidentiality of the government decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to favour their party, the CPI-M on Friday claimed that big amounts had been deposited in the accounts of its West Bengal...

09-Nov-2016 Agartala

Tripura CM dubs demonetisation a 'political gimmick'

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Wednesday termed demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination currency notes as a political gimmick."Sudden scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination currency notes is just a political gimmick and an impractical...

09-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation mere posturing: Prakash Karat

CPI-M leader Prakash Karat on Wednesday criticised the Centre's decision to demonetise the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, terming it "posturing" to divert people's attention from the government's failures."This is just a political posturing to hide the...

09-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Publicise cost of demonetization: Left tells Narendra Modi

Calling the government decision to demonetize higher denomination notes as a "gimmick", the CPI-M on Wednesday demanded the cost of withdrawing currency notes to be made public."This demonetization is attempted as a gimmick to divert attention from serious social...

08-Nov-2016 Agartala

The 'best' must join CPI-M : Manik Sarkar

The "best boys and girls" of society must join the Communist Party of India-Marxist to change the situation in the country, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said."To make a qualitative change in the party, the best boys and girls must come into the...

06-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury blames Modi government for Delhi pollution

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday blamed the "systematic dilution" of environmental laws by the Narendra Modi government for the "deadly pollution" in Delhi and said it was a warning for the rest of the country."Deadly pollution in Delhi is...

06-Nov-2016 New Delhi

CPI-M questions Modi's silence on crucial issues

Citing the recent suicide of a former serviceman and rising farmer suicides, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday questioned the "silence" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on issues affecting the common people."Generations grew up listening to the...

01-Nov-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala declared Open Defecation Free

The State of Kerala today became the third State overall and the largest State so far to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (Gramin). The declaration was formally made by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi...

01-Nov-2016 New Delhi

CPI-M for judicial probe into Bhopal killings

The CPI-M on Tuesday demanded a judicial probe into the killing of the eight SIMI activists in Bhopal, saying there were "serious doubts" about the veracity of the "encounter" with police.The Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement that the...

26-Oct-2016 Bhubaneswar

Odisha urges Centre to release insurance money for drought-hit farmers

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged the Centre to release Rs 795.31 crore for disbursal among the state's drought-hit farmers.In a letter to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, the Chief Minister said the state government had taken...

24-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Politicisng of defence issues wrong: CPI-M's Mohammad Salim

Accusing the BJP of "milking" the Indian Army's surgical strikes against terrorists in Pakistan-administered Kashmir "for political gains", CPI-M politburo member Mohammad Salim says the "unprecedented politicisation" of the military action by the Narendra Modi...

23-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Maharashtra CM facilitating extortion: CPI-M

The CPI-M on Sunday denounced Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for allegedly facilitating the extortion of money from Bollywood producers."Instead of upholding the rule of the law to stop those threatening film makers, (he) has actually facilitated...

20-Oct-2016 Kolkata

Kashmir Unrest:India suffering from Pakistan phobia : Brinda Karat

Communist Party of India leader Brinda Karat Thursday said India has been suffering from Pakistan phobia and instead of engaging stake-holders in Kashmir, New Delhi has been harping on single word ‘Pakistan’ and blames this country for its own wrong doings in...

20-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Centre's attack on AAP government dangerous for democracy: CPI-M

The CPI-M has denounced the "brazen and calculated" onslaught by the Centre on Delhi's AAP government, calling it "a dangerous attack on the democratic and federal structure"."What has been happening in Delhi is truly scandalous," said an editorial in "People's...

19-Oct-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

RSS trying to create unrest in Kannur on purpose : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday accused the RSS of deliberately trying to create unrest in Kannur district, which has been marred by political violence in the recent months.He, however, agreed to the Congress-led opposition's repeated demand...

18-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Pushing Uniform Civil Code counterproductive for women : CPI-M

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of "targeting minorities", the CPI-M on Tuesday said the Centres move to push the Uniform Civil Code is counterproductive to the rights of women.Supporting the demand against the practice of arbitrary and instant Triple Talaq,...

17-Oct-2016 Agartala

Social tasks must be taken by Leftists: Manik Sarkar

Only talks and stirs will not broaden and grip the base of the Communists, Leftists must engage in social tasks like arranging weddings of poor girls, funeral duties and aid to ailing public, CPI-M leader and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here...

15-Oct-2016 Kochi

Media barred from courts, Kerala CM warns lawyers

With lawyers still keeping the media away from the courts in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday issued a stern warning, asking them to behave or face tough action.Inaugurating the annual conference of the Kerala Union of Working Journalists...

15-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Bank NPAs bigger scam than 2G: Sitaram Yechury

Attacking the BJP-led Central government over loan waivers for corporates, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said the unpaid loans owed by private companies to the nationalised banks was a scam "10 times bigger" than the 2G spectrum scandal."More...

14-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury calls for cut in excise rates for petroleum products

Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday asked if the Narendra Modi-led central government will initiate excise rates cut following rise in global crude prices."When the global crude prices fell, the BJP government didn't pass...

13-Oct-2016 New Delhi

BJP misusing armed forces for Hindutva ends : CPI-M

The government is projecting the armed forces in Hindutva terms and this "should be a matter of serious concern for every citizen of our country", the CPI-M has said.Since the army's surgical strikes, the government itself "is projecting the armed forces...

06-Oct-2016 New Delhi

End jingoism over surgical strikes : CPI-M

The Modi government and the BJP are trying to convert the army's surgical strikes "into political grandstanding and to whip up jingoistic chauvinism", the CPI-M has said.And a week after the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) was announced,...

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