Tag: Communist Party Of India Marxist

Sachin Pilot may quit Congress if Rahul resigns

Jaipur: With uncertainty looming over Rahul Gandhi continuing as Congress President, there is speculation that Sachin Pilot too may quit as Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress chief along with his team of MLAs, in case Gandhi quits his post. Party sources say Rahul Gandhi was instrumental in making Pilot as the state Congress chief […]

Woman official to verify Kerala nikab wearing voters

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena on Saturday said a woman poll official would verify women voters, coming to polling booths with faces covered. Seven booths in Kasargode and Kannur Lok Sabha constituencies will undergo re-poll on Sunday. Kerala voted on April 23 for all 20 parliamentary seats. A war of words broke […]

30 crorepatis in fray in last phase Bengal polls

Kolkata: Of 111 candidates across parties contesting from the nine West Bengal seats in the seventh and the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections, 30 have assets worth more than Rs 1 crore, while 23 have declared criminal cases against themselves, said a study on Tuesday. Among candidates who are in the fray for the […]

Janardana Pati to contest from Bhubaneswar for CPI (M)

Bhubaneswar: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) today announced that its senior leader Janardana Pati will contest the polls from Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency. In the first phase list of 45 party candidates, Pati’s name has been selected for Bhubaneswar constituency. The CPI (Marxist) also announced names for 16 Lok Sabha […]

CPI-M demands Akbar's resignation

New Delhi: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday demanded the resignation of Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar over allegations of sexual assault against him by several female journalists. “Seven women journalists have come forward recounting their experience of sexual harassment and unacceptable behaviour from M.J. Akbar when he was the […]

File review petition against SC ruling: CPI-M

New Delhi: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday urged the government to immediately file a review petition against the “retrograde judgement” of the Supreme Court diluting the provisions of the Prevention of Atrocities (SC/ST) Act. The judgement delivered by Justice U.U. Lalit and Adarsh Goel “ignored the social reality of caste oppression, harassment […]

Manik Sarkar quits as Tripura CM

Agartala: Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday tendered his resignation to Governor Tathagata Roy, who asked him to continue in office till the next Chief Minister takes over, officials said. “I have submitted my resignation to governor and he asked me to continue in office until the new Chief Minister took over the charge. “I […]

Kerala CPI-M legislator K.K. Ramachandran Nair dead

Thiruvananthapuram: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator K.K. Ramachandran Nair from Chengannur in Kerala’s Alappuzha district died at a hospital in Chennai in the early hours of Sunday, party sources said. The 65-year-old first-time legislator was ailing for a while and was undergoing treatment . His body will be brought here later on Sunday, and […]

Political parties, media groups condemn Tripura scribe's killing

New Delhi: The Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday condemned the killing of Tripura-based journalist Santanu Bhowmick, seeking harsh punishment for the culprits. The CPI-M blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the killing, while the Congress stated that journalists, who continuously fight in the quest for truth, are under brutal […]

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Indian youths need jobs, not vigilantism: Yechury

New Delhi: 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 not this distraction of ‘gau raksha’ (cow protection) armies or vigilantism […]