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Rail Roko In Bhubaneswar As Left Parties Kick Off 6-Hr Odisha Bandh

Members of CPI, CPI (M), CPIM(L) and Forward Block resorted to road blockade and rail roko in different towns in Odisha. The protesters blocked the railway track at Bhubaneswar station disrupting train services.

Left Parties Demonstrate Against Fuel Price Hike In Odisha, Demand Prompt Rollback

Bhubaneswar: Leading left parties staged a demonstration here on Tuesday against rising fuel prices and demanded immediate rollback of the hike, a day the Congress held a sit-in to press for reduction of petrol and diesel rates. Workers and leaders of the CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML) Liberation and All India Forward Bloc demonstrated at Master Canteen […]

Hyderabad Police Deny Permission For Kanhaiya Kumar Meet

Hyderabad:  The Communist Party of India (CPI) had to cancel a public meeting that was to be addressed by former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar here on Monday as the police denied him permission for the same. The meeting to protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and National Population […]

Left, Congress slam Mamata for not raising NRC with PM

Kolkata: West Bengal’s opposition Left parties and the Congress have lashed out against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her comments that the issue of National Register of Citizens was not discussed during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Referring to BJP state president Dilip Ghosh’s recent remark that two crore foreigners have […]

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SC To Hear Multiple Pleas On Art 370 On Wednesday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear around 10 petitions related to abrogation of Article 370, granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday. Most of them challenging the Centre’s decision revoking Article 370 while others are connected with the imposition of curfew and its consequences in the region. The pleas will be heard […]

Govt passing bills 'hurriedly', 17 parties tell RS Chairman

New Delhi: Raising concern over the government “hurriedly” passing the bills without Parliamentary scrutiny, 17 opposition parties have, in a letter to the Rajya Sabha Chairman, said that it is a departure from the established practice and healthy traditions of enacting legislations. The members have stated that as many as 14 bills have already been […]

RBI's booster dose expected; target 150-200 bps cut in FY20

New Delhi/Mumbai: Further monetary policy easing is expected as the economy struggles with a demand downturn, liquidity constraint and a high finance cost, sources said on Friday. It is learnt that Reserve Bank of India would stick with its stance and further lower the repo rate, which will in turn reinvigorate consumer sentiment and shore […]

21 Opposition parties to meet in Delhi on Tuesday

New Delhi: Two days ahead of the counting of votes for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, 21 Opposition parties will meet on Tuesday here to discuss the possibilities of a non-NDA alliance. The meeting of the 21 opposition parties will be held at the Constitution Club here at 1.30 p.m., Telugu Desam Party (TDP) sources […]

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 […]

A Ph.D, Kanhaiya Kumar is unemployed, earned Rs 8.5 lakhs in 2 years

Patna: Former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, contesting as a CPI candidate from the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat in Bihar, has a doctorate but is unemployed. He has neither agricultural land nor a vehicle in his name and has earned Rs. 8.5 lakhs in two years through his writings, he has said in the affidavit […]

From 'Red' land, Aska now adorns 'Green' attire!

Bhubaneswar: Aska, the sugar town of Odisha and the second largest city in Ganjam district, had been once a bastion of communists. For which the ‘sweet’ hub has earned the epithet of ‘Red land’ in Ganjam district. Since the formation of the Lok Sabha constituency in 1971,  though communists had won the seat once, the […]

Odisha Elections 2019
Elections 2019: No headway for Odisha Congress in finalising partners

Bhubaneswar: With the general elections close at hand, Odisha Congress still appears to be in a dilemma over finalising its alliance partners and the seat allocation even after numerous discussions in this regard. While the party will hold a crucial meeting with the left parties on Saturday, the latter have already begun campaigning for the […]

Elections 2019: ECI team begins review of poll preparations in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A six-member team of the Election Commission of India (ECI) led by Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa today met the representatives of major political parties in Odisha to discuss the preparations for the upcoming general elections. The team reportedly held discussions with the representatives of the BJD, BJP, Congress, CPI and other political parties. While […]

Former Bengal Minister Nirupam Sen passes away at 72

Kolkata: Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former West Bengal Commerce and Industries Minister Nirupam Sen died early on Monday, party said. Sen was 72. The former politburo member succumbed to multi-organ failure around 5 a.m. at a private hospital in the satellite township of Salt Lake. Sen, who handled the industrial reconstruction, […]

In a poster, Maoists threaten to kill 5 in Koraput

  Koraput: Maoists have issued death sermons against five villagers through posters in Dandabadi area under Baipariguda police station of Koraput district. The poster has been released in the name of Malkangiri Koraput Vishakhapatnam Border (MKVB) committee of CPI (Maoist). “In the name of development, the village is being subjected to destruction. Development is only […]

Dreaded Maoist carrying Rs 8L cash reward surrenders in Odisha

Sambalpur: Dreaded Maoist Kunu Dehury surrendered before the Sambalpur police today. The Odisha government had declared a cash reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head. Kunu, reportedly a native of Taparsingha village under Jujumara police limits in Sambalpur, was a part of the military wing of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) organisation and involved in […]

No tribal from Odisha to be affected by Polavaram: Jual Oram

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: No tribal family from Odisha will be affected by the Polavaram project if the State government constructs an embankment to check flow of water into its border area, said Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Oram informed the Upper House as per the reports of Polavaram Project […]

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Eight extremists gunned down by police in Telangana

Hyderabad: Eight extremists, members of a newly formed group which allegedly indulged in extortion and violence, were today killed in an exchange of fire with police in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district, an official said. The face-off took place in a forest area falling under Tekulapalli mandal of the district around 6.30 am, a senior police […]

Slain woman Maoist’s body cremated by police

Kandhamal: Police on Thursday cremated the body of slain woman Maoist Banila at Patabalisahi cremation ground in the district after none of her family members turned up to claim the body. “All legal procedures including Supreme Court and NHRC guidelines were strictly followed during disposal of the body,” said a police official. Though the police […]

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China's food prices drop, inflation to be low

Beijing: The average price of food in 50 Chinese cities continued to drop between March 21 and March 30, official data showed on Wednesday. The 10-day snapshot could reflect the trend in consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, as food prices account for nearly one-third of the prices used in calculating the […]

Zilla Parishad chairperson elections
BJD claims ZP chairperson seat in 18 dists, BJP in 8

Bhubaneswar: Following the Zilla Parishad chairperson elections today, BJD was able to grab the position in Sundargarh and Nabarangpur district. Including it the party has formed Zilla Parishads in 18 districts while the BJP has formed it in eight districts. On the other hand hopeful of securing the chairperson post in Rayagada, Congress will be […]

5 Left parties to stage protests in front of banks in Odisha tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Protesting against the demonetisation, five Left parties in Odisha will stage dharnas and resort to civil disobedience in front of State Bank of India branches across the State on November 28. Speaking to newsmen here on Saturday, Dibakar Naik, CPI State Secretary, “Activists and leaders of CPI, CPIM, CPIML, SUCI and the All India […]

BJD regime in Odisha working against tribals: CPI

CPI today accused the BJD government in Odisha of working against the tribals, saying it was amply proved by the killing of five civilians in the name of anti-Naxal operation in Kandhamal and death of over 19 children due to malnutrition in Jajpur district

Reddy, Yechury slam 'anti-people' policies of Centre, BJD

Terming the NDA Government at the Centre and BJD dispensation in Odisha as "anti-people", Left parties today claimed that both are adopting policies aimed to benefit capitalists and corporates while jeopardising the interest of working class and farmers

CPI leader A.B. Bardhan dead

New Delhi: Veteran Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A.B. Bardhan died at a hospital here on Saturday, a doctor said. He was 93. “The CPI leader died at 8.20 p.m. Our team tried hard but could not save him. His condition was very critical,” said Dr. Vinod, who led the medical team at G.B. […]