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The CPI has fielded veteran leader Marimuthu for the Thiruthuraipoondi (Reserve) constituency.(HT File Photo)

Tamil Nadu assembly election 2021: CPI announces candidates for 6 seats

PTI | , Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 06:24 PM IST
CPI state secretary R Mutharasan reiterated that the CPI agreed to contest from six seats as it was determined to ensure the victory of the DMK-combine.
The CPI (M) captured power in West Bengal on the promise of radical land reforms.
The CPI (M) captured power in West Bengal on the promise of radical land reforms.

Why has the Left not been able to mobilise the ‘have-nots’ in West Bengal?

By Roshan Kishore, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 06:44 AM IST
The CPI (M)’s failure to resurrect itself in West Bengal should not be seen as the reflection of limits of class politics in India. In fact, it can be a good reminder to communist parties about what awaits them when they abdicate the interests and sensibilities of the have-nots
Representational image. (ANI)
Representational image. (ANI)

Why has the Left not been able to mobilise the ‘have-nots’ in West Bengal?

By Roshan Kishore, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 04:11 PM IST
The CPI (M)’s failure to resurrect itself in West Bengal should not be seen as the reflection of limits of class politics in India. In fact, it can be a good reminder to communist parties about what awaits them when they abdicate the interests and sensibilities of the have-nots
Kolkata: BJP leaders Suvendu Adhikary, Mukul Roy, Rajeev Banerjee and others during a roadshow for upcoming polls, in Kolkata, Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI02_24_2021_000151B)(PTI)
Kolkata: BJP leaders Suvendu Adhikary, Mukul Roy, Rajeev Banerjee and others during a roadshow for upcoming polls, in Kolkata, Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI02_24_2021_000151B)(PTI)

BJP will fail in all 5 upcoming state elections, says CPI National Secretary

ANI | , Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:45 PM IST
CPI leader from Telangana K Narayana said "After the ECI announced the poll schedule, the Tamil Nadu and Central government made many promises, which they can't keep."
Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and other leftist organisations held a ‘chakka jam’ to support farmers’ protest at Victory Tunnel in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and other leftist organisations held a ‘chakka jam’ to support farmers’ protest at Victory Tunnel in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

Situation normal in Shimla, mixed response to Bharat bandh in other parts of Himachal

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla/dharamshala:
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:06 AM IST
As shops remain open in capital, Kisan Sabha members led by Communist Party of India (Marxist) legislator Rakesh Singha stage a sit-in at Theogh Bazar and Cong workers stage demonstrations in Kangra
Subsequently, the trial in Ishrat Jahan encounter case is at crucial stage and CBI wants Nair to continue, said an official.
Subsequently, the trial in Ishrat Jahan encounter case is at crucial stage and CBI wants Nair to continue, said an official.

CBI retains officer to handle Dabholkar case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 02:43 AM IST
In Kerala too, Nair is handling sensitive probes including the murder of two Youth Congress leaders – Kripesh, 19, and Sarath Lal, 24, in Periya (Kasargod) on February 17, 2019, in which leaders of the state’s ruling party, Communist Party of India- Marxist, are accused.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI)

Kerala decides not to implement police act amendment after widespread protests

Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:16 AM IST
In a brief statement days after the ordinance was issued, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said it was the government’s duty to respect the concern voiced by various quarters.
CPI(M) activists hold flags and huge party symbol in an open rally at Bridge Parade Ground in Kolkata.(PTI File Photo)
CPI(M) activists hold flags and huge party symbol in an open rally at Bridge Parade Ground in Kolkata.(PTI File Photo)

CPI(M) open to Bengal alliance with Congress

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 05:02 AM IST
If the plan materialises, it would be the first formal seat adjustment pact between the Congress and the Left in West Bengal, where the two parties have been rivals till the 1990s.
Narendra Deva, Jayaprakash Narayan (above), Kamaladevi, Ram Manohar Lohia and their colleagues were hugely attractive personally but also hugely fragile politically(HTPHOTO)
Narendra Deva, Jayaprakash Narayan (above), Kamaladevi, Ram Manohar Lohia and their colleagues were hugely attractive personally but also hugely fragile politically(HTPHOTO)

Are any socialists left in Indian politics?

UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 06:16 AM IST
Socialists were once austere, uninterested in personal power, free-spirited. The era is gone
The CPI has called upon the masses to join it to ‘save India for livelihood, equality and justice for all’(AFP)
The CPI has called upon the masses to join it to ‘save India for livelihood, equality and justice for all’(AFP)

CPI to hold all India protest to highlight state of economy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2020 06:19 AM IST
The party also said that it will observe October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, as a celebration of secularism and plurality of the Indian democracy.
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the members in the Vidhan Sabha in Shimla on Friday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing the members in the Vidhan Sabha in Shimla on Friday.(HT Photo)

Himachal slashes legislators’ salary by 30%, Bill passed

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 11:47 PM IST
The Himachal Pradesh Regulation of Salaries and Allowances of Different Categories in Certain Exigencies Bill replaces the ordinance promulgated by the governor on April 11.
Ganapathi, who was instrumental in building the Maoist movement across the country, played a major role in the formation of CPI (Maoist) with the merger of CPI (ML-People’s War Group) and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI) in 2004. (Photo AP)
Ganapathi, who was instrumental in building the Maoist movement across the country, played a major role in the formation of CPI (Maoist) with the merger of CPI (ML-People’s War Group) and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI) in 2004. (Photo AP)

‘Something is on’: Official on Maoist leader Ganapathi’s offer to surrender

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad/Raipur | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu and Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 11:50 AM IST
It is learnt Ganapathi has decided to surrender owing to his ill-health. He is said to be suffering from asthma, diabetes and also severe joint pains. Though he is still part of the central committee of the Maoist party, he had not been very active in the movement.
HT Image
HT Image

I-Day celebrations: Maoists assault tribals for taking part

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 02:47 PM IST
The rebels thrashed them with sticks and butts of their guns
HT Image
HT Image

CPI workers booked in Ludhiana for violating Covid-19 safety norms

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:17 PM IST
A case under sections 188 and 269 of the Indian Penal Code has been lodged against unidentified members of the political organisation
Each district authority has been instructed to process the claims within a month and the financial aid will be directly credited to the bank account of a tendupatta collector.(HT file photo)
Each district authority has been instructed to process the claims within a month and the financial aid will be directly credited to the bank account of a tendupatta collector.(HT file photo)

Chhattisgarh launches social security scheme for tendupatta collectors

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 04:14 PM IST
About 12.5 lakh tendupatta labourers’ families will be benefitted because of the new social security scheme.
Hany Babu was arrested by the NIA on July 28 in connection with the Elgar Parishad/Bhima Koregaon case.(Twitter)
Hany Babu was arrested by the NIA on July 28 in connection with the Elgar Parishad/Bhima Koregaon case.(Twitter)

Elgar Parishad case: NIA court extends Hany Babu’s custody till Aug 7

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 04:16 PM IST
The NIA claimed that Tharayil was in touch with those connected to Manipur-based insurgent group Kangleipak Communist Party –Military Council (KCP – MC), a banned outfit.
The special court rejected his plea observing that the court is not expected to delve into ifs and buts.. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT)
The special court rejected his plea observing that the court is not expected to delve into ifs and buts.. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT)

Elgar Parishad case: NIA court rejects Dr Anand Teltumbde’s bail plea

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Dr. Teltumbde had moved bail plea on the ground that NIA had failed to file a charge sheet within the stipulated 90-day timeframe, but the special court extended its deadline.
In the old Police Headquarters (PHQ) of Chhattisgarh, which is located in Raipur town, 26 police personnel tested Covid-19 positive and another seven attached to the new PHQ in Naya Raipur.(HT Photo)
In the old Police Headquarters (PHQ) of Chhattisgarh, which is located in Raipur town, 26 police personnel tested Covid-19 positive and another seven attached to the new PHQ in Naya Raipur.(HT Photo)

Chhattisgarh: 443 security personnel found Covid-19 positive till now

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 04:18 PM IST
A police official said 114 personnel and officials from Chhattisgarh Police have tested Covid-19 positive, while another 329 jawans of paramilitary forces have also been infected.
Usually, TCOC was be carried out between March and June, allowing rebels easier move in dense jungles of Central India during peak summer.(HT photo)
Usually, TCOC was be carried out between March and June, allowing rebels easier move in dense jungles of Central India during peak summer.(HT photo)

Maoists preponed tactical counter-offensive campaign in Chhattisgarh

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 11:51 AM IST
The officials believe that rebels have also managed to recruit new cadres in Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, and Narayanpur districts.
Maoist violence has risen in Jharkhand amid the nationwide lockdown restrictions, which were imposed from March 25 to contain the spread of coronavirus disease.(HT photo/ Arabinda Mahapatra)
Maoist violence has risen in Jharkhand amid the nationwide lockdown restrictions, which were imposed from March 25 to contain the spread of coronavirus disease.(HT photo/ Arabinda Mahapatra)

Jharkhand: Maoists torch 11 vehicles engaged in bauxite mining in Lohardaga

Ranchi, Jharkhand | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 02:09 PM IST
The torched vehicles belonged to two private companies, who are engaged in bauxite mining in the area, he added.
Kerala is the first state in the country to report a Covid-19 positive case on January 30, when an infected medical student returned from China.(HT Photo)
Kerala is the first state in the country to report a Covid-19 positive case on January 30, when an infected medical student returned from China.(HT Photo)

Kerala reports 11 new Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 08:17 PM IST
The state has reported 587 Covid-19 positive cases so far, of which 87 are still active. North Kerala’s Wayanad and Kasaragod have emerged as hotspots.
The move to charge fares for these trains ferrying migrants --- many of them have lost their jobs --- students and others stranded in different parts of the country due to the ongoing lockdown met with opposition.(REUTERS)
The move to charge fares for these trains ferrying migrants --- many of them have lost their jobs --- students and others stranded in different parts of the country due to the ongoing lockdown met with opposition.(REUTERS)

States to collect rail fares: Govt in guidelines

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 01:57 AM IST
After allowing the running of the Shramik Special trains on Friday, the railways said it will charge sleeper class fares and an additional Rs 50 for one point-to-point journey, while it also added that states can coordinate and pay on passengers’ behalf.
Bikash Bhattacharya had earlier served as the advocate general of Tripura.(HT Photo)
Bikash Bhattacharya had earlier served as the advocate general of Tripura.(HT Photo)

Ex-mayor and noted lawyer Bikash Bhattacharya to contest Bengal RS seat as Left-Congress candidate

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 09:30 PM IST
The announcement was made by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury in Delhi as Bhattacharya is a member of the party. He will be contesting the fifth Rajya Sabha seat from the state that will fall vacant.
The Left and far-Left student unions retained the student bodies in Kolkata’s Jadavpur University polls(PTI)
The Left and far-Left student unions retained the student bodies in Kolkata’s Jadavpur University polls(PTI)

Left wins Jadavpur student union polls, ABVP makes inroads

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2020 01:29 AM IST
SFI, the students arm of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), remained in control in the humanities department, while the far-Left students’ body, the Democratic Students’ Front, retained its domination over engineering students.
(HT FILE Photo)
(HT FILE Photo)

Elgar Parishad case: HC rejects anticipatory bail pleas of Gautam Navlakha, Anand Teltumbde

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 01:44 PM IST
Justice Prakash Naik extended the interim protection from arrest granted to both of them for four weeks.
On Thursday morning, a few thousand people blocked the Berhampore-Sagarpara state highway for six hours demanding suspension of the officer-in-charge of Jalangi police station, Utpal Das, and Mondal’s arrest. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
On Thursday morning, a few thousand people blocked the Berhampore-Sagarpara state highway for six hours demanding suspension of the officer-in-charge of Jalangi police station, Utpal Das, and Mondal’s arrest. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)

3 held for violence, killings at anti-CAA agitation in Bengal’s Murshidabad

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 06:58 PM IST
The killings came two days after chief minister Mamata Banerjee urged her arch-rival the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI (M) and the Congress to put aside “narrow political differences” and jointly fight the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre.
The Supreme Court will hear on Monday the plea by Communist Party of India (Marxist) and NGO Association for Democratic Reforms and seeking a stay on the electoral bonds scheme of 2018.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court will hear on Monday the plea by Communist Party of India (Marxist) and NGO Association for Democratic Reforms and seeking a stay on the electoral bonds scheme of 2018.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Petition over electoral bonds in Supreme Court on January 20

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 11:44 PM IST
The Finance Act, 2017 introduced a system of electoral bonds to be issued by any scheduled bank for the purpose of electoral funding.
Gautam Navlakha’s lawyer said there was absolutely no material to link the journalist-cum-writer with the crimes and inadmissible electronic data was being portrayed as evidence.(AP Photo)
Gautam Navlakha’s lawyer said there was absolutely no material to link the journalist-cum-writer with the crimes and inadmissible electronic data was being portrayed as evidence.(AP Photo)

Elgar Parishad Case: No interim protection from arrest to Navlakha

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 06:48 AM IST
The special court also said the documents seized from the house search of some of the accused revealed a ‘deep-rooted conspiracy of extremely serious repercussions and the applicant (Navlakha) was a party to the said conspiracy’.
Former Lok Sabha MP and Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta died at the age of 83 in Kolkata on Thursday.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Former Lok Sabha MP and Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta died at the age of 83 in Kolkata on Thursday.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

‘With a golden heart comes a rebel fist’: Gurudas Dasgupta dies at 83

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 12:12 PM IST
Gurudas Dasgupta kept his communication channels open for adversaries too. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee liked him (often called him Guru Dasgupta) and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee enjoyed a good rapport with him even when she was CPIM’s arch-rival.
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