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Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a fervent appeal to the protesting farmers on Monday to end their agitation against the new farm laws even as he questioned opposition parties for their sudden "U-turn" on the agriculture reforms.(PTI)

PM's address masterclass in political whataboutery and rhetoric: CPI

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 05:39 PM IST
  • "Once again the Hon'ble Prime Minister has put on a masterclass in political whataboutery and rhetoric that completely fails to address the issues raised by MPs on the President's address." said CPI leader and Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam.
A vendor sells vegetables at a retail market in Kolkata.(Reuters File Photo)
A vendor sells vegetables at a retail market in Kolkata.(Reuters File Photo)

Current phase in 3 points as inflation eases to 6.93%

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:08 AM IST
Wholesale inflation, measured by the wholesale price index (WPI), in the month of November increased marginally to 1.55% from its October value of 1.48%. WPI is at the highest level since February 2020 and it has been rising continuously since June.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said in a tweet that the latest announcement was a gimmick.(Amal KS/Hindustan Times photo)
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said in a tweet that the latest announcement was a gimmick.(Amal KS/Hindustan Times photo)

‘Measly compared to other major economies’: CPI(M) slams new stimulus package

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:06 PM IST
“The reality is that the sum total of direct extra governmental expenditures is, by liberal estimates, Rs 3,72,295 crore or a mere 1.9% of the GDP,” the CPI(M) said in a party statement.
RJD leader Manoj Jha and other party leaders arrive at election office during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna on Nov 10, 2020.(PTI)
RJD leader Manoj Jha and other party leaders arrive at election office during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna on Nov 10, 2020.(PTI)

Parties allege attempt to influence vote count, top poll body responds

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:58 PM IST
The CPI-ML has asked for recounting of votes in light of the slim margin of its defeat in three constituencies.
The poll also predicted industrial output in September dropped 2.0% from a year earlier, the seventh consecutive month of falls and its longest streak of decline since June 2009, as infrastructure output, which accounts for about 40% of total industrial production, contracted 0.8%.(Bloomberg Photo)
The poll also predicted industrial output in September dropped 2.0% from a year earlier, the seventh consecutive month of falls and its longest streak of decline since June 2009, as infrastructure output, which accounts for about 40% of total industrial production, contracted 0.8%.(Bloomberg Photo)

CPI for October likely above 7% again, industrial output falls: Poll

Bengaluru | By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 01:17 PM IST
A Reuters poll of 50 economists conducted from November 4-9 predicted consumer prices rose 7.30% last month from a year earlier, a touch lower than September’s 7.34% rate.

Control inflating food prices: Himachal CPI (M)

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 11:40 PM IST
CPI (M) has also demanded that the government provide 7,500 per month and 10 kg ration per person free of charge to all those outside the purview of income tax
CPI said there was a concerted move to weaken the government using the central agencies. (HT Photo)
CPI said there was a concerted move to weaken the government using the central agencies. (HT Photo)

CPI(M) firm behind Kodiyeri Balakrishnan after his son’s arrest in drug case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 07:26 PM IST
The party central committee on Saturday said there was no need for Kodiyeri Balakrishnan to quit and parents can’t be held responsible for the doings of grown-up children.
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.
New Education Policy 2020.(HT file )
New Education Policy 2020.(HT file )

New Education Policy ‘unilateral’ drive to destroy Indian education: CPI(M)

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2020 08:46 PM IST
New Education Policy 2020: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) and renamed the HRD Ministry as Education Ministry, officials said.
Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal and Union home minister Amit Shah will hold virtual rally on June 7 to address the people of the state through video conferencing and Facebook live.(PTI)
Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal and Union home minister Amit Shah will hold virtual rally on June 7 to address the people of the state through video conferencing and Facebook live.(PTI)

After RJD, Left parties to observe Vishwasghat-Dhikkar Diwas to protest BJP s virtual rally on June 7

Patna, Bihar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 10:13 AM IST
The Left parties comprising CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML), Forward Bloc announced that they would also organise a state- wide protest to press for their demands for ensuring food, employment and safety from Coronavirus.
Kashimiri porters walk on a road during the complete lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus, in Shimla, Thursday, March 26, 2020.(PTI)
Kashimiri porters walk on a road during the complete lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus, in Shimla, Thursday, March 26, 2020.(PTI)

CPI(M) demands action against Shimla admn for violating rules on Covid

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 07:36 PM IST
The party said that the district administration violated norms of cremating bodies of Covid-19 patients set up by WHO.
Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. (Photo: kerala.gov.in)
Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. (Photo: kerala.gov.in)

Kerala Congress leader meets parents of 2 CPI(M) workers held for alleged Maoist link

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Journalism student Alan Shuhaib and Taha Fazal, a law student, were arrested in Kozhikode allegedly when they were distributing Maoist pamphlets in November last year.
WPI data released on Tuesday showed that sharp uptick to 2.59 per cent in December from 0.58 per cent in November.(PTI file photo)
WPI data released on Tuesday showed that sharp uptick to 2.59 per cent in December from 0.58 per cent in November.(PTI file photo)

Sensex closes at all time high despite severe retail inflation

Mumbai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Sensex touched an intra-day high of 41,994.26 despite retail inflation rising to its highest in over 5 years in December.
Secretary General of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury speaks to the media after attending the all-party meeting to explore the possibility of simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha, State Assemblies and local bodies, at Parliament House Library.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Secretary General of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury speaks to the media after attending the all-party meeting to explore the possibility of simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha, State Assemblies and local bodies, at Parliament House Library.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

CPI(M) state unit supports Kerala govt on UAPA despite central leaders’ protests

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Police had arrested journalism student Alan Shuhaib, 19, and Taha Fazal, 24, who is pursuing law, while they were allegedly distributing Maoist pamphlets in Kozhikode last Friday.
CPI Maoists platoon crossing a field in Jharkhand-Chhatisgarh border.(HT Photo)
CPI Maoists platoon crossing a field in Jharkhand-Chhatisgarh border.(HT Photo)

CPI (Maoist) 6th deadliest terror outfit in world: US report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 12:36 AM IST
The report has ranked India as the fourth most terror-hit country globally after Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. It noted that ‘weaknesses in intelligence and information sharing negatively impacted state and central law enforcement agencies’ in countering terror in India.
Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) on Wednesday said it will not vacate its office. (Representational image)(HT file)
Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) on Wednesday said it will not vacate its office. (Representational image)(HT file)

Orders to JNUSU to vacate office an attempt to ‘suppress’ elected student body, says CPI(M)

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2019 03:40 PM IST
The CPI(M) politburo alleged that under the present government all central educational institutions were subject to “regimentation” and academic freedom and democratic rights under “assault”.
Political violence is common in Bengal with opposition leaders alleging that at least two dozen political workers have been killed in different districts of the state since the results of the Lok Sabha elections were announced on May 23.(HT PHOTO.)
Political violence is common in Bengal with opposition leaders alleging that at least two dozen political workers have been killed in different districts of the state since the results of the Lok Sabha elections were announced on May 23.(HT PHOTO.)

CPI(M) worker shot dead in Bengal; party supporters block highway

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 03:10 PM IST
A resident of Dosatina village, Biswas was returning home on his motorcycle. Around 8 pm, when he was passing through Bapujinagar village, some miscreants blocked his path and opened fire from a close range.
The media cell in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Madhya Pradesh unit Lokendra Parashar had on Tuesday written on social media that an objectionable book was being sold during a protest at Phoolbagh.(HT image)
The media cell in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Madhya Pradesh unit Lokendra Parashar had on Tuesday written on social media that an objectionable book was being sold during a protest at Phoolbagh.(HT image)

Senior CPI(M) leader booked for selling book on Article 370 in Gwalior

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 11:24 PM IST
The 74-year-old Ghani, who is a retired employee of BSNL, was booked for promoting enmity between different groups under non-bailable section 153-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Labhpur police have started an investigation and efforts are on to identify the killers.(HT Photo)
Labhpur police have started an investigation and efforts are on to identify the killers.(HT Photo)

Two village-level BJP leaders killed in separate districts of Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 05:22 PM IST
BJP workers alleged that they were attacked at the adjacent Hatia village when they were passing through the village to hold an agitation outside Labhpur police station.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers stand vigil at the base camp for the Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage in Jammu, India, Friday, July 19, 2019. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)(AP)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers stand vigil at the base camp for the Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage in Jammu, India, Friday, July 19, 2019. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)(AP)

PDP, NC, CPI (M) question government advisory on Amarnath yatra

Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2019 01:26 AM IST
Addressing a press briefing at her residence in the backdrop of fresh advisory PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti said that there is complete chaos on the streets of Srinagar.
Statistics show that in social media outreach, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan is far behind.(Photo: PTI)
Statistics show that in social media outreach, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan is far behind.(Photo: PTI)

In Kerala, CPI(M) begins mass contact sessions to win back support

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2019 06:54 PM IST
Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan has also started a Facebook live to address public issues. In the one-hour programme every Sunday, people can ask questions to the CM. The CPI(M) has asked its cadres to participate in social and humanitarian activities to reach out to masses.
The CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front managed to win just one out of Kerala’s 20 seats in the April-May national polls. Kerala is the party’s last bastion in the country after its loss of power in West Bengal and Tripura.(HT Photo)
The CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front managed to win just one out of Kerala’s 20 seats in the April-May national polls. Kerala is the party’s last bastion in the country after its loss of power in West Bengal and Tripura.(HT Photo)

CPI (M) plans outreach to regain lost ground in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 10:11 PM IST
The CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front managed to win just one out of Kerala’s 20 seats in the April-May national polls. Kerala is the party’s last bastion in the country after its loss of power in West Bengal and Tripura.
Sabarimala temple. (PTI file Photo)
Sabarimala temple. (PTI file Photo)

Sabarimala temple issue led to Lok Sabha poll debacle: CPI(M)

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 05:59 PM IST
This was stated in a post-poll evaluation report, prepared by the party’s central committee and discussed during the two-day state committee meeting here on Sunday and Monday, excerpts of which were published in party mouthpiece “Deshabhimani” on Wednesday.
Price rise in essential goods over a long period hits those in lower income groups the hardest.(HT File Photo/ Representative image)
Price rise in essential goods over a long period hits those in lower income groups the hardest.(HT File Photo/ Representative image)

Rise in CPI: How it impacts you

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 10:43 AM IST
According to an SBI note, core CPI will go down and the headline CPI will increase, leading to convergence in coming months.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the CPI(M) drew a blank in its former citadel of Bengal and won just one seat in Kerala, a state it is in power.(HT File Photo)
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the CPI(M) drew a blank in its former citadel of Bengal and won just one seat in Kerala, a state it is in power.(HT File Photo)

CPI(M) blames Lok Sabha polls loss on external factors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 10:35 AM IST
In the recent Lok Sabha polls, the Left parties reached its lowest ever tally of six MPs—a pale shadow of their best performance of 61 in 2004.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) which has been marginalised in Bengal is trying to make a comeback by recapturing its offices that were taken over by Trinamool Congress.(AFP)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) which has been marginalised in Bengal is trying to make a comeback by recapturing its offices that were taken over by Trinamool Congress.(AFP)

Amid TMC-BJP tussle, Left looks to regain Bengal ground

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 12:02 AM IST
Amid its fading influence, the CPI(M) has opened around 70 offices across Bengal recently amid clashes between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at the party headquarters in New Delhi .(ANI PHOTO)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at the party headquarters in New Delhi .(ANI PHOTO)

Rahul leads Cong winners in Kerala, CPI(M)’s A M Arif sole party member in Lok Sabha

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthpuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 07:03 PM IST
It is a hat-trick for author-turned politician Shashi Tharoor. In a strong three-cornered contest in state capital Thiruvananthpuram, the Congress candidate has trounced his immediate rival BJP’s Kummanam Rajasekharan, former Governor of Mizoram, by a margin of over 60,000 votes.
The emergence of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in 80s and the later the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) further dented the Left prospects in the state.(HT Photo)
The emergence of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in 80s and the later the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) further dented the Left prospects in the state.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Left in the lurch, CPI and CPM nowhere in picture

Hindustan Times, CHANDIGARH | By Ravinder Vasudeva
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 09:35 AM IST
In the assembly polls that year, the CPI won seven seats and the CPM eight, with a vote share of 10.1%.
Rashtriya Janta Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav (C) with Hindustani Awam Morcha -Secular chief Jitan Ram Manjhi (R) and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha during a press conference on their grand alliance at RJD office in Patna on Monday, April 22, 2019.(ANI)
Rashtriya Janta Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav (C) with Hindustani Awam Morcha -Secular chief Jitan Ram Manjhi (R) and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha during a press conference on their grand alliance at RJD office in Patna on Monday, April 22, 2019.(ANI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | CPI asks Tejashwi Yadav to ‘retire’ RJD’s Begusarai candidate in favour of Kanhaiya Kumar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Rakesh Singh
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 05:09 PM IST
Begusarai is among the five Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar where polling would be held on April 29. The other seats are Darbhanga, Ujjiarpur, Samastipur (SC) and Munger.
The three-day tour spread across 20 villages in Dindori constituency by the farmers is to back their leader, JP Gavit, the sitting MLA from Kalvan constituency, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls.(HT Photo)
The three-day tour spread across 20 villages in Dindori constituency by the farmers is to back their leader, JP Gavit, the sitting MLA from Kalvan constituency, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Dindori, villagers have got this CPI(M) candidate’s back

Hindusatn Times, Nashik | By Eeshanpriya M S
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2019 05:28 AM IST
According to the CPI(M), Dindori Lok Sabha constituency covers nine talukas and 4,500 villages, and is dominated by farmers, and tribals. Gavit has been at the forefront of farmers’ protests and long marches organised over the past two years, one of which led the farmers to Mumbai’s Azad Maidan in March 2018.
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