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Ganguly underwent angioplasty after a “mild” heart attack on Saturday. He is under treatment in a private hospital in Kolkata.(PTI)

CPI(M) leader says Sourav under pressure to join politics, triggers storm

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:07 PM IST
Speculations were rife that the former batting great will join the BJP ahead of the state assembly elections due in April-May this year. But Ganguly himself never made his intentions quite clear about taking the political plunge.
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During his state-wide tour, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will interact with a cross section of the people and discuss the state’s resource utilization and developmental issues.(PTI PHOTO.)
During his state-wide tour, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will interact with a cross section of the people and discuss the state’s resource utilization and developmental issues.(PTI PHOTO.)

After victory in local civic body polls, ruling CPI (M) eyes assembly election in Kerala

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 03:22 PM IST
To set the ball rolling, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will carry out a state-wide tour from next week onwards and meet important personalities, social leaders and religious heads. The party has asked its cadres not to get victory into their heads and utilise the next three months to the maximum to ensure continuance of the government.
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The Chief Minister stated on Saturday that the Covid-19 vaccine would be made available free of cost to all people in Kerala.(PTI)
The Chief Minister stated on Saturday that the Covid-19 vaccine would be made available free of cost to all people in Kerala.(PTI)

Opposition move SEC against Pinarayi Vijayan’s free vaccine announcement

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 03:21 PM IST
Terming the charges as ‘childish,’ Left Democratic Front convener and CPI(M) state secretary in-charge A Vijayaraghavan told reporters at Thrissur that the CM’s statement was part of the ongoing Covid-19 treatment procedure in the state.
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Farmers demonstrate on National Highway-9 during the protest against farm reform laws, in Ghaziabad on December 3.(Sakib Ali/HT photo)
Farmers demonstrate on National Highway-9 during the protest against farm reform laws, in Ghaziabad on December 3.(Sakib Ali/HT photo)

CPIM’s All India Kisan Sabha plays key role in building solidarity for farmers’ protest

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 09:43 AM IST
For the AIKS, the experience of 2014 movement against the land bill and the 2018 long march in Maharashtra came handy this time
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (File Photo: ANI)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (File Photo: ANI)

Amid mounting criticism, Kerala puts on hold controversial Police Act Amendment ordinance

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 02:09 PM IST
Issuing a brief statement, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said his government has no plan to go ahead with the ordinance. “In view of concern expressed from various quarters, we have decided not to go ahead with it,” Vijayan said.
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CPIM urges govt to take steps to address mental health crisis

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:02 AM IST
CPIM state secretariat member Kuldip Singh Tanwar said without proper physiological support at hospitals and covid care centres patients, attendants, non-covid patients and healthcare workers are becoming victim of stress and anxiety.
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The first case of suspension of an MP goes back to 1962, a decade after India’s first Lok Sabha polls. Godey Murahari, a Congress(PTI)
The first case of suspension of an MP goes back to 1962, a decade after India’s first Lok Sabha polls. Godey Murahari, a Congress(PTI)

Mass suspension of MPs not a first

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 02:23 AM IST
In 2010, seven MPs were suspended when they aggressively disrupted the proceeding during the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill.
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Representative(HT File)

SFI protests against National Education Policy in Kolkata

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 09:34 AM IST
Around 150 activists of the CPIM’s students wing from different colleges and universities marched from Subodh Mallick Square to Presidency University gate in College Street area, shouting slogans against the NEP and demanding that it be revoked forthwith.
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CPI(M) MP from Kerala Binoy Viswam said that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that no decision on a pan-India NRC was taken, Amit Shah changed his stand accordingly.(HT PHOTO)
CPI(M) MP from Kerala Binoy Viswam said that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that no decision on a pan-India NRC was taken, Amit Shah changed his stand accordingly.(HT PHOTO)

CPI(M) MP moves breach of privilege notice against Shah

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 09:15 AM IST
In a letter to Rajya Sabha secretary general, CPI(M) MP from Kerala Binoy Viswam, said the BJP president told Parliament that NRC would be re-implemented in Assam when it is implemented across the country.
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CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat(HT Photo)
CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat(HT Photo)

‘Our dear Jharkhand now known as ‘Lynchistan’: Brinda Karat

By Asian News International | Ranchi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 05:53 PM IST
CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat’s comments came in the context of one more incident of lynching reported from the state on Sunday when a man was killed and two others were injured in Khunti district after they were attacked on the suspicion of animal slaughtering.
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A group of CPI(M) trade union workers allegedly tortured a 38-year-old BJP worker.(HT file photo)
A group of CPI(M) trade union workers allegedly tortured a 38-year-old BJP worker.(HT file photo)

Kerala BJP activist commits suicide after alleged assault by CPI(M) workers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Angry BJP workers staged a sit-in protest in Elathur with the victim’s body, alleging police laxity. They agreed to cremate it after senior police officers agreed to a speedy investigation.
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Following months of protests at the temple site, in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate K Surendran played a visible and voluble part, he is being feted in a God-like way.(PTI)
Following months of protests at the temple site, in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate K Surendran played a visible and voluble part, he is being feted in a God-like way.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: After Sabarimala stir, BJP eyes temple route for votes

By Revati Laul and Ramesh Babu | Kerala
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 04:02 PM IST
Following months of protests at the temple site, in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate K Surendran played a visible and voluble part, he is being feted in a God-like way.
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The party favoured a comprehensive anti-discriminatory bill covering the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities and reservations for them in education and employment.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
The party favoured a comprehensive anti-discriminatory bill covering the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities and reservations for them in education and employment.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

New election system, no electoral bonds in CPI(M)’s poll manifesto

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 03:58 PM IST
Among the new promises, the CPI(M) wants electoral bonds to be scrapped; it wants a halt to “bulk surveillance by state agencies,” and “clear provisions and judicial supervision of any surveillance that violates citizens’ privacy.”
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on both the CPI(M) and the RSS-BJP in Kerala, saying they both used violence whereas the Congress stood by non-violence.(ANI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on both the CPI(M) and the RSS-BJP in Kerala, saying they both used violence whereas the Congress stood by non-violence.(ANI)

Violence weapon of weak, Rahul Gandhi’s double attack on CPI(M), RSS-BJP in Kerala

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kozhikode
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 08:14 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on both the CPI(M) and the RSS-BJP in Kerala, saying they both used violence whereas the Congress stood by non-violence.
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The meeting of the 21 opposition parties on Wednesday briefly touched upon the subject of a pre-poll Common Minimum Programme.(HT Photo)
The meeting of the 21 opposition parties on Wednesday briefly touched upon the subject of a pre-poll Common Minimum Programme.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Opposition yet to reach consensus on pre-poll Common Minimum Programme

By Saubhadra Chatterji | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 11:29 PM IST
After the extensive discussions on the prevailing security situation, Congress leaders turned on to the CMP even as CPIM general secretary Sitaram Yechury opposed it.
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Aerial view of Brigade Parade ground as thousands of Trinamool Congress supporters gathered during United India Rally in Kolkata on January 19.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Aerial view of Brigade Parade ground as thousands of Trinamool Congress supporters gathered during United India Rally in Kolkata on January 19.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

After Mamata Banerjee’s mega rally, Left gathering at same venue

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 07:45 AM IST
The Left is also keen for a prominent space in the Opposition camp, but wants to maintain a distance from its arch rival, Trinamool.
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Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.(PTI file photo)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.(PTI file photo)

BJP’s defeat due to people’s anger against Modi govt’s polices: Yechury

By Press Trust of India | New delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 09:13 PM IST
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said Thursday the Bharatiya Janata Party’s defeat in three state assembly polls was a clear indication of the people’s discontent and anger at the policies of the Narendra Modi government.
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Rajasthan Election Results 2018: With two of its candidates winning in elections, the CPM has made a comeback in the Rajasthan Assembly after five years.(HT File Photo)
Rajasthan Election Results 2018: With two of its candidates winning in elections, the CPM has made a comeback in the Rajasthan Assembly after five years.(HT File Photo)

Rajasthan Election Results 2018: CPI(M) wins two seats, returns to assembly after 5 years

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 03:56 PM IST
Rajasthan Assembly Results 2018:Two candidates of the CPI (M) won in the Rajasthan assembly elections, paving the way for the party to return to the state assembly after five years.
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General Secretary of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury in Chandigarh.(HT FIle Photo)
General Secretary of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury in Chandigarh.(HT FIle Photo)

CPI(M) keeps door ajar for Congress, explores state pacts

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 11:53 PM IST
The CPI(M)’s central committee has its task cut out to defeat the BJP alliance, increase the strength of the CPI(M) and the Left Front (all communist parties) in the Lok Sabha, and to ensure that an alternative secular government is formed , a CPI(M) communiqué said
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Maoist train in a forest area at Dumariya block in Gaya district, in Bihar.(AP File Photo)
Maoist train in a forest area at Dumariya block in Gaya district, in Bihar.(AP File Photo)

Govt sets up multi-disciplinary group to plug Maoist funds, seize assets

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:18 PM IST
The move follows information about a large part of extortion money allegedly collected by Maoists getting diverted towards personal wealth of their leaders.
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File photo of Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb along with deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Barman in Agartala.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb along with deputy chief minister Jishnu Dev Barman in Agartala.(PTI Photo)

Tripura govt proposes Hindi as medium of news over Kokborok to promote nationalism

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 10:43 PM IST
The director in-charge of information and cultural affairs department said the proposal to introduce Hindi as medium of news was so that people from other states could know more about Tripura.
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