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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.
The Opposition on Monday hit out at the government for facilitating the travel of a delegation of lawmakers of the European Union to Jammu and Kashmir, while the region remained out of bounds for most Indian leaders.(AP)
The Opposition on Monday hit out at the government for facilitating the travel of a delegation of lawmakers of the European Union to Jammu and Kashmir, while the region remained out of bounds for most Indian leaders.(AP)

Why did Centre stop Indian MPs from visiting J-K, asks Opposition

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 07:52 AM IST
On August 24, a delegation of prominent Opposition leaders were not allowed to enter the region after landing in Srinagar airport.
BT Ranadive and Elamkulam Manakkal Sankaran Namboodiripad share a light moment.(CPI(M))
BT Ranadive and Elamkulam Manakkal Sankaran Namboodiripad share a light moment.(CPI(M))

Gandhi’s mass appeal among Indian communists

New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Gandhi’s appeal coupled with his secular ideology has been a convenient recipe for the communists to follow. But during the years of the freedom struggle, his philosophy was criticised by communists.
CPI(M) leader Yousuf Tarigami was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi from Srinagar on Monday.(PTI Photo)
CPI(M) leader Yousuf Tarigami was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi from Srinagar on Monday.(PTI Photo)

CPI(M) leader Yousuf Tarigami shifted from Srinagar to AIIMS in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2019 04:00 PM IST
The Supreme Court had said last week that CPI(M) leader Yousuf Tarigami should be shifted “at the earliest” to AIIMS for treatment after taking cognizance of a petition filed by CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury following his visit to Kashmir last month.
(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

All about the Kashmir petitions and Supreme Court responses

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The Centre in its August 5 decision revoked Jammu-Kashmir’s special status and divided the state into two union territories – Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir.
The student told the Supreme Court on Thursday that he won’t file a formal affidavit as whatever he mentions in it may have a bearing on his future.(HT Photo)
The student told the Supreme Court on Thursday that he won’t file a formal affidavit as whatever he mentions in it may have a bearing on his future.(HT Photo)

I want to live a quiet life: Kashmiri law student says in Supreme Court on return from Valley

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 04:04 PM IST
In its August 28 order, the Supreme Court had allowed Communist leader Sitaram Yechury and law student Aleem Syed Mohammed to travel to Kashmir, which has been under a security lockdown since August 5.
Iltija, daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, had moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to the authorities to allow her to meet her mother.(ANI)
Iltija, daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, had moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to the authorities to allow her to meet her mother.(ANI)

Supreme Court allows Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter to meet her in Kashmir

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 01:45 PM IST
The top court was hearing a bunch of petitions – some against the scrapping of Article 370 in Kashmir, others against the arrest of leaders, restrictions on movement and ‘suspension of civil liberty’.
Security personnel stand guard at a closed market during restrictions to maintain law and order, in Srinagar on September 1, 2019.(PTI)
Security personnel stand guard at a closed market during restrictions to maintain law and order, in Srinagar on September 1, 2019.(PTI)

How the Left was right in handling Kashmir issue | Opinion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 01:11 AM IST
The latest trip of CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury in Srinagar can be seen an example of deft political maneuvering which other larger opposition parties could not think of.
Sitaram Yechury spent over six hours with his ailing comrade and former lawmaker Md Yusuf Tarigami over two days.(HT FILE)
Sitaram Yechury spent over six hours with his ailing comrade and former lawmaker Md Yusuf Tarigami over two days.(HT FILE)

Yechury returns from Valley after meeting CPI(M) leader Tarigami

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Yechury’s visit in Kashmir—the first by any political leader after the abrogation of Article 370—was hectic yet successful.
A police team escorted Yechury to Tarigami’s residence on Srinagar’s Gupkar road, where he has been under house arrest.(HT FILE)
A police team escorted Yechury to Tarigami’s residence on Srinagar’s Gupkar road, where he has been under house arrest.(HT FILE)

Yechury visits Srinagar, meets colleague Tarigami

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:38 AM IST
Yechury moved the court after he was earlier prevented from visiting Tarigami, who is a former assembly member.
This would be Yechury’s second attempt in as many weeks to go to Srinagar. Last Saturday, a delegation of senior political leaders, including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, went to Kashmir but they were sent back from the airport itself by the next flight.(HT FILE)
This would be Yechury’s second attempt in as many weeks to go to Srinagar. Last Saturday, a delegation of senior political leaders, including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, went to Kashmir but they were sent back from the airport itself by the next flight.(HT FILE)

After SC nod, Sitaram Yechury to reach Kashmir today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 07:30 AM IST
The Supreme Court has granted him permission to meet his Communist Party of India (Marxist) colleague Yousuf Tarigami, whose health condition is unknown during the clampdown on political leaders that followed the scrapping of the law granting J&K special status.
On August 5 and 6, Parliament approved provisions nullifying Article 370, which offered special status for J&K, and Article 35A, under which outsiders were barred from holding government jobs or owning property in Kashmir. The apex court issued notice to the Centre and the J&K administration to reply to the pleas seeking removal of several restrictions imposed in the state, including the communications blockade, that are hampering the functioning of the media, on two petitions, filed by Poonawalla, and Anuradha Bhasin, executive editor of Kashmir Times.(HT FILE)
On August 5 and 6, Parliament approved provisions nullifying Article 370, which offered special status for J&K, and Article 35A, under which outsiders were barred from holding government jobs or owning property in Kashmir. The apex court issued notice to the Centre and the J&K administration to reply to the pleas seeking removal of several restrictions imposed in the state, including the communications blockade, that are hampering the functioning of the media, on two petitions, filed by Poonawalla, and Anuradha Bhasin, executive editor of Kashmir Times.(HT FILE)

5-judge SC bench to hear J&K challenge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Solicitor general of India Tushar Mehta requested the top court more than once not to issue a formal notice to the government on the petitions against nullification of Article 370.
SC allowed Sitaram Yechury and a Kashmiri law student in Delhi to travel to the Valley.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
SC allowed Sitaram Yechury and a Kashmiri law student in Delhi to travel to the Valley.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Go to Kashmir, come back and report: SC to Yechury, Jamia student

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 07:09 PM IST
The top court order came while hearing a bunch of petitions – some against the scrapping of Article 370 in Kashmir, others against the arrest of leaders, restrictions on movement and ‘suspension of civil liberty’.
The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear a clutch of petitions challenging the Centre’s decision to revoke Article 370(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear a clutch of petitions challenging the Centre’s decision to revoke Article 370(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC to hear pleas on scrapping of Article 370, clampdown in J-K today

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 07:01 PM IST
Tehseen Poonawalla, a social activist, has raised the issue of lockdown in the region as amounting to suspension of Article 19 (freedom of speech) and 21 (personal liberty) of the Constitution.
CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged the centeral government over the record cash transfer by the RBI.(PTI photo)
CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged the centeral government over the record cash transfer by the RBI.(PTI photo)

Government appropriated 99% of RBI’s profits since 2014: Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 05:22 PM IST
The Left leader’s reaction came a day after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved the transfer of a record Rs 1.76 lakh crore dividend and surplus reserves to the government, boosting the BJP led regime’s prospect to stimulate the slowing economy without widening fiscal deficit.

Jammu and Kashmir Highlights: ‘Stories we heard from co-passengers were moving’: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 11:06 PM IST

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi along with a delegation of opposition leaders today were prevented from visiting Srinagar after they landed there to assess the situation in the Kashmir Valley, where restrictions have been imposed since the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and divided the state into two union territories on August 5.Ghulam Nabi Azad, KC Venugopal and Anand Sharma were other Congress leaders in the delegation. Trinamool Congress (TMC)’s Dinesh Trivedi, Tiruchi Siva of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury and Communist Party of India’s D Raja were other members of the delegation. Loktantrik Janta Dal’s Sharad Yadav, Manoj Jha of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Majeed Memon (Nationalist Congress Party) and D Kupendra Reddy of the Janta Dal (Secular) were also a part of the delegation.Read highlights here:

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury(PTI image)
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury(PTI image)

‘Fun and frolic’ in Corbett will not solve economic crisis: Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 01:57 PM IST
The episode, telecast on Monday night, was shot in the national park.
CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury addresses a press conference as CPI General Secretary D Raja looks on, in New Delhi.(PTI)
CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury addresses a press conference as CPI General Secretary D Raja looks on, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Sitaram Yechury, D Raja forced to return from Srinagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 12:07 AM IST
Yechury left a hand-written note for Tarigami, the CPI(M) MLA, saying he had come to Kashmir to show solidarity and commitment to defend democracy and secularism.
The Left leader had gone toSrinagar to meet their party colleagues.(PTI Photo)
The Left leader had gone toSrinagar to meet their party colleagues.(PTI Photo)

CPM’s Sitaram Yechury, D Raja detained at Srinagar airport

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 01:51 PM IST
Sitaram Yechury and CPI general secretary Raja had written to Satya Pal Malik informing him of their visit and requesting him to facilitate their entry.
S Jaipal Reddy was cremated with full state honours in Hyderabad.(ANI Photo)
S Jaipal Reddy was cremated with full state honours in Hyderabad.(ANI Photo)

Jaipal Reddy cremated with state honours

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2019 07:26 PM IST
Thousands of people, including Congress leaders and representatives of various other political parties, bid a tearful adieu to the departed leader.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he will appear in a court in Patna for a case filed by his “political opponents” in the BJP-RSS to “harass and intimidate” him.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he will appear in a court in Patna for a case filed by his “political opponents” in the BJP-RSS to “harass and intimidate” him.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

‘RSS, BJP harassing and intimidating me,’ says Rahul Gandhi before court appearance

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi’s appearance in the court later Saturday comes days after he as well as CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury pleading not guilty in a defamation case in Mumbai filed against them by an RSS worker.
Gandhi and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury were at the court in connection with a defamation case filed by an RSS worker against them for linking the RSS with the murders of rationalists and journalist Gauri Lankesh. (HT photo by Anshuman Poyrekar)
Gandhi and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury were at the court in connection with a defamation case filed by an RSS worker against them for linking the RSS with the murders of rationalists and journalist Gauri Lankesh. (HT photo by Anshuman Poyrekar)

Will fight BJP 10 times harder, says Rahul after stepping down

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 12:11 AM IST
Gandhi’s quitting has stirred unease within his party, with a string of high-profile resignations following his announcement. His sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said she respected his decision.
Rahul Gandhi outside Sewri court in Mumbai on Thursday morning.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT photo)
Rahul Gandhi outside Sewri court in Mumbai on Thursday morning.(Anshuman Poyrekar/ HT photo)

Not guilty, pleads Rahul Gandhi in Mumbai court in RSS defamation case

Mumbai | By Charul Shah and Surendra Gangan
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 02:38 AM IST
The court had issued summons against Rahul Gandhi and CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury for their alleged defamatory comments linking journalist Gauri Lankesh’s killing with the “BJP-RSS ideology”.
The court issued summons against Rahul Gandhi and Yechury but dismissed the complaint against Sonia Gandhi and the CPI(M), saying a party cannot be held liable for comments made by individuals.(AFP FILE)
The court issued summons against Rahul Gandhi and Yechury but dismissed the complaint against Sonia Gandhi and the CPI(M), saying a party cannot be held liable for comments made by individuals.(AFP FILE)

Rahul Gandhi arrives at Mumbai court for defamation case hearing

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 10:50 AM IST
RSS’s Dhrutiman Joshi had filed the complaint in 2017 against Rahul Gandhi, the then Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and its general secretary Yechury.
CPI(M) State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan (Photo: PTI)
CPI(M) State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan (Photo: PTI)

‘Party or I can’t take responsibility’: Kerala CPM leader on rape-accused son

Thiruvananthapuram | By Asia News International
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 02:17 PM IST
A case was registered against Binoy Kodiyeri at Oshiwara police station on June 18 in Mumbai, which Benoy described as a case of blackmail to media persons in Kerala.
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses a joint session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind addresses a joint session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI)

‘One nation, one poll’ plan to accelerate development, says President Kovind

NEW DELHI | By HT Corresondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 05:22 PM IST
Addressing the joint sitting of Parliament – the first after the constitution of the 17th Lok Sabha – President Kovind asked MPs to support the idea because it would help in development of the country.
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury addresses a press conference(PTI)
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury addresses a press conference(PTI)

Yechury takes full responsibility for CPI(M) rout, heads may roll

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 11:11 PM IST
The party’s highest executive body—the Central Committee (CC)—will meet from June 7 to 9 amid speculation that heads will roll, especially in West Bengal where the party did not win a single seat for the first time.
CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, who was re-elected last year with the hope of reviving the party, took responsibility for the defeat and talked about introspection.(PTI)
CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, who was re-elected last year with the hope of reviving the party, took responsibility for the defeat and talked about introspection.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In its erstwhile bastion, Left bloc faces humiliation, draws a blank

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram | By Saubhadra Chatterji, Ramesh Babu & Venkatesha Babu
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 03:45 AM IST
From about 70 seats in 2009, the Left parties are likely to end up with a mere five in the 17th Lok Sabha.
Representatives of 21 opposition parties may meet Election Commission (EC) officials on Tuesday to make a host of demands including “tracking” of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and extensive use of voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT).(PTI file photo)
Representatives of 21 opposition parties may meet Election Commission (EC) officials on Tuesday to make a host of demands including “tracking” of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and extensive use of voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT).(PTI file photo)

21 Oppn parties to meet poll panel in Delhi today to demand ‘EVM tracking’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 09:38 AM IST
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, Naidu, Yechury, Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Ahmed Patel along with representatives of other parties were expected to be part of the meeting before the results come out on May 23.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury spoke to Saubhadra Chatterji about exit polls giving the edge to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, the prospects of the Left parties, and the role of the Election Commission (EC) in the 2019 elections.(Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury spoke to Saubhadra Chatterji about exit polls giving the edge to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance, the prospects of the Left parties, and the role of the Election Commission (EC) in the 2019 elections.(Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times)

Exclusive | ‘We don’t believe in exit poll predictions, they’re not accurate’: Sitaram Yechury

UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 07:53 PM IST
“Even in exit polls in advanced countries, like we saw in Australia yesterday, the actual result was completely opposite to what they had predicted,” Sitaram Yechury said.
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