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Communist Party of India

Communist Party of India is a national party in India. The party is a left wing organization and its opinions matters a lot. It is why latest news of communist party of India is very common.

Communist Party of India is a national party in India. The party is a left wing organization and its opinions matters a lot. It is why latest news of communist party of India is very common.

The party claims its foundation date as 26 December 1925. Due to its presence in the different parts of India the party has been recognized as national party. It is the only Indian party that has contested the general elections on the same symbol.

Communist party of India was supporting United Progressive Alliance UPA after UPA came to power in the year 2004. But the party withdrew support in the year 2008 on the basis of Indo-US atomic energy treaty. And news of communist party of India hogged the limelight.

Besides being a party, Communist Party of India has a number of attached organizations. Some of the associated organizations of the party are:

All India Trade Union Congress

All India Youth Federation

All India Students Federation

With some of the imminent parliamentarians in its kitty latest news of communist Party of India is a common thing. A. B. Burdhan is currently general secretary of Party.

Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco professes 'My love for Oriya people will never finish'

April 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 12 (ANI): Italian national Paolo Bosusco, who was released by the Maoists on Thursday after being in their captivity for almost 29 days, thanked the people of Odisha for their kindness, saying his love for the Oriya people will never finish.

Maoists release Italian hostage, MLA still missing

April 12, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him in captivity for nearly a month, officials said as the fate of another hostage, Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Jhina Hikaka, continued to remain uncertain.

Maoists release Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco

April 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Bhubaneshwar, Apr 12 (ANI): Maoists on Thursday freed Italian hostage Paolo Bosusco after keeping him in captivity for 29 days.

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Maoists release second Italian

April 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him hostage for nearly a month, official sources said.

'Explain turnaround on Dayanidhi Maran'

April 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday directed NGO Telecom Watchdog to explain its turnaround in stating that Dayanidhi Maran, when he was the communications minister, had not compelled Chennai-based businessman C. Sivasankaran to sell his stake in mobile telephony provider Aircel to Singapore-based Maxis.

Fulfil promises before Italian's release: Maoists

April 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 11 (IANS) The Maoists holding an Italian hostage since March 14 Wednesday reiterated that he will be released only after the Odisha government fulfils its promises on their demands.

'Explain turnaround on Dayanidhi Maran'

April 11, 2012 at 6:35 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday directed NGO Telecom Watchdog to explain its turnaround in stating that Dayanidhi Maran, when he was the communications minister, had not compelled Chennai-based businessman C. Sivasankaran to sell his stake in mobile telephony provider Aircel to Singapore-based Maxis.

China farm produce prices fall

April 11, 2012 at 4:26 AM

Beijing, April 11 (IANS) The prices of China's farm produce fell for a third straight week on increased supplies, the commerce ministry said Tuesday.

Maoist leader's wife freed, Odisha hostage crisis continues

April 10, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) An Italian and an Odisha legislator continued to be in the custody of Maoists Tuesday even as a top rebel's wife - whose release from jail had been demanded as one of the conditions to set free the hostages - was acquitted by a court.

Karat bats for Achuthanandan

April 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Kozhikode (Kerala), April 10 (IANS) CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday dismissed as baseless reports that former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was 'ousted' from the politburo.

Maoist leader's wife freed from jail

April 10, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) Subhashree Das, wife of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, was released Tuesday from a jail in Odisha after a court acquitted her in a 2003 shootout case for lack of evidence.

Pinarayi Vijayan summoned in Lavalin graft case

April 10, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Tuesday summoned Pinarayi Vijayan, secretary of the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), in a corruption case related to Canada-based firm SNC Lavalin.

Odisha court acquits Maoist leader's wife

April 10, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) A fast track court in Odisha Tuesday acquitted a top Maoist leader's wife in a 2003 shootout case for lack of evidence, sources said. Her release was sought by the rebels in exchange for an Italian who has been held captive by them since last month.

Odisha hostage crisis: Maoist deadline ends Tuesday

April 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Bhubaneswar, April 10 (IANS) As the Tuesday evening deadline set by Maoists for fulfilment of their demands neared, uncertainty continued over the fate of the Italian and the Odisha legislator being held captive by the rebels since last month.

Communal politics goes viral in Kerala (Comment)

April 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

The communal genii whose support the Congress invoked to oust Kerala's first Communist government more than 50 years ago are still around and turning the state's politics viral.

Hostage crisis: Odisha yet to decide on fresh demands

April 9, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) Odisha has yet to decide on the latest Maoist demands for the release of an Italian and a legislator being held captive by the rebels since last month, even as the deadline given by the abductors ends Tuesday.

Prakash Karat re-elected CPI (M) General Secretary for third term

April 9, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Kozhikode (Kerala), Apr 9 (ANI): Prakash Karat was today re-elected as General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the third consecutive term.

Hostage crisis: Odisha yet to decide on fresh demands

April 9, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 9 (IANS) Odisha has yet to decide on the latest Maoist demands for the release of an Italian and a legislator being held captive by the rebels since last month, even as the deadline given by the abductors ends Tuesday.

Out of politburo, Achuthanandan is miffed

April 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was clearly upset Monday after he failed to make it into the politburo of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).

Prakash Karat to serve CPI (M) as party's general secretary third time in a row

April 9, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Prakash Karat (64) has been elected again CPI(M) general secretary for the third time in a row today at party's 20th Congress, which concluded at Kozhikode.......

Achuthanandan not in politburo, Buddhadeb in

April 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) There were question marks over both. But while former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee retained his place in the CPI-M politburo, former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan failed to make it.

Karat again elected CPI-M boss

April 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Prakash Karat was Monday re-elected general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), but the veteran V.S. Achuthanandan failed to make it to the politburo.

China's inflation rebounds

April 9, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China's inflation rebounded slightly in March after logging an extremely low growth in February, backing lingering uncertainty regarding the country's ability to contain price rises.

Karat re-elected CPI-M general secretary

April 9, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Prakash Karat was Monday re-elected general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).

China's consumer price index expands

April 9, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, expanded 3.6 percent year-on-year in March, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday.

CPI-M rules out emergence of Third Front

April 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Kozhikode (Kerala), Apr 9 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has ruled out any plans of the formation of a Third Front in the country.

Odisha crisis: Uncertainty over hostages' release

April 8, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) Odisha's efforts to secure the release of an Italian tour operator and a state legislator kidnapped by the Maoists last month plunged into uncertainty Sunday with the rebels failing to budge from their demands.

Odisha crisis: Uncertainty over hostages' release

April 8, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 8 (IANS) Odisha's efforts to secure the release of an Italian tour operator and a state legislator kidnapped by Maoists last month plunged into uncertainty Sunday with the ultras failing to budge from their demands.

Indian delegation led by Sushma Swaraj to visit Lanka's war-torn areas

April 8, 2012 at 5:14 PM

New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): In an endeavor to reinforce India's commitment towards ethnic Sri Lankan Tamils, a delegation of Members of Parliament led by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, will be visiting the island nation from April 16 to 21 to assess the resettlement and political process in war-torn areas.

'Poribortan' in syllabus sparks politicians

April 8, 2012 at 1:06 PM

As 'poribortan' was expected in West Bengal with the coming of Mamta Banarjee as a chief minister in power

Trimming 'excess' of Marxism in favour of globalisation (West Bengal Newsletter)

April 8, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Statues of Karl Marx and his lifelong friend Friedrich Engels still stand proudly in a main park of the 300-year-old capital city of Bengal. No 'poribartan' there till now. But a 'poribartan' (change) is in the offing in the state's history text books in the Mamata Banerjee regime, a stern opponent of Marxists.

Maoist leader Panda's rivals ask Orissa Govt. to release five more Maoists (Second Update-Orissa-Ma

April 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr.7 (ANI): Within hours of Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announcing the names of six Maoists to be released by his government, the rebels who have abducted Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jhina Hikaka, released a fresh audio tape on Saturday demanding the release of five more Naxals from jail.

Orissa CM Patnaik names six Maoists to be freed in exchange for Italian hostage (Update-Orissa-Maoi

April 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr.7 (ANI): The Orissa Government on Saturday announced the names of the jailed Maoists to be freed in exchange for the kidnapped Italian hostage.

Ignoring opposition protests, Andhra transfers police official

April 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Ignoring protests by opposition parties and objection by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) chief, the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh Friday went ahead with the transfer of a police official who was probing a liquor pay-off scandal allegedly involving some ministers.

Odisha hostage crisis: Maoists refuse to release Italian

April 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Maoists Friday refused to release the Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo they have kept hostage in Odisha since March 14 even though the government offered a swap.

Andhra opposition protests transfer of official probing liquor scandal

April 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh Friday asked Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to revoke the transfer of a police official who was probing the liquor pay-off scandal allegedly involving some ministers.

Odisha hostages: Maoists yet to respond to swap offer

April 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 6 (IANS) Two mediators Friday sought clarification from the Odisha government on its swap offer to secure the release of an Italian and a state legislator from Maoist captivity and also said the rebels had not responded to it yet.

Odisha govt. announces the list of 27 prisoners to be released

April 6, 2012 at 12:10 PM

In a major development in Odisha hostage crisis case, the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on Thursday night announced the names of 27 people whose release will facilitate the freeing of an Italian tourist and a Biju Janta Dal legislator being held captive by Maoists........

CPI-M deliberates on internal 'ideological and political weaknesses', Karat admits mistakes

April 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Kozhikode, Apr 6 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said party leaders have deliberated on Marxist ideological and political weaknesses at the state and national level.

CPI veteran Promod Gogoi dies

April 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) Promod Gogoi, 82, a Communist Party of India (CPI) leader from Assam, passed away at a hospital here Friday, days after being re-elected to the party's National Executive.

Hostage crisis: Maoist's wife, 26 others to be freed

April 5, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday announced the names of 27 people whose release will facilitate the freeing of an Italian and a legislator being held captive by Maoists.

Now only three terms to leaders in CPI-M

April 5, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Now CPI-M leadership will be three terms and this is not linked to squabbles within

Ghai land allotment row: BJP says Deshmukh must quit

April 5, 2012 at 6:56 PM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday sought union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's resignation following the Supreme Court's observation that land allotment to filmmaker Subhash Ghai in Maharashtra for his film academy during Deshmukh's term as chief minister was not transparent.

CPI-M limits three terms to its leaders

April 5, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Kozhikode (Kerala), April 5 (IANS) The CPI-M has decided to limit the term of its leadership to three terms, but this is not linked to squabbles within, general secretary Prakash Karat said Thursday.

Congress Party underlines 'need to fight against Naxals in totality'

April 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM

New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): A day after the Odisha Government bowed down before the Maoists demands for safe release of Biju Janata Dal MLA Jhina Hikaka and an Italian from the captivity of the ultras, Congress Party today said the Centre provided full assistance to various state government on such perplexed issues.

J-K parties hope Manmohan-Zardari talks will help ease travel norms

April 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Political parties from Jammu and Kashmir Thursday hoped that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit here Sunday would lead to easing of travel restrictions between two parts of Kashmir.

Deshmukh connection in land scam, CAG indicts

April 5, 2012 at 3:24 PM

A leaked report of Comptroller and Auditor Genereal of India(CAG), has reportedly indicted Science and Technology Minister and former chief minister of Maharashtra Vilas Rao Deshmukh

CAG indicts Vilasrao Deshmukh in land scam

April 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): A leaked report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has reportedly indicted Science and Technology Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh in connection with a land scam.

Hostage crisis: Odisha to release 27 prisoners

April 4, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 4 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to facilitate the release of 27 prisoners, including eight Maoists, to secure the release of an Italian tourist and a legislator, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said Wednesday.

Odisha Govt. gives in to Maoists demands for safe release of MLA, Italian

April 4, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 4 (ANI): Odisha Government has bowed down to Maoists demands for securing the safe release of abducted Biju Janata Dal MLA Jhina Hikaka and an Italian from the captivity of the ultras.

Chidambaram overruled officials on 2G, apex court told

April 4, 2012 at 9:28 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Wednesday that Home Minister P. Chidambaram, in his earlier capacity of finance minister, overruled officials who favoured an upward revision of the 2G telecom licence fee in 2008.

D. Raja calls for parliamentary reforms

April 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) National Secretary and Member of Parliament D. Raja today called for effective Parliamentary and Constitutional reforms to strengthen parliamentary democracy in India.

CPI leader for parliamentary reforms

April 4, 2012 at 7:28 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja Wednesday called for effective parliamentary and constitutional reforms to strengthen parliamentary democracy in the country.

Only Left is the alternative for UPA and NDA: Karat

April 4, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Communist Pary of India-Marxist (CPI-M) genereal secretary Prakash Karat has said that only Left and democratic parties could be an alternative to the UPA and NDA

Strengthening CPI-M need of the hour: Karat

April 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Kozhikode (Kerala), April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday called for strengthening the party, saying only the Left and democratic parties could provide an alternative to the UPA and the NDA.

Maoist rejects govt. offer for negotiation

April 4, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Maoist who have abducted the Biju Janta Dal lawmaker Jhina Hikaka has refused the govt. plea that the deadline fixed

Buddhadeb skips CPI-M meet

April 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Former West Bengal chief minister and politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is staying away from the 20th congress of the CPI-M starting Wednesday at Kozhikode in Kerala.

PLA, Maoists signed MoU for fighting war against Govt., claims Delhi Police

April 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Delhi Police Special Cell has found emails exchanged between two members of the Manipur-based banned outfit People's Liberation Army (PLA) and top Maoist leaders Kishenji and Ganapathy.

CPI-M will brood over setbacks at 20th congress

April 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Kozhikode (Kerala), April 2 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will hold its 20th party congress here starting Wednesday to discuss its recent electoral setbacks and the way ahead in an era of coalition politics.

'Monitor CBI probe in Kandla Port cam'

April 2, 2012 at 4:56 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to examine the status of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation into the alleged land scam inKandla Port.

Australian consumer prices go up

April 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Australia's consumer prices rose in March due to price rise in holiday travel and accommodation, alcohol and fuel, according to a survey released Monday.

Jayalalithaa condoles legislator's death

April 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday condoled the death of Communist Party of India legislator S.P. Muthukumaran, representing Pudukottai constituency, in a road accident.

Trinamool leader killed in southern Bengal district

March 31, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) A local Trinamool leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Canning town in South 24 Parganas district, some 50 km from here, police said Saturday.

Odisha to decide on rescuing hostages: Chidambaram

March 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Backing the Odisha government's approach on talks with the Maoists for the safe release of an abducted Italian and a legislator, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said any decision on using force to rescue them will have to be taken by the state.

Hostage crisis: Orissa on right track in talking to Maoists, says Chidambaram

March 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM

New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said the Orissa government is on the right track in talking to the Maoists to secure the safe release of an abducted Italian tourist and Biju Janata Dal MLA Jhina Hikaka.

Apex court stays hearing on plea against Azhagiri's election

March 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed proceedings in the Madras High Court on an election petition challenging the election of union Chemical and Fertiliser Minister and DMK leader M.K. Azhagiri from Madurai Lok Sabha constituency.

Antony should quit: Achuthanandan

March 30, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) Leader of opposition and veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan Friday said Defence Minister A.K. Antony should resign in the wake of 'the biggest ever scams' that have taken place under him.

Ban on English dailies widespread criticise

March 30, 2012 at 2:52 PM

West Bengal chief minister decision to ban all dailies except eight vernacular newspapers in the state-funded libraries.

Mamata decries 'growing tendency' to attack her personally

March 30, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) The West Bengal assembly Friday witnessed noisy scenes over a bill that seeks to restructure the state medical council, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accusing the opposition Left Front of trying to disrupt proceedings in a 'concerted' manner.

Left walks out over newspaper ban, to meet Bengal governor

March 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) The opposition Left Front staged a walkout from the West Bengal assembly for the third consecutive day Thursday after its adjournment motion on the newspaper ban issue was disallowed.

Dropping terror charges against Ghandy hailed

March 28, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Maoist sympathisers and activists Wednesday hailed a Delhi court decision to drop terror charges against Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy and demanded the release of all political prisoners.

Delhi court absolves Naxal leader Kobad Gandhy of terrorist charges

March 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM

New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): A Delhi court on Wednesday absolved top Naxal leader Kobad Gandhy of charges under the stringent anti-terror law, while putting him on trial for alleged cheating, forgery and impersonation.

Bengal ban on English, Bengali papers slammed

March 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The West Bengal government's decision to ban all dailies except eight Bengali newspapers in state-funded libraries to promote "free thinking" among readers has drawn widespread flak including from those who once backed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Government, opposition unite; say no public debate on defence issues

March 28, 2012 at 6:16 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) It was peace after war between ruling and opposition MPs Wednesday with both sides agreeing that the issues raised by army chief V.K. Singh in a letter to the prime minister should not become a matter of public debate.

Bengal library ban on leading English, Bengali papers slammed

March 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led government's decision to ban all dailies except eight vernacular newspapers in state-funded libraries to promote "free thinking" among readers, has drawn widespread criticism, including from those who once were close to the chief minister.

SP, JD-U want army chief sacked, BJP says no

March 28, 2012 at 4:24 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Opinions were divided Wednesday on the future of army chief V.K. Singh with the SP and the JD-U saying he should be sacked after his letter to the prime minister on shortage of ammunition in the forces came out in open but the BJP saying it did not support the demand.

Leak of army chief's letter to PM unacceptable, but nation's defence preparedness is strong: Antony

March 28, 2012 at 2:51 PM

New Delhi, Mar.28 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Wednesday told Members of the Rajya Sabha that the nation's defence preparedness has always been strong.

No public debate on defence issues, say government and opposition

March 28, 2012 at 2:16 PM

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) It was peace after war between ruling and opposition MPs Wednesday with both sides agreeing that the issues raised by army chief V.K. Singh in a letter to the prime minister should not become a matter of public debate.

Mamata strips non-Trinamool panchayat heads of power

March 27, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The opposition Left Front in the West Bengal assembly Tuesday staged a walk out after an adjournment motion by it against a government order stripping panchayat heads of their financial powers was disallowed by the Speaker.

Maoists kills 10 CRPF troopers in Maharashtra

March 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), March 27 (IANS) At least 10 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed Tuesday when Maoists blew up their vehicle in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, police said.

Former CPI-M MP, aides jailed for Nandigram violence

March 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) A West Bengal court Tuesday sent former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP Laxman Seth and two of his associates, who allegedly plotted the violent incidents in Nandigram in 2007, to judicial custody till April 10.

Orissa Govt.examining demands of Hikaka's abductors

March 27, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar.27 (ANI): The Orissa Government is reportedly examining the seven demands made by the abductors of Biju Janata Dal MLA Jhina Hikakaka, which includes release of jailed ultras.

Telangana shutdown hits life in region

March 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Life across Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region was affected Tuesday due to the shutdown called by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to protest the central government's insensitivity towards the demand for a separate Telangana state, which is driving youth to commit suicide.

Army chief raises graft stinker, Antony orders CBI probe

March 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday kicked up a major row, claiming in a televised interview that he was left 'dumbfounded' after being offered a Rs.14-crore (Rs.140 million) bribe, forcing Defence Minister A.K. Antony to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe.

Kerala newspaper readers join hands for distribution

March 26, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) Newspaper readers in India's most literate state have taken up distribution of newspapers in many places in the wake of the week-old strike by newspaper agents.

Army chief should have filed complaint, say parties

March 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Political parties across the spectrum Monday said Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh should have filed a complaint earlier about his allegation that he was offered a bribe, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Defence Minister A.K. Antony's 'indecision' could have been a reason for it.

Army chief should have filed complaint, say parties

March 26, 2012 at 2:56 PM

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Political parties across the spectrum Monday said army chief General V.K. Singh should have filed a complaint about his allegation that he was offered a bribe by a lobbyist to purchase substandard vehicles.

Maoists reiterate demands to free second Italian

March 26, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Bhubaneswar, March 26 (IANS) The Italian still held captive by Maoists in Odisha is in good health, but the government should fulfil their demands - including banning tourist visits to tribal areas - to secure his release, the rebels said Monday, a day after freeing another Italian.

Bengal tourism minister's car attacked

March 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) West Bengal Tourism Minister Rachpal Singh's vehicle was attacked while he was going for a programme Sunday in Hooghly's Haripal, about 50 km from here. Singh was reportedly unhurt in the incident.

Allocation of coal mining blocks by Central government 'arbitrary', says Prakash Karat

March 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Jammu, Mar 24 (ANI): The General Secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Prakash Karatsaid on Saturday that Central government had adopted an 'arbitrary' approach in the allocation of coal mining blocks to commercial entities.

Negotiations put on hold after abduction of BJD MLA in Odisha by Maoists

March 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Bhubaneshwar, Mar 24 (ANI): Negotiations between Maoist and government mediators were put on suspension on Saturday after the abduction Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Jinha Hikaka on early Saturday morning.

Congress joins Left to slam Bengal budget

March 23, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The Congress, a constituent of the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, Friday joined the opposition Left Front to criticise the state's budget proposals for 2012-13.

Government's fresh bid to end Lokpal logjam fails (Roundup)

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Friday to end the stalemate on the anti-graft Lokpal bill ended inconclusively amid growing clamour for changes in the government's version of the legislation already passed by the Lok Sabha.

Hope for NRI kids, parents stick to uncle pact

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) After their much-publicised flip-flops, NRI couple Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya have re-signed an agreement to hand over their children to their uncle Arunabhash, with India pressing the point that the best bet for children would be to bring them up in an Indian cultural milieu.

Three get life term for former JNU student leader's murder

March 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Patna, March 23 (IANS) A special court here Friday sentenced three people to life imprisonment for the murder of Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) leader and former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Chandrasekhar in Bihar's Siwan 15 years ago.

PM's all-party meet fails to break Lokpal jam

March 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Friday to end the stalemate on the anti-graft Lokpal bill ended inconclusively but decided to work towards evolving a consensus on the controversial legislation.

No consensus yet on Lokpal Bill: Yechury

March 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

New Delhi, Mar.23 (ANI): Even as the government on Friday stepped up efforts to iron out differences on contentious aspects of the Lokpal Bill, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meeting leaders of various parties, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said after the talks that a consensus on the issue was yet to be reached.

All party meeting fails, no consensus on Lokpal bill

March 23, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Prime Minister?s move to make a consensus on the Lokpal bill remained fruitless and failed to reach any final decision.

Odisha hostage crisis enters ninth day, talks in progress for release

March 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 23 (ANI): Talks have begun for the safe release of two Italian nationals abducted by the ultras in Odisha and the State Government is making all efforts to get the hostages released.

Coal scam: Communist leaders demand answers from PM

March 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Thursday sought an explanation from Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on coal block allocation that reported a loss of Rs 10.67 lakh crores.

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