Kerala’s Congress MPs back state unit against Shashi Tharoor attending CPM meet

Many Congress MPs from Kerala on Monday met Sonia Gandhi, separately, to back the Kerala PCC leadership’s opposition to Shashi Tharoor attending a seminar organised by the CPM next month. Party insiders said Gandhi said she would go by the PCC’s views on the matter. Tharoor too met Gandhi and reportedly maintained that he could … Read more

West Bengal: Mohammed Salim is named CPM state secretary

The Bengal CPM has constituted a new state committee with Mohammed Salim as state secretary — the first minority community member to hold the post after CPI’s split in 1964. In a major reshuffle, CPM state secretary and former health minister Surya Kanta Mishra, Mridul De and former MLA Rabin Deb have been replaced in … Read more

CBI registers one more case in West Bengal poll violence

The CBI has registered one more case related to West Bengal poll violence, taking the tally of cases registered in connection with the incident to 50. The central probe agency has booked 11 people in the case related to the death of CPM supporter Janmenjoy Dalai. The matter was earlier probed by officials at the … Read more

80% vote in Tripura local polls; AITC, CPM allege rigging and intimidation

The first phase of local body elections in Tripura were marred by allegations that ruling BJP workers attacked opposition All India Trinamool Congress and CPM workers and intimidated voters. Over 80% voted, by initial estimates, in elections to 51 seats to the Agartala Municipal Corporation and 171 seats in seven municipal councils and six nagar … Read more

Leaders from JD(U), RJD, BJP, others to meet PM Modi today over caste census

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar led ten parties delegation including Janata Dal (United), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and others will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday at 11 am to demand caste-based census. Besides Bihar Chief Minister, other members of the delegation will be RJD’s Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, JD(U) leader … Read more

Government’s letter has nothing new: farmers’ representatives

New Delhi: Farmer groups will hold discussions on Tuesday morning to decide their course of action after the Centre’s latest letter asking them to decide on date of talks. Some of the farmers’ representatives told ET that the new letter had “nothing new” and the government had only expressed willingness to “resolve farmer concerns” about … Read more

CPM leader stabbed to death in Kerala’s Thrissur

A branch secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala’s Thrissur was allegedly stabbed to death on Sunday night. Communist Party of India (Marxist) branch secretary PU Sanoop (Photo: India Today) A Communist Party of India (Marxist) branch secretary was allegedly stabbed to death in Thrissur city of Kerala on Sunday night. PU … Read more