Articles about Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPIM)

Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee refuses to accept Padma Bhushan

26 Jan 2022

Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee refuses to accept Padma Bhushan

Former West Bengal Chief Minister and veteran leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday refused to accept the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.

10 injured amid BJP-CPI(M) clashes in Tripura; vehicles burnt

09 Sep 2021

10 injured amid BJP-CPI(M) clashes in Tripura; vehicles burnt

At least 10 people were injured as clashes broke out between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tripura on Wednesday.

Angst in CPI(M)-Congress relation over 50-year-old murder incident

15 Jun 2021

Angst in CPI(M)-Congress relation over 50-year-old murder incident

Consternation between electoral allies, the CPI(M) and the Congress, in West Bengal is brewing over the sharing of a social media post by Rajya Sabha MP Bikash Bhattacharya on the Sainbari incident in which some persons of a family were killed because of their political leanings over 50 years ago.

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

09 Mar 2020

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

Congress-led Chhattisgarh government moves SC against UPA-era NIA Act

15 Jan 2020

Congress-led Chhattisgarh government moves SC against UPA-era NIA Act

The Congress-led government in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking to declare the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008, "unconstitutional."

Political parties received two-third donations through opaque electoral bonds

14 Jan 2020

Political parties received two-third donations through opaque electoral bonds

In 2018-19 fiscal, the coffers of seven political parties overflowed, and a large chunk of this money came through the controversial electoral bond route.

In-laws in Kashmir, no contact in 22 days: Urmila Matondkar

30 Aug 2019

In-laws in Kashmir, no contact in 22 days: Urmila Matondkar

The annulment of Article 370, which effectively withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two UTs, has led to a political slugfest.

Supreme Court will review Centre's Article 370 move, issues notice

28 Aug 2019

Supreme Court will review Centre's Article 370 move, issues notice

The Supreme Court will review the constitutional validity of the BJP-led Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370, a CJI Ranjan Gogoi-headed bench said on Wednesday.

Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders to visit J&K today

24 Aug 2019

Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders to visit J&K today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday along with 11 other leaders from various opposition parties.

LS polls: Yechury rules out nationwide tie-up between CPI(M), Congress

14 Jan 2019

LS polls: Yechury rules out nationwide tie-up between CPI(M), Congress

Any talks of a CPI(M)-Congress adjustment for the parliamentary election have to be "initiated at the state level" as the political situation is different in various states, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has said, virtually ruling out a nationwide tie-up between the parties.

#Sabarimala: Bombs hurled at houses of Left leaders in Kerala

05 Jan 2019

#Sabarimala: Bombs hurled at houses of Left leaders in Kerala

Violence erupted over the Sabarimala issue across Kerala yesterday night with bombs hurled at the house of Thalassery MLA and CPI(M) leader A N Shamseer among other places.

Battleground Sabarimala: Over 1,800 arrested; bombs hurled; violence continues

05 Jan 2019

Battleground Sabarimala: Over 1,800 arrested; bombs hurled; violence continues

Kerala is still in the grips of violent protests after two women in their 40s entered the 800-year-old Sabarimala temple, and reportedly, over 1,800 arrests have taken place since the women's entry.

Veteran CPI(M) leader Nirupam Sen passes away in Kolkata

24 Dec 2018

Veteran CPI(M) leader Nirupam Sen passes away in Kolkata

Veteran CPI(M) leader Nirupam Sen died at a city hospital in Kolkata this morning after a prolonged illness.

Opposition criticizes MHA order giving snooping powers to investigative agencies

21 Dec 2018

Opposition criticizes MHA order giving snooping powers to investigative agencies

Hitting out at the Home Ministry order authorizing 10 Central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer, the Opposition said it is unconstitutional and against fundamental rights.

Kerala: Hadiya's father joins BJP, says CPI(M) playing dirty politics

18 Dec 2018

Kerala: Hadiya's father joins BJP, says CPI(M) playing dirty politics

The father of Hadiya, a woman who had grabbed national headlines over allegations of 'love jihad', has joined the BJP.

Report: BJP declares Rs. 1,027cr income; Congress data awaited

18 Dec 2018

Report: BJP declares Rs. 1,027cr income; Congress data awaited

According to a report by watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), the ruling BJP's income for the financial year 2017-18 was Rs. 1,027.34cr - down by around Rs. 7cr from FY2016-17.

Kerala: CPI(M) MLA PK Sasi suspended over sexual harassment charges

26 Nov 2018

Kerala: CPI(M) MLA PK Sasi suspended over sexual harassment charges

The ruling CPI(M) in Kerala today suspended its Shoranur MLA, P K Sasi for six months from the party's primary membership over sexual harassment charges.

Kerala government destroying Ayyappa Temple's uniqueness: State BJP Chief Pillai

18 Nov 2018

Kerala government destroying Ayyappa Temple's uniqueness: State BJP Chief Pillai

Spearheading a campaign against the Kerala government over the Sabarimala issue, state BJP chief PS Sreedharan Pillai alleged the CPI(M)-led dispensation was making the Lord Ayyappa shrine "a center of dispute to destroy its uniqueness."

Seat-sharing deal of Congress-led alliance in Telangana finalized: AICC

08 Nov 2018

Seat-sharing deal of Congress-led alliance in Telangana finalized: AICC

Seat-sharing deal among partners of the Congress-led grand alliance for the December 7 Telangana Assembly elections has been finalized and will be announced after its approval by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the AICC said today.

Tripura: CPI(M) files police-complaint as BJP lays Ram Temple's foundation-stone

21 Oct 2018

Tripura: CPI(M) files police-complaint as BJP lays Ram Temple's foundation-stone

The opposition CPI(M) in Tripura has lodged a complaint against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Sanatan Sena for laying the foundation stone for a Ram temple on a plot of land in a tribal area of South Tripura district.

#SabarimalaRow: Hartal begins in Kerala, special security arrangements in place

18 Oct 2018

#SabarimalaRow: Hartal begins in Kerala, special security arrangements in place

In yet another move to defy the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of the menstrual age group to enter the Sabarimala temple, Hindu outfits in Kerala called for a hartal.

Sabarimala row: Protests against Supreme Court verdict continue in South

12 Oct 2018

Sabarimala row: Protests against Supreme Court verdict continue in South

Members of the Opposition Congress and BJP in Kerala today staged demonstrations to express solidarity with Ayyappa devotees even as the CPI, the key partner in the CPI-M led LDF, said there was an attempt to "politicize" the Supreme Court order on Sabarimala.

CPI(M) to probe sexual harassment allegations against its MLA

04 Sep 2018

CPI(M) to probe sexual harassment allegations against its MLA

Following a directive by the central leadership of the CPI(M), the Kerala unit of the party will probe charges of sexual harassment against its MLA PK Sasi.

#ElgaarParishad: Chargesheet to be delayed against activists arrested in June

02 Sep 2018

#ElgaarParishad: Chargesheet to be delayed against activists arrested in June

The Pune police, on Saturday, sought 90-days time to file chargesheet against the five activists, arrested on June 6, in connection to the Bhima Koregaon violence.

President Kovind voices concern over recurring political clashes in Kerala

06 Aug 2018

President Kovind voices concern over recurring political clashes in Kerala

Violence has no place in Constitution, President Ramnath Kovind said today, voicing concern over recurring political clashes in Kerala.

Too much focus on one negative-incident: Nitish Kumar on shelter-homes

05 Aug 2018

Too much focus on one negative-incident: Nitish Kumar on shelter-homes

An under-pressure Bihar CM Nitish Kumar decided to address the Muzaffarpur shelter homes case today, but ended up making some disappointing comments.

Delhi: Mentally-unstable-man enters Kerala House with knife to meet Vijayan

05 Aug 2018

Delhi: Mentally-unstable-man enters Kerala House with knife to meet Vijayan

A 46-year-old-man, Vimal Raj, from Kerala allegedly entered the Kerala House in New Delhi yesterday with a knife and a national flag when Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was inside the building, police said.

Legalizing gambling in sports would leave room for cheating: CPI

06 Jul 2018

Legalizing gambling in sports would leave room for cheating: CPI

Veteran Communist leader Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy today said legalizing gambling and betting in sports would create "lots of problems", leave room for cheating and provide no level playing field.

West Bengal: 5 incidents when TMC made mockery of democracy

01 Jun 2018

West Bengal: 5 incidents when TMC made mockery of democracy

The recent murders of 12 people in West Bengal's civic polls is nothing less than the murder of democracy itself.

After week-long drama, HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM

23 May 2018

After week-long drama, HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM

After eight days of political tussle, Karnataka got its second CM in a week today, with JD(S)' HD Kumaraswamy taking oath at the Vidhana Soudha.

Following deaths of RSS, CPI (M) workers, Kannur shutdown

08 May 2018

Following deaths of RSS, CPI (M) workers, Kannur shutdown

The deaths of an RSS worker and CPI (M) activist in Kerala resulted in a shutdown of Kannur and Mahe (part of Puducherry) on Tuesday, with police being on their toes to prevent any violence.

Yechury's re-election as general-secretary brings ray of hope for CPI(M)

22 Apr 2018

Yechury's re-election as general-secretary brings ray of hope for CPI(M)

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has been re-elected the party general secretary for a second term, bringing to an end its 22nd Congress in Hyderabad.

Opposition submits impeachment motion against CJI to Vice-President

20 Apr 2018

Opposition submits impeachment motion against CJI to Vice-President

The Opposition has submitted a notice for impeachment of Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra to Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman, Venkaiah Naidu.

Report: BJP's income jumps 81% and Congress's dips 14%

11 Apr 2018

Report: BJP's income jumps 81% and Congress's dips 14%

An Association for Democratic Reforms report revealed that BJP's income has increased by 81% to Rs. 1,034.27cr in the last year even as the states it rules continue to grow.

Will-it, won't-it? Opposition holds impeachment-motion against CJI despite having numbers

03 Apr 2018

Will-it, won't-it? Opposition holds impeachment-motion against CJI despite having numbers

An impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra seems to have lost momentum, with many opposition parties still undecided.

Kerala-CM Vijayan not in favor of joining hands with Congress

01 Apr 2018

Kerala-CM Vijayan not in favor of joining hands with Congress

As talks of an anti-BJP front for next Lok Sabha polls gain ground, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said he isn't in favor of joining hands with Congress to forge an opposition-alliance that should be aimed at giving people a real political-alternative.

Kerala: Over 15 cops committed suicide in last 15 months

23 Mar 2018

Kerala: Over 15 cops committed suicide in last 15 months

As many as 17 police personnel committed suicide in Kerala in the last 15 months, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed the state Assembly on Friday.

Congress, Trinamool support TDP's no-confidence motion against Modi government

16 Mar 2018

Congress, Trinamool support TDP's no-confidence motion against Modi government

After the TDP decided to quit the NDA earlier today, it is now moving a no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against the Narendra Modi-led BJP government.

Tripura: Cheering BJP supporters bring down Lenin statue

06 Mar 2018

Tripura: Cheering BJP supporters bring down Lenin statue

The post-poll violence in Tripura came to a climax when BJP supporters razed a statue of Lenin in Belonia amid 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' chants, less than 48 hours after results.

Re-building bonds? Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter

22 Feb 2018

Re-building bonds? Amitabh Bachchan starts following Congress leaders on Twitter

Is superstar Amitabh Bachchan getting close to the Congress once again? Speculations have abounded since social media users noticed he recently started following many party leaders on Twitter.