Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPIM): News

23 Feb 2024


Kerala: CPI(M) leader murdered in Kozhikode, bandh declared

A local Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader PV Satyanathan (62) was attacked with an axe and killed during a temple festival in Kozhikode district, in Kerala.

Calcutta HC allows Suvendu Adhikari to visit Sandeshkhali without supporters

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday allowed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari to visit the strife-torn Sandeshkhali in West Bengal.

04 Feb 2024

Mahatma Gandhi

'Proud of Godse': NIT Calicut professor booked for praising Godse

The Kerala Police has booked a National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut professor for a Facebook post allegedly praising Nathuram Godse on January 30, Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary.

27 Jan 2024


'Hatt, hatt': Kerala governor confronts SFI activists holding black flags

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Saturday staged a roadside sit-in protest in Kollam after Student Federation of India (SFI) members waved black flags at his convoy.

26 Dec 2023

Ram Mandir

'Show off': Opposition leaders decline Ayodhya Ram Mandir inauguration invite

With the Lok Sabha elections approaching, the soon-to-be-inaugurated Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh—among the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s campaign pledges—has stirred a political debate.

12 Dec 2023

Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala: Governor's convoy attacked; blames CM Vijayan for 'conspiracy'

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has accused Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of plotting to cause him physical harm.

NewsClick terror case: ED summons American millionaire Neville Singham

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned United States (US) millionaire Neville Roy Singham in the NewsClick terror case, ANI reported, citing sources.

13 Nov 2023

West Bengal

West Bengal: TMC leader shot dead, alleged assailant lynched

A Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader was shot dead in Joynagar, West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, on Monday morning.

Supreme Court begins hearing pleas against electoral bonds scheme

The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing a batch of petitions challenging the legality of the electoral bonds scheme.

30 Oct 2023


Kerala bomb blast: Death toll rises to 3, investigation underway

The number of deaths in Sunday's bomb blast at a meeting of Jehovah's Witnesses in Kerala's Kalamassery town, 10km from Kochi, rose to three on Monday as a 12-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries.

07 Oct 2023

Delhi Police

NewsClick case: Delhi Police raids Kerala residence of former employee

The Delhi Police raided the home of a Malayali journalist and former employee of NewsClick, Anusha Paul, in Kerala on Friday, PTI reported.

INDIA bloc faces huge setback in Bengal, Kerala: Here's why 

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) has decided to "maintain distance" from both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, NDTV reported.

05 Sep 2023

Assembly Bypolls

Litmus test for INDIA as bypolls begin in 6 states

The voting for the bypolls to fill seven vacant assembly seats in six states began on Tuesday morning.

Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee continues to be on ventilator support

Veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM) leader and former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee reportedly continued to be on ventilator support at Kolkata's Woodlands Hospital on Sunday.

12 Jul 2023

Trinamool Congress

Bengal panchayat elections: TMC sweeps, BJP finishes distant 2nd

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has made a clean sweep in the West Bengal panchayat elections, winning a majority of positions.

11 Jul 2023

West Bengal

Bengal panchayat election results: TMC wins over 12,000 seats

The counting of votes for the West Bengal panchayat elections was underway amid tight security on Tuesday.

09 Jul 2023

West Bengal

Bengal panchayat polls: Death toll in poll-related violence reaches 20

The death toll in poll-related violence during Saturday's West Bengal panchayat polls reportedly stood at 20 as of Sunday morning after a worker of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) was allegedly stabbed to death in Malda's Baishnavnaga.

17 Jun 2023

Tamil Nadu

TN: BJP condemns leader's arrest over alleged fake news tweet

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state secretary in Tamil Nadu, SG Suryah, was arrested on Friday for allegedly spreading fake news about a sanitation worker's death in Madurai, reported NDTV.

10 Jun 2023

West Bengal

Bengal: Violence erupts as Congress worker killed before panchayat polls 

The second day of filing nominations for the July 8 panchayat election in West Bengal was marred by violence following clashes between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress workers in Murshidabad.

10 May 2023


Kerala: Suspended school teacher stabs doctor to death during check-up

A suspended male school teacher who was taken to a hospital by the police after an altercation with his family and neighbors allegedly stabbed a 23-year-old doctor, Vandana Das, to death in Kerala's Kollam district on Wednesday.

18 Mar 2023


Maharashtra: CM Shinde promises to fulfill demands, farmers end agitation

Thousands of farmers in Maharashtra on Saturday called off their long foot protest march from Nashik to Mumbai a day after CM Eknath Shinde's government assured them that their demands would be met.

Tripura: Parliamentary team probing post-poll violence attacked by 'BJP workers'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Tripura have allegedly attacked a Parliamentary fact-finding delegation of MPs, accompanied by local MLAs from the Left parties and the Congress, that arrived in the state on Friday to investigate post-election violence.

05 Mar 2023


Kerala Police raids Asianet News channel's office, sparks political row  

The Kochi Police on Sunday allegedly raided the Asianet News channel office in Kozhikode, Kerala, in connection with an alleged "fake news" case.

16 Feb 2023


Tripura Assembly polls: Nearly 70% polling recorded till 3 pm 

The crucial Assembly polls in Tripura were held on Thursday with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hoping to mark a clean sweep in a triangular contest against the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM)-Congress coalition and new party TIPRA Motha.

Tripura Assembly polls: BJP, Congress release first list of candidates

Tripura's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released its first list of 48 candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections.

24 Jan 2023

Narendra Modi

BBC Modi documentary: Congress, CPI(M) wing announce screenings in Kerala

A fresh controversy around the BBC documentary on PM Narendra Modi, titled India: The Modi Question, was triggered in Kerala after several political groups decided to screen the controversial documentary in the state.

10 Jan 2023

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu vs Tamizhgam: Governor Ravi's Pongal invite triggers controversy

Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi sparked anger on Monday by using the word Tamizhgam for Tamil Nadu in his Pongal invitation cards.

03 Dec 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why Keralites are protesting Adani's $900 million 'Vizhinjam port'?

Adani Group's multi-billion-dollar plans to build the Vizhinjam International Transhipment Deepwater Multipurpose Port in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is marred with controversies following the protests by fisherfolk.

26 Jul 2022

Trinamool Congress

Parliament monsoon session: 19 opposition Rajya Sabha MPs suspended

Amid a stormy monsoon session in Parliament, 19 Rajya Sabha MPs from opposition parties have been suspended for the rest of the week.

21 Feb 2022


CPI(M) worker hacked to death in Kerala; party blames RSS

A worker associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was allegedly hacked to death in the Kannur district of northern Kerala early on Monday, local police said.

26 Jan 2022

West Bengal

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.

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.

15 Jun 2021

West Bengal

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.

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

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

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.

14 Jan 2019

Sitaram Yechury

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.

05 Jan 2019

Sabarimala Temple

#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.

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.

24 Dec 2018

West Bengal

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

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.

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

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."

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

01 Jun 2018

West Bengal

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.

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.

22 Apr 2018

Sitaram Yechury

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.

11 Apr 2018

Bahujan Samaj Party

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.

01 Apr 2018

West Bengal

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.

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.

16 Mar 2018

Lok Sabha

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.

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.

18 Feb 2018


Tripura polls: 25L voters decide ruling CPI(M)'s fate

Polling began in Tripura at 7am today for the 2018 Assembly Elections, the first direct face-off between the ruling CPI(M) and the BJP.

15 Feb 2018


Pregnant woman loses baby allegedly after CPI(M) leader kicks her

In a horrific incident, a four-month-pregnant woman in Kerala's Thamarassery had to undergo an abortion allegedly after being kicked in the stomach by a local CPI(M) leader.

13 Feb 2018


Kerala: Youth Congress leader hacked to death

A Youth Congress leader died this morning after being attacked by a group of men in North Kerala's Kannur district yesterday.

12 Feb 2018


Tripura polls: BJP has maximum richest, criminal candidates, CPI(M) lowest

Twenty-two election candidates out of 297 in Tripura have criminal cases against them, and 35 are crorepatis, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.

23 Jan 2018


CPI(M) considering impeachment motion against CJI

Forgetting the crisis within their own party, CPI(M) wants to blow out fires elsewhere. Claiming that the crisis among the SC judges is far from over, CPI(M) is in talks with other opposition parties to bring an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra during Budget session.

21 Sep 2017

Narendra Modi

Sonia Gandhi urges Modi to pass Women's Reservation Bill

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has urged PM Narendra Modi to use his party's majority in the Lok Sabha to get the Women's Reservation Bill passed.

30 Jul 2017


Kerala shut down after RSS leader allegedly hacked to death

Kerala's BJP unit called for a shutdown on Sunday after a 34-year-old Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader was killed in Kozhikode on Saturday night.

DU professor convicted for links with Naxals

A Delhi University professor, GN Saibaba along with five other accused have been convicted by sessions court in Gadricholi for links with banned organization CPI-Maoist.