CPI

Timelines
Farooq Abdullah grilled over cricket association scam; NC cries vendetta

19 Oct 2020

Farooq Abdullah grilled over cricket association scam; NC cries vendetta

Just as Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah today over alleged misappropriation of funds in the J&K cricket association, his party decried the move with son Omar saying this is "political vendetta."

Punjab: Shaurya Chakra awardee, who fought Khalistanis, shot dead

16 Oct 2020

Punjab: Shaurya Chakra awardee, who fought Khalistanis, shot dead

Balwinder Singh Sandhu, a brave civilian who fought Khalistani terrorists for years, was today shot dead by unknown assailants in the Bhikhiwind village of Tarn Taran district in Punjab.

How were Delhi riots planned? Police explains alleged conspirators' role

22 Sep 2020

How were Delhi riots planned? Police explains alleged conspirators' role

In its charge-sheet related to Delhi riots, that broke out in February 2020, the Delhi Police claimed that seeds for the violence were sowed after the results of the 2019 general elections were declared and that the conspirators wanted to topple an elected government.

Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture

22 Sep 2020

Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture

Eight members of the Rajya Sabha, who were suspended by Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday over the ruckus a day earlier, spent the night at the Parliament complex, continuing their protest over the passage of farm Bills.

Eight Rajya Sabha MPs suspended; resolution against Deputy Chairman junked

21 Sep 2020

Eight Rajya Sabha MPs suspended; resolution against Deputy Chairman junked

After trying to stall the passage of two out of the three Agriculture Bills in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday, the opposition moved an unprecedented resolution, seeking the removal of Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh.

Now, Modi government says fake news forced migrants to walk

16 Sep 2020

Now, Modi government says fake news forced migrants to walk

Taking apathetic view toward migrant crisis once again, the government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that panic, sparked by fake news, triggered the exodus of poor, jobless, and hungry laborers who walked thousands of kilometers to their homes.

India's retail inflation dips marginally to 6.69% in August

14 Sep 2020

India's retail inflation dips marginally to 6.69% in August

India's retail inflation stood at 6.69% in August, according to data released by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) on Monday.

Kerala: Man commits suicide, was jobless despite securing rank

31 Aug 2020

Kerala: Man commits suicide, was jobless despite securing rank

Unable to find a job, a 28-year-old man, identified as Anu, allegedly committed suicide in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, on Sunday.

BJP leads in political advertisement spending on Facebook

27 Aug 2020

BJP leads in political advertisement spending on Facebook

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spent most on advertisements on "social issues, elections, and politics" on Facebook India, followed by Congress, an Indian Express report said today.

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

19 Aug 2020

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

Faced with an immense challenge to conduct polls, particularly Bihar Assembly elections, as coronavirus cases spike in the country, the Election Commission is finalizing the fine print while keeping social distancing norms in mind.

West Bengal seventh state with over 1 lakh coronavirus cases

12 Aug 2020

West Bengal seventh state with over 1 lakh coronavirus cases

West Bengal reported 2,931 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, taking the total case count in the state to 101,390.

Rajasthan: BSP's Mayawati wants her MLAs back, will approach court

27 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: BSP's Mayawati wants her MLAs back, will approach court

Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) played its cards in the raging political crisis of Rajasthan by announcing that it would approach the high court to reclaim six MLAs, who "merged" with Congress in 2019.

Prices of potatoes and tomatoes surge, courtesy poor crop, lockdown

20 Jul 2020

Prices of potatoes and tomatoes surge, courtesy poor crop, lockdown

While last year, prices of onions induced tears among Indian households, this year potatoes and tomatoes are responsible for the same.

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

04 Jul 2020

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that it is acting in accordance with globally-accepted norms by setting a mid-August target for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

Government allows people above 65 to vote via postal ballots

02 Jul 2020

Government allows people above 65 to vote via postal ballots

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the government has now allowed people over the age of 65 to vote by postal ballots.

Himachal: BJP chief resigns after corruption in health department surfaces

28 May 2020

Himachal: BJP chief resigns after corruption in health department surfaces

Merely four months after he was given the envious post of president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Rajeev Bindal resigned on Wednesday after a corruption scandal related to the procurement of medical supplies surfaced.

Struggling economy gets RBI's boost, big announcement for banks

17 Apr 2020

Struggling economy gets RBI's boost, big announcement for banks

With the economy stung drastically by the coronavirus pandemic, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addressed media for the second time in a month to announce key measures.

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

07 Mar 2020

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

The ban on two Malayalam channels, Asianet News and Media One, was lifted on Saturday, ahead of the stipulated 48-hour window.

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

02 Mar 2020

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

01 Mar 2020

Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that those who want to "divide the nation" should fear the presence of the National Security Guard (NSG).

Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death

19 Feb 2020

Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death

A day after noted Bengali actor and Trinamool member Tapas Pal breathed his last, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the Centre, led by Bharatiya Janata Party, for it.

JNUSU leader denied permission for gatherings in Bengal, tensions follow

15 Feb 2020

JNUSU leader denied permission for gatherings in Bengal, tensions follow

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, has no dearth of critics and President of JNU Students' Union, Aishe Ghosh has joined the list.

Reserve Bank of India keeps repo rate unchanged at 5.15%

06 Feb 2020

Reserve Bank of India keeps repo rate unchanged at 5.15%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), kept the repo rate unchanged at 5.15%. The reverse repo rate also remained the same at 4.90%.

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

13 Jan 2020

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Key opposition meet on CAA today; Mamata, Mayawati to skip

13 Jan 2020

Key opposition meet on CAA today; Mamata, Mayawati to skip

Congress has convened a key meeting this afternoon to fine-tune a strategy against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), and the National Population Register (NPR).

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

11 Jan 2020

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

Since the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed last month, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of the "unconstitutional" law.

It's unconstitutional: Kerala Governor dismisses Assembly's resolution against CAA

02 Jan 2020

It's unconstitutional: Kerala Governor dismisses Assembly's resolution against CAA

Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan got the state Assembly to back his stand on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). This week, the legislators passed a resolution blocking the Act's implementation in the state.

'New Year's gift': LPG prices hiked for fifth straight month

01 Jan 2020

'New Year's gift': LPG prices hiked for fifth straight month

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder prices were hiked for the fifth consecutive month on Wednesday.

#JharkhandResults2019 : JMM-Congress-RJD alliance leading on 25, BJP on 29

23 Dec 2019

#JharkhandResults2019 : JMM-Congress-RJD alliance leading on 25, BJP on 29

In Jharkhand, the ruling BJP is locked in a tight battle with the grand alliance of JMM, Congress, and RJD, suggest early trends.

Jharkhand may slip from BJP's hands, suggest exit polls

21 Dec 2019

Jharkhand may slip from BJP's hands, suggest exit polls

The state of Jharkhand might slip from BJP's hands, weeks after the saffron party failed to form a government in Maharashtra despite being the single-largest party.

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

22 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena will hold a meeting in Mumbai on Friday to further their talks over an alliance in Maharashtra. They are likely to make an announcement about joining hands later on Friday.

Best wireless mouse available in India

24 Oct 2019

Best wireless mouse available in India

Gone are the days when the computer mouse was just a two-button navigational rodent limited by the length of its wire.

RBI cuts repo rate, slashes GDP growth estimates

04 Oct 2019

RBI cuts repo rate, slashes GDP growth estimates

On Friday, the six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.15% in its "accommodative" stance to revive growth.

Article 370 revoked: 5-judge Constitution bench to begin hearings today

01 Oct 2019

Article 370 revoked: 5-judge Constitution bench to begin hearings today

In August, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre revoked Article 370 of the constitution which rewarded special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The state was also divided into two UTs, namely J&K and Ladakh.

Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

24 Sep 2019

Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

Bharatiya Janata Party's firebrand leader Giriraj Singh has hinted that he might pull the shutters on his political career by 2024.

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.

Srinagar: Before being sent back, Rahul negotiated with airport officials

25 Aug 2019

Srinagar: Before being sent back, Rahul negotiated with airport officials

With a motive to assess the situation in the Valley, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi landed in Srinagar on Saturday, along with several other Opposition leaders.

NCP, CPI, Trinamool get EC's notice, could lose national-party status

19 Jul 2019

NCP, CPI, Trinamool get EC's notice, could lose national-party status

The Election Commission on Thursday sent show-cause notices to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Trinamool, and Communist Party of India (CPI) asking them to explain why their national party status shouldn't be revoked.

Mamata Banerjee wants dining halls in Muslim-dominated schools. What now?

29 Jun 2019

Mamata Banerjee wants dining halls in Muslim-dominated schools. What now?

Mamata Banerjee has found herself in the middle of a huge controversy, courtesy a circular which was issued earlier this week.