Tuesday, 21 March, 2023

Topic: CPI-M

‘Ram, Baam & Shyam’ — why Mamata’s going hammer and tongs at BJP-CPI(M)-Congress ‘alliance’

After loss in farm co-op poll, the West Bengal CM has claimed that opposition parties gang up against TMC only during elections. Panchayat polls in the state will be held in 2023.

‘Eliminates black money from political funding’: Modi govt defends electoral bond scheme in SC

Apex court was hearing a bunch of public interest litigations challenging the scheme. Contention that this scheme affects democracy may not hold water, says solicitor general Mehta.

Kerala RSS workers acquitted of murder by HC, Sangh & CPI(M) play blamegame over ‘false’ cases

Sangh demands review of all 'political' cases after Kerala HC acquits 13 RSS workers of murder of CPI(M) activist, pulls up cops. CPI(M) retorts that it's BJP govts that 'fabricate cases'.

Left parties allege irregularities in final stages of vote counting in Bihar

The three Left parties — CPI, CPI (Marxist) and CPI (Marxist-Leninist) — said they will take up the issue with the EC along with other partners of the Bihar Mahagathbandhan.

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Bengal’s forgotten former CM, is old, sick and unappreciated

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has gone from being the ‘liberator’ who planned Bengal’s industrial renaissance to a frail & forgotten former CM.

9 BJP-RSS workers sentenced to life for killing CPI(M) worker inside Kannur jail

CPI(M) worker K P Raveendran had succumbed to his injuries following an attack between two group of prisoners inside the jail on April 6, 2004.

CPI (Maoist) takes responsibility for Dantewada attack, says media was not their target

In a statement, the Maoists also asked media persons not to be escorted by police while visiting the conflict zone.

Shripad Amrit Dange, the overshadowed beacon of Indian Communism

On his 119th birth anniversary, ThePrint remembers the man who founded one prominent Communist party and was responsible for the birth of another.

Forget toppling BJP, CPM will now debate if ‘no alliance’ means ‘no understanding’

CPM is facing existential crisis but it’s worried about dogma-driven approach to Congress rather than survival. That’s the debate at party’s 3-day meeting.

TMC welcomes apex court decision on Bengal panchayat polls, BJP accepts verdict

Supreme Court rejected the pleas of CPI(M) and BJP, which sought cancellation of elections on more than 20,000 uncontested local body seats.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.