Tuesday, 6 December, 2022

Topic: CPI(M)

Veteran CPI(M) leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s funeral to be held in Kannur tomorrow

The 70-year-old Marxist leader, a long-time legislator and former Home minister of Kerala passed away in Chennai after a battle with cancer.

‘Why can’t ED question someone if it has doubts’: Kerala HC asks CPM leader Thomas Isaac

Taking note of Isaac's contentions, the court told the probe agency that privacy of an individual cannot be 'violated' and asked on what basis it was asking for his personal details.

‘Tutored witnesses, lack of proof’: Why Kerala HC acquitted 13 RSS men in CPI(M) worker’s murder

On 12 July, HC overturned 2016 trial court conviction of RSS workers in 2008 hacking death of CPI(M) worker Vishnu, said prosecution ‘miserably failed’ to prove case.

CPIM founder, Gandhi follower — There’s more to A.K. Gopalan beyond ‘marriage scandal’

From Guruvayoor temple satyagraha, Dandi March to founding the CPI(M), AKG had his fingers dipped deep into politics. Why reduce him to a scandal?

Chief’s death puts focus on IUML’s crisis in Kerala. But here’s why it can’t be written off

There have been fears about IUML's declining prominence in its bastion, Kerala, following a poor performance in 2021 assembly elections as the Left gains ground among Muslims.

With Silverline railway project, Pinarayi Vijayan’s makeover as middle-class messiah is complete

Pinarayi Vijayan is betting big on the Silverline project. It shows the ideology CPI(M) has abandoned in Kerala.

Ruling BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, wins all 51 seats in Agartala Municipal Corporation

While BJP also recorded clean sweeps in several other urban local bodies in Tripura, opposition parties TMC and CPI(M) demanded countermanding and recounting of the polls respectively.

Nehru called Kolkata ‘nightmare city’. Now, Bengal worships freedom with inter-party violence

From Gandhi to Jyoti Basu to Didi, Bengal's back is broken by political violence, says Sugato Hazra in 'Losing the Plot'.

No manpower, little resources — Left’s Bhabanipur campaign reflects state of party in Bengal

Left candidate for high-profile Bhabanipur seat Shrijeeb Biswas campaigned with 6-7 supporters in tow, all holding small CPI(M) flags. A lone auto rickshaw follows them.

How Kerala’s Left hopes to benefit from polarisation of Christians and Muslims

Congress-led UDF has accused LDF govt of giving a 'muted' response and 'tiptoeing' around statements from Syro-Malabar Church on ‘love jihad’ & ‘narcotics jihad’. 

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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.