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IUML Worker Death: Violence Erupts In Kannur After Youth Dies In Kerala Polls Violence

Apr 08, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The 22-year-old Youth League member, Mansur had died in a post-poll clash allegedly between workers of the CPI(M) and the IUML on Tuesday.

Left Needs To Reclaim Traditional Bases In Kerala, West Bengal: CPI

Jul 22, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The Left has now its lowest-ever representation in the Lok Sabha after Independence as the CPI(M) have won only three and the CPI is left with just two seats in the 2019 general election.

West Bengal And Political Violence Have Always Gone Hand-In-Hand, No Surprises Here

Politics and violence have always gone hand-in-hand in Bengal. The first two decades after independence, which witnessed a steady stream of refugees from across the border, abject poverty and Delhi’s “indifference” might have set the stage for what was to follow.

Formula For A Riot

Sep 16, 2013 CPI (M)

How the most vicious, poisonous and communal speeches silenced all voices of moderation.

For An Effective Anti-Corruption Body

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) spells out its position on the contentious issues

05 June, 2011

'Deplorable And Shortsighted'


'Scores of men and women have been injured, some of them seriously. There was no law and order issue involved here and the police action was unwarranted'

17 March, 2011

'An Additional Confirmation Of A Well-Known Fact'


'The Congress leadership, including the Prime Minister, cannot escape their responsibility in this gross act of political malfeasance and bribery'

28 February, 2011

'Anti-People Character Of The Government'


'Overall, the Budget reflects the abandoning of the aam admi agenda by the UPA-II government and its pursuit of an aggressive neoliberal agenda'

26 February, 2010

'Pro-Rich, Anti-People'


'Premised upon a flawed strategy to meet the budget deficit by increasing indirect taxes across the board, especially on diesel and petrol, which will hit the common people, primarily the poorer sections'

06 July, 2009

'Grossly Inadequate'


' meeting the challenges of economic recession, growing job losses and declining purchasing power of the masses'

16 February, 2009

'Tall And Misleading Claims'


'The UPA government has neither succeeded in addressing the key issues affecting people like the agrarian crisis, price rise and unemployment nor has it met the crucial promises made in the NCMP like spending 6% of GDP on education, 2-3% of GDP on he

03 September, 2008

'Suspend All Further Moves To Operationalise The Anti-National Nuclear Deal'


'The Manmohan Singh government stands thoroughly exposed before the country for compromising India's vital security interests. Proceeding with this deal will mortgage India's sovereignty and make India's civilian nuclear programme vulnerable to US bl

01 August, 2008

Seven And A Half Decades


That was the political life of Harkishan Singh Surjeet that began with his staunch fight against British colonial rule, which culminated with his leading role in the CPI(M) for an eventful four decades.

17 July, 2008

'Political Morality'


Is it ok for convicted criminals to vote for the government? The CPM polit bureau says "the Congress leadership will be seen by the entire country as taking recourse to convicted criminals for sustaining their government."

29 June, 2008

'A Flagrant Violation'


In addition to the usual threat to 'withdraw support to the UPA government' there's also an 'appeal to the partners of the Congress in the UPA to ensure that no such steps are taken which will help the communal forces'

21 June, 2008

'A Massive Disinformation Campaign'


'Mythical energy claims are being made in order to promote a bad nuclear deal. Energy is just a cover. The real intent is India-US strategic ties.'

29 February, 2008

'Half-Hearted Attempts'


A disturbing aspect is its failure to provide an adequate fiscal stimulus to the Indian economy at a time when the world economy is poised for a downturn and the rupee has appreciated against the dollar, adversely affecting growth and employment gene

23 August, 2007

Don't Want To Affect The Government, But...


'...this is contingent upon the government not proceeding further with the agreement,' says the CPI (M) Central Committee authorising the party's Polit Bureau "to take whatever necessary measures to see that the agreement is not operationalised".

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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