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LDF's Record-Breaking Poll Success, Natural Disasters And Covid Surge Dominate Kerala's 2021

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Active cases jumped from 31,493 on April 3 to 4,38,913 on May 14 in Kerala and the huge spike in infections put the health system at risk.

Day After Civic Poll Rout, BJP's Tathagata Roy Says Party Run By "Debauch, Traitors"

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Roy, who has been attacking the party's West Bengal leadership since the assembly poll debacle, had said last month he has decided to bid "farewell" to the state unit of the BJP for the time being, a remark that was interpreted as an indication that he will hold fire.

Left's Reemergence In Kolkata Civic Polls Part Of TMC's Strategy: BJP

He claimed that the TMC was trying to create confusion among the voters about who is the main opposition party in the state.

BJP Accuses Kerala's Ruling Left of 'Insulting' Gen Rawat

Dec 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Chandrasekhar said the Left has created a political culture "where it is absolutely okay for people working in a state government or members of a political party in a state to denigrate Indian heroes.

Left Was Right On N-deal: Brinda Karat On Book Row

Former Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale’s book ‘The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India”, has kicked up a row recently. Brinda Karat, Politburo member and senior leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) spoke to Outlook about the book, the nuclear deal and more.

11 June, 2021

When Mamta Banerjee Weds Socialism In Stalin’s Tamil Nadu

G.C. Shekhar

Ideology brings together two families

03 April, 2021

Kerala Polls: Congress A 'Shameless' Party, LDF-UDF 'Twins' Of Misgovernance, Says PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

PM Narendra Modi also lashed out at Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan over the alleged lathicharge that was carried out against Ayyappa devotees during the Sabarimala protest in 2018

29 March, 2021

Kerala Assembly Polls: HC Allows Left Govt To Distribute Rice To Non-Priority Ration Cardholders

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier, the Election Commission passed an order to halt the proposed distribution of rice to the 'blue' and 'white' cardholders, in view of the election model code of conduct

05 March, 2021

West Bengal Elections 2021: Left-Cong-ISF Alliance Announces Seats; Check List

Outlook Web Bureau

Assembly elections in West Bengal will be held in eight phases between March 27 and April 29

28 February, 2021

Left-Congress-ISF’s ‘Joint Front’ Kicks Off 2021 Assembly Poll Campaign In Kolkata

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The Left parties, the Congress and the Indian Secular Front will jointly contest the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, under the ‘Sanyukta Morcha’ (joint front) banner.

12 February, 2021

Left Calls For 12-Hour Bandh In Bengal, Normal Life Impacted

Outlook Web Bureau

Bengal Bandh: Massive police presence was witnessed on the roads during the day to ensure that public transport functioned normally.


24 January, 2021

BJP-TMC Busy In 'Ego Battle', Congress-Left Will Uphold Bengal's Identity: Jitin Prasada

Outlook Web Bureau

Prasada alleged that the BJP and the TMC are interested in taking the focus away from real issues because they 'want to hide the failures of their governments'.

13 January, 2020

Mamata Banerjee’s Decision To Skip Oppn Meet On CAA Raises Many Questions, Erodes Her Credibility

Rajat Roy

The Opposition meeting has been called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss the situation arising out of violence on various university campuses and protests in the country over the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.

09 January, 2020

Mamata Banerjee Says Will Boycott Opposition Meeting Convened By Sonia Gandhi


"I have decided to boycott the meeting convened by Sonia Gandhi on January 13 in New Delhi as I don't support the violence that the Left and Congress unleashed in West Bengal yesterday," she said.

31 December, 2019

Kerala Assembly Passes Resolution Demanding Withdrawal Of Citizenship Act

Outlook Web Bureau

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also assured the Assembly that there won't be any detention centre in the southern state.

18 October, 2019

Piyush Goyal Calls Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee Left-Leaning


Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee recently said the Indian economy is on shaky ground, adding data currently available does not hold any assurance for the country's economic revival anytime soon.

22 July, 2019

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

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.


23 April, 2019

Hammer And Sickle: How Communists Lost Relevance In Bengal

Probir Pramanik

The Left’s failure to adapt to new socio-political dynamics, an utter lack of any introspection, misplaced priorities and inability to either retain old base or capture a new one has contributed to the Left being relegated to the periphery of Bengal politics.

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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz