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TMC Sweeps Kolkata Municipal Elections, BJP Bags 3 Seats

Dec 21, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

West Bengal: In Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Elections, TMC has won 134 seats, BJP—which is the main opposition party in the state assembly, has won two seats, the Left parties were leading in one seat, and the Congress has won two seats. The independents are slated to join TMC.

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

Aug 08, 2021 Preetha Nair

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.


When Mamta Banerjee Weds Socialism In Stalin’s Tamil Nadu

Ideology brings together two families

Book Excerpt: 'Sanghi Who Never Went To A Shakha' By Rahul Roushan

Apr 07, 2021 Rahul Roushan

In his new book, Rahul Roushan says, 'If Modi has spectacularly failed at something, he evidently has failed to be the despot and Hitler that he is supposed to be in the eyes of the liberals.'


Congress To Form Alliance With Left For West Bengal Polls

The Left parties had also favoured an alliance with the Congress for the state elections.

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23 September, 2020

Three Key Labour Reform Bills Passed In Rajya Sabha Amid Opposition Boycott

PTI

The Rajya Sabha passed three key labour codes by voice vote, even as opposition parties continue to boycott the current session over the suspension of eight MPs.


09 July, 2020

Gowri Amma: The Best CM Kerala Never Had

Siddharth Premkumar

As a prominent woman public figure, especially one that dared to disturb the ancien regime, what Gowri Amma had to endure was misogynistic putdowns—a whole history of them, in fact.


01 November, 2019

Govt, Army Officials In 20 Countries Targets Of WhatsApp Hacking: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

The hacking of a wider group of top government officials’ smartphones than previously reported suggests the WhatsApp cyber intrusion could have broad political and diplomatic consequences.


18 October, 2019

Piyush Goyal Calls Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee Left-Leaning

PTI

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.


03 October, 2019

Left-Wing JNU Students Stage Protest Against BJP MP Jitendra Singh's Lecture On Article 370

Outlook Web Bureau

BJP Minister Jitendra Singh had gone to JNU to deliver a lecture on "Abrogation of Article 370: Peace, Stability and Development in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh"


21 September, 2019

'Don't Worry, Won't Harm Your Son', Babul Supriyo To Mother Of Student Who Pulled His Hair

Outlook Web Bureau

The BJP MP was manhandled, thrashed and held up at Jadavpur University on Thursday evening by Left-Wing students.


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14 August, 2019

CRPF Gets Maximum Gallantry Medals For Counter-Terror Operations In Kashmir, LWE Affected States

PTI

'These personnel have gone beyond the line of duty and have displayed extreme grit and courage in various combat theatres in Jammu and Kashmir and the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) hit areas. We are very proud of them,' CRPF spokesperson, said.


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.


05 July, 2019

Opposition Slams Budget 2019, Calls It 'Old Wine In A New Bottle'

Outlook Web Bureau

The Opposition parties stood united in their criticism of the Union budget presented in the Parliament on Friday by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman


14 April, 2019

Kerala CM Vijayan Targets Modi Over Sabarimala, Says PM Spreading Lies

Outlook Web Bureau

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his campaign meetings had said invoking the name of Lord Ayyappa or Sabarimala in Kerala would land devotees in jail and described it as "utter lie" and "misleading."


07 April, 2019

To Oust Me From Power, Congress, Left Will Stoop To Any Level: PM Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

Addressing a rally in Udaipur, Modi said the people of Tripura has set a precedent for the entire country by ousting the Left Front government after 25 years.


31 March, 2019

Today's Congress Is As Rigid As Janata Party In 1977: Sitaram Yechury On Failed Alliance In Bengal

PTI

Sitaram Yechury hopes this time too, like in 1977, the CPI(M) would be at an advantage, as the only front fighting the Trinamool Congress and the BJP.


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18 October, 2018

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Cautions Against 'Urban Maoism','Neo-Left'

Outlook Web Bureau

The 'neo-Left' doctrine of these urban Naxals is to establish an anti-national leadership with blind followers solely committed to them, said Bhagwat.


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.

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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.

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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 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.

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