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Left Democratic Front in Kerala set to be expanded

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala's ruling CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) will holds discussions on expanding the grouping, which has six constituents, by inducting seven friendly allies, in its meeting this week, said informed sources. Presently the LDF consists of Communist Party of India-Marxist, the Communist Party of India, the Janata Dal-Secular, the Congress-S, and ...

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Mamata announces oust BJP campaign, says it end with under 100 LS seats in 2019

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Stepping on the accelerator in her bid to play a prominent part in the anti-BJP political space nationally, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her party would launch a fortnight-long campaign from August 1 calling for the ouster of the saffron outfit from power at the centre. She also announced her party would organise a huge rally in the ci...

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Bengal opposition parties ridicule Mamata's call to remove BJP from power

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's call for removing it to save the country, the BJP on Saturday asked her to stop dreaming about capturing power in Delhi and doubted whether she would be able to retain power in the state. She should stop dreaming about capturing power in Delhi as her ambitions will never be fulfilled. Let alone harbouring hop...

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New law not enough to stop mob violence

Although the Supreme Court has suggested that a law be enacted specifically to deal with the new normal of lynchings, it will be advisable to widen the scope of the legal remedy to include all forms of mob violence, even if doubts are likely to remain about the efficacy of the proposed solution. The wider ambit should include the killings and acts of intimidation of the kind which took p...

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SC stays Madras HC order for extra marks in NEET

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The supreme Court on Friday stayed the Madras High Court order directing additional 196 marks to those who appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil medium as 49 questions were wrongly translated. NEET is an all-India entrance exam for admission to medical colleges. Keeping in abeyance the July 10 order of the Madurai bench of Madra...

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Farmers' rally expresses 'no trust' in Modi government

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) on Friday launched the first of its proposed three-part agitation at Parliament Street here, with hundreds of farmers marching and raising slogans against the minimum support price (MSP) offered by the government for their crops. Farmers from several regions of the country marched from Mandi House to the ...

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BJD walks out as LS begins debate on no trust motion against Modi government

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members walked out of the Lok Sabha on Friday as the House began a debate on a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modis government. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the discussion on the no trust motion would continue for the entire day and the vote would take place at 6 p.m. She said the Ho...

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Modi capitulating to US while pretending otherwise: CPI-M

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Modi government is getting ready to capitulate to the demands of the Trump administration while taking a public stand that seems otherwise, the CPI-M has said. The contradiction between the strategic alliance with the US and India's national interest is coming to the fore, an editorial in the CPI-M journal People's Democracy said. The Modi governmen...

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CPI-M activists protest Modi visit to Bengal

Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) A group of Communist Party of India-Marxist activists on Monday showed black flags to the convoy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in West Bengal's Midnapore town in a bid to protest against his visit to the state. Activists of the left party gathered in numbers on both sides of the road in Midnapore town through which Modi's vehicle went to the rally venue at Midna...

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Allow us to raise key issues for Parliament's smooth functioning, says opposition

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Leaders of 13 opposition parties met on Monday to discuss their strategy for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning on Wednesday and said that the government should allow them to raise their issues to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said they discussed ...

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Law should take its course, but no nun should be harassed: Yechury

Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Terming the allegation of trafficking and selling of children against Missionaries of Charity unbelievable, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said the law should take its course but the nuns should not be harassed or prosecuted before the charge was proved. Yechury said though the Marxists had differences with the MoC, they had the highest respec...

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Granting 'eminence' tag to Jio Institute brazen cronyism: CPI-M

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday slammed the Centre's decision to include the non-existant Jio Institute in the category of 'Institutes of Eminence, and called it brazen cronyism. The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India-Marxist strongly opposes the move by the Narendra Modi government to accord 'Institution of Eminence' status to the Reliance Foundation's Jio Insti...

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HC orders extra marks for Tamil NEET students

Chennai, July 10 (IANS) The Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Tuesday ordered award of additional 196 marks to those who had given the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil as 49 questions were wrong. The NEET is the all India entrance exam for admission to medical colleges. The court ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to award four marks...

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No political violence in Tripura: BJP

Agartala, July 9 (IANS) Asserting that there is no political violence in Tripura, the state's ruling BJP on Monday dismissed CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury's claim that total lawlessness prevailed in the state and four Left cadres were murdered under the new regime. Sitaram Yechury's claim was completely false and malicious... (and meant) to malign the BJP government's image. La...

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Left to protest at Parliament against Tripura lawlessness: Yechury

Agartala, July 8 (IANS) The Left parties will hold a 'dharna' outside Parliament in Delhi on July 24 to protest against the murder of democracy in West Bengal and Tripura, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday. Democracy and the people's rights have been totally destroyed in West Bengal and Tripura. Total lawlessness prevails in these states. To draw national attent...

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Mamata names expelled CPI-M leader Ritabrata as head of key tribal panel

Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Expelled CPI-M leader Ritrabrata Banerjee was on Friday appointed chairman of a tribal welfare committee by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Presiding over a meeting with tribal leaders across the state, the Chief Minister said Banerjee, now not attached to any party, would work as the chairman of the non-political tribal social welfare committee.

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Mamata appoints expelled CPI-M leader Ritabrata to head key tribal panel

Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Expelled CPI-M leader Ritrabrata Banerjee was on Friday appointed chairman of a tribal welfare committee by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Presiding over a meeting with tribal leaders across the state, the Chief Minister said Banerjee, now not attached to any party, would work as the chairman of the non-political tribal social welfare committee. <...

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Will not accept any decision that undermines state's fiscal domain: Kerala FM

Mumbai, July 6: The 15th Finance Commission was asked to use the 2011 population census for deciding states' share of central taxes. This may mean that states with higher populations will receive more central funds. The decision has turned into a political controversy because it meant that the southern states -- Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala -- would see a fall in thei...

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Like Modi, Vijayan also trying to suppress media: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Thursday slammed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for taking the same route as Prime Minister Narendra Modi to silence the media who criticise the government. Chennithala's statement came after it surfaced that the Vijayan government had given the green signal to register a case against senior TV anchor ...

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Communal fault lines leading to mob violence: CPI-M

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Blaming failure at the political level for increasing cases of mob violence, the CPI-M has said that communal and sectarian fault lines which have opened up in our society lead to dehumanising and anarchic violence. The unconscionable and brutal violence emanating from the child lifting scare reveals deep social pathologies, said an editorial in People's Democrac...

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