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CPI-M political resolution rules out alliance with Congress, agrees for 'understanding'

Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday ruled out an alliance with the Congress party but nevertheless agreed to an understanding with it and other secular opposition parties inside and outside Parliament. As far as the political line is concerned, any political alliance with the Congress is ruled out. Such an alliance with t...

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Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks SEC to announce fresh schedule

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations for the coming panchayat polls and finalise a new election schedule. A single judge bench of Justice Subrata Talukdar, quashing the SEC's April 10 order that had cancelled the extension for filing nomina...

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CPI-M condemns 'reign of terror' in Tripura

Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Friday condemned the reign of terror led by the RSS-BJP-IPFT alliance against the party and Left forces throughout Tripura. In a resolution passed on the third day of the ongoing 22nd Congress of the party, it alleged that the attacks are centrally planned and fascistic in character and aimed to immobilise the party organ...

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Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks poll panel to announce fresh schedule

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations, and finalise a new election schedule for the Panchayat polls. A single bench of the court quashed the SEC's April 10 order that had cancelled the extension for filing nominations which the poll pa...

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CPI-M terms 15th Finance Commission's TOR anti-federal

Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday voiced over what it called the anti-federal and anti-democratic underpinnings of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the 15th Union Finance Commission. In a resolution passed by the 22nd Congress of the CPI-M here on Friday, the party said that the terms or reference were intended to reduce the share of the sta...

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Prakash Karat not aware of impeachment motion

Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) CPI-M leader Prakash Karat on Friday said he was not aware of an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. There is no impeachment motion moved as far as I am aware of. I don't know. I am sorry. I can't comment. Till yesterday we had not moved any impeachment motion, he told reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing 22nd Party Congress when...

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CPI-M calls 15th Finance Commission TOR biased, demands amendments

Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Friday expressed deep concern over the anti-federal and anti-democratic underpinnings of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the 15th Finance Commission and demanded they be amended. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Union government of trying to utilize the 15th Finance Commission to further...

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Prakash Karat opposes secret ballot for voting on amendments

Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) With sharp differences cropping up during discussion on the draft political resolution at the ongoing national conclave of the CPI-M, senior leader Prakash Karat on Friday said he was not in favour of the secret ballot for voting on the amendments as the party constitution has no such provision. On the third day, the 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of Indi...

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Opposition parties to move impeachment notice against CJI

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Congress and some other opposition parties met here on Friday and decided to submit a petition in Rajya Sabha to initiate the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra. Following a discussion at senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's room in the Parliament House complex, the opposition leaders went to meet Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkai...

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Differences on stand towards Congress dominate CPI-M meet

Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Differences over the issue of electoral understanding with the Congress dominated the proceedings of the national conclave of the Communist Party of India-(Marxist on Thursday as it began discussion on the draft political resolution. The 22nd party Congress of the CPI-M on the second day took up discussion on two divergent viewpoints. The draft politica...

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Political slugfest erupts over SC's Loya verdict

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A political slugfest erupted on Thursday over Supreme Court's verdict dismissing petitions seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, with the BJP accusing Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as the invisible hand behind the pleas for character assasination of its chief Amit Shah while Gandhi attacked Shah, saying truth has its own way of catching up with people lik...

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SC trashes plea for SIT probe into Loya's death, triggers more fireworks

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petitions seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge B.H. Loya, who was conducting a trial in the killing of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh in Gujarat in which now BJP President Amit Shah was an accused. Holding that there was absolutely no merit in the petitions, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilka...

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Loya death case should be reviewed by larger bench: CPI-M

Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Terming the Supreme Courts decision in special CBI judge B.H. Loyas death case as unfortunate, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday demanded that the case be heard by a larger bench of the apex court. The Supreme Court's rejection of all petitions demanding an independent probe into the death of Judge Loya and holding such petitions as 'scan...

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CPI-M demands NIA file appeal in Mecca Masjid acquittals

Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday demanded that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) file an appeal against the acquittal of the accused in the Mecca Masjid blast, which it termed as latest mockery of justice. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) adopted a resolution to this effect at its 22nd Congress here. The 22nd Congress of the CPI-M expresses prof...

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CPI-M for unity of secular, democratic forces to defeat BJP

Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its 22nd Congress here on Wednesday with a call to mobilise secular and democratic forces to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections. Addressing the inaugural session, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said mobilizing secular and democratic forces was imperative to strengthen people's struggle for th...

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Will there be a Yechury-Vijayan showdown at 22nd CPI-M party Congress?

Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Having won the first round in the battle for supremacy in the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is unlikely let slip his advantage as he takes on party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at the 22nd party Congress, which began in Hyderabad on Wednesday. The first round was won by Vijayan in January this yea...

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Internet existed during Mahabharata era: Tripura CM

Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata. Internet and satellite communication had existed in the days of Mahabharata. Sanjaya (the charioteer of king Dhritarashtra) using the technology gave a detailed account and description to the blind king about the battle of Kuru...

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Bengal panchayat polls: HC extends stay on process by a day

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday again extended, by a day till Wednesday, its stay on West Bengal's Panchayat election process in view of the ongoing hearing of a case related to the polls. A single-judge bench of Justice Subrata Talukdar will hear the arguments by both the parties again in the first half on Wednesday. Justice Talukdar had, on Monday, e...

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Bengal panchayat polls: HC extends stay on process by a day

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday again extended. by a day till Wednesday. its stay on West Bengal's Panchayat election process in view of the ongoing hearing of a case related to the polls. A single-judge bench of Justice Subrata Talukdar will hear the arguments by both the parties again in the first half on Wednesday. Justice Talukdar had, on Monday, e...

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Bengal panchayat poll: HC division bench refuses to interfere with stay

Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Monday refused to interfere with a single bench order staying the West Bengal Panchayat election process, but asked the judge to hear the case on fast track. As speculations on the possibility of the elections getting deferred did rounds, an angry Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the CPI-M, Congress and the BJP...

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