M Vijayakumar CPI-M's candidate for Aruvikara bypoll

Former speaker and minister M. Vijayakumar has been named the CPI-M candidate for the June 27 bypoll for the Aruvikara assembly seat in the capital district.

Mani should also undergo lie detector test: CPI-M

Reiterating its demand for the resignation of state Finance Minister KM Mani for allegedly accepting a bribe from bar owners, the CPI-M on Monday said that he too should undergo a lie detector test.

CPI-M asks Achuthanandan to behave

 The CPI-M on Thursday told its seniormost leader in Kerala, former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, not to do anything that shows the party and its leaders in poor light.

'Achche din' promise turning into nightmare: CPI-M

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s promised "better days" (achche din) are "turning from illusions into a nightmare", the CPI-M said in an editorial released on Thursday.

SC moved to know income, expenditures of political parties

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Congress, the BJP, the CPI-M, the CPI, the NCP and the BSP to disclose the complete details of their income as well as expenditure.

Fight three-pronged challenge posed by BJP, says Yechury

The 'trimurti' of 'neo-liberal' economic policies, communal polarisation and undermining of democratic institutions, pursued by the BJP government, should not be allowed to turn into a 'trishul', the CPI(M) said on Sunday.

CPI-M, Congress slam Mamata-Modi bonhomie
CPI-M, Congress slam Mamata-Modi bonhomie

Seeing red over the apparent bonhomie between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Congress and the CPI-M on Sunday charged the BJP and the Trinamool Congress of cosying up each other to suit mutual political interests.

CPI-M seeks govt intervention in resolving transport strike

A CPI-M member Thursday raised the issue of the nationwide transporters' strike in Rajya Sabha and sought the government's intervention to resolve it.

Resist attacks on democracy by Trinamool, CPI-M asks people

The CPI-M on Sunday accused West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress of having reduced the elections to 91 civic bodies in the state to a "mockery or democracy", and urged the Election Commission to review the situation and make adequate arrangements when Assembly polls are held next year.

Rare gesture: MPs ask CPI(M) to bring back P Rajeeve to RS

 In a rare gesture, Rajya Sabha today bade farewell to three of its retired members including CPI(M)'s P Rajeeve in absentia, with leaders cutting across party lines wanting his party or the government to get him back to the House.

Sitaram Yechury's journey: From an activist to CPI-M general secretary
Sitaram Yechury's journey: From an activist to CPI-M general secretary

One of the most recognisable faces of the CPI-M, Sitaram Yechury has the image of being a pragmatic leader unlike his predecessor Prakash Karat, who was a stickler to dogma.

Communist outfits welcome Yechury's election as CPI-M general secretary

Leaders of communist outfits on Sunday welcomed CPI(M) Rajya Sabha Parliamentarian Sitaram Yechury's election as his party's General Secretary, hoping the move will help strengthen the Left movement in the country.

Rajya Sabha biennial polls in Kerala on Monday

Despite the recent bickerings in the ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), it is likely to be a smooth sailing for two of its candidates in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha from the state on Monday.

Opposition dubs KMC poll 'farce', TMC says it is peaceful, free

Amid opposition parties' allegations of terror and violence by the ruling Trinamool Congress, around 60 per cent voters on Saturday cast their ballots in the election to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation, billed as the "semifinal" before next year's Assembly poll.

Four arrested after CPI-M, Trinamool clash in Bengal

Four people were arrested after a clash between Trinamool Congress and CPI-M activists in West Bengal`s North 24 Parganas district, police said on Tuesday.

CPI-M stages fast for CBI probe into agriculture official's death

CPI-M workers on Tuesday staged a fast here demanding a CBI probe into the recent suicide of a Tamil Nadu agriculture department official allegedly due to pressure from his higher ups.

CPI-M stages fast for CBI probe into official's death

CPI-M workers on Tuesday staged a fast here demanding a CBI probe into the recent suicide of a Tamil Nadu agriculture department official allegedly due to pressure from his higher ups.

Centre's land bill not against public welfare: AIADMK

Facing opposition flak for supporting Centre's controversial Land bill in the Lok Sabha, ruling AIADMK on Sunday denied that the legislation was against the welfare of people and insisted that party chief Jayalalithaa will not back any move which is inimical to people's interests.

Congress favours aged leaders for Rajya Sabha from Kerala

The Congress has chosen to support candidates who are over 70 years for the Rajya Sabha elections from Kerala, a move which as left younger party workers unhappy, whereas the CPI-M has supported young blood.

CPM for initiatives to make J&K's farming sector remunerative

 Seeking to make farming sectors in Jammu and Kashmir remunerative, the CPI-M on Thursday called for diversification of agriculture and horticulture on modern lines to boost rural economy and productivity in the state.