Communists used Cong weakness to control top bodies: Venkaiah

 The Communists took "control" of higher education institutes and central bodies when Congress became weak, and "polluted" them with their Left ideology, but the NDA government has now started a process to "cleanse" them, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday.

China must carry forward its Communist ideals: Daily

China needs to carry forward its Communist ideals, said a state-run daily which noted that it is "a long-term challenge" for the country to stick to its ideals when Western political ideas are so pervasive in the modern age.

Mix of neo-liberal market and Hindutva is dangerous, says Left

Expressing concern that threat of authoritarianism in "other forms than Emergency" looms large over country's democratic system, Left parties on Thursday called for drawing correct lessons from Emergency to fight against present "creeping authoritarianism".

Directionless Christian, Communist, Muslim systems running India: Puri Shankaracharya

Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati on Wednesday claimed that India was being run by "directionless Christian, Communist and Muslim systems" and its democracy and Constitution were not in line with the country's needs and traditions.

China to extend offshore military reach to counter "provocations"

 China outlined its defence strategy to boost its naval capability farther from its shores on Tuesday, saying it faced a grave and complex array of security threats including in the disputed South China Sea.

Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles
Russia stages WW2 victory parade as Ukraine bristles

Tanks and troops paraded across Moscow`s Red Square on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, an event boycotted by Western leaders over Russia`s role in the Ukraine crisis.

Dissidents on the ballot in historic Cuba vote

Cubans are voting in local elections on Sunday featuring two opposition candidates, who, if they win, would become the island's first non-Communist elected officials in decades.

U.S., Cuba hold more talks, no date yet for diplomatic ties

Cuban and U.S. officials held a second round of talks toward normalising ties on Friday, and the Cuban delegation said "good progress" was made, but the two sides did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic ties that Washington severed 54 years ago.

China mourners mark Zhao anniversary under tight surveillance

Chinese mourners on Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of the death of ousted Communist leader Zhao Ziyang under tight surveillance by the authorities, which the reformer's top aide derided as "a mockery of the rule of law".

Castro warns won't change communist system despite US-Cuba thaw

Cuban President Raul Castro has said that he is ready to discuss US' move to normalise bilateral relations but warned that the communist system would not be changed in the country.

Singer married to China president's brother resurfaces

A Chinese army singer who mysteriously disappeared from public view six years ago has made a surprising reappearance in local media -- as the wife of the President Xi Jinping's brother.

Ukrainian nationalists topple massive Lenin in Kharkiv

Pro-Ukrainian protesters in eastern Ukraine`s city Kharkiv on Sunday toppled a giant Lenin statue seen as a symbol of Soviet legacy and Moscow`s control. 

Xi touted as new Deng Xiaoping by Chinese official media

As President Xi Jinping consolidated his power to emerge as a strong reformist leader, China`s official media has started comparing him with late Deng Xiaoping, who had overturned Mao Zedong`s rigid Communist ideology.

One per cent Chinese own one-third of national wealth: Report

About one per cent of Chinese households own one-third of the booming Communist nation`s wealth, raising concerns about income inequality in the world`s most populous country.

Six wounded in Philippine clash with communist rebels

Philippine police and troops have clashed with dozens of communist guerrillas in a remote southern mountain village, leaving six troopers wounded, the military said today.

Police Special Action Force commandos and army troops were patrolling on Talomo mountain outside Davao city on Mindanao island when they encountered at least 30 New People`s Army (NPA) rebels, triggering the gunbattle yesterday.

Communist rebels kill Philippine mayor

Communist guerrillas waging one of Asia`s longest-running insurgencies have ambushed and killed the mayor of a town in the violence-plagued southern Philippines, the military said today.

Photos of President Xi`s look-alike goes viral in China

Snaps of a meat pie seller in central China have gone viral because of his resemblance to Xi Jinping, the Communist nation`s all powerful President.

Rich-poor divide in China surpasses US: Study

Income gap between the rich and the poor in Communist China has surpassed that of the US by a big margin, a new study said, warning of increased social unrest as the growth slowed in the world`s second largest economy.

Veteran CPI leader Satypal Dang dead

Veteran communist leader Satyapal Dang, who had been in the forefront of the fight against terrorism and secessionism in Punjab, died here on Saturday after a brief illness, CPI sources said here.

Conservative favored in Cyprus presidential runoff

With Cypriots facing the specter of financial meltdown, the conservative candidate in a presidential election runoff was favored to beat his left-wing rival on Sunday.