Jyoti Basu

When Chandrababu Naidu was stopped by son from becoming PM

In the 1990s when Jyoti Basu and other third front leaders wanted him to take over as Prime Minister, his son Nara Lokesh told him, "Father, that would be a temporary job".

May 29, 2016, 11:53 AM IST

AB Bardhan's blunt speak and integrity endeared him to all

Known for his blunt speak and great integrity acknowledged across the political divide, veteran communist AB Bardhan was among the last few links to the freedom movement who had played a major role in the trade union movement and national politics.

Jan 02, 2016, 23:33 PM IST
On this day 20 years ago; India made its first mobile phone call!

On this day 20 years ago; India made its first mobile phone call!

India now boasts of being the world’s second-largest telecom market in the world. But do you know how it all started?

Jul 31, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

2014 saw Chamling completing 2 decades as Sikkim CM

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling completing 20 years in office in 2014 was among the high points in Sikkim, which aims to become the country's first fully organic state by next year.

Dec 27, 2014, 11:42 AM IST

Bengal celebrates Jyoti Basu`s birth centenary

West Bengal Tuesday celebrated the birth centenary of Jyoti Basu - one of the most revered Indian politicians and the state`s former chief minister - with blood donation camps, seminars and cultural programmes.

Jul 08, 2014, 22:57 PM IST

Pawan Chamling set to become longest serving CM

With fifth consecutive win in Assembly Elections, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is set to become the longest serving chief minister in India, breaking Jyoti Basu`s record of 23 years.

May 17, 2014, 15:25 PM IST

Can Chamling break Jyoti Basu`s record?

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is set to become the country`s longest serving Chief Minister transcending the late Communist patriarch Jyoti Basu if he wins this year`s Assembly polls, for the fifth time in a row.

Apr 06, 2014, 15:24 PM IST

General Elections 2014: Mamata Banerjee—Bengal Tigress` Final Frontier

Mamata Banerjee ended the uninterrupted 34-year-long reign of the Left in West Bengal, but can she be the first woman prime minister 29 years after Indira Gandhi is the big question.

Mar 29, 2014, 02:35 AM IST

Bal Thackeray stamp not cleared; Jyoti Basu`s in July

A government panel has so far not approved the issuing of commemorative stamp on Shiv Sena patriarch Balasaheb Thackeray, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Feb 05, 2014, 20:34 PM IST

Governor`s intervention sought on Jyoti Basu Nagar issue

Taking exception to West Bengal`s Mamata Banerjee government`s attempt to change the name of a township christened after Jyoti Basu, left leaders sought intervention of Governor MK Narayanan.

Dec 21, 2013, 01:13 AM IST

Privilege motion against Bengal`s leader of opposition

A treasury bench member in West Bengal Assembly Thursday served a privilege notice against Leader of Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra related to the protests in the house by Left Front legislators on Wednesday.

Nov 29, 2013, 00:13 AM IST

Mamata regime withdraws bill naming township after Jyoti Basu

West Bengal`s Trinamool Congress government Tuesday withdrew a bill which had included a clause naming a sprawling modern township on the city`s eastern fringes after late communist patriarch and former chief minister Jyoti Basu.

Nov 26, 2013, 23:53 PM IST

Jyoti Basu`s statute vandalised

A statue of former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu was found vandalised in Howrah district.

Nov 21, 2013, 13:36 PM IST

West Bengal Assembly observes Jyoti Basu birth cen

The West Bengal Assembly on Monday paid glowing tributes to Jyoti Basu, who was the longest-serving chief minister of the country, on the occasion of his birth centenary.

Jul 08, 2013, 15:22 PM IST

CPI(M) announces year-long programme for Basu centenary

CPI(M) announced a year-long programme on Saturday on the occasion of the birth centenary of Marxist patriarch and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu from July eight.

Jul 06, 2013, 22:43 PM IST

Jyoti Basu`s centenary celebrations to begin on July 8

Release of a memorial volume and year-long programmes throughout West Bengal highlighting his life would mark Jyoti Basu`s centenary celebrations.

Jun 26, 2013, 11:10 AM IST

Left Front observes Basu`s birth anniversary outsi

Opposition Left Front set a precedent by observing former CM Jyoti Basu`s birth anniversary outside the West Bengal Assembly.

Jul 08, 2012, 21:47 PM IST

Left pays homage to Jyoti basu on the road

Left Front members protested outside the West Bengal assembly Sunday after the speaker denied entry to former lawmakers to pay respect to former chief minister Jyoti Basu on his 99th birthday.

Jul 08, 2012, 15:56 PM IST

Jyoti Basu – The people’s leader

Former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu, who is regarded as a pioneer among Leftist leaders in India, breathed his last on January 17. He was 95.

Aug 18, 2011, 16:34 PM IST

Basu remembered on his 98th birthday

Jyoti Basu was remembered on his
98th birthday on Friday with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata
Banerjee garlanding his portrait at the Writers` Buildings.

Jul 08, 2011, 16:38 PM IST