Delhi CPI protests, urges Lt governor to call for Assembly polls

The state council members of Communist party of India (CPI) on Thursday staged a dharna at Jantar Mantar demanding that Delhi's Lt Governor should call for immediate elections in the National Capital here.

11 arrested for pelting stones at police station

Bikaner: Eleven persons, including two CPI(M) leaders, were arrested on Sunday in connection with stone pelting at a police station here during a protest over a custodial death in April, police said.

Modi govt `concentrating powers` in PMO: CPI

CPI on Tuesday attacked the Narendra Modi government for "concentrating powers" in the Prime Minister`s Office, apart from representing a "combination of corporate, right reactionary ideology and communalism".

`National party` status: CPI, NCP want EC to wait till assembly polls

Facing the prospect of losing `national party` status, CPI and NCP on Tuesday urged the EC not to take any decision till the outcome of assembly polls in four states due later this year.

Modi`s maiden I-Day speech comes under fire from Left parties

Left parties were on Friday critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s maiden Independence Day speech with CPI(M) questioning the announcement that the government will abolish the Planning Commission while CPI charged that he failed to talk about empowering people.

CPI(M) to form broad based platform of Left parties: Karat

CPI-M will soon form a broad based platform of Left parties to organise intensive movements in the country to resist alleged communalisation of politics by the ruling BJP, party general secretary Prakash Karat said on Thursday.

Left parties should contest Assembly polls in alliance: Bardhan

Senior CPI leader A B Bardhan Wednesday appealed to all Left parties to jointly contest the upcoming Assembly elections in Jharkhand.

National party status: EC to hear views of BSP, NCP, CPI

The Election Commission has called a meeting with BSP, NCP and CPI next week to hear their views on a show cause notice to withdraw their `national party` status following their performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

Turbulence in Kerala CPI over poll debacle

After clamping down on three senior functionaries for the humiliating defeat its candidate suffered in Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat, turbulence continued in Kerala CPI with two of them resenting the disciplinary action against them.

Shiv Sena faces opposition flak over editorial on rape in `Saamna`

Opposition leaders today criticised the Shiv Sena over its controversial editorial on rape cases in its mouthpiece `Saamna`.

Karunanidhi condemns Lankan article

Slamming the derogatory article on the Sri Lankan Government defence website, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Friday demanded that the Centre convey its strong condemnation as it had `besmirched` both the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the Indian Prime Minister.

Jayalalithaa accuses Sri Lanka of trying to create fissures in India`s federal polity

Taking strong exception to an alleged derogatory article about her on the Sri Lankan defence website, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday accused it of trying to create fissures in India`s federal polity as she demanded an unconditional apology from Colombo for the insinuations against her.

READ: Full text of Sri Lanka`s apology to Modi, Jaya

READ: Full text of Sri Lanka`s apology to Modi, Jaya — An article published by Sri Lankan defence website led to political furore on Friday accompanied by protests cutting across party lines demanding an apology and that India severe ties with the island nation.

Sri Lanka apologises for `derogatory` article on Modi, Jayalalithaa

Facing immense outrage over an alleged derogatory article posted on Sri Lankan army`s website, the island nation`s Defence Ministry on Friday tendered unqualified apology to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

CPI asks former PM, Cong to explain charges levelled by Katju

CPI on Monday asked former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress to explain the charges levelled by Press Council Chairman Markandey Katju about corruption in the judiciary.

Maharashtra CPI to harness power of social media

Inspired by the role of social media in the recent Lok Sabha polls, the Maharashtra unit of CPI has decided to launch a social media network linking party workers.

Modi govt continuing with Cong culture on governors: CPI

CPI on Tuesday attacked the Narendra Modi government for continuing with the "Congress culture" of "rehabilitating" party leaders as governors and said the appointment of Amit Shah as BJP chief raised many questions.

Left agitations not producing desired results: CPI

Expressing serious concern over the erosion in the Left parties` votebank, the CPI Sunday conceded that their agitations in the recent past on various issues had not produced the desired outcome.

Rajnath Singh`s remark on talks with Maoists disappointing: CPI

CPI asked Maoists to give up violence and join the democratic process but expressed disappointment over Home Minister Rajnath Singh`s remarks that there would be no talks with the left wing extremists.

CPI asks govt to lift ban on Maoists

Asserting that economic offences and communal violence were more harmful to society than the Left party extremism, CPI on Friday asked the Centre and state governments to lift ban on Maoists.