Richa Sharma

Electoral alliances not formula-driven: Newly elected CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury

Yechury feels that all secular democratic parties need to first strengthen themselves in states and thereafter in Parliament to take on the BJP.

18 hours ago

CPI-M 22nd Party Congress: It’s comparatively a 2-3 years younger central committee this time

The Central Committee has 19 new faces and both Karat and Yechury have nearly equal number of representatives backing them.

23 Apr 2018

Left loses appeal among women, youth; membership falls to lowest since 2014: Party report

Almost every State has witnessed the decline, including West Bengal where the party ruled for decades. The only exceptions are Kerala and Tripura, where there was a slight increase.  

22 Apr 2018

Party Congress will take final call on secret ballot, says CPM leader Prakash Karat

Prakash Karat said that the party Congress will take a call on it as party constitution only allows secret ballot in case of Central Committee and lower commitee elections. 

20 Apr 2018

Hectic lobbying by Prakash Karat, Sitaram Yechury camps ahead of crucial vote to decide CPI (M) political line

Hectic lobbying and last-minute efforts are being made by both Karat and Yechury camp ahead of the crucial voting today on the draft political report.

20 Apr 2018

Dearth of comrades worries the CPI (M) party

The CPI (M) seems to be losing its appeal among masses as party membership fell to the lowest since 2014 with the highest drop of nearly 6 per cent in membership reported in 2017.

20 Apr 2018

In a first, CPI (M) cadre demand secret ballot

Delegates from various states will participate in discussion on the draft political resolution till Friday and there is all likelihood for a voting towards the late evening.

20 Apr 2018

Veteran Marxists still energise CP (M)

Party’s nonagenarian leadership has not given up hope and feel there is a continuous struggle and soon CPI (M) will overcome all shortcomings to proceed on a new journey.

19 Apr 2018

April 18 meet to decide CPI(M) political track

There is also a likelihood of Karat led Kerala faction suggesting name of former Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar as party general secretary.

17 Apr 2018

Indian Railways to revive steam engines in the hills

The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new policy, in an attempt to popularise steam engines that were a quintessential part of yesteryear Bollywood cinema.

15 Apr 2018

Opposition hopeful of Dalits spurning BJP in 2019 Parliament poll over dilution of SC/ST Act

Regional parties are hopeful that the Dalit unrest over the dilution of the SC/ST Act will lead to consolidation of backward caste votes in 2019 poll.

15 Apr 2018

Farmers, workers to highlight NDA government’s failure to address demands

The move is meant to expose alleged betrayal of promises made to the people in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s election manifesto.

14 Apr 2018

April 2 caste violence was organised allegedly by RSS and Bajrang Dal: CPI(M) report 

A CPI(M) delegation comprising members of various organisations visited three violence-affected Madhya Pradesh districts—Gwalior, Bhind and Morena—to study the ground situation.

13 Apr 2018

15 per cent railway passengers choose no food option while booking tickets: IRCTC data

Nearly 15 per cent passengers travelling in premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto chose to opt out of catering services since the service was launched in August last year.

12 Apr 2018

Parliament panel raps government over delay in Northeast road projects

A Parliamentary Panel has expressed displeasure over delay in necessary approval for the road projects in the Northeast by the Centre.

09 Apr 2018