Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: CPI(M)

Ruling BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, wins all 51 seats in Agartala Municipal Corporation

While BJP also recorded clean sweeps in several other urban local bodies in Tripura, opposition parties TMC and CPI(M) demanded countermanding and recounting of the polls respectively.

Nehru called Kolkata ‘nightmare city’. Now, Bengal worships freedom with inter-party violence

From Gandhi to Jyoti Basu to Didi, Bengal's back is broken by political violence, says Sugato Hazra in 'Losing the Plot'.

No manpower, little resources — Left’s Bhabanipur campaign reflects state of party in Bengal

Left candidate for high-profile Bhabanipur seat Shrijeeb Biswas campaigned with 6-7 supporters in tow, all holding small CPI(M) flags. A lone auto rickshaw follows them.

How Kerala’s Left hopes to benefit from polarisation of Christians and Muslims

Congress-led UDF has accused LDF govt of giving a 'muted' response and 'tiptoeing' around statements from Syro-Malabar Church on ‘love jihad’ & ‘narcotics jihad’. 

Offices attacked, CM’s photo must, no ads: Tripura media accuses BJP govt of ‘personal vendetta’

Editors and journalists in Tripura say that while they did face censorship in the previous CPM govts, they never faced violence like they did during a BJP rally on 8 September.

3 days of violence, 42 FIRs — Why Tripura is witness to sudden spurt in political clashes

CPI(M) state headquarters, party’s district offices, and its workers’ homes were ransacked & torched on 8 & 9 September in the worst spate of political violence Tripura has seen in a while.

CPM inducts Congress defectors in Kerala, in move away from insistence on ideological purity

In the last month alone, the CPI(M) in Kerala has welcomed three senior former Congress leaders, and more are likely to follow suit. 

Violent clashes break out between BJP, CPM in Tripura, opposition party offices set on fire

The clash first erupted in Udaipur town after CPI(M)'s youth wing took out a procession and a few activists from the rally allegedly attacked a ruling BJP activist.

CPM plans its first ever campaign to celebrate Independence. BJP calls it ‘existential crisis’

CPI(M) says 'idea of India' is under threat, plans year-long campaign to celebrate 75 years of Independence, including hoisting of Tricolour, a first since its inception in 1964.

India needs a party like CPI(M). But it finds no takers outside Kolkata colleges now

In ‘Gangster State’, political journalist Sourjya Bhowmick asks a burning question – will the Communist Party recover from 2021 Bengal election?

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.


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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.