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CPI (M) rally in West Bengal

‘Vote for CPM is vote wasted’: Bengal’s Left supporters look to BJP to challenge Mamata

From Cooch Behar to Siliguri, Malda to Asansol, and Singur and Nandigram to Kolkata, CPI(M) supporters looking to challenge Trinamool see BJP as their only option.
The farmland that was acquired by the state govt for the Tata Motor factory | Moushumi Das Gupta/ThePrint

Nandigram, Singur farmers angry with Mamata as getting land back hasn’t improved their lot

Farmers in Singur, Nandigram got their land back, but it is ‘uncultivable’. They’re angry because Trinamool didn’t help them, say the agitation was just politics.

With Wayanad seat, Rahul says Congress’ message is of unity

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who filed his nomination for Wayanad Lok Sabha seat on Thursday, said he chose a seat each in the north (Amethi) and south to assert 'India is one'.
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Why do Left parties expect Congress to make all the sacrifices to defeat Modi in 2019?

CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury has questioned Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat.
File image of CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

CPM pledges unemployment allowance, scrapping of sedition law in election manifesto

CPI(M) also promises to restore wealth tax, revive Planning Commission and scrap the use of Aadhaar card for welfare schemes.
CPI(M) flags in Kannur

Ruling LDF in Kerala to field 6 sitting MPs, MLAs in Lok Sabha polls

The LDF’s largest partner, CPI(M), and the CPI, have split the seats between them such that other partners of the 10-member alliance have none left to contest.
Kripeesh and Sharath, Members of IYV | IYC Twitter

State-wide hartal in Kerala after two Youth Congress activists murdered

The two activists -- Sarath Lal and Kripesh -- were hacked to death in Kerala's Kasargod Sunday night. The Youth Congress alleged they were murdered by CPI(M) workers.
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Key Maoist leader Sudhakar, wife surrender before Telangana police

The CPI (Maoist) leader carries a reward of Rs 1.25 crore on his head in Jharkhand and Rs 25 lakh in Telangana, while his wife carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on her head.
Justice Joseph, newly appointed SC justice | Commons

Ex-SC judge Kurian Joseph says Congress & Left approached him to contest polls

Justice Kurian Joseph (retd) says both major fronts in Kerala, LDF and UDF, had approached him, but he said no because he doesn't have political ambitions.
Left party activists carry an efigy of PM Modi as Ravana at Brigade ground in Kolkata | Ashok Nath Dey/ThePrint

In images, Left leaders hold rally in Kolkata with effigy of PM Modi as Ravana

We have to defeat 'chowkidar' Modi in the next elections, said Sitaram Yechury at the rally.

On Camera

Lalita Pawar in a still from Anand

Lalita Pawar, Hindi cinema’s favourite vamp, played a memorable positive role in Anand

In Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand, which also stars Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan, Lalita Pawar plays a caring hospital matron.
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‘Free Julian Assange’ petition goes viral: Why is the world so invested in his release?

Julian Assange, co-founder of whisteblowing website WikiLeaks, is facing extradition to the US after Ecuador revoked his political asylum.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.