Sunday, 7 August, 2022

Topic: CPI(M)

‘Tutored witnesses, lack of proof’: Why Kerala HC acquitted 13 RSS men in CPI(M) worker’s murder

On 12 July, HC overturned 2016 trial court conviction of RSS workers in 2008 hacking death of CPI(M) worker Vishnu, said prosecution ‘miserably failed’ to prove case.

CPIM founder, Gandhi follower — There’s more to A.K. Gopalan beyond ‘marriage scandal’

From Guruvayoor temple satyagraha, Dandi March to founding the CPI(M), AKG had his fingers dipped deep into politics. Why reduce him to a scandal?

Chief’s death puts focus on IUML’s crisis in Kerala. But here’s why it can’t be written off

There have been fears about IUML's declining prominence in its bastion, Kerala, following a poor performance in 2021 assembly elections as the Left gains ground among Muslims.

With Silverline railway project, Pinarayi Vijayan’s makeover as middle-class messiah is complete

Pinarayi Vijayan is betting big on the Silverline project. It shows the ideology CPI(M) has abandoned in Kerala.

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.

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.