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Logo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) | Sourav Das | Flickr.com

From Soviet Union in Alimuddin Street to a watch repair shop in Singur

The Revolution stands still while people yearn for change.
File photo of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during TMC mega rally in Kolkata | PTI

Nervous Mamata is desperately trying to revive the Left she beat, just to keep BJP out

BJP’s first Lok Sabha fight as main challenger in Bengal and Amit Shah’s claim on 23 seats has forced Mamata to look for ‘allies’ in adversaries.
Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.
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.
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The party is over and there isn’t much left of the Left in India

Failure to adapt to new socio-political dynamics, lack of introspection, inability to retain old bases have meant Left is now relegated to periphery of Indian politics.
BJP victory in Tripura

BJP leads in Left bastion Tripura, Congress leads in Meghalaya & NPF leading in Nagaland

Initial results from the three states have thrown up some surprises.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?