Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicLeft parties

Topic: Left parties

Left leaders attend Chinese embassy event to mark CCP centenary, draw criticism from BJP

On 27 July, CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury, CPI’s D Raja and DMK MP S Senthilkumar among others attended and addressed an online seminar to celebrate 100 years of the Chinese Community Party.

Left parties to hold 15-day protest against rising prices of fuel, essential commodities, drugs

In joint statement, parties say 16-30 June protest will also demand control of prices of essential commodities, and Rs 7,500 per month direct cash transfer to families not in income tax-paying bracket.

Introspect, not attack V-Dem for ‘electoral autocracy’ remark. There’s no Western bias here

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Grassroot presence and a ‘natural’ alliance — why the embattled Left did well in Bihar

CPI, CPI(M) & CPI(ML) Liberation won 16 Bihar seats under RJD-led Mahagathbandhan, showing fight despite the Left’s electoral marginalisation in recent years.

With Bihar success, CPI(ML) has smartly blended radicalism and pragmatic politics

CPI(ML) Liberation won 12 seats in Bihar despite relentless propaganda through terms such as ‘Naxalites’, ‘terrorist sympathisers’, ‘China-funded Maoists’, 'tukde-tukde gang'.

Left to consider joining opposition after exit polls paint dismal picture for it

A majority of the exit polls have given zero seats to the Left front in West Bengal.

The leftovers

Congress can celebrate one more destruction of their Left challengers. But its leadership has to remember that each such moment has led its very illustrious leaders ultimately to decline.

Crippling the doctor

Each time the Left drags one of the decisions of the Manmohan Singh cabinet to the UPA chairperson, it demeans not just Congress but also one of the most intellectually-endowed & selfless PMs in India’s history.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

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.
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