Free Press Journal
  • Lukewarm response to Bharat Bandh in West Bengal

    Kolkata: The nationwide shutdown called by the Congress and Left parties against the fuel price hike on Monday evoked lukewarm response in West Bengal, with vehicular traffic remaining near normal. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) had previously opposed the strike and said the state government would take every possible step to ensure that the public life remains unaffected. In Kolkata, most of the shops and markets remained open while the city’s metro service functioned normally.

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    Kanhaiya Kumar likely to contest from Begusarai constituency in Bihar on CPI ticket

    Patna: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar is likely to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Begusarai constituency in Bihar as a CPI candidate. He is likely to have the support of grand alliance partners RJD, Congress, NCP and Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM(S).

  • Bhima Koregaon violence: Case against me based on false statements, says activist Varavara Rao

    Hyderabad (Telangana): Varavara Rao, one of the activists who has been put under the house arrest in Hyderabad for having alleged links with Communist Party of India (Maoist) in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, said on Thursday that the police has framed him in this case on the basis of false statements.

  • After facing flak, Kerala Minister apologises for his Germany trip

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Forest Minister K. Raju on Thursday issued an apology for taking a trip to Germany while the state reeled under heavy floods. The Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) came under severe flak after Raju, a party lawmaker, left for his trip last week.

  • West Bengal panchayat elections LIVE Updates: TMC and BJP workers clash outside a counting centre in Birbhum

    Kolkata: After facing all the violence and disruptions during the election procedures, the results of West Bengal polls is set to arrive today. The counting for the Gram panchayat elections has started from 8 A.M. today. The results will decide the future of prominent parties in West Bengal like Trinamool Congress, which is led by Mamata Banerjee, the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India.

  • Left front confident of wining Tripura polls: CPI

    Hyderabad: Veteran communist leader Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy today expressed doubts over the two exit polls which predicted the BJP’s win in Tripura elections, and said the Left front is confident of returning to power. Noting that some exit polls after the last Assembly elections in Bihar and Delhi had gone awry, the CPI general secretary said he has his own doubts about the latest ones on the north eastern state’s poll.

  • Inflation under control for 4th year on Govt measures

    New Delhi : Headline inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has remained under control for the fourth successive year, which “has been possible due to good agricultural production coupled with regular price monitoring by the government”, the Economic Survey for 2017-18 said on Monday. “In fact the decline in the inflation in the first half of the current fiscal year was indicative of a benign food inflation which ranged between

  • Yechury-Karat tussle hurts CPI(M)

    The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is at the crossroads. Not since the split of 1964, when it and the Communist Party of India (CPI) parted company has there been such a sharp divide between two contending groups within the party. Jousting over the CPI (M)’s electoral line has brought the present general secretary Sitaram Yechury and his predecessor Prakash Karat on a collision course and exposed the chinks in the party’s

  • SC Judges Press Conference: CPI leader’s visit to ‘rebel’ judge raises brows

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India on Friday claimed that its leader D Raja had paid a visit at Justice J Chelameswar’s residence in his personal capacity and not as a representative of the party. Raja is in the eye of a storm for his meeting with the rebel judge immediately after the press conference. The two were also seen shaking hands at the back gate of the judge’s residence.

  • CPI(M) politburo meet: No consensus on understanding with Cong

    New Delhi : The CPI(M) politburo failed to reach a consensus on whether it should have a political understanding with the Congress and other secular parties to oust the BJP-led government, as it framed its draft political report.

  • HC seeks report from Bengal govt about dengue outbreak

    Kolkata : A division bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Joytirmoy Bhattacharjee and Justice Arijit Banerjee on Friday sought a report from West Bengal government on the present dengue situation of the state with details of how many people have died of the disease and the steps taken by the government to combat the outbreak.

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    BJP men are being killed in Kerala on CM’s orders: Amit Shah

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday slammed the CPI-M government in Kerala over the “political killings” of BJP-RSS workers in the state, saying it was being done to “instil fear” among the people and prevent the BJP from expanding in the state.

  • TMC, BJP indulging in competitive communalism: CPM

    Kolkata : CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday accused the Trinamool Congress and the BJP of indulging in “competitive communalism” in order to reap political benefits through communal polarisation.