Activist-writer Mahasweta Devi, who crusaded for the rights of tribals and the marginalised for decades, was on Friday cremated with full state honours as commoners and eminent personalities led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid their last respects.
The Communist Party of India (CPI) is a national political party in India. In the Indian communist movement, there are different views on exactly when the Indian communist party was founded. The date maintained as the foundation day by CPI is 26 December 1925. But the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which split-off from the CPI, claims that the party was founded in 1920.
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The burning issue of spiralling prices of essential commodities, particularly pulses, came up for discussion in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, with Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi rubbing it in by calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'Arhar Modi'.
A bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, was passed by parliament on Thursday doing away with the time limit for public servants to furnish details of their assets and liabilities, which as per the original act was July 31 every year.
With the government planning to bring the Goods and Services Tax bill next week, it reached out to the opposition parties on Thursday.
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday reiterated that the BJP-led central government was shying away from convening an all-party meeting on the GST Bill.
The CPI-M has condemned the recurring arrests of AAP legislators in Delhi and accused the central government of trying to undermine Delhi's elected government.
Taking a crucial step towards checking black money, the Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Benami Transactions Amendment Bill with the new legislation having provisions for confiscating 'benami' (proxy) assets.
A battle of nerves over constitutional propriety has been sparked off between the NDA government and Congress over the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation bill, a private member draft legislation now pending in the Rajya Sabha, with the treasury bench on Tuesday raising the "money bill" clause to question the legality of the bill.
The Congress in Kerala on Tuesday expressed "surprise" at the appointment of Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath as the economic adviser to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The Congress in Kerala is not impressed with Gita Gopinath who has been appointed the economic adviser to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Gita Gopinath is a professor at the Harvard University, but her appointment has surprised the Congress.
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July 26, 2016
Hyderabad: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat addresses during a demonstration against the Telangana government over the controversial Mallanna Sagar Project in Hyderabad, on July 26, 2016.
July 22, 2016
New Delhi: CPI leader D Raja (R) at Parliament in New Delhi, on July 22, 2016.
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New Delhi: Union law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at Parliament in New Delhi, on July 21, 2016.
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Kolkata: CPI-M workers participate in a protest rally demanding withdrawal of military force from Kashmir valley in Kolkata on July 20, 2016.
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Mumbai: CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury participates during a protest rally against the controversial demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan in Dadar of Mumbai on July 19, 2016.