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Pursue 'Hindutva terror' cases on fast track: CPI-M

cpi-mNew Delhi, July 11 :  The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday asked the government to speed up the terror cases linked with "Hindutva terror groups" and RSS functionaries.

"The interrogation of some responsible RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) functionaries in Uttar Pradesh on their links with Hindutva terror groups is a serious development," the CPI-M politburo said in a statement here.

It said "Hindutva terror groups" were suspected to be behind the bomb blasts targeting the minority community in at least three incidents in Malegaon, Ajmer Sharif and Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad in which innocent people were killed.

Suspected Maoists kill CPI-M activist in West Bengal

Suspected Maoists kill CPI-M activist in West BengalKolkata, Jan 7 : Suspected Maoist rebels killed a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activist in West Bengal's Bankura district. The body was found Thursday morning by local residents.

According to police, Haren Baske, 40, was abducted by a group of people late Wednesday night and taken to the nearby Surirtari near Ranibandh under Barikul police station, where he was shot dead.

"We sent the body for post mortem. No one has been arrested so far in connection with the case," an officer of Barikul police station said.

CPI-M against split of Andhra Pradesh

CPI-M against split of Andhra PradeshKolkata, Dec 29 : The Communist party of India (Marxist) is against formation of separate state of Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh, according to M. K Pandhe politburo member of the party and president of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU).

Talking to reporters on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 5th conference of the All India Beedi Workers’ Federation, he said language should be the basis of formation of a separate state, which is not the case in the case of Telangana.

Two day CPM politburo begins in New Delhi

Two day CPM politburo begins in New DelhiNew Delhi, Dec 26 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist), politburo meeting began here on Saturday to take stock of the political situation in the country over the past three months.

CPM would also discuss the possibility of a change in the party''s top leadership during the two-day meeting.

Another CPM activist shot dead by Maoist in West Bengal

Another CPM activist shot dead by Maoist in West BengalBankura (West Bengal) Dec 26 : A Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader was shot dead by suspected Maoists at Barikul in Bankura District of West Bengal on Saturday.

The CPM local Committee secretary Rameshwar Murmu, was forcibly taken away from his residence at Bhulagara in the wee hours by an armed group of 15, who pushed aside his family members saying "Murmu deserved to be killed for his anti-people activities."

Shortly later the family heard gunshots. Police recovered Murmu's body from a nearby forest.

Opposition parties come out strongly against privatisation

Opposition parties come out strongly against privatisationNew Delhi, Dec 16 : Trade unions will be forced to intensify their agitation if the government does not fulfil their demands, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said Wednesday, strongly protesting rising prices and privatisation of state-run firms.

"There is a strike against merger of banks and backdoor move towards their privatisation through outsourcing," said CPI-M MP Tapan Kumar Sen, raising the matter during zero hour in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament.

Trinamool, CPM take battle to PM’s court

Trinamool Congress and the Communist Party of India The two main political rivals in West Bengal shifted their battle to Delhi on Friday.

Two separate delegations from the Trinamool Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accusing each other of stoking Maoist violence in the state.

Demanding army deployment in the Maoist-hit districts of West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura, Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee told Singh the Centre must act to protect minorities, women and weaker sections.

Exemplary punishment to those found guilty by Liberhan: CPI-M

Exemplary punishment to those found guilty by Liberhan: CPI-MNew Delhi, Nov 24 : CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury has asked the Congress-led UPA Government to pursue cases against those found responsible for the demolition of Babri Masjid in December 1992 by the Liberhan Commission.

“Though justice has been delayed for 17 long years, in this case, justice must be done. If the law has been broken, legal action has to be taken. Concrete action must be taken against the perpetrators on the basis of the evidence gathered in the report,” Yechury said on Tuesday.

Blood for blood, says Maoist leader

The war of words between the government and rebel outfit CPI (Maoist) took a new dimension on Thursday as a leader of the banned outfit said they were ready to shed the last drop of blood in the fight against the government for the sake of the “revolution”.

The statement came from CPI (Maoist ) Politburo member Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji, who has been in and around Lalgarh for over a year now.

He said “the statement from P. Chidambaram that he would fight the battle against the Maoists till the last drop of blood exists in him was expected. But the CPI (Maoist) would like to tell him that the revolutionary mass is also ready to shed the last drop of their blood for the sake of the revolution.”

Abducted officer will be released: Kishanji

CPI(M)Maoists may release the abducted police officer Atindranath Datta in an hour. The 34-year old officer in charge of Sankrail police station in West Midnapore district in the Maoist deominated zone was abducted on Tuesday afternoon.

The announcement of the release of Datta was made by Koteshwar Rao, alias Kishanji, 51, politburo member of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) within hours of the Midnapore district court granting bail to 23 suspected Maoists.

On Thursday morning 23 suspected Maoists arrested during the past few months from Lalgarh were granted bail.

Congress, CPI-M spar over voters' list in Kerala

Congress, CPI-M spar over voters' list in KeralaKannur (Kerala), Oct 21 : The voters' list for Kannur assembly by-poll Nov 7 was published Wednesday with the addition of over 9,000 names since the April-May general elections. While the Congress called the list "fudged", the ruling Communists refuted charges of irregularities.

"The list that has been finalized has 9,357 new voters and 6,386 names have been deleted," a state government official said.

Congress, CPI-M spar over voters' list in Kerala

Congress, CPI-M spar over voters' list in KeralaKannur (Kerala), Oct 21 : The voters' list for Kannur assembly by-poll Nov 7 was published Wednesday with the addition of over 9,000 names since the April-May general elections. While the Congress called the list "fudged", the ruling Communists refuted charges of irregularities.

"The list that has been finalized has 9,357 new voters and 6,386 names have been deleted," a state government official said.

CPI (Maoist) to review the beheading of Francis Indwar

CPI(M)To behead or not to behead, is the latest question the Maoists are grappling withTo behead or not to behead, is the latest question the Maoists are grappling with.

Kishanji, the 51-year-old politburo member of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist), admitted to HT that the leaders of the banned party would review the beheading of inspector Francis Induwar.

The decapacitated body of 50-year-old Jharkhand police inspector Induwar was found on the Jamshedpur-Ranchi highway on 6 October, a few days after he was abducted, sending shock and dismay throughout the country.

Naxals try to regain lost ground, set up arms base in Bengal

Naxals Having struck success in three of Bengal’s western districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia, the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) is now planning to reclaim its lost grounds in Hooghly.

State intelligence reports suggest the Maoists, who built up substantial foothold about a decade ago, are again trying to regroup in this district.

Intelligence agencies also suspect CPI(Maoist) might even be setting up an arms base in the district, particularly in areas surrounding Arambagh, which shares a common boundary with the neighbouring districts of Bankura and West Midnapore.

Naxalites look to CPM allies for help

CPI(M)Maoists are trying to mobilise support from Left Front allies in West Bengal for the withdrawal of the combined forces from Lalgarh.

Koteshwar Rao alias Kishanji (51), Politburo member of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist), said he had spoken to Front partners Communist Party of India, Forward Bloc and Revolutionary Socialist party of India in the last one month.

In June 18, 2009, a combined Centre-state force launched a massive operation against the Maoists in Lalgarh, about 200 km west of Kolkata.

Couple involved in Maoist activities arrested in Jharkhand

JharkhandTwo days after CPI (Maoists) leadership threatened to paralyse life in the state for illegally detaining their colleagues, Jharkhand police Wednesday evening produced a top Maoist couple in the Hazaribagh court amid tight security. The couple were taken to the residence of the Chief Judicial Magistrate GS Pandey who remanded them in judicial custody for 14 days.

Kobad Ghandy’s police custody ends today

Kobad Ghandy’s police custody ends todayNew Delhi, Oct 15 : The police custody of Kobad Ghandy, a polit bureau member of the banned CPI (Maoist), ends today.

Ghandy, who heads the CPI (Maoist) publication wing, was nabbed in South Delhi following inputs from intelligence agencies. He has been a part of the People''s War Group (PWG) since its initial stages.

Ghandy also played an important role in fostering the development of the front''s organisations. In 1994, he was allegedly active in floating a forum named the All India People''s Resistance Forum.

Industrialisation is on, says Buddha, hints at Singur project

Buddhadeb BhattacharjeeBreaking his self-imposed silence following the Left Front’s defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday said there was no question of giving up industrialisation of the state.

He hinted that an alternative project was likely to come up in troubled Singur, which the Tatas had quit last year following a widespread agitation against land acquisition for a manufacturing unit of the Nano car.

CPI (M) wants floods be declared a national calamity

CPI (M) wants floods be declared a national calamityNew Delhi, Oct 12 : The politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded that the floods in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka be declared a national calamity.

In a statement, the politburo expressed its deep concern over the devastation caused by the floods.

The floods have wrecked havoc in northern parts of Karnataka, described by officials as the worst in many decades, killing over 280 people besides rendering several thousands homeless.

Gadchiroli tense over naxal threat

Naxalites The feat of bullet has cast a dark shadow on the power of ballot. The election campaigning in all the three Assembly constituencies in the tribal district of Gadchiroli - Armori, Gadchiroli and Aheri- has been badly affected following violence threat posed by Naxalites (CPI-Maoists). The CPI-Maoists have given a call to boycott the assembly elections.

The Maoists, who are now very aggressive in the wake of the recent arrest of their ideologue and politburo member Kobad Ghandy, killed at least three villagers last week in the district, branding them police informers and terrorized the people of the district if they defy their call on October 13.

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