Left Front Government
India  /  Published 10.08.20

CPI nudge to Pinarayi govt

A senior CPI leader has openly urged the Left government in Kerala to file its objections to the draft environment impact assessment notification before the last date on Tuesday. Rajya Sabha member B...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.18

Beep! Salt Lake stadium riddle

Soccer has always been known to mesmerise Bengal and now, it has cast a mysterious spell that makes officials either amnesiac or tongue-tied.On October 26, when the Indian Super League match was about...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.19

Can we make communism relevant again?

Sir — One agrees with Ramachandra Guha’s view that communist thought should be indigenized (“Homely traditions”, June 22). Karl Marx’s economic theory was designed for an industrialized nati...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 21.06.19

Calcutta HC quashes conviction of Maoist leaders

Three Maoist leaders arrested during the Left rule in 2005 and charged under the UAPA for “waging war against the nation” were declared “innocent” and acquitted by Calcutta High Court on Frida...
By Our legal reporter in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.19

In Bengal, a triumph of force

Last week, I was invited to speak at a discussion meeting in Calcutta on the economic revival of West Bengal. Without wanting to be facetious, I quietly pointed out that the first occasion I had encou...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.19

CPI(M) election plank? English pronunciation

One of the greatest achievements of the English letter ‘r’ is to have led the word ‘red’. For red is the colour of the flag of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), and people should vote wi...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 04.02.19

Bengal debt pile balloons

Bengal’s public debt is set to balloon to Rs 4,31,928 crore — more than twice the sum it inherited from the Left Front government. The revised estimate of the outstanding loan in 2018-19 was Rs 3,...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.18

Lalgarh wants to leave past behind and aches for growth

In November 2008, Lalgarh in the then West Midnapore district, witnessed a change. Hundreds of thousands of villagers joined a movement to express their angst with the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee governme...
By Pranab Mondal in Lalgarh

India  /  Published 14.11.18

Sabarimala consensus bid, 800 women apply

The Left Front government in Kerala has made it clear that it wants to listen to all stakeholders on how to maintain peace while enforcing the Supreme Court’s Sabarimala judgment allowing women of a...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.18

West Bengal govt offers Rs 7000cr farm loan

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to disburse farm loans amounting to Rs 7,000 crore among farmers at a curtailed interest rate of 2 per cent through cooperative banks and cooperative societi...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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