Left Front
West Bengal  /  Published 09.03.19

Cong-Left deal hurdle lifted

The Congress has given up its claim on the Raiganj and Murshidabad seats, lifting the hurdle to a seat-sharing agreement with the Left Front in Bengal for the general election.Sources said the final d...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.19

Left Front reaffirms claim to two seats

Left Front chairman Biman Bose announced on Friday that two sitting MPs of the CPM would be fielded again, mounting pressure on the Congress to give up claims to their Lok Sabha seats so that an allia...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.19

Raiganj thorn in seat sharing by Left, Congress

A fresh hurdle has come up in the way of a Left-Congress seat sharing for the coming Parliament elections as both the parties have staked claim to Raiganj Lok Sabha seat of North Dinajpur district. Wh...
By Kousik Sen & Sandip Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.03.20

Parties unite in virus fight

The coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdown in Bengal have prompted political parties to keep aside their bitter rivalry to stand by the people.The ruling Trinamul Congress, inspired by chief ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya and Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.20

Left, Congress finalise seat sharing for Alipurduar municipality

The Left Front and the Congress have finalised seat sharing for the 20-member Alipurduar municipality to which elections are due this summer.This is the first time that the Left and the Congress have ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar


India  /  Published 05.06.19

Central Congress tilts to Trinamul

The BJP’s dramatic rise in Bengal has left Congress leaders dazed but they concede their failure to forge an alliance with the Left was a key reason as a large number of people were looking to creat...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.06.19

Mamata’s greatest success may also have been her greatest failure

Mamata Banerjee’s refusal to attend the new Central government’s swearing-in was understandable. What she earlier called a “constitutional courtesy” lost that neutral label when it became clea...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

India  /  Published 17.11.19

Poll rout key to Left Sabarimala caution

Political compulsions rather than any perceived “ambiguity” in the Supreme Court’s latest Sabarimala ruling has prompted Kerala’s Left Front government to adopt a cautious stand on allowing wo...
By Santosh Kumar in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 30.04.19

Diction diatribe backfires on Surjya

CPM state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra appears to have scored an own goal for the beleaguered Left in Bengal, asking for votes by mocking English pronunciations on Twitter in what was seen by some as...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 27.05.20

Blown away

In 2012, vicious riots involving Bodos and Bengali-speaking Muslims were witnessed in the district of Kokrajhar, Assam. The incident, in which 77 people died and nearly four lakh people were displaced...
By Swapan Dasgupta


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