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From slumber to coma: Is it Bengal's death that Mamata Banerjee is wishing to achieve?
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From slumber to coma: Is it Bengal's death that Mamata Banerjee is wishing to achieve?

Last week, senior bureaucrats came calling on the Prime Minister to warn of a fate like Sri Lanka for certain states bent on distributing freebies they cannot afford. And the list included Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal

First Dalit in CPM politburo in 64 years: Who’s ‘backward’, Left or Right?
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First Dalit in CPM politburo in 64 years: Who’s ‘backward’, Left or Right?

Seven-time MP and the CPM Central Committee member from Bengal, Ramchandra Dome has been bestowed the honour of being part of the party’s highest decision-making body

Inside the mind of Rahul Gandhi: How his utopian politics is acting as best insurance policy for ruling BJP
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Inside the mind of Rahul Gandhi: How his utopian politics is acting as best insurance policy for ruling BJP

Rahul Gandhi’s economic and political thinking seems deeply influenced by the Left-of-centre, often colouring his political judgement and putting party leaders at odds with him

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya’s refusal to accept Padma award is symptomatic of a toxic West Bengal
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Buddhadeb Bhattacharya’s refusal to accept Padma award is symptomatic of a toxic West Bengal

The communist leader’s rude refusal to accept the Padma Bhushan the nation bestowed on him is typical of the West Bengal political class

How delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir is an opportunity to pave the way for equitable future
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How delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir is an opportunity to pave the way for equitable future

The increase in seats for the Jammu region is a welcome step but history tells us that hegemony of Kashmir over Jammu may persist till the time Jammu is not politically on par with Kashmir

West Bengal Civic Polls: Elections to four municipal corporations on 22 January
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West Bengal Civic Polls: Elections to four municipal corporations on 22 January

The state election commission has left out Howrah Municipal Corporation, amid the ongoing row between the Mamata Banerjee government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over a bill seeking its bifurcation

TMC registers landslide win in Kolkata civic polls, clinches 72% of votes; Left finishes second
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TMC registers landslide win in Kolkata civic polls, clinches 72% of votes; Left finishes second

Mamata Banerjee's party won 132 seats and was all set to pocket two more to post a hat-trick of wins, decimating a frail challenge from the Opposition BJP, the Left Front and the Congress

KMC Polls 2021: 63.63% turnout amid sporadic violence; BJP accuses TMC of 'foul play'
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KMC Polls 2021: 63.63% turnout amid sporadic violence; BJP accuses TMC of 'foul play'

Abhishek Banerjee said that if any ruling party leader was found to be involved in violence during the polls, strict action will be taken 'within 24 hours'

Kolkata civic polls: TMC seeks to hold ground; BJP faces challenge to snatch second position from CPM
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Kolkata civic polls: TMC seeks to hold ground; BJP faces challenge to snatch second position from CPM

The civic poll, delayed due to the pandemic, will be an opportunity for the Trinamool Congress to effect a much-needed image makeover after the 2018 panchayat election considering that it is trying to expand nationally

'Marshals severely manhandled, choked,' Rajya Sabha interim report on Opposition's 'unruly' conduct
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'Marshals severely manhandled, choked,' Rajya Sabha interim report on Opposition's 'unruly' conduct

The two-page report comes after opposition MPs and marshals clashed with each other while the General Insurance Bill was being taken up in the Upper House.

Pegasus row: Rajya Sabha MP moves SC seeking court-monitored probe into snooping allegations
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Pegasus row: Rajya Sabha MP moves SC seeking court-monitored probe into snooping allegations

The petition filed by CPM MP from Kerala John Brittas said that the the government has neither accepted nor denied whether the spyware was bought and used by its agencies

Opposition objects to Narendra Modi's proposed joint address on COVID-19 to all MPs at Parliament annexe
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Opposition objects to Narendra Modi's proposed joint address on COVID-19 to all MPs at Parliament annexe

Leaders, including from the TMC and the CPM, also said that when the pandemic and issues related to it can be discussed on the floor of the House, what was the need to go 'outside'

Former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s condition improves following COVID-19 treatment
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Former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s condition improves following COVID-19 treatment

The 77-year-old CPM leader was given a loading dose of Remdesivir and is also on anticoagulant medication and other supportive measures

Dropping KK Shailaja from new Cabinet 'political and organisational decision', says CPM
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Dropping KK Shailaja from new Cabinet 'political and organisational decision', says CPM

The party’s acting secretary A Vijayaraghavan said the leadership had already explained the decision and it won't be reconsidered

KK Shailaja's omission from Kerala cabinet sparks row; netizens compare her with late KR Gowri Amma
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KK Shailaja's omission from Kerala cabinet sparks row; netizens compare her with late KR Gowri Amma

Some said that Shailaja's exclusion from the new Pinarayi Vijayan government despite doing a commendable job during the first wave of COVID-19, was similar to how the late CPM leader KR Gowri Amma was denied chief ministership in the last minute in 1987

Natasha Narwal granted interim bail for three weeks after father dies due to COVID-19
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Natasha Narwal granted interim bail for three weeks after father dies due to COVID-19

The Pinjra Tod activist was arrested last year in connection with the riots in Northeast Delhi and was booked under the UAPA

Kerala Assembly Election 2021: Lessons learned from P Vijayan and the Left's historic return to power
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Kerala Assembly Election 2021: Lessons learned from P Vijayan and the Left's historic return to power

Along with welfare politics, the Left has also benefited from the significant shift in Kerala’s political landscape with the rise of Hindu nationalism

West Bengal Assembly election 2021: The importance of Nandigram seat Mamata Banerjee is contesting
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West Bengal Assembly election 2021: The importance of Nandigram seat Mamata Banerjee is contesting

West Bengal Election 2021, Why is Mamata Banerjee Nandigram seat important: Nandigram Election Result 2021 LIVE, CM Mamata Banerjee trails, CM Mamata Banerjee is being challenged by her former aide and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari

Exit Polls Results 2021: Pollsters give TMC edge in Bengal, favour BJP in Assam; DMK-Congress to win TN
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Exit Polls Results 2021: Pollsters give TMC edge in Bengal, favour BJP in Assam; DMK-Congress to win TN

The BJP is likely to return for a second term in Assam, however, a tight contest between the ruling party and the Congress-AIUDF alliance can't be ruled out

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE Updates: Eight-phased polls come to an end; 76.70% turnout today till 6.30 pm
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West Bengal election 2021 LIVE Updates: Eight-phased polls come to an end; 76.70% turnout today till 6.30 pm

West Bengal election LIVE updates: A total of 35 seats went to polls in the eight and final phase of the West Bengal Assembly election on Thursday