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The CPI-M's [ Images ] decision to support Pranab Mukherjee [ Images ] came at great cost, and given Mamata's Banerjee's [ Images ] decision to back him, clearly without any political dividends. Left unity at this crucial juncture was cracked, with
Ahead of the coming West Bengal assembly polls, veteran economist and former state finance minister Ashok Mitra Sunday rooted for the state's ruling Left Front (LF), saying it has to be strengthened for the survival of Left politics in the country. "
5 AM Sunset : 5:46 PM Today Mainly clear sky...Calcutta, March 26: With the list of Congress candidates for the Bengal polls now out, Mamata Banerjee can justifiably claim a victory of sorts even before voting has begun.
Earlier, economics was committed to the cause of expanding the wealth and welfare of society, embracing the entire spectrum of human beings, Mitra says, drawing also from his experience as West Bengal's finance minister. The volume that arrived in
Jyoti Basu, who as the charismatic Marxist chief minister of West Bengal for 23 years was the longest-serving head of a state government in India, has died in hospital in Kolkata...A Communist who believed in parliamentary democracy, Basu founded the
Jyoti Basu ... often consulted as an elder statesman. Photo: AFP The Marxist Jyoti Basu was the chief minister of West Bengal for 23 years, making him the longest-serving head of a state government in India. Jyoti was a communist who believed in
Leaders cutting across the political spectrum Sunday paid homage to Marxist icon Jyoti Basu at a mammoth memorial meeting here, with the Left parties urging people to follow the path shown by the late leader. Leaders of West Bengal's ruling Left
The Left Front in West Bengal is planning to organise a public meeting in memory of Jyoti Basu on Sunday. Faxed invites were being sent to leaders and dignitaries, Front chairman Biman Bose said. Leaders from the Communist Party of Pakistan would
The Tripura government Monday said it had lost one of its best friends in veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, who died in Kolkata Sunday. 'Tripura has lost one of its best friends,' said a state government condolence resolution that was passed at a
Home > India > Report Sheikh Hasina, Sonia Gandhi to pay homage to Basu tomorrow PTI Monday, January 18, 2010 17:45 IST Kolkata: Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and BJP