Expressing support to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress for defeating the Marxists in West Bengal, the Maoists have urged the railway minister to resign from the cabinet against price rise and “Operation Green Hunt”. In a statement, Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) leader Bikram cited the outfit’s “old links” with Banerjee and Trinamool, and said it had worked side by side with Trinamool during the peasant agitations in Singur and Nandigram, besides the rebel movement in Lalgarh.
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu continued his indefinite fast for the seventh day Thursday while the Andhra Pradesh government promised to call an all-party meeting to consider his demands for a relief package to farmers who lost their crops in the recent rains.
In an authoritarian one-party rule, the Chinese government finds democracy in its politburo, the highest decision-making body, where issues are resolved through consensus rather than decrees, US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks suggest. According to US diplomatic sources in Beijing, “true democracy” prevails in the politburo, within that little-known group of top party bosses consisting of 24 men and one woman, German magazine Der Spiegel reported
Legislators of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) were Tuesday suspended from the Andhra Pradesh assembly when they stalled its proceedings demanding that the government withdraw all the cases booked against students during the agitation for a separate Telangana state. All nine legislators of TRS present in the house were bodily lifted out by marshals after they refused to leave despite repeated appeals by Deputy Speaker N.
Voting was under way Thursday in the third phase of Bihar’s elections, with the stakes high for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the 48 constituencies spread across six districts. Ignoring the Maoists’ call of poll boycott, voters, particularly women and youths, queued up outside the polling booths soon after balloting began at 7 a.m to elect a new 243-member assembly. In some places, queues started forming outside the polling booths minutes before the voting began
China celebrated 60 years of Communist rule on Thursday by staging its biggest-ever military parade of latest defence hardware and lavish pageantry with its top leader saying "only socialism can save" the country. Amid tight security, thousands of troops marched in tight formations. The People's Liberation Army, the world's largest military, also unveiled its most sophisticated ...