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Left Was Right On N-deal: Brinda Karat On Book Row

Aug 08, 2021 Preetha Nair

Former Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale’s book ‘The Long Game: How the Chinese Negotiate with India”, has kicked up a row recently. Brinda Karat, Politburo member and senior leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) spoke to Outlook about the book, the nuclear deal and more.

When Mamta Banerjee Weds Socialism In Stalin’s Tamil Nadu

Jun 11, 2021 G.C. Shekhar

Ideology brings together two families

Kerala Polls: Congress A 'Shameless' Party, LDF-UDF 'Twins' Of Misgovernance, Says PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi also lashed out at Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan over the alleged lathicharge that was carried out against Ayyappa devotees during the Sabarimala protest in 2018

Kerala Assembly Polls: HC Allows Left Govt To Distribute Rice To Non-Priority Ration Cardholders

Mar 29, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier, the Election Commission passed an order to halt the proposed distribution of rice to the 'blue' and 'white' cardholders, in view of the election model code of conduct

West Bengal Elections 2021: Left-Cong-ISF Alliance Announces Seats; Check List

Assembly elections in West Bengal will be held in eight phases between March 27 and April 29

28 February, 2021

Left-Congress-ISF’s ‘Joint Front’ Kicks Off 2021 Assembly Poll Campaign In Kolkata

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The Left parties, the Congress and the Indian Secular Front will jointly contest the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections, under the ‘Sanyukta Morcha’ (joint front) banner.

12 February, 2021

Left Calls For 12-Hour Bandh In Bengal, Normal Life Impacted

Outlook Web Bureau

Bengal Bandh: Massive police presence was witnessed on the roads during the day to ensure that public transport functioned normally.

24 January, 2021

BJP-TMC Busy In 'Ego Battle', Congress-Left Will Uphold Bengal's Identity: Jitin Prasada

Outlook Web Bureau

Prasada alleged that the BJP and the TMC are interested in taking the focus away from real issues because they 'want to hide the failures of their governments'.

13 January, 2020

Mamata Banerjee’s Decision To Skip Oppn Meet On CAA Raises Many Questions, Erodes Her Credibility

Rajat Roy

The Opposition meeting has been called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss the situation arising out of violence on various university campuses and protests in the country over the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.

09 January, 2020

Mamata Banerjee Says Will Boycott Opposition Meeting Convened By Sonia Gandhi


"I have decided to boycott the meeting convened by Sonia Gandhi on January 13 in New Delhi as I don't support the violence that the Left and Congress unleashed in West Bengal yesterday," she said.

31 December, 2019

Kerala Assembly Passes Resolution Demanding Withdrawal Of Citizenship Act

Outlook Web Bureau

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also assured the Assembly that there won't be any detention centre in the southern state.


18 October, 2019

Piyush Goyal Calls Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee Left-Leaning


Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee recently said the Indian economy is on shaky ground, adding data currently available does not hold any assurance for the country's economic revival anytime soon.

22 July, 2019

Left Needs To Reclaim Traditional Bases In Kerala, West Bengal: CPI

Outlook Web Bureau

The Left has now its lowest-ever representation in the Lok Sabha after Independence as the CPI(M) have won only three and the CPI is left with just two seats in the 2019 general election.

23 April, 2019

Hammer And Sickle: How Communists Lost Relevance In Bengal

Probir Pramanik

The Left’s failure to adapt to new socio-political dynamics, an utter lack of any introspection, misplaced priorities and inability to either retain old base or capture a new one has contributed to the Left being relegated to the periphery of Bengal politics.

29 July, 2018

No Lynching In Tripura In 25 Years Of Left Govt: Former CM Manik Sarkar

Outlook Web Bureau

Incidents of child lifting, lynching and cow vigilantism are part of the BJP's "sinister design" to divert people's attention from the failures of its government at the Centre, Sarkar alleged.

12 July, 2018

Left Parties To Organise Protest March Against Tripura, Bengal Govts

Outlook Web Bureau

The march will be led by senior Left leaders, including Sitaram Yechury, D Raja, Manik Sarkar and others, in the national capital, the parties said in a statement on Thursday.

10 April, 2018

Kerala To Have Exclusive Commission For Senior Citizens' Complaints

Outlook Web Bureau

Kerala has around 42 lakh senior citizens.


07 March, 2018

Left Workers Too Vandalise Rivals’ Statues, But BJP Followers Got The Wrong Picture Trending

Outlook Web Bureau

A fact-check by Outlook on the latest 'fake-news'.

Photo Gallery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Governor of Uttarakhand, Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

Surya Kiran fighters of Indian Air Force flypast over the city as part of the celebrations of the golden jubilee of victory over Pakistan during Bangladesh war in 1971, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Farmers block railway tracks as part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha's 'Rail Roko' protest demanding the dismissal and arrest of Union Minister Ajay Mishra in connection with the Oct. 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri, in...

PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist

Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, right, and his wife Kyoko Jaishankar sign a guestbook during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.

AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo

Policemen carry an activist of Congress party's youth wing during a protest against recent killings of civilians in Kashmir, in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together


Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu