Free Press Journal
  • FPJ Exclusive: Ready to Quit NDA for Dalit Unity, says RPI leader Ramdas Athawale

    After the Bhima-Koregaon riots, the focus is once again on Dalit unity, in order to consolidate the votes for 2019 elections. During the entire event and politics which unfolded thereafter, Prakash Ambedkar, leader of Bharip-Bahujan Mahasangh has emerged as a strong national Dailt leader, whereas Ramdas Athawale, president of Republican Party of India (RPI -A)…

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  • Maharashtra tops in under-spending budget allocation

    Mumbai: Maharashtra lagged behind in budget allocation and actual spending in education, health, agriculture and rural development sector during last few years. States like Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Kerala performed better and spent huge amount from their concern budget than that of Maharashtra. An official from finance and planning said the state on average spend…

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  • Mumbai: Changes in norms derail CM Devendra Fadnavis’ ‘Jal Yukt Shivar’ scheme

    Mumbai: The Jal Yukt Shivar (JYS), the ambitious scheme of Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, seems to have effectively been derailed after norms were changed in selection of project site and restrictions in use of machineries. The way in which people were digging and widening the water flows or nullahs was challenged by few Non-Governmental Organisations…

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  • Maharashtra: ‘Bure Din’ ahead for BJP in Marathwada, says NCP

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party assessed the outcome of the Halla Bol morcha recently held in Marathwada region and came to conclusion that the impact of the morcha will wipe out Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the backward region in 2019 state assembly election. The recent morcha covered 26 assembly constituencies in which 14 represents by…

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  • Bhima-Koregaon caste violence: Prakash Ambedkar plans to encash on Dalit unity in Karnataka elections

    Mumbai: Encouraged by the unity of he various Dalit groups in the aftermath of the Bhima-Koregoan riots, chief of Bharatiya Republican Party – Bahujan Mahasangh  (BBM) Prakash Ambedkar plans to encash it during the Karnataka state assembly polls. Though, Ambedkar did not disclose his political strategy, he did indicate that poll battle would be against…

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  • Sharad Pawar

    Is Sharad Pawar fishing in choppy caste waters?

    Mumbai: The BJP brass held a closed-door meeting to assess the Bhima-Koregaon riots and the successful bandh called by various Dalit groups on Wednesday. They strongly believe that strong forces are working behind the scenes to dethrone Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The aspersions are being cast on the usual suspect — Sharad Pawar and his peculiar…

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  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: Blaze raises doubts over city’s 24×7 night life

    Mumbai: ‘1Above’ pub was planning to launch another pub in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in association with a prominent Shiv Sena youth leader. 1Above is a popular pub because of its pure vegetarian food patronised by Jain and Marwari community people. “The pub is also popular for pure vegetarian food. It provided an ambience which has…

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  • Maharashtra: BJP think tank nervous ahead of 2019 state Assembly polls

    Mumbai: The think tank of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fears that three factors — the failure of implementing the loan waiver scheme, not fulfilling commitment of reservation to Maratha, Dhangar and Muslim communities and unrest in organisation at grassroot level will go against the party in the 2019 state assembly poll. According to the think…

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  • Mumbai: Rajeev Satav likely to replace Ashok Chavan as MPCC president

    Mumbai: While a section of the Pradesh Congress Committee is claiming that Nana Patole, former BJP MP will join Congress and replace Ashok Chavan, state president of the party, a Delhi source confidently claims that Rajeev Satav, Congress MP, will be next state president and will be projected as party’s face from Other Backward Community…

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