Free Press Journal
  • Atal’s ashes immersed in Ganga at Har ki Pauri

    Haridwar : The ashes of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were on Sunday immersed in the Ganga at Har ki Pauri here by his family members amidst chanting of vedic hymns with thousands joining in as the urn was carried in a flower-bedecked truck.

  • Independence Day 2018: Hope abounds, so does cynicism

    India at 72… Well, personally, there’s a lot of hope. For another, there is a lot of cynicism which I don’t personally feel, but I feel the country is feeling. And the third is that there is a lot of disinformation out there, which needs to be sifted out and I don’t know how we are going to do that. Suddenly on social media, everybody is feeling empowered and they feel that

  • Simultaneous polls likely

    The on-going debate over simultaneous polls received a huge fillip with the BJP president Amit Shah writing to the Law Commission making a strong case for them. Shah’s detailed letter has naturally caused disquiet in the Opposition ranks. Speculation that the letter is a precursor to the idea being accepted officially is rife in the political circles. Shah has forcefully countered the Opposition plea that simultaneous polls are against the federal structure

  • Backdoor Emergency in India, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray,  lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah without naming them, and held them responsible for a ‘backdoor Emergency’ in India. He said, earlier, the media kept watch on the government and now, the government is keeping watch on the media. During the Emergency, Thackeray pointed out, there had been no option to Indira Gandhi, but it was history that

  • Apologise, Trinamool leader tells Amit Shah in legal notice

    Kolkata: Two days after BJP President Amit Shah made a veiled attack on Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee indirectly accusing him of corruption, he issued a legal notice to Shah asking him to apologise within 72 hours.

  • Amit Shah writes to Law panel demanding ‘One Nation One Election’, says it will cut down electoral expenditure

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday batted for one nation, one poll, to ensure that the country is not in “election mode” throughout the year. This essentially means simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, which would enable the legislative bodies to run their full course of five years. This would give the representatives a sufficiently long time-frame to discharge their responsibilities effectively.

  • Rahul not clearly spelling out stand on NRC for votebank politics: Amit Shah

    Kolkata : Accusing Congress President Rahul Gandhi of shying away from taking a clear stand on the NRC in Assam for the sake of votebank politics, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said his party is committed to completing the registration process to identify infiltrators notwithstanding opposition from Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.

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    Amit Shah in Kolkata: TMC cadres puts up ‘BJP leave Bengal’ posters at rally venue

    Kolkata: A day ahead of BJP president Amit Shah‘s visit to Kolkata, posters asking the “BJP to leave Bengal” were seen put up in and around his rally venue at Mayo Road, in the central part of the city. The state BJP unit alleged that the placards with messages – “BJP, leave Bengal” and “anti-Bengal BJP go back” – were put up by Trinamool Congress (TMC) cadres,

  • BJP chief Amit Shah lauds PM Narendra Modi for passage of NCBC bill

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the passage of the bill providing constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in the Rajya Sabha.

  • BJP chief Amit Shah rally gets nod after he dares Mamata Banerjee to arrest him

    Kolkata: Upping the ante, a combative BJP president Amit Shah has said he will definitely hold a rally in Kolkata on August 11 and dared the state government to arrest him, after his party leaders claimed that the local police had not yet given permission for the event.

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    Congress didn’t have courage to identify illegal migrants in Assam, says Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah today hit out at the erstwhile UPA governments charging the Congress with not having the courage to identify illegal migrants in Assam, an exercise which was to be conducted as part of the accord signed by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1985. He sought to know whether the Congress wanted to protect the “illegal Bangladeshis” in the eastern state.