Free Press Journal
  • Voting starts for Assembly by-polls in Madhya Pradesh

    Bhopal: Voting for by-polls in the Mungaoli and Kolaras Assembly seats of Madhya Pradesh began at 8 AM today, a poll official said. “An error was reported in the EVM machine in the beginning at booth number 57 of Kolaras, but it was rectified and polling began soon after,” the official said.

  • Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: JD(S) key in Karnataka

    Even as the Congress and the BJP are fighting it out to snatch victory in the impending high-prestige Assembly elections in Karnataka, there is a third force which could play a crucial role in the event of a hung assembly. It is indeed not inconceivable at all that neither party may get an absolute majority. The balancing force could well be the Janata Dal (Secular) led by former prime minister Deve Gowda

  • Bhopal: BJP leaders clash with CEO over Cong nominee

    Bhopal: The slugfest over Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly by-polls between BJP and the Congress heightened on Friday when the BJP leaders, who had gone to the chief electoral officer Saleena Singh to submit a memorandum against the Congress, exchanged hot words with her.

  • Bhopal: 2 BJP MLAs held for flouting code

    Bhopal: On directions of Election Commission, two BJP MLAs have been arrested for violating the model code of conduct in Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly constituencies, said chief electoral officer Salina Singh while addressing the press conference here on Friday. She said that five cases have been registered against members of BJP and Congress party in last 24 hours.

  • Bhopal: EC warns MP CM, censures Yashodhara, asks Maya to explain

    Bhopal: The Election Commission on Thursday put chief minister Shivraj Singh on notice, asking him to “be more careful in future while making public speeches during the period of model code of conduct”. It also “censured” minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia for “intimidating” the voters, and advised her to be “more circumspect in public utterances during election time.” The Commission served a notice on another minister Maya Singh for violation of model code

  • Use paper trail to make EVMs tamper-proof: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Voicing its concerns over rise in apprehensions of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) being tampered with, the Bombay High Court on Friday batted for the use of Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system. The HC has accordingly dismissed a plea moved by a Congress candidate challenging the election of a BJP leader in the Maharashtra Assembly Elections, held in October 2014.

  • Maharashtra Congress expels former state minister Satish Chaturvedi for promoting rebel candidates

    NAGPUR: The Maharashtra unit of Congress has expelled senior leader and former state minister Satish Chaturvedi from the party for “promoting” rebel candidates during the last year’s Nagpur Municipal Corporation elections. The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), in a letter to Chaturvedi on Thursday, said it had received complaints alleging that he supported rebel Congress leaders to defeat the party’s official candidates in the civic polls.

  • Can Kamal Haasan’s ‘Makkal Needhi Maiam’ revolutionise Tamil Nadu and Indian politics?

    Oh, India is always in a churning mode and now we have got yet another political party. This time around it is none other than Tamil cine star and icon Kamal Haasan’s very own ‘Makkal Needhi Maiam’ (People’s Centre for Justice), which was launched on February 21 (Wednesday) amid much fanfare. His entry into Tamil and southern politics has set the cat amongst the pigeons. India is a country which is very

  • Mumbai: Nana Patole lodges complaint against CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Nana Patole, vice president of state Congress and former Member of Parliament of Bharatiya Janata Party lodged a complaint against chief minister Devendra Fadnavis under section of culpable homicide. Patole, in his complaint filed at Devari police station in Gondia district has stated Fadnavis has give wrong statement about suicide of farmers.

  • BJP spoke of cleaning up Ganga, but banks got cleaned up: Hardik Patel

    Mumbai: The BJP spoke about cleaning up the river Ganga, but during its regime banks have got “cleaned up” instead, Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel said on Thursday. He was speaking at an event organised by the Mumbai unit of the Congress here.

  • Social media: Hard nut for Election body

    The Election Commission courted avoidable controversy during the Gujarat polls for its failure to implement Model Code of Conduct effectively inviting charges (from the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party) of it being biased towards the BJP. Between April and December, key states like Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will vote and it will be in the interest of constitutional democracy that the Commission lives up to its reputation of an internationally acclaimed

  • Mumbai: Congress-NCP alliance on track, Bhandara seat won’t derail it

    Mumbai: The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance is in on track and have decided to go together in all future elections. In a meeting between the state leaders of both the parties, they discussed the bypoll issue of Bhandara-Gondia and Palghar Lok Sabha constituencies. The bone of contention, Bhandara-Gondia, issue has has been left to the high command of both the parties.

  • Bhopal: CM launches blitzkrieg; Scindia visits narrow bylanes

    Bhopal: In a last ditch effort to wrest Mungaoli and Kolaras assembly constituencies from the Congress, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan spent a better part of the day on Wednesday in the two areas. He addressed public meetings and performed a road show in Mungaoli, seeking votes for the BJP candidate Baisaheb Yadav.

  • Bhopal: Murder, rape, abduction, fraud: Meet MP’s MLAs

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, it seems, is fast assuming the colour of the legislatures of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. While cases lodged against politicians for participation in bandhs, road blockades are common; the honourable members of Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha are facing serious charges like murder, rape, abduction and fraud.

  • Mumbai: Congress focusses on boosting party base at grass roots

    Mumbai: At a time when Congress party had 17 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, it was totally routed in 2014 winning only two seats. In order to consolidate its strength in their original constituencies, the Congress party, ahead of Lok Sabha polls expected to be held next year, is focussing on strating at the grass root level.

  • Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa calls Rahul Gandhi ‘Baccha’

    Udupi: Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief B. S. Yeddyurappa on Wednesday took a jibe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and called him a “kid.” Yeddyurappa, who is the BJP chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Karanataka assembly elections, asserted that his party would win over 150 seats.

  • Meeting between CM Amarinder Singh, Justin Trudeau can transform Punjab: Navjot Singh Sidhu

    Amritsar: Optimistic about the meeting of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is currently on a visit to India, state Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday said that interaction between the two leaders would ‘take Punjab 20 years ahead’.