Free Press Journal
  • Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response in Telangana  

    Hyderabad: The ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by several opposition parties over rising petrol and diesel prices Monday evoked a mixed response as it was business as usual in many parts of the state, including the capital city. No untoward incidents have been reported so far, police said.

  • Vladimir Lenin: History behind ‘Indian’ legacy of the Russian Communist icon

    The world is going through a delicate phase, where democracy, federalism, tolerance has been taken over by bigotry, hatred and deep and prejudiced intolerance and the 21st century is standing at crossroads. India, the world’s largest democracy, and the land of Mahatma Gandhi is at a point where nationalism has reached a crescendo and any different view point or ideology has been hounded by extremist and fundamentalist groups.

  • Is BJP getting carried away with winning (unimportant) North-Eastern elections?

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party national president has ticked another box and now the saffron brigade has captured Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya. The latest assembly wins in three north-eastern states mean that the right-wing party is currently ruling in 22 states (out of 29 states, I’m rolling my eyes as well). Ever since the stupendous victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP riding on

  • Efforts should be made to strengthen Opp unity: Sitaram Yechury

    Howrah: Sticking to its stand on giving the press conference convened by Congress in New Delhi against demonetisation a miss, CPI(M) today said efforts should be made to strengthen the opposition unity by proper coordination and consultation.

  • Bharat Bandh, Jan Aakrosh Divas evoke mixed response so far

    Kolkata/New Delhi – A Bharat Bandh, called by political parties from West Bengal, Tripura and Kerala today to protest against the inconvenience caused to the general public following the NDA government’s demonetisation drive, has evoked mixed response so far.

  • Congress slams Centre over draft on prices of pulses

    Mumbai: Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on Monday said the Centre’s decision to send back the state government’s draft bill to control prices of pulses proved that the BJP government worked only for rich traders.

  • Over 63 percent polling in six hours in first phase of Bengal polls

    Kolkata: Despite the sweltering heat, brisk polling was recorded with over 63 percent of the electorate exercising their franchise in the first six hours of voting in 18 constituencies in the first phase of the West Bengal assembly elections on Monday.

  • Left, Janata demand dismissal of Agri Min over farmers’ suicide row

    New Delhi: Stepping up attack on Government over Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh’s controversial reply over farmers’ suicide, Left parties and Janata Parivar today demanded his dismissal while JD-U gave a privillege notice against him in the Rajya Sabha.

  • Cara Delevingne was terrified to leave modelling

    Los Angeles: Cara Delevingne says she was “terrified” to leave modelling for a career in acting as she feels they are poles apart. “The thrill of acting is making a character real. Modelling is the opposite of real. It’s being fake in front of the camera. I’m not sure I understand what fashion is anymore. I admit I was terrified to leave. I mean, the bubble gives you a kind of dysfunctional family.

  • Sitaram Yechury

    Sitaram Yechury: The new man on the Left

    New Delhi :  Ordinarily, the Left should be treated as a decline force in politics – internationally as well as domestically. But it should be said to the credit of the Indian communists that even when the ideology was shrinking in the west, with pragmatic leaders like Harkishen Singh Surjeet they had the ability to not just remain relevant, but even enjoy the great fun of being in power without the responsibility

  • Political violence rocks West Bengal ahead of civic polls

    Kolkata: With the election to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and 91 municipalities across West Bengal nearing, political violence has reared its ugly head in the state as ruling TMC and opposition parties traded charges and counter-charges. Opposition parties, including the Left, Congress and BJP, accused the TMC of unleashing a reign of terror to stop them from filing nominations and campaign during the polls.