Free Press Journal
  • Indore: Traders turn down CM’s request to call off strike

    Indore: Burnt hand over inefficiently handling of farmers agitation in the state, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday evening tried to pursue the traders of the city to call off their strike, scheduled on Thursday (June 15). However, the CM failed in his attempt, as the traders, who were protesting over ‘anti-trader’ provisions of Goods and Service Tax (GST), turned down his requests and decided to go on with the strike.

  • Indore: Cong MLAs meet families of farmers who committed suicide

    Sehore: The suicide by two farmers in the CM’s home district Sehore over the last one week has once again brought the issue of farmers’ distress to the fore. On Tuesday, Congress MLAs Jitu Patwari and Shailendra Patel went to meet the families of two farmers of Rehti and Icchawar areas, who have committed suicide.

  • Scindia’s Mandsaur visit purely ‘publicity oriented’: BJP

    Mumbai/ Bengaluru: Lashing out at Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia for forcefully trying to enter Madhya Pradesh’s violence-hit Mandsaur district, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the former’s visit to the area was purely ‘publicity oriented’. Speaking to ANI here, BJP leader S. Prakash said it was very saddening indeed that responsible leaders like Scindia deliberately tried to go to Mandsaur, even when the administration has clearly issued notification on the

  • Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to meet kin of dead farmers today

    Bhopal: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would fly to Mandsaur on Wednesday to meet the families of farmers who were killed in police firing there. He will stay for a night at Mandsaur and will return to the capital after taking part in the School Chalo Abhiyam at Jaora on Thursday.

  • Indore: Scindia meets injured farmers, calls police action ‘undemocratic’

    Indore: Congress leader and Member of Parliament Jyotiraditya Scindia paid a visit to the farmers, who were injured in police firing at a rally in Mandsaur and undergoing treatment at MY Hospital, here in the city on Monday. Scindia also held a press conference at the Press Club and questioned the intensions of Union government on implementation of GST.

  • Indore: 5 more days of chaos; bypass blockade likely on June 16

    Indore: The farmers agitation, which has been taking a heavy toll on public life since June 1, with number of violent incidents and scarcity of milk and vegetables reported across the state, has been extended for another five days. The statewide strike, which was scheduled to end on Saturday (June 10), will now continue till June 15.

  • Bhopal: No option but to protest, says agitating farmer

    Bhopal: Farmers had called a protest at Fanda village on Friday against the killing of their counterparts in police firing in Mandsaur district. Fanda is one of the ‘Adarsh’ villages, which was adopted by now Manipur governor Najma Heptullah. After the protests were declared by the farmers, the police on Thursday late night had made some arrests of farmers who had planned to be present during the protests on Friday. The arrests

  • AAP demands CM’s resignation, strict action against guilty cops

    Indore: Condemning the brutal police repression of farmers’ agitation in Mandsaur district, which killed nine protesters so far, national spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Sanjay Singh alleged that farmers are being killed in all the states ruled by Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).

  • Indore: Experts hold government guilty of ignoring farmers

    Indore: The ongoing farmers’ strike in MP has cornered the nation’s attention, especially after the protests turned violent as six farmers were killed by the police in Mandsaur, epicentre of the agitation. It is noteworthy here that such a violent revolution has erupted in MP for the first time on a large scale. The ten-day farmers’ strike has entered the ninth day but still the agitation has not ended. Free Press spoke

  • Bhopal: Mandsaur DM, SP shown the door for failure to control rioting

    Bhopal: The state government, on Thursday, removed Swatantra Kumar Singh, collector and O.P. Tripathi, SP of the trouble-torn Mandsaur district for having failed to control violence during the farmers’ agitation. Shivpuri collector O.P. Shrivastava and Neemuch SP Manoj Singh has been moved to Mandsaur.

  • Some forces instigating farmers’ agitation in MP: Rajnath Singh

    Mumbai: In the backdrop of violent farmer protests in Madhya Pradesh and death of five peasants in police firing, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said some forces were instigating the agitation and the issue was under investigation.