Free Press Journal
  • ‘Bharat Bandh’ an attempt to spread rumour, confusion, says BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP Monday dubbed the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by the Congress and several other parties as an attempt to spread rumour and confusion among the masses and said people will “puncture the grand alliance balloon” floated by the main opposition party.

  • Bhopal: Temperature rises in House over charge sheet, ball in speaker’s court

    Bhopal: The Assembly on Monday witnessed argumentative sessions between the ruling party and the opposition over the charge sheet submitted on no-confidence motion by Congress. Speaker Sitasharan Sharma has not yet decided on admissibility of no-confidence motion.

  • Oppn parties must set aside egos to take on BJP: Tejashwi

    New Delhi : The Congress should let other parties be in the “driving seat” in states such as Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where it is not the largest opposition party, says RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, asserting that “egos” need to be set aside to jointly take on the BJP in 2019.

  • UP Assembly passes stringent crime control bill amid opposition walkout

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Assembly today passed a stringent bill to curb organsied crime and deal strictly with those trying to foment terror, even as the Opposition members staged a walkout alleging that it was a “draconian” legislation.

  • Oppn raises doubts over ‘road scam probe’ action

    Mumbai : The Opposition party leaders of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has slammed Ajoy Mehta, the civic commissioner on the action taken against the guilty proven engineers of roads department involved in construction and repair of bad quality roads in BMC limits. Rais Shaikh the Group Leader of Samajwadi Party (SP) of BMC said, “After two years the probe report and action on guilty engineers have been taken, however, only four

  • Opposition hits out at govt over lynchings

    The debate on the issue, allowed under rule 193, was allotted only two hours but lasted for over six hours in the Lok Sabha sat late in the evening to listen to Union Minister of State to reply to the charges. Congress leader Mallikharjun Kharge and TMC’s Saugata Roy initiating the lengthy discussion launched a blistering attack and said since the last three years the incidences of attacks and lynchings of the

  • Congress has no moral right to preach about parliament etiquette: BJP

    New Delhi: Hitting out at Congress for obstructing proceedings in both Houses, BJP today said the opposition party had no moral right to preach or give sermons to others and demanded that it apologise to Parliament and the Prime Minister for calling him names.

  • Ujjain: Congress sees red on UMC’s spree to enter record book

    Ujjain: Claiming that BJP-ruled Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) Board has gone bankrupt, main opposition party Congress on Thursday opposed the board’s move to spend a large sum on forming a human chain so that UMC could make an entry into Golden Book of World Records.

  • Opp debunks PM’s contention of conspiracy to destabilise govt

    New Delhi: Opposition today debunked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s contention that a conspiracy to destabilise the government and “defame” him was being launched and said it was a counter offensive to ward off the imminent attack on NDA in the budget session.

  • Suu Kyi says ‘will run govt’ if party wins Myanmar poll

    Yangon: Myanmar’s democracy heroine Aung San Suu Kyi today vowed to run the government if her opposition party wins this Sunday’s landmark election, despite being barred from the presidency.

  • Suu Kyi takes election bid to Myanmar’s strife-torn Rakhine

    Thandwe (Myanmar): Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi will campaign with a hundreds-strong security force in Rakhine state today, her opposition party said, as she risks a rare brush with hostility by taking her election bid to the volatile region.

  • Arun Jaitley

    NDA Government responsible for obstructing country’s progress: NCP

    New Delhi : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government is responsible for obstructing the country’s progress, as they had opposed the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill when they were in the opposition. “Jaitley should be reminded of the time he was in the opposition and was against the passing of the GST Bill. This is the reason why the GST

  • K C Tyagi

    People won’t trust ‘Bharatiya ‘Jhooti’ Party: KC Tyagi

    New Delhi:  Janata Dal (United) leader K.C. Tyagi on Sunday dubbed BJP to be ‘Bharatiya ‘Jhooti’ Party’ and said that the people would no more trust Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he has not fulfilled the promises made to the nation.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Congress obstructing nation’s growth: Venkaiah Naidu

    Chennai: Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the Congress was stalling the nation’s progress instead of playing a constructive role as an opposition party. “Now people are feeling that while in power, they (Congress) neglected development and while in opposition they are obstructing (economic) growth,” Naidu told reporters here.  “While in power, they pushed India backward, now in opposition they don’t want India to move forward,” Naidu said.

  • Liquor ban

    Tamil Nadu grinds to halt over liquor ban demand

    Chennai : Shops across Tamil Nadu are expected to remain closed today in wake of the shutdown call given by opposition parties over the demand of total prohibition of liquor in the state. The shutdown call was given by MDMK, MMK, SPDI, VCK, CPI and CPM and has also received support from the BJP. Last week, Gandhian activist Sasi Perumal, who had been demanding liquor prohibition in Tamil Nadu for over four decades, died

  • Narendra Modi

    Congress would insist on forced accountability in Parliament: Anand Sharma

    New York: Asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence over the Lalit Modi controversy, a senior Congress leader has said that the principled opposition party would insist on “forced accountability” during the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament. “We would like to warn the Prime Minister that if he, the BJP and RSS feel that by stonewalling the justified demands of resignations of two of his cabinet colleagues and Chief Minister of Rajasthan,

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Rajapaksa plans to return to politics as PM: top aide

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa plans to return to mainstream politics as the Prime Ministerial candidate of the main opposition party, his close associate Kumar Welgama said today. “He will be the prime ministerial candidate of either the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) or the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA),” Welgama said. President Maithripala Sirisena, who is the leader of both the groups, has resisted calls to allow 69-year-old Rajapaksa to contest.

  • Prakash Javadekar

    ‘Frustrated’ Congress raising a ‘non-issue’: BJP on Swaraj row

    Chennai: Hitting back at Congress over the Lalit Modi travel documents row, BJP today said the opposition party was “frustrated” and had shown its “complete bankruptcy” by using a “non-issue” to target External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.