Free Press Journal
  • “The BJP and the Shiv Sena couldn’t come together even for celebrations on completing one year of the government.” Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil Leader of Oppn in legislative assembly

    Directionless government has breached people’s trust: Oppn

    Mumbai : The government is directionless, has breached the trust of the people and has left farmers in distress, the opposition claimed on the last day of the winter session of the state Assembly.

  • Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry shake hands after a news conference after a UN Security Council meeting on Syria at the United Nations in New York.

    UN backs Syria peace process

    United Nations : The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing a peace process in Syria to end the five-year-long war through talks between the government and the opposition, but the draft is silent on the role of President Bashar Assad in a political transition, reports PTI.

  • Opposition seeks Guv’s help for loan waiver

    Mumbai : After the state government did not pay heed to the demand for complete farm loan waiver, the principal opposition parties, the Congress and the NCP, have now raised the issue with the Governor. A delegation of senior leader from both the parties met Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and requested him to direct the state government to announce complete farm loan waiver.

  • Madhesi Front, Nepal govt talks make little headway

    Kathmandu : A crucial tripartite meet between Nepal’s ruling coalition, opposition and the Madhesis failed to make any headway even as the agitating Indian-origin leaders asked the government to come up with a package deal to address their issues, reports PTI.

  • Opposition has to still come of age

    A democratic Constitution, it was said about Germany’s Weimer Republic, doesn’t necessarily guarantee democratic politics. A Constitution is as good as the political and civic culture of a country allows it to be.

  • Demand in RS for cricket ties with Pak

    New Delhi: Demand for resumption of cricketing ties between India and Pakistan had an echo in Rajya Sabha today with a Congress member questioning why the government was not giving its nod to it. Rajiv Shukla, who is also IPL Commissioner, raised the issue in the context of a meeting between National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan in Bangkok yesterday, a week after Prime Ministers of the two countries met in Paris.

  • Oppn asks govt to take steps to check intolerance

    New Delhi: Opposition members today claimed there were rising cases of intolerance in the country and asked the government to take steps to ensure that citizens are treated equally and no one is targeted on the basis of religion, caste or creed. Members of BSP, NCP, Congress and other parties sought to corner the government in Rajya Sabha over alleged incidents of intolerance and its reaction in the society, as witnessed in the

  • Narendra Modi

    PM appeals to Opposition for cooperation for passage of GST

    New Delhi: Appealing to the Opposition for cooperation on the eve of the winter session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made a strong pitch for early passage of the GST, saying it will be in the interest of the nation. Modi, who made a brief appearance at the all-party meeting hosted by Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, assured the Opposition leaders that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will talk to them

  • ‘Central drought review team making mockery of people’

    Mumbai : Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde on Saturday accused the central team visiting the drought-hit areas in the state of indulging in photo-op and wondered what kind of report it would file after surveying four districts in a single day.

  • Digambar Kamat

    Opposition, locals’ broadside against DefExpo site in Goa

    Panaji: The opposition, civil society as well as inhabitants of the Naqueri plateau at the picturesque, coastal Betul village in South Goa have opened a broadside against the defence ministry for its insistence on using a large swath of industrial land for hosting the Defence Expo (DefExpo) 2016.

  • Countdown to 2019 has begun

    It was perhaps the most cantankerous and divisive state election witnessed in the country thus far. During the two-month-long camp-aign, attempts were made by stakeholders to divide the people along caste, class and religious lines. But in the end, Bihar chose the leadership that attractively packaged the ‘development’ plank (of Nitish Kumar) with ‘social justice’ mantra (Lalu Prasad Yadav) and ‘inclusive’ agenda (Rahul Gandhi), as against BJP’s bouquet of development topped with

  • Oppn slams CM over relief fund money allotted to dance troupe

    Mumbai : The sanction of Rs 8 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for a dance troupe’s trip to Thailand generated heat on Saturday with Opposition parties slamming Devendra Fadnavis for the grant amidst a severe drought in Maharashtra even as he sought to counter the chorus of criticism.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Oppn protest on Special Status issue;Venkaiah dismisses claims

    Hyderabad: Congress and Left parties today held protests over Prime Minister Narendra Modi not announcing Special Status for Andhra Pradesh during his visit to the state yesterday. Dismissing opposition’s allegations, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the Centre is helping Andhra Pradesh and also Telangana in a “continuous manner”.

  • What can a BJP leader do about rape? Nothing!

    Bengaluru : Senior BJP leader and former state party president K S Eshwarappa painted himself in an embarrassing corner by asking a female correspondent what he could do if someone abducted and gang raped her. On a visit to Nelamangala, 30 km from here, to pay last respects to a sub-inspector who was stabbed to death by two thieves, the BJP leader held an impromptu press conference condemning the lawlessness in the State, especially