Free Press Journal
  • Will expose three BJP ministers involved in graft: Vikhe Patil

    Mumbai : Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil has said that three BJP ministers “involved in corruption” would be “exposed” during the monsoon session of state legislature. The monsoon session begins from July 13.

  • A 50-50 game against India: Rahim

    Fatullah : Bangladesh cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim on Tuesday said they have improved “individually as well as a team” over the last few years and gave his side a 50-50 chance in the one-off Test against India starting here today.

  • Bar Bribery Scam House Erupts: Kerala Govt Bid To Torpedo Scam Probe

    Thiruvananthapuram : The full budget session of the Kerala Assembly began here on a stormy note here on Monday with the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) staging a walk-out over the alleged attempt by the government to torpedo the probe in the bar bribery case.

  • Cong facing bankruptcy of ideas: Javadekar

    New Delhi : Hitting back at Congress over its jibe that the Narendra Modi government is a ‘selfie’ government, BJP on Friday said the opposition party is facing “bankruptcy” of ideas and mud they were throwing was falling back on their faces.

  • GST

    Speaker rejects Oppn demand to send GST Bill to Par panel

    New Delhi: The long-delayed GST Bill was taken up for consideration in the Lok Sabha today after the Speaker rejected Opposition demands to refer the key reform measure to a parliamentary Standing Committee. In the over half-and-hour procedural wrangle, Opposition members insisted that the 122nd Constitutional Amendment Bill be referred to the Standing Committee on Finance as it was a new bill as opposed to the one brought by the UPA government.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Gadkari alleges opposition of misleading minorities

    Panaji: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has accused the opposition parties of trying to create a communal discord by instilling fear in the minds of people, especially minorities, about BJP as they cannot find any fault with the performance of the Narendra Modi government. “The opposition cannot comment on our work. That is why they are creating fear in the minds of minorities against the government, party (BJP) and leaders,” Gadkari, the former BJP

  • A tame affair

    The problem with the BJP is that after the transition from the Vajpayee-Advani era, it is groping for a firmer ideological anchor. The two veterans of Indian politics had broad vision, gravitas and vast experience, which are now woefully missing, not just in the BJP, but in the entire polity. After all, they had emerged at the top after passing through the crucible of a long political struggle and, besides, both were

  • Din in Assembly over FRP to cane growers

    Mumbai : The State government announced several measures to help sugar mills after the opposition stalled proceedings of Legislative Assembly five times on Tuesday. However, other members including many from the treasury benches then started demanding compensation for paddy, cotton, soybean, mango and cashew nut farmers who had suffered losses in the untimely rains. Ultimately, the house had to be adjourned for the day owing to the ruckus in the house.

  • Oppn disrupts Maha House on FRP to sugarcane growers

    Mumbai: The Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today stalled the proceedings of the House forcing five adjournments while accusing the government of not being serious about solving the issue of Fair Remunerative Price (FRP) to sugarcane growers in the state. NCP and Congress leaders in the Lower House objected to the Co-operation Minister Chandrakant Patil’s reply to a debate on the issue. NCP’s Ajit Pawar demanded that the government give Rs 500 per

  • When Indian Parliament actually works…

    Apart from the Land Acquisition Bill, the government accomplished a lot of its legislative work in the recently recessed budget session of Parliament. Despite repeated attempts by the Opposition to stall the proceedings in the two Houses, the passage of important bills underlines the success of the government in managing inherent contradictions on the Opposition benches. The Insurance Bill, which seeks to raise foreign direct investment in the sector from the existing

  • Mines Bill signals return to Opposition disunity

    The passage of the Mines and Minerals Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Friday despite the BJP being in a minority in the Upper House should be an eye-opener to those who saw in the apparent cohesion on the land Bill the seeds of opposition unity.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    We won’t gag opposition; they keep the govt on toes: Mufti

    Jammu: Asserting that democracy is a battle of ideas, J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed today assured that opposition would not be gagged and it should keep the government on toes. “It is your (speaker’s) duty and our (government’s) duty — we do not want to gag. Opposition has its viewpoint. We will like the Opposition to keep us on toes”, Sayeed told the state assembly here today.

  • Despite apology, Opposition attacks Fadnavis over VIP culture

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today apologised for the ruckus outside a city club where policemen jostled with members to prevent their entry during a function attended by him even as an angry opposition demanded sacking of the state police chief over the incident. Traffic policemen at the NSCI club had last night stopped private vehicles to make way for the Chief Minister’s convoy and video footage showed them grappling with some

  • Govt, BJP dissociate with Mufti statement; Oppn walks out

    New Delhi: Opposition in Lok Sabha today lambasted Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed for giving credit to Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants with the smooth conduct of elections in the state, forcing the government and the BJP to “fully disassociate” themselves with the controversial statement. During Zero Hour, an angry Opposition also demanded a resolution to be adopted by the House condemning the statement of Sayeed at a press conference in Jammu

  • Goa LGBT row: Opposition demands minister’s removal

    Panaji: The opposition Wednesday stepped up pressure on the BJP-led Goa government, demanding the resignation and an apology from Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Tawadkar for his plans to set up camps to “cure” LGBT youth.

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    Opposition is behaving irresponsibly: Prakash Javadekar

    Indore: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the opposition has been unable to get over the defeat in Lok Sabha elections and was therefore behaving irresponsibly by stalling the Parliament and creating hurdles in the way of development.

  • Opposition stalls proceedings in Rajya Sabha, demands PM Modi make statement

    New Delhi: The opposition stalled proceedings in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday over a repeated demand that Prime Minister Narendra Modi be called to the Upper House to make a statement on the conversion row that has hogged national headlines for the past few days.

  • Opposition: Last Check, Non-Existent

    The next Lok Sabha elections are a long way off — in 2019 — and it is evidently too early to speculate which party or group will form the government at that point, but as it stands, the odds are heavily in favour of the BJP consolidating its position and emerging triumphant.