Free Press Journal
  • Govt to reach out to Oppn to bring peace in House

    New Delhi : Even as Parliament remained paralysed for 14th day on Thursday preventing even the no-confidence motions, two junior parliamentary affairs gave first signs of breaking the signs by approaching leaders of the agitating parties.

  • 700 troopers committed suicide in last six years: MHA

    New Delhi: Nearly 700 personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces committed suicide in the last six years, more than those killed in action, the Union Home Ministry has told a parliamentary panel. The reasons include “lack of stability, loneliness and domestic strife”, senior officials of the ministry, led by the Union home secretary, told the Parliament’s Committee on Estimates, headed by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi.

  • PSUs: When a promise is not a promise

    On March 13, 2018, the Parliament’s Lower House, the Lok Sabha, passed without debate two finance bills and 218 amendments. These included funding demands from 99 government ministries and departments.

  • Parliament adjournments: MPs pocket sitting fees, without sitting

    For the 11th consecutive day after the Parliament opened following the customary mid-budget session recess, the two Houses have not functioned in an orderly manner even for a single moment. Yes, the honourable members of all parties, regardless, have drawn their daily sitting allowance of Rs 2,000 for each wasted day. In other words, money is welcome from the public kitty, a jot of work is not. Of course, the blame has

  • Only Cong can unite India and take it forward: Rahul

    New Delhi : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday gave a mature and convincing message of unity and inclusive politics at the 84th session of the Indian National Congress in Indira Gandhi indoor stadium in New Delhi.

  • Parl session to end on Friday

    New Delhi : Parliament is heading for closure of its budget session on Friday, three weeks ahead of its schedule up to April 6, as the government felt no use continuing when ruckus and disruptions in the well of both the Houses prevented the regular business for the past nine days.

  • Gail loses permit to build Surat-Paradip gas pipeline

    New Delhi : Oil regulator PNGRB has terminated Gail India’s licence to build a Rs 10,000 crore natural gas pipeline from Surat in Gujarat to Paradip in Odisha, saying the state-owned firm hadn’t started work on the project even after six years.

  • Parliament must debate bank frauds issue: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today said Parliament should function to debate serious issue of alleged PNB bank fraud by Nirav Modi and others that have damaged the image of the country and led people to question the entire banking system.

  • Parliament disrupted again, Lok Sabha passes 2 Bills without debate

    New Delhi: Opposition members tore papers and threw them around in the Lok Sabha today as relentless protests by them and NDA partner TDP disrupted proceedings in both Houses of Parliament for the ninth straight day, but the government managed to get two bills passed without debate amid the din.

  • Govt hints at winding up Parl session early

    New Delhi : Even as Parliament remained paralysed for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday since it started second phase of the budget session on March 5, the government dropped first hint of winding up the session early, maybe this week itself, instead of the scheduled closure on April 6.

  • Noose tightening on fraudsters

    Disruption and adjournment is the new normal for Parliament. On the flimsiest of excuses, the honourable MPs troop into the well of the House, forcing a hapless presiding officer to adjourn the House. This has been the pattern since the Parliament reopened after the inter-session recess. The entire last week was washed out. On Monday too, similar scenes were witnessed in the two Houses, leading to the adjournment of the Lok Sabha

  • Fugitive Offenders Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday

     New Delhi  : The Government is pushing ahead with introduction of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday to seize with court orders all Indian assets of those like liquor czar Vijay Mallya, former IPL chief Lalit Modi and Diamantaire duo of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi and pay lenders by selling off these assets.

  • 87.79 cr bank a/c, 16.65 cr PAN linked to Aadhaar

    New Delhi: Over 16.65 crore PAN cards and 87.79 crore bank accounts have been linked to biometric identifier Aadhaar, Parliament was informed on Friday.

  • Even I am not being allowed to speak in Lok Sabha: Speaker Sumitra Mahajan

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday said that even she was not being allowed to speak in the lower house of Parliament, and hoped that order will be restored in the house in the coming week. “No one is allowing even me to speak in the house,” the Speaker told the media here when asked about the opposition leaders’ charge that they were not allowed to speak in the Lok