Free Press Journal
  • SRA scam: Ex-CM Prithviraj Chavan wants minister to resign

    Mumbai: Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan demanded the resignation of housing minister Prakash Mehta in connection with Tardeo MP Mill compound redevelopment under Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) scheme. Chavan stated that Mehta cleared the file with a remark so that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis gives a go-ahead. The senior Congress leader claimed that the builder who has allotted the redevelopment under SRA scheme was supposed to get a benefit between Rs 500

  • Searches at NDTV: CBI used in private dispute, ex-minister Chavan

    Mumbai: The CBI has been used in the NDTV case in what appears to be a private dispute, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has alleged. He also said that what was happening today was like an “undeclared emergency”.

  • Mumbai: Call back ministers on foreign tour, says Prithviraj Chavan

    Mumbai: Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, to call back two ministers on foreign tour, saying they are directly responsible to tackle the tur (arhar) dal issue.

  • Congress to gherao RBI offices to protest demonetisation

    New Delhi: The Congress will gherao the Reserve Bank of India office in Delhi and 25 other RBI offices across the country from Wednesday as part of its protest against demonetisation and “destruction of RBI’s autonomy”.

  • ‘It is impossible to go 100 percent cashless’ says Prithviraj Chavan

    In a chat with the Free Press Journal, former chief minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan, has revealed that the Congress will now chalk a definite campaign to oppose Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation policy which they say has failed. He hints that there are bigger players who are forcing the cashless economy which they will soon expose

  • Note-ban not a yagna but a forest fire: Cong

    New Delhi : Congress on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sounded “apologetic” in his New Year eve speech as his 50-day “shuddhi yagna” of demonetisation has turned out be an “uncontrolled forest fire” that has claimed “several lives” and crippled the economy, reports PTI. The opposition party also claimed that the scheme of financial assistance to pregnant women, announced by Modi, was actually started by the UPA.

  • Amit Shah deposited Rs 500 crore : Prithviraj Chavan

    Mumbai: Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan has claimed that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah had deposited Rs 500 crore in Ahmedabad Co-Operative Bank, a day prior to the demonetisation announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said the BJP is answerable to the nation and demanded that Shah and the officials should clarify on this.

  • Mumbai: Fadnavis government to introduce ‘Maha-Wallet’

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday announced that his government is going to push for a cashless economy by introducing mobile e-wallet facility called ‘Maha-wallet’, and will appoint volunteers to educate people on cashless transactions.

  • Introduce Rs 200 notes, says Prithviraj Chavan

    Nagpur: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has suggested that currency notes of Rs 200 denomination should be introduced and said that there was no need to bring into circulation Rs 1,000 notes again.

  • Errors in GST Act notification, says Prithviraj Chavan

    Mumbai: Former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has claimed that the Union Finance Ministry made an “error” while notifying the date of applicability of various sections of the GST Constitution Amendment Act in the state.

  • Congress sank and took NCP down as well: Praful Patel

    Mumbai: Signaling strains in their relations, senior NCP leader Praful Patel has squarely blamed Congress for their debacle in 2014 polls, evoking a strong reaction from the latter that said it was an attempt to keep Prime Minister Narendra Modi in “good humour”.

  • Congress leaders to hold rally for separate Vidarbha

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leaders from the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra want a separate Congress unit for the region. Congress leaders Nitin Raut, Vilas Muttemwar and Satish Chaturvedi on Saturday said they would be holding a rally demanding separate Vidarbha at Chandrapur today.

  • Pro-Vidarbha Congress leaders to hold rally, seek separate PCC

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leaders from the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra want a separate Congress unit for the region. Congress leaders Nitin Raut, Vilas Muttemwar and Satish Chaturvedi on Saturday said they would be holding a rally demanding separate Vidarbha at Chandrapur today.

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    Sena U-turn on Cong-NCP ‘motion’ for united Maha

    Mumbai: After heightened political activity throughout the day, wiser sense prevailed and the Shiv Sena backed off from supporting a motion for united Maharashtra, which is to be tabled in the House by the Congress and the NCP.

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    NSG: India runs into China Wall & Swiss Alps

    New Delhi : In the end, India’s bid to enter the elite 48 nation atomic trading bloc — the Nuclear Suppliers Group was frustrated not just by the Chinese wall of obstruction, but also by a Swiss challenge that proved to be one of the biggest diplomatic failures in recent times.

  • Dongri observation home still waiting for government aid

    In July 2013, the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare had announced that the government was actually supposed to provide Rs 1,200 per month per child. The governments changed hands at the Centre and the State but getting funds for rehabilitation of the home are far from cry