Free Press Journal
  • Why no similar provisions for Hindu men deserting women?

    New Delhi : With the government taking ordinance route to make ‘instant triple talaq’ a penal offence, opposition parties and women activists Wednesday asked why no similar provisions are made for Hindu men deserting their wives and alleged a “human issue” has been made into a “political football”.

  • Sanjay Raut appointed leader of Shiv Sena MPs of both Houses of Parliament   

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has been appointed as the head of party MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, party sources said Tuesday. The Sena has 18 MPs in the Lok Sabha and three in the Rajya Sabha. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has written to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, notifying her about Raut’s appointment, a party source told PTI. Currently, Anandrao Adsul is Sena’s party group leader in the

  • Election Commission removes NOTA option from Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council polls

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday withdrew the ‘none of the above’ (NOTA) option from ballot papers of the Rajya Sabha and the Legislative Council polls following a Supreme Court directive. On August 21, the apex court had said that NOTA will not be applicable as a ballot option in the Rajya Sabha polls.

  • PM Narendra Modi on Triple Talaq Bill: Will ensure that Muslim women get justice

    New Delhi: PM Modi on Sunday assured justice to Muslim women through Triple Talaq Bill. While addressing the nation in the 47th edition of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, the PM said, “The Triple Talaq bill was passed in Lok Sabha, but could not be passed in Rajya Sabha. But, I would like to assure Muslim women that the entire nation is there with them and we will ensure that they

  • Centre may opt for legislative route for construction of Ram temple: UP Dy CM

    Lucknow :   Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Sunday said he was hopeful that if the need arose and there was no way out, the Centre could opt for the legislative route in Parliament for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, when it has adequate numbers in both Houses.

  • Bhishma Pitamaha of Indian politics

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee‘s activism started with the youth wing of Arya Samaj, of which he was the general secretary in 1944. He joined the RSS in 1939. He had a chequered career in Indian politics. He was a member of the Parliament, having been elected to Lok Sabha over ten times and to Rajya Sabha twice.  Pandit Nehru, impressed by his oratorical skills and the force of argument, said that he would

  • BJP may propose polls along with those in US, Russia: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Taking potshots at the BJP on the ‘ one nation, one poll’ proposal, the Shiv Sena today said it “may even propose to hold the elections simultaneously with those in the US and Russia.” Sena’s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut also wondered how holding the Lok Sabha and assembly polls simultaneously will benefit the country.

  • BJP campaign to woo SC, ST, OBC & Muslims

    More important in its attempt to win over Dalits and Adivasis will be the Bill passed last week to restore the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989 that was diluted by the Supreme Court earlier this month.

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    Appropriate bench to hear PIL for CBI probe into violence after SC/ST verdict: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said a petition seeking a CBI probe into the incidents of violence during the April 2 ‘Bharat bandh’, called by some organisations to protest the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act, would be listed before an “appropriate bench”. The matter came up for hearing before a bench of Justices A M Sapre and U U Lalit which said that it would be heard by an appropriate bench

  • When MPs behave well

    When they are good, they are very, very good. Well, that is actually true of our MPs who, it seems, behaved so well in the just-concluded monsoon session that this turned out to be the most productive  since 2000. Given the wash-out of entire sessions in the last two decades, the frequent adjournments and walk-outs, the slogan-shouting in the well of the House, the raucous display of placards, etc, the orderly conduct

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    Monsoon session: Modi emerges stronger

    After defeating the united Opposition sponsored ‘no confidence motion’ on the floor of the Lok Sabha with more than comfortable margin, now the Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA managed to win the post of Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha and proved that its sway continues in both Houses of the Parliament. This has come as a much-needed confidence in the BJP camp with the big 2019 election just eight months away. Prime

  • ‘Objectionable’ comments made by PM Narendra Modi on BK Hariprasad in Parliament expunged

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today expunged certain remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the House that were found to be “objectionable”. The remarks made by the prime minister while referring to the opposition’s candidate B K Hariprasad for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman were expunged after some members made a demand in this regard, according to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat.

  • Congress leader on Triple Talaq bill: ‘Women are treated unfairly in all communities, even Lord Ram once left Sita after doubting’

    As the Modi government is preparing to push the triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha, a senior Congress leader compared Muslim woman’s sufferings with Goddess Sita who was also once abandoned by her husband Lord Rama. Hussain Dalwai quoted in ANI, “Women treated unfairly in all communities, not just Muslims, even Hindus, Christians, Sikhs etc. In every society, there is male domination. Even Shree Ram Chandra ji

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    Triple Talaq Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today

    New Delhi: The much-debated Triple Talaq Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Friday a day after Union Cabinet approved an amendment to the bill. On Thursday, the Cabinet proposed three changes in the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill, 2017-first, only the victim, a blood relation or relation by marriage are allowed to lodge FIR in the case, second, the case can be dropped if husband and wife agree

  • Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: A shot in the arm for NDA

    Yet again, the obstacles in the way of the so-called Mahagathbandhan came to the fore when the Congress candidate for the post of deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha, B K Hariprasad, was defeated by the ruling combine’s Harivansh Narayan Singh. How serious is the blow to the Congress in particular can be realised from the fact that the Opposition is in a majority in the Rajya Sabha. Whether the Congress overplayed

  • Par passes bill to restoreoriginal SC/ST atrocity law

    New Delhi : Parliament on Thursday passed a bill to overturn a Supreme Court order concerning certain safeguards against arrest under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law, with the Rajya Sabha unanimously adopting it amid din.

  • Arun Jaitley attends Rajya Sabha for first time after kidney transplant

    New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley today attended the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha for the first time after undergoing a kidney transplant in May. Jaitley, who has been recuperating after surgery, came to the House on a day when Rajya Sabha voted to elected JD (U) member Harivansh as Deputy Chairman.

  • No lack of unity in Opposition, says Sonia Gandhi

    Delhi/Patna: United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that the defeat in the election to the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman post should not be perceived as lack of unity in the Opposition.