Free Press Journal
  • Gujarat Assembly hikes MLAs’ salary by at least Rs 45,000

    Gandhinagar: Cutting across party lines, the Gujarat legislators on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill in the State Assembly proposing to hike their salaries by at least Rs 45,000 a month with retrospective effect from February this year.

  • Early poll in Telangana

    As expected, the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has dissolved the State Assembly and gone for an early election. Elections in the State were not due till April-May next year but clearly espying advantage Rao has sought to delink it from the parliamentary poll. His resignation has been accepted and the Assembly dissolved. However, the Election Commission has said the timing of the Assembly poll will be decided with due deliberation

  • Early Telangana poll part of Amit Shah, KCR strategy

    New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao got the State Assembly dissolved under a strategy he worked out with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. The deal envisages an electoral alliance of Telangana Rashtra Samithi with the BJP under which the BJP will contest on more Lok Sabha seats.

  • BJP welcomes Cong defector with ministerial berth in Guj

    Gandhinagar : The Congress suffered a setback when disgruntled senior Congress leader in Gujarat Kunvarji Bavalia on Tuesday resigned from the party and the state Assembly, joined the BJP and within minutes was inducted in the Vijay Rupani cabinet as a cabinet minister.

  • Situation normal in Aurangabad: Nitish

    New Delhi : Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday informed the state Assembly that the situation was returning to normal in Aurangabad where communal tension had flared up during the RamNavmi procession.

  • Bhopal: Cash is still the king in Vidhan Sabha premises

    Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push for cashless transaction appears defeated in Vidhan Sabha as shops located in state assembly premises receive payment in cash from buyers.

  • Bhopal: I’m unable to take possession of my land, says BJP MLA

    Bhopal: I am still not able to take possession of land, which I had purchased two years back, said BJP MLA R D Prajapati while participating in the budget debate of revenue department in state assembly on Friday.

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    UP CM Yogi Adityanath slams Opposition for creating ruckus in state assembly

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condemned the ruckus created by the Samajwadi Party-led Opposition during the Governor’s address in the state assembly on Thursday. “The Governor’s arrival is an accomplishment of any Legislature, but the way the leaders of Opposition have behaved is rude, unethical, un parliamentary, and vulgar, and is condemnable,” Aditynath told press here.

  • Rajasthan By-polls: Congress wins two Lok Sabha and one state Assembly seats

    Jaipur: The Congress has thumped the ruling BJP in Rajasthan, wresting the two Lok Sabha and one state Assembly seats in by-polls in the key cow belt state where the saffron party is eyeing a second straight term when Assembly elections are held in December this year.

  • Maharashtra rapped in state Assembly for releasing water to Gujarat

    Nagpur: The State assembly on Thursday witnessed a row over the Maharashtra government allowing release of water to Gujarat from the Damanganga-Pinzal irrigation project. Ajit Pawar, the NCP MLA, has blamed the state government, accusing it of yielding to pressure from a ‘supreme leader’ of the BJP.

  • Mandher Devi temple stampede report never tabled in State Assembly: ex- Bombay High Court judge

    Mumbai: A former judge of the Bombay High Court has made a shocking revelation over the decade-old horrific incident of the Mandher Devi temple stampede which claimed nearly 290 lives. The judge, who was appointed to probe the incident, claims that though he submitted his report as well as recommendations to the then Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Home Minister R. R. Patil, the same were never placed before the State Assembly.

  • Kejri attacks LG, says I’m elected CM, not a terrorist

    New Delhi : Alleging that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal is hiding certain documents from his ministers, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said in the state assembly that he is an elected Chief Minister and not a terrorist.

  • DMK demands AIADMK prove its numbers

    Duraimurugan (pic) says the ruling AIADMK needs the support of 117 MLAs and currently its backing has come down to 113.

  • Bombay High Court dismisses Ramesh Kadam’s plea to raise Manjula Shetye murder case in monsoon session of State Assembly

    Mumbai: In a setback to the jailed Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ramesh Kadam, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed his plea seeking one week bail. He had sought the temporary bail to attend the ongoing monsoon session and apprise the State Assembly with the malpractices and irregularities in the Byculla jail, that led to death of convict Manjula Shetye.

  • Loan waiver: Substantial amount under supplementary demands

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis disclosed that the supplementary demands that will be tabled on the very first of monsoon session of the state assembly will have provision of at least half of the total burden of the recently announced loan waiver for farmers.

  • Bhopal: On ministers’ assurance, Cong, BJP MLAs withdraw private bills

    Bhopal: Three private bills presented in the State assembly were withdrawn after the assurance of the ministers’ on Friday. While bill moved by Congress MLA dealt with providing revenue village status to hamlets, the two bills presented by BJP MLAs were on the perils of ‘Aerea Pratha’ and B.Ed, D.Ed qualification not must for appointment of teachers on compassionate ground respectively. The ministers of the respective department have assured to look into

  • Explosive found in UP Assembly: CM Yogi Adityanath seeks NIA probe

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance into the issue of a packet of suspicious white powder found in the State Assembly and has sought for a National Investigative Agency (NIA) probe into it.