Free Press Journal
  • SC dismisses plea against C’garh govt’s Agusta chopper purchase

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed petitions seeking a probe into alleged irregularities in the purchase of the AgustaWestland helicopter by the BJP government of Chhattisgarh in 2006-07 for VIP use, saying there were “no grounds to accept the prayer for probe” and “no clear issue of genuine public interest” was involved.

  • Govt accused of black money cover-up

    New Delhi : Swaraj Abhiyan, a breakaway group of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party, on Tuesday accused the Modi government of taking all steps to cover up rather than uncovering black money, belying the people’s trust in electing the BJP to power on its anti-corruption and anti-black money planks.

  • Varun Gandhi

    Varun slams ‘honey-trapping’ reports, asserts never attend defence deal meets

    New Delhi: Issuing a clarification after facing charges of leaking military secrets to an arms dealer and weapon manufacturers after being allegedly “honey-trapped”, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian Varun Gandhi on Saturday asserted that all claims were false and frivolous.

  • SC raps Centre on Food Act non-compliance by drought-hit states

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Centre for doing nothing to tell the states to comply with the top court’s directions to supply food grain to the poor in drought-affected states under the National Food Security Act.

  • Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan to announce new political party

    New Delhi: Expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will announce the formation of their new political party today. “We had announced that we would be forming the party by October 2, so we will be doing that tomorrow. We will also announce the name of the party,” said a Swaraj Abhiyan leader. Earlier, on Jul 31, addressing the concluding session of a two-day Abhiyan national convention here, Yadav had announced

  • Drought-hit Bundelkhand cries for drinking water!

    New Delhi : Several villages in Bundelkhand region spread over Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are facing “acute shortage” of drinking water, cattle deaths along with “inaction” of the state machinery, a survey by Swaraj Abhiyan said.

  • Ex-AAP men to ‘re-ignite’ anti-corruption campaign

    New Delhi :  Accusing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of betraying anti-corruption movement by bringing in a “weak” Lokayukta bill “which is unlikely to be approved”, leaders of Swaraj Abhiyan – Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan – on Saturday announced plans to “re-ignite” the campaign and hoped they will get support from Anna Hazare.

  • Swaraj Abhiyan to hold Kisan Sansad on Feb 29

    New Delhi: Swaraj Abhiyan will hold a Kisan Sansad on February 29 to focus on the issues and expectations of farmers from the Union Budget. The Kisan Sansad on February 29, when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the budget in Parliament, will offer farmers’ reaction to the budget, said Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav.

  • Even free thinking now under attack: Prashant Bhusan

    New Delhi : Eminent lawyer and Swaraj Abhiyan leader Prashant Bhushan on Monday said not only Jawaharlal Nehru University and its students’ union, but its thoughts and traditions were under attack.

  • State govt failed miserably to tackle Bundelkhand’s grim drought: Yadav

    BHOPAL : Sketching a scary picture of drought-hit Bundelkhand, former AAP leader and Swaraj Abhiyan senior functionary Yogendra Yadav said that the region might limp towards famine, if the situation prevails. Yadav was interacting with media in the state capital on Wednesday. The Swaraj Abhiyan had written a letter to CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan and he is yet to respond to their letter written on October 10 last year, Yadav added.

  • AAP’s Janlokpal Bill ‘worse than a Jokepal’: Bhushan

    New Delhi : Swaraj Abhiyan leader Prashant Bhushan on Friday claimed the Delhi government’s new Janlokpal Bill is different from what was drafted during the Anna Hazare-led anti-corruption movement, as the appointment and removal of an independent ombudsman will now be done by the state government.

  • ‘Independent commission needed for judges’ appointment’

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan today welcomed the apex court verdict declaring NJAC “unconstitutional” and called for the establishment of an “independent” commission to regulate judges’ appointment.

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Yogendra Yadav meets farmers in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Expelled Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav, who has formed ‘Swaraj Abhiyan’, has started his Maharashtra visit with a farmers meeting in Nanded district.

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Yogendra Yadav arrested, says he was manhandled

    New Delhi: Yogendra Yadav, former AAP leader and founder-member of farmer rights group Swaraj Abhiyan, was arrested on Tuesday. He said he was “dragged and hit”, a charge which the police denied.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Yogendra Yadav says Arvind Kejriwal’s actions immature, counter productive

    Varanasi : Terming CM-LG confrontation in Delhi as an “ego tussle” and “brinkmanship”, expelled AAP leader Yogendra Yadav today hit out Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for handling a “genuine” issue in a “very immature” manner. Yadav, who floated a ‘political movement’ Swaraj Abhiyan after he was ousted from AAP less than two months ago following a bitter public spat with top leadership, also said they have decided not to form a political party for