Free Press Journal
  • Lukewarm response to Bharat Bandh in West Bengal

    Kolkata: The nationwide shutdown called by the Congress and Left parties against the fuel price hike on Monday evoked lukewarm response in West Bengal, with vehicular traffic remaining near normal. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) had previously opposed the strike and said the state government would take every possible step to ensure that the public life remains unaffected. In Kolkata, most of the shops and markets remained open while the city’s metro service functioned normally.


    Mhadei verdict: BJP claims ‘victory’, Congress dubs ruling “unfortunate”

    Panaji: The Goa government on Tuesday claimed to have achieved a “major victory” after the Mhadei Inter-state Water Disputes Tribunal in its ruling on Tuesday, allotted 13.42 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) from the Mhadei river basin to Karnataka, as against 36.55 TMC demanded by the southern state.

  • West Bengal: Religious organisation put up road blockades in protest against MP’s ‘manhandling’ at Silchar airport

    Barasat (WB): A religious organisation put up road blockades in North 24 Parganas district in protest against the alleged manhandling of a Trinamool Congress MP, who belongs to the organisation, at Silchar airport, police said. The All India Matua Mahasangha, a religious reformation organisation mainly representing the backward classes, blocked the Habra-Bashirhat Road at two places — Pairagachhi and Kashipur.

  • Assam NRC List: TMC delegation leave Assam after overnight detention at Silchar airport

    Silchar (Assam): Six of the eight-member Trinamool Congress delegation left Assam this morning after overnight detention at Silchar airport, an official said. Two others — MPs Mamatabala Thakur and Arpita Ghosh — would leave the state later in the day, Cachar district Deputy Commissioner S Lakshmanan said.

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    Thane civic chief gets down and dirty, helps team to fill potholes

    Thane: The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has been jolted into action after five fatalities due to potholes have occurred in Kalyan. On Tuesday, civic chief Sanjeev Jaiswal hit the roads with his team to fill potholes on the city’s roads. He has also announced that every Tuesday, officials will be on the road, conducting a janata darbar of sorts to address residents’ civic woes this monsoon. As the civic authority got down

  • TMC nets Rs 95,000 in fines

    Thane :In a massive drive that began on Saturday, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) began seizing banned plastic and collected Rs 95,000 in fines from traders and shopkeepers on the first day. The drive began in the morning around 7 am and went on well beyond noon.

  • Shocking! Another BJP worker found dead in West Bengal’s Purulia

    Kolkata: A BJP worker of West Bengal, who went missing on Friday, was found dead on Saturday. 32-year-old Dulal Kumar was found hanging from a pole in Dabha village of Purulia’s Balarampur. After the incident, BJP party alleged TMC’s role in the murder.

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    TMC standing committee raises issue over vanishing lakes in Thane city

    Thane: The Turbhe Pada Lake in Ghodbunder is rapidly vanishing under the name of beautification while the Dawale Lake in Ovala will also vanish like this, alleged the standing committee members. This was the first meeting of standing committee after it was formed, The formation of new standing committee took a long span of 15 months for various reasons. For all these months there was no standing committee in Thane Corporation which

  • West Bengal panchayat elections LIVE Updates: TMC and BJP workers clash outside a counting centre in Birbhum

    Kolkata: After facing all the violence and disruptions during the election procedures, the results of West Bengal polls is set to arrive today. The counting for the Gram panchayat elections has started from 8 A.M. today. The results will decide the future of prominent parties in West Bengal like Trinamool Congress, which is led by Mamata Banerjee, the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India.

  • West Bengal Panchayat Polls: Over 11% polling till 9 am

    Kolkata: Over 11 per cent polling was recorded till 9 am in the West Bengal panchayat polls that was marked by sporadic incidents of violence in which several people were injured today, SEC officials said. Reportedly, one person was killed and three others were injured in South Dinajpur district’s Tapan area after a bomb was hurled outside a polling station.

  • West Bengal: Panchayat polls begin amid tight security

    Kolkata: The voting for the single-phase panchayat polls began today across West Bengal amid tight security, an official said.  “The polling started at 7 in the morning,” the official said. Polling will end at 5 pm. The counting will take place on May 17. It is the last major polls in the state before the next year’s Lok Sabha elections. With 40 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats located in the districts,

  • Mitra foresaw lumpenisation of TMC

    Economist Ashok Mitra, a former Finance Minister in the Jyoti Basu government of West Bengal and subsequently a Rajya Sabha MP, who died on May Day in Kolkata will probably not be remembered so much as a Communist—a label he proudly flaunted—as one of India’s foremost polemicists. His pen portraits of illustrious contemporaries, his social commentaries and his savagely polemical articles in newspapers were obligatory reading for me, ever since I first

  • Thane sees rise in number of dangerous buildings

    Thane : The number of dangerous category buildings has been increased by more than 1,000 this year in Thane city compared to last year, revealed a survey by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).