Free Press Journal
  • Indore: Top guns pledge to make city smarter

    Indore: Considering it their social responsibility, both elite institutes in city, IIT and IIM came forward to help in better planning of the city as Lok Sabha Speaker and local MP Sumitra Mahajan sought their cooperation during a meeting of educational institutions and city planners here on Monday.

  • No case for impeaching CJI, say ex-SC judges

    New Delhi : Former Supreme Court judges and legal luminaries have taken a dim view of CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury’s move to initiate impeachment proceedings for removing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on the issues raised by four senior judges in their now famous “Friday press conference” on January 12.

  • Indore: AAI asked to prepare detailed plan of `250 cr project

    Indore: Planning department of Airport Authority of India (AAI) would prepare a detailed expansion plan of city airport, addressing all its future requirements. Before giving it a final shape, an estimated Rs 250 crore expansion plan would be presented before Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and subsequently their suggestions would also be incorporated.

  • Prez, PM, top leaders pay tributes to Gandhiji, Shastri

    New Delhi : President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top leaders on Monday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary and asked the people to follow the noble ideals of the Father of the Nation, reports PTI.

  • Usually quiet Sonia hits out at Modi’s speech

    New Delhi­ : Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who rarely speaks in the Lok Sabha, on Wednesday seized the opportunity of commemorative discussion on the Quit India movement to hit out at some of the BJP”s idols like V D Savarkar for opposing it.

  • Lok Sabha: Speaker holds Question Hour for young MPs

    New Delhi: She is the guardian of the Lok Sabha and in a first of its kind, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has adopted a novel but informal way of getting the younger lot of lawmakers to take an active interest in the functioning of the House. Over dinner at her sprawling bungalow on New Delhi’s Akbar Road on Thursday, she chatted with a group of 34-40 MPs — all under 40 years — and their spouses.

  • Memorandum to LS Speaker for passing women quota Bill

    New Delhi : Several women’s rights groups on Thursday sent a memorandum to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, reiterating their demand for the passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament.

  • Indore: Renovated Durga Mata Temple dedicated

    Indore: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan dedicated renovated Durga Mata Temple here on Wednesday. Renovation work of the 200-year-old Subhash Choke located temple was done by Indore Development Authority with Rs 80 lakh in one and half years. The renovation work was carried out under the supervision of Commissioner Sanjay Dubey. Mahajan appreciated the renovation work and said, “The old architecture and glamour of the temple is kept intact while renovating the

  • Indore: IMA delegation meets Sumitra Mahajan, submits memo on RPCB notice

    Indore: A delegation of Indian Medical Association-Indore Branch and Nursing Home Association on Tuesday met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and submitted a memorandum on Regional Pollution Control Board’s (RPCB) notice to them. The memorandum sought her help in formulating separate laws for small and big hospitals.

  • Indore: Parliament must enact laws to ensure gender equality said Sumitra Mahajan

    Indore: Making a pitch for women empowerment, Lok Sabha speaker and also the chairperson of South Asian Speaker Summit, Sumitra Mahajan said that “Women must enjoy the right to life without fear, threat or violence. No development can be achieved without gender equality, and Parliament and presiding officers must play a critical role in enacting laws to establish equality.” Mahajan was delivering the concluding lecture of the two-day South Asian Speakers Summit

  • South Asian Speakers’ Summit to release ‘Indore declaration’

    Indore: The city is going to shine on world map as host to the two-day South Asian Speakers’ Summit under aegis of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on theme of ‘Achieving Sustainable Development Goals’ is going to roll-out from Saturday. The presiding officers of Parliament from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka are attending the summit. On the concluding day on Sunday an ‘Indore Declaration’ will be released.

  • Lok Sabha Speaker comes to Budget’s rescue

    New Delhi: The Government was in a tizzy Wednesday morning on the fate of the Union Budget that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was to unveil in the Lok Sabha in view of the death of former union minister and Muslim League president and MP E Ahamed, who suffered a massive heart attack during President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to the joint sitting of the two Houses on Tuesday.

  • Budget is ‘constitutional obligation’, will be presented today: LS Speaker

    New Delhi: Even as the opposition called for postponement of the Union Budget following the demise of former union minister and Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) MP E. Ahamed, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday said the annual budget being a ‘constitutional obligation’ will be presented today. The Lok Sabha Speaker said she is saddened by Ahamed’s demise, adding that an unfortunate incident has taken place.

  • Trinamool Congress not to attend Parliament on Budget day

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress, which is angry over the arrest of its two MPs by CBI in connection with the chitfund scam, will not attend Parliament on February 1 when the Budget is presented, citing Saraswati Puja on that day as the reason.