LAND ACQUISITION BILL

  • Attempts are on to mislead farmers of India, says PM Modi 3 hours 6 minutes ago

    Khandwa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused opposition of not being serious about bringing in reforms. The allegations were made over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill. "I have told the Rajya Sabha members that if they tell me a single point in the Land Acquisition Bill that is anti-farmer,...
  • Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan rubbishes BJP claim that he sought changes to land act 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that BJP's claim that he had opposed the land acquisition bill of UPA government was "mischievous". "As part of the consultation process, the (then) Union Minister Jairam Ramesh sought views of all the state governments and...
  • PM Modi will not take suggestions as he is 'allergic' to me: Anna Hazare 6 days ago

    Bijnor: Social activist Anna Hazare, who is spearheading agitation against the Land Acquisition Bill, on Thursday said Prime Minister will not accept his suggestions on the issue as Narendra Modi is "allergic" to him. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not accept my suggestions on the Land Acquisition Bill as during the...
  • Government to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Government has decided to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill and is seeking support from Samajwadi Party (SP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC). The bill was discussed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday where Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended the bill....
  • Activists gearing up for more protests on Land Acquisition Bill 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Having vociferously protested against the land ordinance for two days, activists are now gearing up for a massive showdown with the government at the district and state levels. "We are beginning a district level movement from next week against the land bill," PV Rajagopal, a Gandhian activist, said on...
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  • News 360: AAP delivers on promises, announces cheaper power, water 1 week ago

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government on Wednesday slashed power tariff by 50 per cent for consumption up to 400 units per month and launched a free water scheme in line with election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party. ...
  • Land Acquisition Bill: The main points of debate and controversy February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: It has been a stormy start to Parliament Budget session as the united opposition has vociferously taken on the Narendra Modi government on Land Acquisition Bill. The opposition parties are against the Bill accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government of bulldozing its way through in...
  • Nitish Kumar terms Land bill as black law; seeks recall February 25, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday described the controversial Land Acquisition bill introduced in Lok Sabha as a "black law" and demanded its immediate recall. "The Land Acquisition Bill is anti-farmer and pro-rich. it's a black law," Kumar said. "The Bill seems to have taken the heart out of...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 24, 2015

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  • Storm over land bill: Has Modi government's reforms agenda hit a roadblock? February 24, 2015

    Amidst boycott by the Congress, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Bill in the Lok Sabha. Not only the entire Opposition but also BJP's alles like the Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha opposed the controversial Bill. ...
  • News 360: BJP defends RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's controversial statement against Mother Teresa February 24, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Lekhi has defended Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat over his latest remarks and said Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was baptising on her death bed as well. ...
  • NDA government is behaving like a property dealer for industrialists, says Kejriwal February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday hit hard at the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill and accused it of behaving like a "property dealer for the industrialists". He also sang paeans about anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare and invited him to...
  • BJP constitutes 8-member panel to seek views on Land Bill February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: With its government cornered in both houses of Parliament over the Land Acquisition Bill, the BJP has constituted an eight-member committee to look it and invite suggestions from people, including farmers. BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday constituted a committee consisting of MPs and farmers' representatives. The members include former...
  • Land Bill tabled in Lok Sabha amidst protests by Opposition, BJP allies; Congress walks out February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst boycott by the Congress, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Bill in the Lok Sabha. Not only the entire Opposition but also BJP's alles like the Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha opposed the controversial Bill. Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena said on protest against...
  • Facts and fiction of Land Acquisition Ordinance, as narrated by BJP February 24, 2015

    After a high level meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in the national capital on Monday night, the NDA government on Tuesday introduced the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Parliament. It will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government in December 2014, which had brought changes in the earlier...
  • 'How can government take away irrigated land of farmers?': Anna Hazare February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who is protesting on Monday at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the Land Acquisition Bill, has objected to the provision of government taking away irrigated land of the farmers. Just before starting his protest at Jantar Mantaer in New Delhi, Hazare said, "How can...
  • Can't guarantee passage of pending bills in Rajya Sabha: Sitaram Yechury February 8, 2015

    Vijayawada: CPM politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that his party cannot guarantee the passage of pending Bills in Rajya Sabha during the coming budget session. "The NDA government introduced anti-people Bills, which have much impact on the economy as well as on the living conditions of the people,"...
  • Centre to take ordinance route to effect changes in Land Acquisition Act December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After yet another winter session of Parliament was washed out, wherein the Narendra Modi government failed to pass crucial economic reforms, it is now planning the ordinance route to make changes to the Land Acquisition Act. The government plans to exclude 13 central laws to clear several infrastructure and...
  • Bastar rally: Sonia takes a dig at BJP govt over Naxal menace, says we sacrificed our leaders November 7, 2013

    While addressing a rally at Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon in Bastar on Thursday, Sonia Gandhi chided the Raman Singhled BJP government on issues of security, employment, poverty and governance. "The Chhattisgarh government only talks big when it comes to security but hardly does anything. Tribals feel unsafe due to the atrocities. The Congress...
  • BJP plays air conditioned and industralised politics: Rahul Gandhi October 24, 2013

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party's 'Indian Shinning' campaign, accusing the party of suppressing the voice of people and instead claiming that it was working for their development. Calling the BJP of being antipoor, Rahul claimed that the Congress was working at the ground level for...
  • They killed my grandmother, father; will kill me too: Rahul Gandhi October 23, 2013

    Like his rallies in MP, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was seen striking an emotional chord with people while addressing a rally in pollbound Rajasthan's Churu district on Wednesday. AICC General Secretary and party incharge Gurudas Kamat, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and PCC President Dr Chandrabhan also attended the rally at...
  • Rahul Gandhi to hold two rallies in Aligarh, Rampur on October 9 October 1, 2013

    While confusion prevails on the fate of rallies of Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the Congress has gone ahead and decided to hold two rallies for Rahul Gandhi in the state. The Gandhi scion and Congress vicepresident would be addressing the two rallies at Aligarh and Rampur on...
  • Babulal Marandi criticises Land Acquisition Bill, says it will harm tribal masses September 30, 2013

    Criticising the Land Acquisition Bill, which was recently passed in the Parliament, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) (Prajatantrik), on Monday, said that it would make the state's poor tribals vulnerable. "Land is the only source of livelihood for the tribal masses in Jharkhand and this Bill will snatch away their bread and...
  • Congress to hold public rallies to advertised UPA's achievement September 30, 2013

    In a bid to reach out to the people with the UPA government's two flagship legislations on food security and land acquisition, the Uttar Pradesh Congress would organise rallies across the state beginning October 9. Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi will address the rallies in Aligarh and Rampur on October 9, said...
  • Odisha govt responsible for delay in Posco project, says Jairam Ramesh September 25, 2013

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday held the Odisha government responsible for delay in the implementation of the Rs 52,000 crore mega steel project by South Korean steel major Posco. "The Centre has accorded all statutory clearances for the project since three years. Despite that, the state government has...
  • India Inc needs to be sensitive to larger social issues, stresses Jairam Ramesh September 22, 2013

    India Inc must be "sensitive" to larger social issues that will be addressed in the new Land Acquisition Bill, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday, adding it cannot "blindly expect" the country to become a Singapore. Ramesh, the Rural Development Minister, said the industry's concerns over the landmark legislation are...
  • Rules on Land Acquisition Bill to be framed in two months, says Jairam Ramesh September 19, 2013

    Rules regarding Land Acquisition Bill, which was recently cleared by Parliament, will be notified within two months and would address the concerns of industry and other stakeholders, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said in New Delhi on Thursday. An advisory committee will be set up shortly to vet the said rules...
  • New land bill to help in tackling Naxalism, says Jairam Ramesh September 17, 2013

    The just-enacted Land Acquisition Bill will help to a great extent in tackling the problem of Naxalism in the country, Union minister Jairam Ramesh claimed on Tuesday. "The new law would help in solving the Naxal problem to a great extent as it (Naxalism) is basically associated with the issue of...
  • I don't mind giving in to pressure if it is legitimate: Ramesh on Land Bill amendments September 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Asserting that the government went out of its way to accommodate the concerns of MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the Land Bill, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said, "I don't mind giving in to pressure, if the pressure is legitimate". In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda,...