LAND ACQUISITION

  • NDA'S land bill will be rejected in Rajya Sabha: Sharad Yadav 6 hours 41 minutes ago

    Jammu: Janata Dal (U) President Sharad Yadav on Sunday noted that NDA government's "controversial land acquisition bill" will be rejected by the opposition in Upper House of the Parliament. "This bill (Land acquisition bill) is anti-farmer and we would ensure that the Narendra Modi government faces a defeat on this and...
  • BJP asks Rahul Gandhi to apologise for insulting the most popular mandate 9 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a blistering counter attack by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad demanded Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's apology for "insulting the most popular mandate" during his speech at the Kisan rally in Ramlila Maidan. Addressing the rally on Sunday, Rahul...
  • Congress flays Centre, Rahul accuses Modi of snatching poor man's land to repay corporates 10 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Launching into the heat and dust of politics after coming back from his mysterious sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being anti-poor and anti-farmer. Giving enough indications that the fight against the Land Acquisition Ordinance and the...
  • Congress take on Modi government over Land Bill: As it happened 14 hours 11 minutes ago

    After his two-month long sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will lead a mega farmers rally against the Land Acquisition Bill at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan. The Congress has been opposing changes in the original legislation on land acquisition brought by the UPA government in 2013. Congress is protesting the dilution...
  • Traffic advisory for Rahul Gandhi's Kisan rally in Delhi 15 hours 0 minutes ago

    As Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will lead Congress's Kisan rally against land Acquisition Ordinance in the national capital, here is the traffic advisory to be followed. ...
  • Karnataka government faces dilemma as key water project requiring land acquisition hangs in balance 15 hours 47 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Even as Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi gathers his forces together against the Land Acquisition Ordinance, the Congress government in Karnataka is in a dilemma. The Siddaramaiah government wanted to do away with the enormously time-consuming social impact assessment for a Rs 12,000-crore water project, but has been unable...
  • Preparations underway for Congress's Kisan rally, 1 lakh people expected to attend it 16 hours 38 minutes ago

    Preparations are underway for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's Kisan rally against Land Acquisition Ordinance in the national capital. Around one lakh people are expected to attend the event at Ramlila maidan. Party leaders from various states are expected to attend the rally. Farmer delegations from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan...
  • Land Bill classroom: Experts talk about points of debate and controversy Yesterday

    Amidst protests over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, experts talk about the points of conflict regarding the issue. ...
  • Around 20,000 farmers from Punjab to attend Congress rally in Delhi Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Around 20,000 farmers from Punjab will participate in Congress's farmers rally in Delhi on Sunday against the Centre's land acquisition bill. "Around 20,000 farmers from Punjab will join the Kisan rally in national capital tomorrow," Punjab Congress Chief Partap Singh Bajwa said in Chandigarh on Saturday. As many as 300 buses...
  • Why #ZameenWapsi could well lead to #CongressWapsi Yesterday

    After the 16th of May 2014, the BJP with its massive tally of 282 seats, have been betraying a sense of confidence, sometimes even trespassing the fine line that separates confidence from arrogance. Even the drubbing received in the Delhi elections, hadn't dented their spirit. But lately it seems,...
  • Congress launches website zameenwapsi.com to counter BJP's claims about Land Acquisition Bill Yesterday

    New Delhi: Amidst protests over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, Congress on Saturday launched a website 'zameenwapsi.com' to counter Bharatiya Janata Party's claims regarding the proposedjxc legislation. The website will have all the information regarding Land Bill 2013 version piloted by the Congress and the 2015 one which the BJP-led NDA...
  • Rajasthan: Given raw deal on land, say farmers Yesterday

    While Narendra Modi government is struggling to build consensus on its Land Acquisition Bill, farmers protesting in Rajasthan's Kishangarh called it an anti farmer legislation. ...
  • Judge to issue warrants of attachment of Jan Shatabdi train if Railways fail to compensate farmers 3 days ago

    Shimla: Railway authorities are in a fix following orders passed by Additional District and Sessions Judge, Una, Mukesh Bansal, to issue warrants of attachment of Una-Delhi-Una Jan Shatabdi train from April 16 if Railways failed to pay compensation to two farmers of Dilwan village for acquiring their land. The orders were...
  • Rajasthan: Kishangarh farmers allege betrayal by government, protest against land acquisition 4 days ago

    While Modi government struggles to build consensus on its Land Acquisition Bill, protesting farmers in Rajasthan's Kishangarh are anything but convinced with what they believe is an anti farmer legislation. There are voices of protest by disgruntled farmers against land acquisition. The international airport project that took off in Kishangarh...
  • Parties opposing Land Bill are afraid of Modi's development agenda: Nitin Gadkari 5 days ago

    Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari talks to CNN-IBN on the Land Acquisition Bill and its implementation. ...
  • Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on plea against Land Ordinance 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the government's response on a plea of farmers' organisations challenging the legality of the fresh promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance. A bench of Justices JS Khehar and SA Bobde issued notice to the government asking it to file the reply within four...
  • Rahul Gandhi will return from 2-month long sabbatical on April 15: sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is set to return from his two-month long sabbatical on April 15, sources said on Monday. The party has confirmed that Rahul will be leading a Kisan rally against the Land Acquisition Bill on April 19. Seeking to put pressure on the Modi...
  • Making rational framework for land acquisition without causing distress to farmers: Narendra Modi 6 days ago

    Hannover: Under attack over Land Ordinance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government was instituting a "rational framework" for acquisition of land without causing distress to farmers and other landowners. "We are instituting a rational framework for acquisition of land without causing distress to farmers and other landowners," he...
  • NDA comfortably placed in Parliament as far as Land Bill is concerned, says Arun Jaitley April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government is very comfortably placed in the Rajya Sabha to get the new Land Acquisition Bill passed. He also said the government is going about it in a constitutional way saying that the law was framed in consultation with the...
  • 30 crore landless people to get jobs once Land Bill is passed: FM Arun Jaitley April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: About 30 crore landless people will get employment in the industrial corridors following amendments to the Land Acquisition Bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. "I want to make a special mention of poor, dalits, tribals, backwards, those who are landless. The Land Acquisition Bill we are bringing,...
  • CCPA recommends reconvening Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Tuesday recommended reconvening the Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13. Even though the Lok Sabha passed the Land Acquisition Bill with nine amendments on March 9, it is yet to be take up in the Upper House. The Upper...
  • CCPA to decide on reconvening Rajya Sabha today April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will take a call on Tuesday on reconvening the Rajya Sabha which was prorogued last month to allow the Centre repromulgate the controversial land ordinance. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs to take a call on reconvening the Rajya...
  • Rahul Gandhi set to return, Congress gearing up to ensure good show at farmers' rally on April 19 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi set to make his first public appearance after a nearly two-month long sabbatical, the party is pulling out all the stops to ensure the success of the farmers' rally called on April 19 to protest against the Land Bill. Seeking to put pressure...
  • Growth, environment can co-exist; India must lead fight on climate: PM Modi April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Seeking to scotch "lies" being floated about the Land Acquisition Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that it synergized India's growth imperative with the need for environment protection, while calling for the country to demonstrate leadership in tackling the global threat of climate change. Inaugurating the state...
  • Rahul Gandhi to address Congress's Kisan rally on April 19, says Digvijaya Singh April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to address party's Kisan rally against Land Acquisition Bill on April 19, party senior leader Digvijaya Singh said on Monday. Gandhi has been missing from action during the crucial Parliament session. Rahul's whereabouts during the leave period have not been disclosed by...
  • No reason for Opposition to oppose land act: Ramvilas Paswan April 3, 2015

    Jaipur: Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Friday took a jibe at political parties including Congress, saying there was no reason for them to oppose the Land Acquisition Act. "There is no reason for Congress to protest or condemn amendments in the land act which was brought through ordinance by Modi...
  • BJP takes a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, asks if his vacations over April 2, 2015

    Bengaluru: The BJP on Thursday took a jibe at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, wondering if he was really set to return and attend an April 19 rally against the land acquisition legislation. Asked about Gandhi, who is expected to come back from his sabbatical and address a rally against the...
  • Modi misleading farmers on Land Bill: Jairam Ramesh March 28, 2015

    Jaipur: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading farmers about 13 aspects of the new Land Acquisition Bill, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said that they were part of the 2013 law passed by his party and that Modi was taking credit for it. "The Prime Minister took credit...
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  • News 360: Immigration official suspended after harassing a woman passenger at Delhi airport March 27, 2015

    The Home Ministry on Friday suspended an immigration officer at the Delhi airport after a female passenger complained that he allegedly verbally sexually harassed her by asking some offensive questions when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi on March 18. ...