LAND ACQUISITION

  • Jairam Ramesh criticises Modi government over land act amendments January 5, 2015

    Greater Noida: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday criticised the Centre over the ordinance making amendments to the land acquisition act. Addressing a Mahapachayat at Gharbara village, Ramesh said the erstwhile UPA government had formulated pro-farmer land policy after consultations with all political parties including...
  • Changes in land laws balances development,compensation: Arun Jaitley January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Brushing aside criticism against changes in land acquisition laws, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the amendments would ensure higher compensation to land owners while fulfilling developmental needs of the nation. "The amendment balances the developmental needs of India, particularly rural India, while still providing enhanced compensation to...
  • Jairam Ramesh slams Modi government over Ordinance on land acquisition, says Congress to oppose it in Parliament December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh, who piloted the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, has slammed the Narendra Modi government for bringing in an Ordinance that dilutes key provisions of the Act. Ramesh says, "What...
  • West Bengal will not implement land act amendments, says CM Mamata Banerjee December 30, 2014

    Kharagpur: Claiming that the situation under Narendra Modi government "is worse than Emergency", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that her government will not implement the proposed amendments under the Land Acquisition Act. Terming the land ordinance as "black ordinance" and "unjust", Banerjee said, "They will snatch...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 29, 2014

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  • News 360: Bajrang Dal stages protests against Aamir Khan's 'PK' across India December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal has staged protests against the film 'PK' across the country even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censor board Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released. ...
  • Cabinet approves Ordinances on land acquisition, regularisation of illegal colonies in Delhi December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Monday approved two ordinances - one on Land Acquisition and another on National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions). The Bills could not be passed in the winter session of Parliament because of the ruckus on conversion issue. Informing about the ordinances, Information and Broadcasting...
  • Cabinet to discuss changes in Land acquisition Act through ordinance today December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet in its meeting on Monday evening is likely to approve ordinances for the Land Acquisition Act and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act. President Pranab Mukherjee had last week, signed ordinances on raising the cap of Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance as well as...
  • 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...
  • Delay in Land Acquisition Bill likely, Centre drops plans to table amendments in Parliament December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Land Acquisition Bill, which was to be tabled in the Winter Session of Parliament, could face further delay. Sources on Wednesday suggested the governmnet had dropped plans to table amendments in the Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament as it needs more time to get the opposition parties on...
  • Centre to push through amendments to land purchase Act: Jaitley November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will go ahead with amendments to the Land Acquisition Act even if the opposition does not support it, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "Some changes may be necessary (to the land laws). We will first try to reach a consensus and if that is not...
  • Reforming the economy not an easy process but will overcome hurdles soon, assures Arun Jaitley November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Emanating optimism regarding a positive investment environment in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that he is satisfied with the beginning that the government has made. He also said that reforming the economy is not an easy process and will take considerable time. "The pit...
  • Centre seeks consensus for changes in Land Acquisition Act September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government on Monday sought "consensus" to bring changes in the Land Acquisition Act to make it more investorfriendly but said it was not happening due to the "contradictory views" within political parties which are wanting changes in the legislation. Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari also hit out...
  • States seek easier land sales in reform challenge for Modi July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: States eager to kickstart major infrastructure projects have proposed radical changes to land acquisition laws that are blamed for stalling billions of dollars' worth of roads, railways, ports and power installations. According to a confidential government paper seen by Reuters, several states want to do away with obtaining landowners'...
  • Jairam Ramesh hails Gopinath Munde's decision to give priority to sanitation May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday welcomed his successor and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde's statement that he would give priority to providing proper sanitation to every household and developing backward districts. The Congress leader, who passionately pushed the issue of sanitation during his stint in the...
  • SC order on Land Act has drawn clear lines on implementation: Jairam Ramesh April 1, 2014

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said the Supreme Court judgement upholding the retrospective clause of the new Land Acquisition Act has drawn "clear and humane lines" for the implementation of a significant clause in the law. He said that the March 14 judgement by a two-judge Supreme Court bench...
  • Modi government counters Kejriwal's claims on Gujarat farmers March 26, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The battle between Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is intensifying by the day. The Modi government in Gujarat has rebutted Kejriwal's allegations against the state's land acquisition policy. The Gujarat government has said that its land...
  • BJP is a master in corruption, does nothing for the poor: Rahul Gandhi November 28, 2013

    While urging the voters to bring "the right party" to power,Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took a dig at BJP during a rally in Banswara in pollbound Rajasthan on Thursday. He said,"Dalits, poor and adivasis not only need road, airports, railways for their development but also need education. BJP just gives...
  • BJP is a 'master' in corruption, says Rahul Gandhi November 28, 2013

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will address a rally in Banswara in pollbound Rajasthan on Thursday. He was in Amethi on November 26 in his parliamentary constituency to inaugurate two trains and lay foundation of a new railway line in Salon area. A day before visiting Amethi, he had hit out at...
  • BJP leaders misleading people with false promises, says Sonia Gandhi November 27, 2013

    Once again, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi attributed the credit of the rise ofRajasthan as one of the most developed states of India to Shivraj Singh Chouhanled Congress government, while addressing a rally in Sikar on Wednesday. "Rajasthan today is among states that are developing and that is because of Congress partys...
  • Sonia Gandhi praises Gehlot government, says Rajasthan no more a backward state November 23, 2013

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi attributed the credit of the rise ofRajasthan as one of the most developed states of India to Shivraj Singh Chouhanled Congress government, while addressing a rally in Kota district of pollbound Rajasthan on Saturday her first rally in the state this month. While on a trip toinaugurate...
  • West Bengal: Tata wants to retain Singur land, keen on returing November 12, 2013

    Tata Motors, on Tuesday, told the Supreme Court that it wanted to keep the leasehold rights over the 997 acre land, allotted by the Left Front government at Singur in West Bengal as it is keen on returning to the state with next phase of expansion of the Nano car...
  • 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...
  • Sonia Gandhi inaugurates railway plant in her constituency October 8, 2013

    Rae Bareli: Nobody in the country can acquire land from farmers without their consent following the passage of the Land Acquisition Act, which promises adequate compensation to land losers, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Tuesday. Speaking at a public meeting after laying the foundation stone of a forged wheel plant...
  • New Land Acquisition law can weaken Maoists, says Ramesh October 1, 2013

    Kolkata:The new land acquisition act passed by parliament will weaken the hold of the Maoist rebels if it was effectively implemented by the state governments, union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said in Kolkata on Tuesday. "If the act is implemented in letter and sprit in the leftwing extremismaffected areas, the...
  • 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...