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  • Farmers hold protest in Kurukshetra, block road 17 hours 20 minutes ago

    Kurukshetra: A large number of farmers associated with Bhartiya Kisan Union on Thursday held a protest and blocked the Kurukshetra-Saharanpur road in support of their various demands. The BKU farmers led by Haryana unit president Gurnam Singh, courted arrest at Pipli town, near here in support of their demands, including hike...
  • Attempts are on to mislead farmers of India, says PM Modi Yesterday

    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,...
  • No rift with BJP, but Shiv Sena will oppose Land Bill, says Uddhav Thackeray Yesterday

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, which has been critical of the Narendra Modi Government over the Land Bill, on Wednesday sought to put an end to speculation about a rift with BJP and said its stand on policy decisions should not be seen as a "revolt" against its senior alliance partner. Sena...
  • Won't allow land acquisition against farmers' will: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Yesterday

    Mirzapur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that acquisition of farmers' land by the Centre would not be allowed at any cost. Akhilesh said that the "precious land of farmers" could not be taken without their will. "Agriculture is the main employment oriented sector in the country. Farmers...
  • Anna Hazare gets threats on Facebook; FIR registered against 2 Canada men 2 days ago

    Thane: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, who is set to undertake a footmarch protesting the Land Acquistion Bill, has received life threats on social networking site Facebook, police said on Wednesday. A Kalyan resident Ashok Gautam (57), who is associated with the movement of the veteran activist, has been getting messages in...
  • Modi government to present Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will present the contentious Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Wednesday which it wants to get passed in the Budget session before April 5. The government is facing stiff resistance from opposition parties which have termed the Bill 'anti-farmer' and 'anti-poor'. If...
  • Andhra CM backs Land Ordinance, promises to cut green tape for investors 3 days ago

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has thrown his weight behind the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill and promised to cut green tape for investors and provide speedy clearance. He said, "We have to support the Land Ordinance and the spirit of implementation is very important." ...
  • Anna Hazare's platform is now more political: VK Singh 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's platform is more political and not just social anymore, MoS External Affairs VK Singh said on Saturday. Speaking over the issue of Land Acquisition Ordinance, Singh said though he respects Hazare but over time the activist's platform of issues to be discussed has turned...
  • Those opposing new Land Bill are against rural infrastructure: Arun Jaitley 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Dismissing charges of new Land Bill of the BJP-led NDA government being "anti-farmer", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday alleged those who are opposing it are against rural infrastructure creation. He said in fact it was the 2013 Land Bill that was "anti-farmer". "According to me, if there is anything...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 6 days ago

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  • PM's hard-hitting speech: Has Modi got his mojo back? 6 days ago

    In his indomitable style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the opposition parties while highlighting the achievements and goals of his government while addressing the Lok Sabha during the Motion of Thanks to the President's address. While taking potshots at his rivals, Modi said that his only aim is to...
  • Congress couldn't pass land bill in time: Rajiv Shukla 6 days ago

    Taking the credits for land bill, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla on Friday said that it was passed in the interest of farmers. We couldn't pass it in time and that's why voters couldn't understand it. Farmers interests should be most important. ...
  • Government open to amendments in land bill in farmer interest: Nirmala Sitharaman 6 days ago

    Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the the Modi government is open to amendments in land bill in farmer interest. The PM on Friday spoke in the Lok Sabha targeting the opposition parties on the land bill issue. ...
  • The world's first self-landing system for unmanned drones developed 1 week ago

    Canberra: Australian scientists have developed the world's first self-landing system for unmanned drones, a report said Friday. The Queensland University's Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA) made the breakthrough which will allow the drones and other automatic planes weighing less than 20 kg to identify emergency landing spots and land...
  • Former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan rubbishes BJP claim that he sought changes to land act 1 week 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 1 week 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...
  • Highways construction delays due to land acquisition: Government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Delays in construction of some national highways have been mainly due to land acquisition, environment and contractual issues, Parliament was informed on Thursday. "Some National Highway projects under various phases of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP) have been delayed mainly due to land acquisition, poor performance of contractors and...
  • Government to begin discussion with regional parties on Land Acquisition Bill February 26, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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...
  • Land bill: Shiv Sena to launch awareness drive for farmers February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday asked party workers to travel across Maharashtra to aware farmers about the Centre's proposed land reforms bill, party sources said. Thackeray's decision came after a series of meetings on Wednesday with senior leaders, legislators, parliamentarians and district-level activists about the ramifications of the...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 25, 2015

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  • News 360: AAP delivers on promises, announces cheaper power, water February 25, 2015

    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. ...
  • PM Modi consults his top ministers over Land Acquisition Ordinance February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his top ministers on Wednesday amidst the government trying to build consensus for proposed land bill but according to the government sources it is in no mood to call an all party meet on the issue. However, it may talk to parties separately....
  • 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...
  • Live: Government concerned after Shiv Sena and Akalis oppose Land Acquisition Bill February 25, 2015

    Day three of the Budget Session is likely to see more disruptions over the Land Acquisition Bill. The PM is likely meeting his top ministers to discuss the impasse. The government is very concerned after allies Shiv Sena and Akali Dal both have expressed reservations. Shiv Sena has openly called...
  • 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...
  • Centre tables Land Bill in Lok Sabha amidst opposition uproar 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 allies like the Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha opposed the controversial Bill. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 24, 2015

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  • Arvind Kejriwal returns to Jantar Mantar after 4 years to join his 'guru' Anna Hazare's protest February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: After a gap of almost four years, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal returned to Jantar Mantar to support his 'guru' and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare. Kejriwal on Tuesday joined Hazare's agitation against the changes introduced in Land Acquisition Bill. It was Kejriwal's first protest...
  • 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. ...