Singur Land

  • 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...
  • We will never leave West Bengal, says Tata Group July 15, 2013

    Kolkata: On a day when Hooghly's Singur is voting in the panchayat polls, the Tata Group on Monday iterated its commitment to West Bengal saying it would never leave the state. "We have never left West Bengal and we will never leave," Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry said during the...
  • Mamata promises return of land to Singur farmers February 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Urging the restive farmers of Singur not to lose hope, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would keep her promise of giving back their land, acquired for a Tata Group plant. "I believe not keeping promises is a crime. I have given my word to you...
  • SC notice to Tata Motors on Singur land August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Tata Motors on a petition of the West Bengal government challenging a Calcutta High Court order that held as unconstitutional its Singur land act to reclaim 400 acres given to the company. A bench of Justice HL Dattu and Justice CK...
  • SC stays Calcutta HC judgement on Singur August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: In a relief for the West Bengal government, Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Calcutta High Court judgement which had struck down Singur act as unconstitutional. The Supreme Court sought response of Tata Motors on a special leave petition filed by the West Bengal government challenging the quashing...
  • Singur case: WB govt challenges Calcutta HC order in SC August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: West Bengal government on Monday approached Supreme Court challenging Calcutta High Court order which set aside Singur land acquisition act. The state government in its appeal says Singur act reflects the will of the people. "Singur Act is not in conflict with any central laws," it says. ...
  • Mamata to double allowance for unwilling Singur farmers June 27, 2012

    Kolkata: The allowance of Rs 1000 per month being paid to farmers of Singur, who had unwillingly parted with their land and not accepted compensation, would be doubled to Rs 2000, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Wednesday. Stating that the farmers might find Rs 1000 per month, being...
  • Bengal exploring ways to resolve Singur land impasse June 26, 2012

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Monday said it was exploring ways other than legal to transfer land to unwilling farmers in Singur days after the Calcutta High Court struck down the Singur land act, while a state minister said he favoured talks with the Tatas to break the impasse. ...
  • Mamata govt reactivates Singur movement panel June 24, 2012

    Kolkata: A day after the Calcutta High Court struck down the law undoing Singur land acquisition, the Mamata Banerjee government on Saturday kickstarted a damage control exercise, calling a meeting of a virtually defunct panel that had played a key role in the movement against farmland acquisition. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,...
  • Unwilling farmers will get back their land: Mamata June 23, 2012

    Kolkata: In wake of the Calcutta High Court holding as unconstitutional the Singur Land Development Act, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said her government was with the farmers and committed to return of land to them. "Unwilling farmers in Singur will get back their land. The state...
  • Will study court verdict on Singur land: Tata Motors June 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Tata Motors on Friday said it will study the Calcutta High Court verdict that held as 'unconstitutional' an Act under which the West Bengal government had vested land at Singur leased to the auto major. "Tata Motors will study the judgement of the Calcutta High Court," a company spokesperson...
  • HC blow to Singur Act, Mamata stays defiant June 22, 2012

    Kolkata: In a setback for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Calcutta High Court on Friday declared null and void the controversial Singur Land Act of 2011. The law was enacted to reacquire land initially allotted to Tata Motors for the Nano project. However, despite the setback, Banerjee says she...
  • Blow to Mamata, HC strikes down Singur Land Act June 22, 2012

    Kolkata: In a huge setback to Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Calcutta High Court on Friday held the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011 as unconstitutional and void. Favouring Tata Motors' appeal against a trial court order upholding the Act, the High Court...
  • HC to give verdict in Singur land case today June 22, 2012

    Kolkata: The verdict on Tata Motors' appeal against a trial court order upholding the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011 will be pronounced on Friday by the Calcutta High Court. Tata Motors had challenged the order of the single bench of the Calcutta High Court which had upheld the Singur...
  • Mamata plans factory on 600 acres of Singur land May 29, 2012

    Dankuni: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wishes to set up a factory at 600 acres of land in Singurthe site of abandoned Tata Nano car plant, even as she on Monday attacked the central government for not providing West Bengal the much needed financial aid. "We had already acquired the land in...
  • Singur land failure a disappointment: Mamata May 20, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister on Saturday described her first year in office as a success story barring her failure to return land taken from unwilling farmers for the Tata Motors project. "Our only disappointment is the inability to return the land to the unwilling farmers of Singur. As the matter...
  • Singur verdit 'historic': Mamata Banerjee September 28, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday described as a "historic verdict" the Calcutta High Court's order upholding validity of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011 by which West Bengal government vested the land leased to Tata Motors Limited. "Today's verdict is historic verdict. Agitation of the...
  • Calcutta HC verdict in Singur case today September 28, 2011

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court is expected to pronounce its verdict on a plea filed by Tata Motors challenging the constitutional validity of the Singur Land rehabilitation act. The Supreme Court, on an appeal from Tata Motors, had stayed distribution of the land of the disputed factory site until further orders...
  • Singur land returned in public interest: WB govt August 18, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Thursday told the Calcutta High Court that return of acquired land to unwilling farmers is in public interest and defines such farmers as those who do not accept the compensation awarded in return for their land. Hearing the Tata Motors Ltd's petition challenging the Singur Land...
  • SC gives relief to Tatas in Singur land dispute June 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Supreme Court directed West Bengal government on Wednesday not to return the lands to the farmers till further orders from the Calcutta High Court. Tata Motors' lawyer Mukul Rohatgi said, "The SC has directed in favour of Tata Motors, land will not be returned till further orders by the...
  • Singur land: Tata, Mamata battle resumes June 29, 2011

    Singur: The Supreme Court will start hearing the Tata motors petition on Wednesday but back in Singur the Mamata Banerjee government is desperate to start returning land. Bengal government officials have earmarked plots inside the Tata Motors premises for handover to Singur farmers and have identified 12 farmers to whom 3.8...
  • Tata Motors moves SC on Singur land issue June 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Tata Motors on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court challenging the Calcutta High Court order refusing its plea to restrain West Bengal government from distributing land to farmers in Singur. The petition was mentioned before a vacation bench comprising justices P Sathasivam and A K Patnaik which posted the...
  • HC to hear Tatas' plea against Singur bill today June 23, 2011

    Kolkata: The Calcutta high court will continue hearing the Tata Motor's plea to scrap the Singur Land Act on Thursday. Tatas on Wednesday moved the Calcutta High Court against the bill, which allowed the state to cancel the lease agreement. The company challenged the act passed just last week and asked...
  • Tata moves HC against Mamata's Singur Bill June 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Tata Motors on Wednesday moved against the West Bengal Government challenging its controversial Singur land bill in the Calcutta High Court. The Bill effectively scrapped the TataSingur deal returning land to the unwilling farmers. The Calcutta High Court, however, refused to hear exparte Tata Motors' petition challenging the Singur...
  • Farmers divided over Singur land bill June 17, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Singur Bill seems to have opened a Pandora's box. More than 10000 willing farmers handed over their land to the Tatas for compensation and a job. They are now prepared to take the government to court over the bill. Sixtyyearold Swapan Kumar Das,...
  • Land Acquisition Act draconian: Mamata Banerjee June 14, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the Land Acquisition Act of 1894 as "draconian" while the Singur Bill would show the way for the entire country. Participating in the debate in the Assembly over the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill, 2011, she said the Land Acquisition...
  • Singur: MamataTata deal on the cards? May 24, 2011

    Singur: Mamata Banerjee's first cabinet decision after becoming the West Bengal Chief Minister was to return 400 acres to the unwilling farmers of Singur, also opening a window for the Tatas to set up a plant in the remaining 600 acres. The promise that catapulted Mamata Banerjee into power is...
  • Mamata wants Singur land for rail coach factory February 8, 2011

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee did a Uturn on Thursday saying she wanted industry in Singur. She demanded land for a Railways coach factory in place of the automobile factory in Singur. Addressing a rally on Thursday, Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee said there is no need for so much...
  • Tata not buying Singur truce, plant stays shut September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Tata Motors Ltd issued a press statement on Monday stating the outcome of the discussions lacked clarity and would, hence, keep the Singur plant shut. In a stronglyworded statement, Tata Motors emphasised that it is "distressed at the limited clarity on the outcome of the discussions between...