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  • Rahul Gandhi 2.0 new found energy and a totally different approach 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is on a roll after he returned from a two month secret hiatus abroad. Quiet literally, he is on a roll. After his return, Rahul Gandhi addressed a big rally of the farmers against the proposed Land Acquisition Bill at Ram Leela...
  • GoPro buys virtual reality firm Kolor 5 days ago

    New York: The company that makes the popular GoPro cameras announced plans Tuesday to buy Kolor, a French-based firm specialising in virtual reality and other video technologies. Kolor is known for "spherical media" technology which enables video and television images to be displayed on a globe-like device. Terms of the deal...
  • No question of a rethink on Land Acquisition Bill: Government April 26, 2015

    Hyderabad: Stating that the NDA government would not do a rethink on the Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said it is pro-development and in the interest of farmers and poor. "There is no question of the NDA government...
  • Trinamool Congress will not support land acquisition bill: Mamata Banerjee April 24, 2015

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. "We will not support land acquisition bill. We have made our stand clear in Parliament. I sat on a hungerstrike for...
  • No amendment of the Land Bill is against the farmer: Nitin Gadkari April 22, 2015

    Nitin Gadkari said that not even a single amendment of the land acquisition bill is against the farmers. "I always challenge people who oppose the bill. This is totally in the interest of the rural, agriculture people," said Gadkari. ...
  • Changes proposed by NDA to 2013 Land Act dangerous: Sitaram Yechury April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming as "dangerous" changes proposed by the NDA government to the 2013 Land Acquisition Act, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday claimed the Centre's reported plan to hold a joint session to get the amendments cleared is unlikely to materialise in the immediate future. Yechury, who was elected as...
  • Sonia Gandhi, 15 other Congress MPs give Rahul Gandhi's speech on Land Bill in Lok Sabha a miss April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Even though the Congress had issued whip to all its 44 Lok Sabha MPs to be present during party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's speech on the Land Acquisition Bill in the House, 16 lawmakers including Congress President Sonia Gandhi were missing during the debate. Apart from Sonia Gandhi, another...
  • My Land My Right April 20, 2015

    Pratap Singh Rathore turns a Citizen Journalist to speak out against the forceful acquisition of land by the government for the Kishangarh Airport project and to continue the three year old battle that he and the other farmers are fighting. The injustice that they face continues as they do not...
  • Farmers Against Land Acquisition: Video Volunteer Report April 20, 2015

    From Ramgarh in Jharkhand to Godda in Odisha, farmers speak out against delay in compensation and the forceful acquisition of their land in the name of industrialization and development. Video volunteer community correspondents get us these reports. ...
  • Budget session resumes, government to table controversial Land Bill today April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The controversial Land Bill issue is expected to generate much heat in Lok Sabha with the government deciding to table the new land ordinance on the very first day of the second half of Budget session on Monday. According to the schedule of business, Minister of State for Parliamentary...
  • NDA'S land bill will be rejected in Rajya Sabha: Sharad Yadav April 19, 2015

    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 April 19, 2015

    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 April 19, 2015

    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 April 19, 2015

    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 April 19, 2015

    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 April 19, 2015

    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 April 19, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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. ...
  • Reach out to farmers with government move on compensation: Arvind Kejriwal to AAP leaders April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday asked AAP leaders and MLAs to popularise the Delhi government's decision to give Rs 20,000 per acre as compensation to farmers affected by unseasonal rains as the party gears up for a rally against the Centre's land acquisition bill on April 22. Kejriwal...
  • Xiaomi-backed Chinese firm acquires iconic scooter maker Segway April 16, 2015

    Beijing: Chinese transportation robotics firm Ninebot said on Wednesday it has acquired US rival Segway, the company behind the self-balancing scooter that became a technological marvel when it was launched in the early 2000s but whose hype then faded. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but Ninebot Chief Executive...
  • Judge to issue warrants of attachment of Jan Shatabdi train if Railways fail to compensate farmers April 16, 2015

    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 April 15, 2015

    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 April 14, 2015

    Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari talks to CNN-IBN on the Land Acquisition Bill and its implementation. ...
  • Nokia says it is in talks to buy all of Alcatel-Lucent April 14, 2015

    Helsinki: Finland's Nokia announced that it was in advanced talks to purchase all of its Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent. "Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent confirm that they are in advanced discussions with respect to a potential full merger, which would take the form of a public exchange offer by Nokia for Alcatel-Lucent," the company...
  • Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on plea against Land Ordinance April 13, 2015

    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 April 13, 2015

    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...