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  • Rahul Gandhi may come back on April 10, likely to attend rally against Land Bill: sources 16 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Missing in action for over a month, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to return next month. According to sources, Rahul may come back on April 10 and could attend rally against Land Bill in the national capital on April 19. On Sunday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, while...
  • Congress asks AIADMK not to support Land Bill in Rajya Sabha Yesterday

    Chennai: Rallying parties against Modi government's Land Acquisition Bill in its present form, Congress on Sunday asked Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK to "demonstrate" its commitment to farmers by opposing the legislation in Rajya Sabha though it had backed it in Lok Sabha. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh told reporters that the BJP's controversial...
  • Modi misleading farmers on Land Bill: Jairam Ramesh 2 days ago

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 3 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Immigration official suspended after harassing a woman passenger at Delhi airport 3 days ago

    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. ...
  • Sonia Gandhi slams Modi government on Land Bill 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Rejecting the dialogue offer on the controversial land bill, Sonia Gandhi on Friday alleged it was a mockery of the consensus building tradition by a "myopic" Modi government which was "bending backwards" to favour industrialists and demanded that UPA's legislation be brought back in totality. "Proposition of a post-facto...
  • Government may let Land Ordinance lapse on April 5: sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: After stiff resistance from the Opposition, the Narendra Modi government might let the Land Ordinance lapse on April 5, sources said on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi late Tuesday night where several senior ministers were also present. Sources said...
  • MP: Congress leaders hold overnight dharna inside state Assembly against Land Bill 6 days ago

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders on Tuesday held an overnight dharna inside the state Assembly in Bhopal to protest against the new Land Acquisition Bill. The dharna was led by senior leader Digvijaya Singh. The party has accused Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of ignoring the welfare of local farmers. Digvijaya Singh...
  • Jairam Ramesh trashes PM's defence of Land Acquisition Bill 6 days ago

    Patna: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for claiming that amendments in 13 laws under Land Acquisition Bill were brought by NDA to provide for compensation and described the Centre as anti-farmers. "Modi is wrong by claiming that the NDA government has brought the...
  • Land ordinance likely to be allowed to lapse on April 5 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Government is likely to allow the controversial land ordinance to lapse on April 5 amid stiff opposition by many political parties and activists who have stepped up campaign against the measure. "It has to lapse on April 5. We will then see what to...
  • BJP attacks Bihar government for not providing land to 20,000 Mahadalits 6 days ago

    Patna: Opposition BJP on Tuesday made a scathing attack at the Nitish Kumar government for failing to provide land to about 20,000 landless Mahadalits (poorest among Dalits) even after five years of the launch of a scheme brought out for this purpose. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Nand Kishore...
  • Have MPs turned into 'gang of capitalists', asks CPM's Brinda Karat 1 week ago

    Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): Senior CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Monday alleged that the Narendra Modi government is virtually "snatching away" the rights of tribals and farmers and wondered whether Parliament has turned into an "assembly of capitalists". The Narendra Modi government is virtually snatching away the rights of tribals and farmers...
  • Uttar Pradesh: AAP workers protest against new land bill 1 week ago

    Ghaziabad: Aam Aadmi Party workers led by Kumar Vishwas and Sanjay Singh on Monday took out a protest march in Ghaziabad against the Narendra Modi government's new land acquisition bill. Addressing the protesters, Vishwas said that Modi's land acquisition bill is directly "targeting" people, particularly farmers, and their party will launch...
  • Land Bill: Congress should apologise for false claims, says BJP 1 week ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday asked the Congress leadership to apologise to the nation for making "false and baseless" allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the land Bill, which it said the NDA government had to bring to rectify the "mistakes" in the last legislation. Accusing Congress of playing...
  • Sitaram Yechury slams Modi government, says UPA's Land Bill was better 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Amidst outrage over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday hit out at the Centre government over the proposed legislation. He said the Narendra Modi government is fooling the farmers and UPA's Land Bill was much better than the NDA's. "BJP supported UPA's Land Bill...
  • Sonia Gandhi's support against Land Bill politically motivated: Anna Hazare 1 week ago

    Jalandhar: Social activist Anna Hazare has termed Congress president Sonia Gandhi's pledge of support to his agitation against the new Land Acquisition Bill as politically motivated. At a programme organised by Hind Samachar group, for distributing aid to martyrs' family on Sunday, Anna said, "Sonia Gandhi's only intention in opposing the...
  • Savvy media: The twisting tale of two IAS officers 1 week ago

    He, an honest IAS officer. She, an honest IAS officer. Young. In their thirties. Barely into the fifth year of the Indian Administrative Service. Mates of Batch 2009. There was more. Naturally. He took on the land mafia in Karnataka. He was their scourge. He untiringly tried to unearth...
  • Let there be a national debate on land bill: Venkaiah Naidu 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asserted the Land Bill proposed by the NDA government is pro-farmer and will reduce poverty, even as he favoured a national debate on the legislation. "The proposed Land Bill is equally important to lift the farmers and rural areas to a new level...
  • PM Modi invokes farmers' children to pitch for Land Bill 1 week ago

    Hussainiwala (Punjab): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invoked the welfare of farmers' children to justify the Land Bill as he maintained that efforts are being made to "mislead" the farming community over the new measure. Pitching for the proposed new legislation that is facing stiff resistance from almost all opposition...
  • Land Bill is close to Congress: Jairam Ramesh March 22, 2015

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, former Rural Development Minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh talks about Congress, Sonia Gandhi, Land Acquisition Bill and Budget Session. ...
  • PM Modi faces opposition from farmers to land reforms March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought on Sunday to stave off farmer protests against his efforts to make it easier for businesses to buy land, after opposition to the bill overshadowed a burst of progress on economic reform. Tussles over land acquisition have locked up hundreds of billions of dollars...
  • PM Modi reaches out to farmers on Land Bill, says 'will not let you down' March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Facing severe criticism from opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his sixth edition of his radio programme, 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday said that the Land Acquisition Bill is for the welfare of the farmers, their children and the villages. "All the rumours which are being spread...
  • Rains hit crops: Farmers hope for help from PM Modi March 22, 2015

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address farmers in his 'Mann Ki Baat' address that will be aired on All India Radio on Sunday, farmers from different states, who lost their standing crops due to unseasonal heavy rains, are hoping to stand by them. ...
  • Opposition targets Centre over Land Bill, PM Modi to reach out to farmers in his 'Mann Ki Baat' today March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: As opposition parties target the government over Land Bill and the plight of farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attempt to reach out to the farmers in the sixth edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' programme which will be aired on All India Radio on Sunday. The address assume significance...
  • Anna Hazare says he will launch 'Jail Bharo Andolan' March 20, 2015

    Assam: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said a 'jail bharo aandolan' will be started across the country taking up the questions raised by farmers and demanded a separate Krishi Ayog for them. Addressing the biennial conference of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Parishad in Rangoli Hazare said, he will start the...
  • Congress-led politics of obstructionism has 'failed': Arun Jaitley March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: As two key reform bills related to coal and mines got Parliament's nod, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday attacked the Congress saying politics of "obstructionism" led by the party has "failed". "It is an important day for Indian democracy, Parliament and Indian economy as the...
  • AAP to protest against Land Bill in Uttar Pradesh March 20, 2015

    Lucknow: The Aam Aadmi Party will launch statewide protests in Uttar Pradesh against Land Acquisition Bill next week on the occasion of the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh. "AAP will hold protests in all district headquarters of UP on March 23 against the Land Acquisition Bill," the party's national spokesperson Sanjay...
  • M Karunanidhi leads protest against land acquisition bill in Chennai March 20, 2015

    Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi, former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and former MP TKS Elangovan led a protest in Chennai against the Centre's land acquisition bill on Friday. DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan and senior leader Durai Murugan led the protests outside the Collectorates at Chennai and Vellore...
  • Helicopter bookings for Amarnath Yatra to start from March 20 March 19, 2015

    Jammu: Advance online booking of helicopter tickets for this year's Amarnath Yatra will start from March 20, a senior official of the shrine board said in Jammu on Thursday. "The advance online booking of helicopter tickers for this year's Amarnath Yatra would start from March 20; the Shrine Board has made...
  • Hazare used as "mascot" by NGOs stalling development projects: BJP March 19, 2015

    Bhopal: Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare is being used as a "mascot" by NGOs which receive foreign funds and stall developmental projects over the issue of land acquisition, Madhya Pradesh BJP's monthly mouthpiece Charaiveti has said. "Though he is an upright man personally, Anna Hazare is the "mascot" of such NGOs which...