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  • Land Rover Discovery Sport to be launched in India in mid-2015 January 17, 2015

    The Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept which finally transformed to the production Discovery Sport will make its way to Indian showrooms by July-August 2015. The new Land Rover Discovery Sport will replace the ageing Freelander 2 in India. Land Rover will be locally assembling the car at its Pune facility....
  • Modi government is showing its true colours, BJP leaders making controversial remarks: Sonia January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the true colours of the Modi government were now coming out as many of their leaders were making provocative and controversial statements. "Influential members of the BJP are making disturbing statements which are taking forward their policy of polarisation," senior Congress...
  • 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...
  • Hyundai ix25 to Fiat 500X: SUVs coming to India in 2015 January 5, 2015

    Automakers expect 2015-16 to be far more fertile and productive. Which is why India is going to see an influx of SUVs and Crossovers in the near future. Here are the SUVs that are likely to be launched in India in 2015.2015 Audi Q3The Q3 has been highly successful both...
  • 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...
  • Cancellation of land deal in Rajasthan: BJP says 'victory of law' January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday described the Rajasthan government's move of seizing about 374.44 hectares of land, a part of which reportedly belonged to businessman Robert Vadra, as a "victory of law" and hinted at more such actions in the days to come. The state government has taken back possession of...
  • Angelina Jolie: My son Pax is a better cook than I am January 4, 2015

    London: Actress-director Angelina Jolie has admitted that she cannot even cook the most basic dishes. The mother of six said she can sometime knock up fairly elaborate dishes but finds it difficult to cook basic ones, reported Daily Mirror. "I'm one of those people, I can learn this random exotic meal... A...
  • Mutation of land purchased by Robert Vadra's firms in Rajasthan cancelled January 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The mutation of land purchased in Rajasthan by Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's firm Skylight Hospitality Private Limited has been cancelled by the state government on Sunday. Vadra's Skylight Hospitality's transaction with DLF had been under the scanner for a long time. The areas include Gajner, Goileri and Kolayat Tehsil. District...
  • President questioned government's urgency before signing Ordinance on Land Bill: Sources January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Though the government cleared the ordinance on the Land Acquisition Bill with the approval of Pranab Mujherjee, sources say that the President questioned the Centre over the hurry in the matter. According to sources, the President even communicated to Unions ministers that it would have been better if the...
  • 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

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • Jet Airways plane makes emergency landing in Kathmandu December 29, 2014

    Kathmandu: A Jet Airways aircraft from Mumbai with 125 passengers and six crew members on board made an emergency landing at Kathmandu airport following a bird hit that caused a minor fire in one of its engines. The plane, however, made a safe landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the...
  • 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...
  • Angelina Jolie kidnapped me to write a song for 'Unbroken', says Coldplay frontman Chris Martin December 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Chris Martin jokes he was kidnapped by actress-director Angelina Jolie to write a song for her forthcoming film 'Unbroken'. The Coldplay frontman, who contributed the track 'Miracles' for her second directorial venture, says Jolie was so desperate to get him on board that she went to extreme lengths,...
  • Vital pages of Vadra-DLF land deal not missing but detached, claims Ashok Khemka December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With two pages of a file pertaining to DLF-Robert Vadra land deal missing, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has asked for a criminal investigation into the case. Khemka has also filed a complaint to present Chief Secretary saying that the file went to certain officers who were not...
  • Pages of file pertaining to Robert Vadra-DLF land deal missing from Haryana government records December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal, two pages of a file pertaining to the case are missing from government records. The issue of missing pages came to light when former director general (DG) Consolidation and whistle blower IAS officer Ashok Khemka got the copy...
  • Lucky Ali allegedly threatened by land mafia in Bengaluru over property dispute December 17, 2014

    Bengaluru: Claiming that his life is under threat by the land mafia, singer, composer Lucky Ali has approached the Bengaluru Police. He has filed two complaints after some men allegedly barged into his house with sickles and knives and threatened his staff. The reason for the threat is reportedly a...
  • 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...
  • Angelina Jolie involved in car crash? December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a car crash after her vehicle skidded in the rain here. The 39-year-old was returning from a screening for her new film 'Unbroken' Sunday, when the car reportedly skidded, hit a curb, and two of its tyres burst, reports mirror.co.uk. As per reports...
  • India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Fleming November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming. Fleming's logic for leaving out India from his list of Cup favourites is simple. They won the coveted trophy four years ago at...
  • Final hearing of Singur land allocation case in SC today November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hold the final hearing in the case related to the land allocated for the Nano plant. Tata Motors had moved the Supreme Court seeking an order to restrain the West Bengal government from taking back and distributing land to farmers earlier allocated...
  • Government to propose amendments to Land Act, in talks with Congress to push through changes: sources November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Winter session of Parliament, the Narendra Modi government is reaching out to the Opposition to push through amendments to the the Land Act. Keen to avoid any negative political fallout over changes to the Act, the government is holding talks with the Congress. However, the...
  • First in space exploration, European Philae lands on comet but fails to anchor November 13, 2014

    Space missions in the past have landed on planets, moons and asteroids but they have never landed on a comet till yesterday that is. In a historic first, the European Space Agency, with additional support from NASA, successfully landed a spacecraft on a comet last night - the first man-made...
  • 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...
  • Air India pilot's prompt action, medical treatment save passenger's life November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: An Air India pilot's action has saved a passenger's life who was onboard to a Mumbai bound flight. The pilot of an Air India Bangkok to Mumbai flight contacted the Kolkata Air Traffic Control (ATC) and informed about a passenger' who was serious and needed a medical advice quickly....
  • Mumbai bound Air India flight from Bangkok makes emergency landing November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: An Air India flight en route to Mumbai from Bangkok made an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here this evening, after the pilot reported an on-board medical emergency, airport sources said. The pilot first contacted the Air Traffic Control (ATC) shortly after 9 PM and...