Land

  • Noisy scenes in Chhattisgarh assembly for second day 14 hours 14 minutes ago

    Noisy scenes were witnessed for the second consecutive day during the ongoing monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly after the treasury bench demanded an apology from state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel for his remarks about Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal. The Congress legislators were suspended twice today after they trooped into well of...
  • States seek easier land sales in reform challenge for Modi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: States eager to kick-start major infrastructure projects have proposed radical changes to land acquisition laws that are blamed for stalling billions of dollars' worth of roads, railways, ports and power installations. According to a confidential government paper seen by Reuters, several states want to do away with obtaining landowners'...
  • No forceful acquisition of land for industrialisation: Mamata Banerjee 1 week ago

    Kolaghat (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday once again made it clear that there would be no forceful acquisition of land for setting up industry. Speaking at a programme here in West Midnapore district, the chief minister said, "We are against forceful acquisition of land. In West Midnapore...
  • Rural Ministry suggests industry-friendly changes in Land Act 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Rural Development Ministry has suggested a number of amendments to the Land Acquisition Act which would water down pro-farmer provisions like mandatory consent of at least 70 per cent locals for acquiring land for PPP projects and 80 per cent for acquiring land for private projects. The Land...
  • Bihar government to provide plots to 25,679 landless Mahadalit families July 12, 2014

    Bihar government would provide three-decimal plots to remaining 25,679 landless Mahadalit families under a scheme launched five years ago, the Bihar Assembly was informed today. Out of 2.46 lakh landless Mahadalit families identified for getting three decimal plots for housing under a scheme launched in 2009-10, 2.21 lakh families have been...
  • Two shot dead over land dispute July 11, 2014

    Two members of a family were shot dead while as many others injured by a neighbour at Janglitola village in Bhagalpur district on Friday over a land dispute, a senior police officer said. The deceased were identified as Bindeshwari Mandal (82) and his son Upendra Mandal (60), Naugachhia Superintendent of police...
  • Man allegedly killed by brother over land dispute July 1, 2014

    A 48-year-old man was allegedly killed by his brother over a land dispute in Jalalpur area, police said on Tuesday. Chavinath was attacked with a sharp-edged weapon by his brother Manna in Chatideeh Matiyan village on Wednesday after the duo had a dispute over land, Additional Superintendent of Police Ramji said. While...
  • Kochi-New Delhi flight makes emergency landing at Bangalore July 1, 2014

    Bangalore: The Kochi-New Delhi Air India flight AI- 407 made an emergency landing at the Bangalore airport after the authorities received a 'non specific call'. The Air India flight made the emergency landing at 9:54 pm. All passengers are reported to be safe. Bomb squad is carrying out inspections, after which it...
  • High Court quashes notice issued to Nishank on land scam case June 27, 2014

    In a major reprieve to former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, the Uttarakhand High Court quashed a notice issued to him by the Tripathi Commission in connection with an alleged land scam during his tenure. Justice Alok Singh of the high court based in Nainital quashed the notice issued in connection...
  • HC quashes notice issued to ex-CM in land scam case June 27, 2014

    In a major reprieve to former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, the Uttarakhand High Court quashed a notice issued to him by the Tripathi Commission in connection with an alleged land scam during his tenure. Justice Alok Singh of the high court based in Nainital quashed the notice issued in connection...
  • Shiv Sena unveils plan to develop, beautify Mumbai June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: A coastal road encircling Mumbai, development of a world-class theme park at the Race Course and other projects form the Shiv Sena's agenda to beautify and develop the metropolis, party chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday. Unveiling the party's ambitious development agenda, Thackeray said that many of the projects can...
  • MP: 10 men including husband gangrape woman, parade her naked June 16, 2014

    In yet another shocking incident, a woman was allegedly gangraped by 10 men including her husband and relatives. She was paraded naked and was forced to drink urine in front of her minor son. The incident took place in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. ...
  • Royal Bhutan Airlines flight makes emergency landing after windshield crack June 15, 2014

    Kolkata: A Royal Bhutan Airlines flight from Paro to Mumbai was forced to make an emergency landing at the NSC Bose International Airport on Sunday after the windshield of the aircraft cracked during the journey. The captain of the flight sought permission of the ATC for emergency landing as the aircraft...
  • Bengal to expedite land mutation for industrial purposes June 14, 2014

    Kolkata: With a view to expedite and aid mutation and conversion of land for industrial purposes, the West Bengal government will be setting up a Unique Clearance Centre (UCC) in several districts, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Saturday. "Our focus is to set up a true investor-friendly ambience in the state....
  • Normandy landing: World honours D-Day's fallen, 70 years on June 6, 2014

    Colleville-Sur-Mer (France): Men who stormed Normandy's shore 70 years ago joined world leaders on Friday in paying tribute to the 150,000 Allied troops who risked and lost their lives in the D-Day landings in Nazi-occupied France, in a day of international commemorations of history's biggest amphibious invasion. They are honouring the...
  • Amethi: Case against 3 for gangrape of a woman over a land dispute, no arrests yet June 6, 2014

    Amethi: A woman was allegedly gangraped over a land dispute in the Gauriganj area of Amethi on Wednesday. The woman has alleged that some persons assaulted and later gangraped her. The police have registered a case against three people but no arrests have been made so far. "The victim alleged that...
  • 19-year-old girl set on fire over land dispute with father June 1, 2014

    A 19-year-old girl was allegedly set afire by some persons after pouring kerosene on her following a land dispute with her father in Kaptanganj, police said on Sunday. "There was some land dispute between two groups during which one group tried usurping it by felling trees yesterday," they said. Sudama Shukla, claimant...
  • Martyr's widow to get land as compensation after a long wait of 7 years May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Seven years after she lost her soldier husband in an encounter, Bangalore resident Suhasini is now all set to get a piece of land which was promised to her as compensation back then. This comes after the Central government intervened in the matter and asked the Karnataka government to...
  • Jairam Ramesh hails Gopinath Munde's decision to give priority to sanitation May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday welcomed his successor and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde's statement that he would give priority to providing proper sanitation to every household and developing backward districts. The Congress leader, who passionately pushed the issue of sanitation during his stint in the...
  • Jaguar Land Rover launches locally produced Jaguar XJ luxury saloon at Rs 92.1 lakh May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover launched locally manufactured Jaguar XJ 3.0L in the country, with price starting at Rs 92.1 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The diesel powered luxury saloon, which is being manufactured at the company' Pune plant, will be available in two variants - premium luxury and portfolio. "We are...
  • 11 injured in group clash over land dispute May 11, 2014

    As many as 11 persons were injured in a group clash over a piece of land at Indira Colony in Jhalawar on Sunday, police said. Seven persons of a group and four belonging to another clashed, pelted stones at each other and fires shots. Two of the injured sustained bullet injuries. All...
  • Pakistani chartered plane makes emergency landing in Lucknow following fuel shortage May 7, 2014

    A Pakistani chartered aircraft, on its way from Lahore to Dhaka with 100 passengers on board, landed in Lucknow under emergency conditions following fuel shortage, airport officials said. The aircraft landed on Tuesday afternoon when the pilot of the aircraft flying over Indian airspace over Uttar Pradesh, informed the Lucknow air...
  • Raje government launches probe into Vadra land deals May 6, 2014

    The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has launched a probe into land deals of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in the state when the Congress was in power. "The state government has directed collectors of Jodhpur, Barmer and Bikaner districts to gather information on deals and draft a factual...
  • There will be a fair probe into Vadra's land deals: Arun Jaitley April 29, 2014

    BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that it is for the investigative agencies to look into the matter professionally and correctly if there is a case or not against Robert Vadra's land deal. ...
  • Adani and Vadra: Did proximity to power get them undue benefits? April 28, 2014

    The BJP has clearly launched a full frontal attack against Congress by raking up the Vadra land deals. But surprisingly not a single case has been registered against the Gandhi son-in-law after the BJP came into power in Rajasthan. On the other side Gautam Adani, the industrialist in the eye...
  • Not received any land for pittance from Modi government: Adani April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Gautam Adani, the industrialist in the eye of a storm about alleged favouritism by the Modi government of Gujarat, today responded to allegations in his first ever TV interview with CNN-IBN, denying any special treatment by the Gujarat government. "I have never received any special treatment from Modi, nor...
  • Two brothers beaten to death over land dispute April 28, 2014

    Two brothers were beaten to death by armed assailants over land dispute at Manjhipur village under Pasraha police station in Khagaria district, the police said on Monday. The assailants attacked Kare Singh and Bablu Singh with sticks last night killing the former on the spot while his brother succumbed to his...
  • Files on Vadra in Rajasthan being examined, can't rush the case: BJP April 28, 2014

    On Sunday, the BJP had released a video on alleged land deals of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in Rajasthan and Haryana, terming it as the 'Robert Vadra model of development'. When asked why no action has been taken against Vadra in Rajasthan despite a BJP government, BJP leader Subramanian...
  • Congress continues to defend Robert Vadra, says BJP scared of Priyanka April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress continues to defend party President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra after the Bharatiya Janata Party released a CD questioning his land deals in Rajasthan and Haryana. The Congress has said that no charge against Vadra has been proven with all PILs filed against him dismissed. The party...
  • BJP's repeated attacks on Vadra shows it is scared of Priyanka: Cong April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Bharatiya Janata Party's frequency of attacks increasing by the day on Robert Vadra, Congress on Sunday said that the principal opposition was scared of Priyanka Gandhi and hence was attacking her husband. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi while speaking to CNN-IBN said that the BJP is scared...