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  • Land Bill classroom: Experts talk about points of debate and controversy 4 hours 41 minutes ago

    Amidst protests over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, experts talk about the points of conflict regarding the issue. ...
  • Congress launches website zameenwapsi.com to counter BJP's claims about Land Acquisition Bill 7 hours 51 minutes ago

    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...
  • Rahul Gandhi will meet farmers from different states on April 18 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Back after his sabbatical, Rahul Gandhi will be meeting delegations of farmers from different states on Saturday and hear their views on the changes being brought in the UPA's land law by the Narendra Modi government. Rahul's meeting with farmers will be held a day before the Congress' 'kisan-khet...
  • Government would protect interests of agriculture: M Venkaiah Naidu 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Dismissing the opposition's charge that the NDA government had adopted anti-farmer policies, BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the BJP-led government would not do anything that hurts the interests of agriculture. Addressing a meeting with farmers' associations in Hyderabad, he said the Land Acquisition Bill...
  • Government sets up panel to consider declassification of Netaji-related files 3 days ago

    New Delhi: An inter-ministerial committee, headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, has been set up by the government to look at the possibility of declassification of all files related to death or disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose nearly 70 years back. The first meeting of panel, which consists of representatives...
  • Coalgate: Modi slams UPA, says coal blocks were given away like pen, handkerchief 6 days ago

    Paris: In a scathing attack on previous UPA government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that it had allocated coal blocks like one gives away a pen or a handkerchief, resulting in loss of lakhs of crores of rupees. "You must have heard about coal (block allocations) 204 coal blocks were...
  • Jharkhand government will remain untouched by corruption, says Amit Shah 1 week ago

    Ranchi: Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah on Saturday said the taint of corruption would not touch the BJP-led NDA government in Jharkhand. Addressing the 'Karyakarta Samagam' organised by the party's state unit in Ranchi, Shah said that the Raghubar Das government has got an absolute majority in the elections...
  • UPA's response to Pakistan aggression was 'height of humility': Rajnath Singh April 10, 2015

    Lucknow: Terming the response of previous UPA regime to Pakistan's aggression as "height of humility", Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the way NDA government dealt with the cross border firing and infiltration has forced the neighbouring country to "shout for" UN intervention. "We want good ties with our neighbours...
  • Land law passed under UPA 'conspiracy' against farmers: Arun Jaitley April 9, 2015

    Bhopal: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday alleged that the Land Acquisition Law passed in 2013 under the UPA regime was a "conspiracy" to deprive rural areas of development and render landless people jobless. "With an intention to serve their political interests, I can say the 2013 Land Acquisition Law passed...
  • Opposition misleading people on issue of tribal,forest land: PM Modi April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid a raging debate on the controversial land bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused opposition parties of misleading people on the issue of tribal and forest land saying such a campaign will hurt the interests of the country. He said tribal and forest land do not come...
  • BJP lists out its achievements: Has Modi government lived up to its poll promises? April 3, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive meet in Bengaluru. The PM in his 45-minute-long speech highlighted achievements of his government during its 10-month rule. ...
  • Narendra Modi government to build memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao, who was disowned by Congress and denied a memorial in Delhi by its government, will finally get his due respect in the form of a 'samadhi', 10 years after his death. The NDA government has mooted a proposal for constructing a memorial...
  • Land ordinance likely to be allowed to lapse on April 5 March 24, 2015

    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...
  • Congress coal scam could be much bigger: PM Modi March 23, 2015

    Punjab: Attacking the previous Congress-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that coal scam, which was pegged at Rs 1.76 lakh crore, could be much more bigger. Modi also said that the present regime led by him had garnered a revenue of Rs 2 lakh crore in bids from...
  • Sitaram Yechury slams Modi government, says UPA's Land Bill was better March 23, 2015

    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...
  • Amid Centre demoralising VIP culture, Sena seeks red beacon for mayors' vehicles March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The mayors of the major cities should be allowed to use the red beacon on their cars, key NDA ally Shiv Sena has demanded even as it has lauded the Centre's plan for limiting such a privilege to only nine constitutional dignitaries. According to media reports, the Transport Ministry...
  • Regional parties to face workers ire over Coal Bill: Worker Union March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A workers' union on Saturday said regional parties in coal producing states will have to "bear the brunt of coal workers and public for supporting" the Coal Bill, which has been passed by Parliament. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 which forms part of NDA government's reforms agenda,...
  • Centre is run by RSS: Teesta Setalvad March 21, 2015

    Chennai: Accusing the BJP government at the Centre as one being "run" by RSS, social activist Teesta Setalvad on Saturday alleged that issues like "Sanskritisation" were part of a process to change India into a Hindu state. "I believe the government at the Centre is run by RSS. It is an...
  • 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...
  • Opposition accuses government of bulldozing Land Bill in Lok Sabha March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The issue of land acquisition bill on Thursday rocked the Lok Sabha with the Opposition accusing the government of bulldozing it in the Lower House on the strength of "sheer numbers". The issue cropped up during a discussion on the agrarian situation in the country when P Karunakaran (CPI-M)...
  • Sonia Gandhi writes to Anna Hazare, vows to oppose Land Bill March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed her agreement with the concerns of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on the NDA government's Land Bill and vowed to oppose it at all fora. Sonia on Tuesday wrote a letter to the social activist in reply to his earlier missive and referred to...
  • Jayalalithaa rejects Karunanidhi's charge of double standard on land bill March 15, 2015

    Chennai: Rejecting the 'double standard' charge levelled by arch rival and DMK President M Karunanidhi, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa on Sunday asserted her party supported the land acquisition bill as it vests more power in states in matters such as granting exemptions unlike the previous version. Seeking to turn the tables against...
  • BJP fails to rally entire NDA on Land Bill March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The ruling BJP on Tuesday failed to rally the entire NDA behind it for the passage of the contentious Land Bill in Lok Sabha as key ally Shiv Sena abstained while one-member Swabhimani Paksha went to the extent of moving an amendment. However, the Narendra Modi government succeeded in...
  • Lok Sabha to witness confrontation as Land Bill will be taken up for voting March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha is set to witness a confrontation over Land Acquisition Bill on Tuesday when it is taken up for voting with opposition parties bent on opposing it even as the government again offered to make changes in the legislation in the "larger interest" of the farming community. National...
  • Jairam Ramesh attacks Modi over land bill March 8, 2015

    Kochi: Ahead of Monday's debate on the Land Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying on the advise of US-based economists, he was trying to send a signal to the corporate world that "big bang reforms" were being carried out by...
  • Farmers hold protest in Kurukshetra, block road March 5, 2015

    Kurukshetra: A large number of farmers associated with Bhartiya Kisan Union on Thursday held a protest and blocked the Kurukshetra-Saharanpur road in support of their various demands. The BKU farmers led by Haryana unit president Gurnam Singh, courted arrest at Pipli town, near here in support of their demands, including hike...
  • If government works well we can talk of joining NDA at Centre, says Haseeb Drabu March 5, 2015

    Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu has played down differences between PDP and BJP. He said, "If the government works well, we can even take a call on joining NDA at Centre to cement the coalition." ...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slams Modi government for 'giving benefit' to industrialists March 1, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday criticised Narendra Modi-led BJP government for giving benefit to a section of industrialists at the cost of ordinary people. "Nobody at the top is thinking about the people. They say one thing, do something else. They are out to please a few....
  • Watch: Lighter side of Budget 2015 March 1, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Sayoni Aiyar takes a look at the funny side of Union Budget 2015. ...
  • Budget 2015 in favour of corporate sector, says P Chidambaram March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram tore into the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and said it was in favour of corporate sector and was "unkind" to the poor and could fail the targeted 8 per cent growth next year. "One cannot avoid the feeling that the...