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  • Subramanian Swamy says black money bill would be ineffective April 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Coming down heavily on the Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill 2015, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said it will not help in bringing back the black money and can only assist in collecting the "revenue" from those who have been caught out. "This bill is...
  • BJP asks MPs to aggressively defend Land Ordinance, highlight Gujarat model April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday asked all its MPs to aggressively defend the Land Ordinance. In the BJP's Parliamentary Party meet, MPs were also told to highlight the Gujarat model while defending the Land Ordinance. The party discussed the strategy on the Land Ordinance, a day after Congress...
  • Live: Giriraj Singh breaks down after PM Modi pulled him up for remarks on Sonia's skin colour April 21, 2015

    The BJP's Parliamentary Party met on Tuesday morning to discuss their strategy on the Land Ordinance ahead of Parliament session. MPs have been told to aggressively defend the Land Ordinance. They have been told to highlight the Gujarat model while defending the land ordinance. The meeting came a day after...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Farmers move Supreme Court against promulgation of ordinance on land April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Several farmers organisations on Thursday approached the Supreme Court challenging the re- promulgated land ordinance as "unconstitutional" and ultra vires of the Constitution and terming it as "colourful exercise of power" by the executive usurping law-making powers of the Legislature. The petition filed by Bharatiya Kishan Union, Gram Sewa...
  • Rajya Sabha to reconvene from April 23, three days after Lok Sabha session April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The next session of Rajya Sabha will begin from April 23, three days after the second half of the budget session of Lok Sabha commences on April 20, a Rajya Sabha communique said. "The President has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on Thursday, the 23rd April, 2015, at...
  • Government pushing land ordinance without discussions: Sachin Pilot April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP government is pushing the "anti-farmer" land ordinance forcefully without holding any discussions and it will be fully opposed by the public, senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot said on Tuesday. He also said that the government has "failed" on several fronts and has not kept its election...
  • CCPA recommends reconvening Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Tuesday recommended reconvening the Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13. Even though the Lok Sabha passed the Land Acquisition Bill with nine amendments on March 9, it is yet to be take up in the Upper House. The Upper...
  • CCPA to decide on reconvening Rajya Sabha today April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Government will take a call on Tuesday on reconvening the Rajya Sabha which was prorogued last month to allow the Centre repromulgate the controversial land ordinance. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs to take a call on reconvening the Rajya...
  • Rahul Gandhi set to return, Congress gearing up to ensure good show at farmers' rally on April 19 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi set to make his first public appearance after a nearly two-month long sabbatical, the party is pulling out all the stops to ensure the success of the farmers' rally called on April 19 to protest against the Land Bill. Seeking to put pressure...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to land ordinance April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The land acquisition ordinance, which the government could not get converted into a legislation in Rajya Sabha due to stiff opposition, was on Friday re-promulgated, a day before it is to lapse. President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the ordinance as recommended by the union cabinet on March 31, official...
  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent who...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 27, 2015

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  • News 360: Immigration official suspended after harassing a woman passenger at Delhi airport March 27, 2015

    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. ...
  • Government may let Land Ordinance lapse on April 5: sources March 25, 2015

    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...
  • Vesting of coal blocks subject to outcome of pleas: Delhi HC March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that the Centre's final vesting orders with regard to three coal blocks would be subject to the final outcome of pleas of companies which were prior allotees and had challenged the 2014 Coal Ordinance provisions. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and...
  • 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...
  • What is Land Acquisition Amendment Ordinance 2014 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. In...
  • Eight hours allotted to discusson on land acquisition bill in Lok Sabha March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Eight hours have been allotted for the discussion on the controversial Land Acquisition amendment Bill which is likely to come up for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha on Monday. Financial business, including the discussion on railway and general budgets for 2015-16 and consideration and passing of the...
  • Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines Bill to replace Ordinance March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Coal Mines bill to allow e-auction of coal blocks after the Supreme Court cancelled their allocation leading to uncertainty in the coal sector, amid opposition by Left and some other parties. The...
  • Andhra CM backs Land Ordinance, promises to cut green tape for investors March 3, 2015

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has thrown his weight behind the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill and promised to cut green tape for investors and provide speedy clearance. He said, "We have to support the Land Ordinance and the spirit of implementation is very important." ...
  • Anna Hazare's platform is now more political: VK Singh March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Veteran social activist Anna Hazare's platform is more political and not just social anymore, MoS External Affairs VK Singh said on Saturday. Speaking over the issue of Land Acquisition Ordinance, Singh said though he respects Hazare but over time the activist's platform of issues to be discussed has turned...
  • Modi tells MPs to defend all ordinances, not be affected by Opposition's remarks February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading the National Democratic Alliance on the front foot in Parliament and has directed all the MPs to aggressively defend all the ordinances as united opposition is all set to corner the government on a number of issues. The government is putting all...
  • Anna Hazare protest against Modi-government's land ordinance; Kejriwal to participate on Tuesday February 24, 2015

    Anna Hazare, who shook the previous UPA government four years ago with his anti-corruption crusade, is back in the national capital to take on the BJP government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its "pro-rich" development agenda. Attacking Modi government's Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, Hazare said BJP had...