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  • No question of a rethink on Land Acquisition Bill: Government 6 hours 31 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Stating that the NDA government would not do a rethink on the Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said it is pro-development and in the interest of farmers and poor. "There is no question of the NDA government...
  • Centre may probe farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, says Venkaiah Naidu 7 hours 40 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu indicated on Sunday that the Centre may order a larger probe into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide after a getting the report of a preliminary Delhi Police inquiry. "People have raised doubts about farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide. His family wants an inquiry. So...
  • BJP completes 6 months in Haryana government, says worked in double shifts 8 hours 20 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: The state government has worked in "double shifts" and has accomplished what can be achieved in a year, senior minister OP Dhankar said on Sunday, as BJP government in Haryana completed six months in office. State's Agriculture, Development and Panchayats Minister, Dhankar, who was speaking on the sidelines of his...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav invites suggestions from APJ Abdul Kalam on development of state 8 hours 49 minutes ago

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday invited suggestions from former President APJ Abdul Kalam for development of the state. "You are most welcome to give your presentation for the development of the state. Please apprise about your programme for the same," Yadav said in a letter to Kalam. Yadav...
  • Amit Shah to attend Himachal Pradesh BJP executive meet 10 hours 21 minutes ago

    Shimla: National BJP President Amit Shah would attend a two-day executive committee meeting of Himachal Pradesh party unit to be held at Dharamsala from April 30. The meeting to be held on April 30 and May 1 would discuss the 'Mahasampark Abhiyan' (mass contact programme) of the party and Shah would...
  • Pranab Mukherjee speaks to Nepal President, assures fullest cooperation 20 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee spoke to his Nepalese counterpart Ram Baran Yadav and expressed deep shock over the damage caused by the powerful earthquake which shook the neighbouring country. Mukherjee spoke over telephone to Yadav and enquired about the latest situation and assessment of people killed in the earthquake,...
  • AAP government to name farmer scheme after Gajendra Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: On the back foot over suicide of Gajendra Singh at an AAP rally, the party-led Delhi government on Saturday announced that a farmer compensation scheme will be named after the Rajasthan farmer and also accepted the demands of his family-- to give a job to Gajendra's relative and...
  • Defamation row: Delhi court to hear Nitin Gadkari's plea against Digvijaya Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday fixed April 29 for hearing the arguments on framing of charges on a criminal defamtion complaint filed by union minister Nitin Gadkari against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha deferred the matter after counsel appearing for them sought adjournment due to the...
  • Amit Shah meets Gajendra Singh's family Yesterday

    Jaipur: BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday met the family of Gajendra Singh, the farmer who allegedly committed suicide at an Aam Aadmi Party rally in Delhi, at Nangal Jhamarwada village of Dausa district. The BJP leader consoled the grieving family members of Singh, who killed himself on Wednesday. After addressing a...
  • Twitter abuzz with reactions after AAP leader Ashutosh cries while speaking to farmer Gajendra Singh's daughter Yesterday

    AAP leader Ashutosh got emotional during a debate show on a news channel on Friday. He broke down and begged for forgiveness from Gajinder Singh's daughter. The leader received a lot of flak on Twitter as people posted their opinions. ...
  • Barack Obama had a historic visit to India: US Yesterday

    Washington: President Barack Obama had a historic visit to India early this year as part of his efforts to deepen America's partnership with India in the Asia Pacific region, a presidential aide has said. "President Obama had a good trip to India earlier this year, an historic visit, as the Chief...
  • India must show how it has preserved environment over ages: PM Modi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the global meet on climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India must show the world how it has been at the forefront of protecting the environment over the ages and asked the Culture Ministry to prepare a presentation in this regard. Reviewing the activities...
  • Subramanian Swamy says black money bill would be ineffective 2 days ago

    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...
  • Farmer suicide: AAP government, Delhi Police at war 2 days ago

    48 hours after a farmer hanged himself at an AAP rally, it is a full blown turf war. After the Delhi Police refused to be part of a magisterial probe, the Delhi District Magistrate is contemplating filing a criminal complaint. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi should be brought as Congress chief soon: Kamal Nath 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi should be brought as party chief sooner than later despite Sonia Gandhi leading it with great distinction as "fatigue factor will come in", senior party leader Kamal Nath said. "I feel Rahul should become the President. I certainly have much more experience. I have...
  • Is the investigation being compromised in the political turf war? 2 days ago

    The suicide by a farmer at a rally addressed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has triggered a blame game with political parties attacking each other for the tragedy. ...
  • Probe whether farmer was 'pushed and provoked': Congress 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday sought to put the AAP as also the Centre in the dock over the death of Gajendra Singh saying the whole episode raises disturbing questions whether the Rajasthan farmer was actually "pushed and provoked" into the act. Party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said that right now he...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal regrets rally speech 2 days ago

    Speaking for the first time after farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide at the Aam Aadmi Party rally, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accepted that it was his mistake to continue with his speech despite an attempt by Singh to commit suicide. ...
  • Farmer suicide: Delhi government is at odds with the police force, says Kiran Bedi 2 days ago

    Former IAS officer Kiran Bedi speaks in support of Delhi Police and says police have power to probe unnatural deaths. ...
  • Bill to repeal 758 irrelevant Acts introduced in Lok Sabha 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A bill to repeal 758 Appropriation Acts which have lost relevance and are clogging the statute books was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday by the government amid its keenness to weed out obsolete laws. The bill to Repeal 758 Appropriation Acts, including...
  • Politics over farmers' suicide, leaders shed crocodile tears to show solidarity 2 days ago

    The suicide by a farmer at a rally addressed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has triggered a blame game with political parties attacking each other for the tragedy. ...
  • Nitish Kumar lauds PM Modi for 'very quick' response to killer storm 2 days ago

    Purnia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday came in for fulsome praise from unlikely quarters Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who lauded and thanked him for Centre's "very quick" response in the wake of the killer storm that battered the state claiming 55 lives. "I want to thank the honourable Prime...
  • Arvind Kejriwal should end blame game over farmer's suicide, start playing a CM's role: Sheila Dikshit 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's statement over farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide as irresponsible, former Delhi DM Sheila Dikshit advised the CM to be more careful. "He should stop this blame game now. It is time that he should start playing CM's role and should stop acting like opposition....
  • Supreme Court gives another three months to conclude trial in Gujarat riots 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday granted another three months to trial court in Ahmedabad to wind up the proceedings in the Gulberg Society and Naroda Gam riot cases of 2002 in Gujarat. A bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justices MB Lolur and MY Eqbal took on record...
  • Rs 1,273 crore Nirbhaya Fund lying unused 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As much as 1,273.31 crore is lying unused under Nirbhaya Fund set up two years back in the wake of the brutal gang-rape of a young girl on December 16, 2012, Parliament was informed on Friday. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka...
  • AAP's Sanjay Singh visits family of Gajendra Singh in Dausa, demands martyr status for him 2 days ago

    Dausa: After facing flak from all directions over the suicide of a farmer at its rally, the Aam Aadmi Party is in damage control mode. AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Friday visited Gajendra Singh's grieving family in Dausa, Rajasthan. The family has demanded a martyr status for Gajendra and also...
  • BJP to fine tune its Bihar election strategy, state MPs and MLAs to meet on Sunday 2 days ago

    Patna: In a bid to fine tune its strategy and prepare for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet in Patna on Sunday. The meeting will be held at Bihar Legislative Council member Sushil Modi's residence. All BJP MPs and MLAs from Bihar will attend the meeting....
  • Trinamool Congress will not support land acquisition bill: Mamata Banerjee 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. "We will not support land acquisition bill. We have made our stand clear in Parliament. I sat on a hungerstrike for...
  • Breaking toons: Leaders shed crocodile tears over farmers' suicides 2 days ago

    Tragedy usually unites but political parties are seldom known to have displayed such camaraderie. The suicide of a farmer from Rajasthan at Delhi's Jantar Mantar while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was holding a rally against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government has started an ugly and ...
  • AAP leader Ashutosh cries inconsolably on national TV after being confronted by Gajendra Singh's daughter 2 days ago

    New Delhi: AAP leader Ashutosh on Friday broke down on national television when deceased farmer Gajendra Singh's daughter posed questions to him about her father's death at a rally which the party had organised. Megha, a 17-year-old Class XII student, asked why had the AAP leaders continued with their speeches even...

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No question of a rethink on Land Acquisition Bill: Government

The government feels that this Bill is in interest of farmers, in interest of development and in interest of the poor people," Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.