India News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday July 6, 2015
The Congress has demanded that the Narendra Modi government's contentious land acquisition bill provide for "four times the highest available market value in both urban and rural areas," in compensation for land acquired for projects.
Press Trust of India | Sunday July 5, 2015
While the Goods and Services Tax Bill is being scrutinised by a select committee of the Rajya Sabha, the Land Acquisition bill is being discussed by the joint committee of Parliament.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 5, 2015
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has told the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on Land Acquisition Bill that land should not be acquired without farmers' consent, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said in Fatehgarh Rajputan on saturday.
India News | Reported by Rahul Srivastava, Edited by Aashna Harjani (with inputs from PTI) | Wednesday July 1, 2015
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch, which is affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS, has rejected the Narendra Modi government's Land Acquisition Bill, saying it contains "several detestable and unacceptable sections".
Cheat Sheet | NDTV.com | Monday June 1, 2015
As the BJP celebrates its first year in office at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told United News of India (UNI) that the government has managed to usher in 'acche din' (good days) in the country. The PM also asserted that "discrimina...
India News | Written by Ketki Angre | Sunday May 31, 2015
It was expected but the re-promulgation of the land ordinance has once again come with more controversies. The Union Cabinet gave a go-ahead to the land ordinance for the third time today, after it failed to get support for the Land Acquisition Bill ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 30, 2015
Even as his Cabinet decided today to promulgate the Land Acquisition Ordinance for the third time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the legislation is not "a matter of life or death for me" and that he was prepared to accept any suggestions...
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 29, 2015
The first meeting of the Joint Committee of Parliament, which will go into provisions of the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, will be held today. Former union minister and BJP Lawmaker S S Ahluwalia will head the Committee.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 27, 2015
Amendments in the land acquisition bill in the interest of farmers, poor, village and nation will be accepted, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today asserting that along with GST bill the measure will be passed by Parliament in "a matter of time".
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 24, 2015
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today attacked the opposition saying it stalled Land Acquisition Bill as they are opposed to development.
Opinion | Niranjan Patnaik | Thursday May 21, 2015
Senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik's take on the proposed changes to the 2013 Land Acquisition Law and how it should be examined with reference to a concrete state-specific situation.
World News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday May 15, 2015
Addressing students in Beijing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed an issue that has exercised thousands of farmers back home.
Noida News | Written by Sidharth Pandey, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Friday May 15, 2015
Lakhs of apartment owners can breathe easy after the Supreme Court today ended the uncertainty over land acquisition in more than 60 villages in Greater Noida. The top court on Thursday dismissed petitions filed by both farmers of the region, as well...
Thomson Reuters | Thursday May 14, 2015
The government referred its land acquisition bill to a committee after failing to pass it in the parliamentary session just ended, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's almost a year-old government.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 13, 2015
The Rajya Sabha today named 10 members, including Digvijaya Singh of Congress and Trinamool Congress' Derek O'Brien, to the Joint Committee that will look into the controversial Land Acquisition Bill.
Blog | Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday May 13, 2015
Even before the land acquisition debate started, the government and the Opposition had already arrived at an understanding that the Land Acquisition Bill would be sent to a joint panel of lawmakers - from both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha - for ...
Thomson Reuters | Tuesday May 12, 2015
Forty-eight stocks of the 50 that make up the broader Nifty fell on worries the government has agreed to review the Land Acquisition Bill and the Good and Services Tax Amendment, unnerving foreign investors about likely delays.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday May 12, 2015
Rahul Gandhi today dramatically professed in parliament that the government has "murdered" existing laws to acquire land from farmers, dealing "deadly blows" to them.
India News | NDTV.com | Tuesday May 12, 2015
Rahul Gandhi today attacked the government in Parliament over its proposal to change the rules for buying farm land for projects. Mr Gandhi accused the government of trying to snatch land belonging to farmers to appease industrialists.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 11, 2015
Amidst the continuing row in Parliament over the land bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has implied that the UPA's land acquisition legislation was adopted in a hurry and that the BJP was also guilty of supporting it.
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Monday May 11, 2015
The government's plans for land reforms, which have pitched it in a major confrontation with the Opposition, are likely to be assigned for review to a parliamentary committee with representatives of both Houses. The panel will be headed by a BJP parl...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 10, 2015
Accusing the Congress of trying to spread falsehood over Land Acquisition Bill, BJP President Amit Shah today said the legislation is "kisan mitra" (farmer friendly) and not 'anti-farmer' as dubbed by the Opposition.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 4, 2015
The Congress will continue to oppose the land Bill as it is "anti-farmer and dilutes the pro-farmer provisions of Land Acquisition Act-2013" which was passed with the consent of all parties, former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said today.
Sunday May 3, 2015
Stock markets, which have been on a downward spiral for the last few weeks, would look at the next batch of quarterly earning numbers and proceedings in Parliament for further cues, say experts.