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.
India News | Written by Bhairavi Singh | Saturday May 2, 2015
After taking the battle to the NDA government on the land acquisition bill, during which he branded the government as 'pro-rich' and 'pro-corporate', Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has now accused the government of being 'anti-middle class'.
Tamil Nadu News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 2, 2015
Tearing into the NDA government over a proposed controversial transport law, DMK President M Karunanidhi today said it was violative of the federal spirit and the government had adopted a 'deceptive' approach to undo the basic infrastructure of trans...
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 2, 2015
Firing yet another salvo at the Narendra Modi Government, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today claimed it had diluted provisions of Real Estate Regulatory Authority Bill making the legislation pro-builders from being pro-buyers.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday April 29, 2015
With only five working days remaining before Parliament adjourns on May 8, a last minute scramble is on the cards to pass several key bills. Given the time crunch, the government's flagship land acquisition bill may not be tabled this session - it f...
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu | Wednesday April 29, 2015
The government's flagship reform, the land acquisition bill, finds no mention in the list of business that the government intends to take up in Parliament next week, provoking speculation on whether it intends to table it at all this session.
Thomson Reuters | Wednesday April 29, 2015
Continued sales by foreign portfolio investors amid fresh worries on retrospective taxes, and a delay in earnings recovery and land acquisition bill hurt sentiment.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday April 27, 2015
The Budget session of Parliament ends in a little over two weeks and the Narendra Modi government is again running out of time to push its crucial land acquisition bill which makes it easier to acquire land for industrial and key infrastructural proj...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 26, 2015
Senior Congress leader and former union minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said the land acquisition amendments issue will act as a 'sanjeevani' for the party in 2015 just as Chikmagalur was to Congress in 1978.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday April 25, 2015
Expressing firm opposition to the land acquisition ordinance, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday said her party was steadfast in its protest against forcible acquisition of land.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 23, 2015
A day after the forecast of a below average monsoon by the Indian Meteorological Department, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy, today, said the government is "fully geared" to deal with any contingency that arises on account of the prediction.