U-turn on Land Bill: Reforms in Cold Storage?
Aug 31, 2015
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Tuesday November 24, 2015
The Joint Parliamentary Panel examining the NDA's Land Acquisition Bill witnessed an intense debate on Monday between Opposition lawmakers and those belonging to the NDA.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday November 23, 2015
The contentious land acquisition bill is set to generate heat in the Winter Session of Parliament with Congress today demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi make a statement in the first week on government's plans on the issue.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday November 23, 2015
Opposition members in the joint committee of Parliament examining the contentious Land Acquisition Bill today demanded calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a witness, an idea opposed by the ruling BJP and ally Shiv Sena.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 27, 2015
Former BJP general secretary KN Govindacharya today endorsed the NDA government's decision to beat a retreat over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, saying the BJP-led alliance gained by the move.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday September 18, 2015
The Congress is making earnest preparations for its "Kisan Samman Rally" on Sunday, and the party expects over one lakh people from Delhi and its neighbouring states to attend the event.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday September 12, 2015
Even as political parties spar over enacting a new land acquisition law, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has suggested alternative ways for states and industry to get hold of this crucial asset for development, such as long-term lease and land-pooling.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 10, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that farmers in the country are still waiting for his promise of "achhe din" or days of prosperity to come true, the Congress leader is in Odisha to take part in a pro-farmer march in the state.
Opinion | Mani Shankar Aiyar | Monday September 7, 2015
Modi's proposed changes to labour laws led to such a furious reaction in organized labour circles, including the BJP's own trade union wing, that the labour reforms he sought in mid-2014 soon after becoming PM had to be postponed to bring the Sangh Parivar on board.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday September 1, 2015
The NDA government will permit states to make amendments to the Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday August 31, 2015
The BJP today accused the Congress of spreading misinformation against the Land Acquisition Bill, saying it was the main opposition party which took a U-turn on the bill and not the government.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 30, 2015
Union Minister for Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said today that the Congress has been exposed for its "double standard" on the Land Acquisition Bill and for taking an "anti-farmer" stand.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday August 30, 2015
At a mega rally in Patna today, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on land acquisition bill, saying he has been forced to bow "to the will of the people".
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday August 31, 2015
In his address to the nation on his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government will allow the land ordinance to lapse due to the opposition it faced, but no one should be allowed to mislead the farmers.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 29, 2015
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today kept up suspense on whether controversial land acquisition ordinance will be extended, saying a decision will be taken in the next 48 hours.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Saturday August 29, 2015
The Congress today raised an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for choosing the notification route to govern compensations for more than a dozen types of land acquisition instead of deciding the matter in Parliament..
Cheat Sheet | Written by Rahul Shrivastava | Saturday August 29, 2015
The government issued a statutory order yesterday to continue benefits for farmers under the 2013 Land Acquisition Act. By using this route, the government has done away with the need to issue the controversial land ordinance for a record fourth time.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu | Saturday August 29, 2015
The controversial land ordinance may be allowed to lapse and the government will soon issue an order to continue benefits for farmers under the 2013 Land Acquisition Act.
Andhra Pradesh News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 22, 2015
Stepping up pressure on the Andhra Pradesh Government against land acquisition for the new capital in Vijayawada-Guntur region, YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy today said he would stage a dharna (sit-in) on August 26.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday August 19, 2015
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today said his party had differences with the government on three issues concerning the Land Acquisition Bill, including the time period of returning land to the owner if it is not used.
India News | Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Tuesday August 11, 2015
Activist Yogendra Yadav was detained by the Delhi Police late on Monday night from the site of an ongoing farmers' protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Mr Yadav, a former leader of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, alleged that he was "beaten up, manhandled" at the police station and was arrested.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday August 10, 2015
The contentious land acquisition bill will not come to Parliament before the Winter Session, with the Joint Committee of Parliament examining the measure today deciding to seek more time to finalise its report after Congress and TMC sought more time to study certain clauses.
Opinion | Maitreesh Ghatak and Parikshit Ghosh | Tuesday August 11, 2015
The government finds itself in a situation where it has encouraged many dreams but has not created the political ground for any tough choices.
Delhi News | Written by Snigdha Basu | Monday August 10, 2015
Delhi Police personnel on lathicharged members of a 'tractor march', led by ex-Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav, protesting the Centre's proposed amendments to the Land Acquisition Bill in the heart of Delhi on Sunday night.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 6, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will undertake a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi on August 18.