India News | Reported by Tejas Mehta, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Friday February 27, 2015
Nitin Gadkari, senior minister, today offered a creative assessment for the government's status on its proposed land reforms. "We are not on back foot. We are on front foot. We are those who hit fours and sixes," Mr Gadkari said.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Friday February 27, 2015
In face of a united attack from the opposition and resistance from allies on pushing the land bill through Parliament, senior leaders of the BJP met late on Thursday night to work out an alternative strategy to get the support of regional players.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday February 27, 2015
The BJP on Thursday conveyed its willingness to consider suggestions from farmers on the land acquisition law amendments to resolve the impasse on the issue inside and outside the parliament.
India News | Reported by Sreenivasan Jain, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday February 27, 2015
A key commander in the opposition's battle against the government's proposed land reforms, Anand Sharma, has been accused by the ruling BJP of "double standards" on the basis of a 2012 letter in which he has expressed a diametrically opposite view.
India News | Thursday February 26, 2015
Activating a strong defense of the government's proposed land reforms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chided the opposition today, saying "Please do not create an atmosphere where 'industry' and 'infrastructure' become bad words." Mr Jaitley, speakin...
India News | NDTV.com | Thursday February 26, 2015
Finance Minister speaking in Rajya Sabha, defends the government on the Land Acquisition Bill amendments, the Railway Budget 2015, BJP's electoral performance in recent state elections and the coal block auctions. Here are the highlights from his spe...
India News | Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Thursday February 26, 2015
In the Rajya Sabha tomorrow, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will make a strong defence of the government's land reforms, denounced by a united opposition and activists as "anti-farmer."
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday February 25, 2015
Despite the combined onslaught of the opposition and activists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided that land reforms introduced by him will not be discussed at a meeting with leaders of all parties, a measure that was reportedly being considere...
India News | Edited By: Sanchari Bhattacharya | Wednesday February 25, 2015
Top leaders of the Congress are pooling with activists to demonstrate in Delhi today against the government's plans to make land acquisition easier for industry. Missing in action is Rahul Gandhi, the Congress Vice-President, who has committed himsel...
India News | Wednesday February 25, 2015
After Anna Hazare's two-day agitation in the heart of the capital, the Congress took its protest against the Modi government's land acquisition ordinance to Delhi's streets in a mega rally.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday February 24, 2015
The BJP's ally Shiv Sena has skipped a meeting of lawmakers from the ruling coalition called to discuss strategy in the face of a united opposition determined to block the government's move to push a controversial land bill through Parliament.
India News | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Manas Roshan) | Wednesday February 25, 2015
As the land acquisition debates spill from Parliament into the streets of Delhi, the BJP put out a clarification on its Twitter page on the supposed benefits of the ordinance.
India News | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury | Tuesday February 24, 2015
Today's demonstration offered that opportunity. Anna Hazare said he would welcome Chief Ministers of states on his stage; that is exactly where Mr Kejriwal was placed after he arrived with all 66 law-makers from his party.
Who Said What | NDTV.com | Tuesday February 24, 2015
Confronting a united Opposition in Parliament ranged against its ordinance for changes in the land acquisition law, the government today said it will hold discussions in one more attempt to bring all parties on board with its plan. A bill to repla...
India News | Agencies | Tuesday February 24, 2015
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led all his 66 legislators and other leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party to Jantar Mantar on Tuesday afternoon in a big show of support for activist Anna Hazare, who is leading a farmers' agitation against the Centre's...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday February 24, 2015
As it takes on a united Opposition in Parliament over its land acquisition ordinance, the ruling BJP is reaching out to farmers in an attempt to allay their fears that the changes it is seeking to make in the law are "anti-farmer."
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Tuesday February 24, 2015
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today fielded an opposition attack in Parliament on a slew of ordinances, or executive orders, passed by the government in the nine months that it has been in power. The most controversial of these ordinances seeks to br...
India News | Sreenivasan Jain | Tuesday February 24, 2015
Even as the government finds itself under fire for the Land Acquisition Ordinance, there are now concerns over whether it is choosing a backdoor route of making food subsidy payments by cash transfers.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava | Tuesday February 24, 2015
In an aggressive move, the Modi government plans to introduce in the Lok Sabha today, the Land acquisition amendment bill 2015, which seeks approval of Parliament for changes brought in the law through an ordinance or emergency executive order.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday February 24, 2015
Arvind Kejriwal will join Anna Hazare today in a protest against the central government's proposed changes in rules for land acquisition.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Dilip Bobb | Monday February 23, 2015
The government is facing strong opposition to its bill to change the Land Act and ease the rules for acquisition of land from farmers.
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With inputs from agencies) | Monday February 23, 2015
The Budget Session of Parliament begins today and with the government looking to pass key legislation, including bills to replace a slew of ordinances, the session is expected to be a stormy affair.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt (With inputs from PTI) | Sunday February 22, 2015
With protests by the opposition and several farmer organisations against the recent amendments in the Land Acquisition Act by the Centre via an ordinance, the BJP has started a rethink. Senior leaders of the BJP met this evening to explore the possib...
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday February 20, 2015
The Aam Aadmi Party today said its leaders were willing to join Anna Hazare's protest against the amendments made in the Land Acquistion Act if the veteran social activist wants them to do so.