05 Sep 2011
The much-talked about Land Acquisition Bill, which provides for enhanced compensation to land owners and other benefits, was on Monday approved by the Union Cabinet notwithstanding reservations from some senior Ministers on some aspects.
15 Mar 2016
New Delhi: With the controversial Land Acquisition Bill pending for long, government today made a strong pitch in the Lok Sabha for "some sort of understanding" on it, saying passage of the legislation is necessary to make land available for the programme of 'Housing-for-All' by 2020.
16 Mar 2016
New Delhi: The Joint Committee of Parliament examining the contentious land bill was today granted a sixth extension of its term for over four months on grounds that several states are yet to furnish details to it on a clause relating to compensation.
25 Jul 2016
New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh said that it is unlikely that the GDP figures are fudged and backed the new national income calculation method introduced by the Narendra Modi government.
29 Dec 2014
New Delhi: Amid a controversy over the government's decision to make significant amendments in the Land Acquisition Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said changes in the law were required to ensure faster processing without compromising on compensation or relief and rehabilitation measures for farmers.
31 Aug 2016
New Delhi: In a big setback to Tata Motors, the Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed the decision of the then West Bengal government to acquire the land in Singur for the Nano car plant. The land in Singur was acquired by the Left Front government in 2006.
20 Sep 2015
New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of wanting to "snatch" farmers' land and said his party would extend the fight against land acquisition to the states.
29 Apr 2015
Ahmedabad: Bhartiya Kisan Sangh, the farmers' organisation affiliated to the RSS, submitted a memorandum to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel seeking changes in the Centre's Land Acquisition Bill.
12 May 2015
New Delhi: Fending off shattered image of governance that was battered with serials of scams and scandals during the UPA establishment and taking the challenge of blitzkrieg of people’s high expectations, the NDA government completes its one-year tenure with rolling out many schemes and plans that have changed the outlook of India and perception of people towards the system. In no-holds-barred interview with Dainik Jagran, (Senior Executive Editor Prashant Mishra and National Chief Of Bureau Rajkishor) Modi spoke at length on myriad of issues ranging from controversial Land Acquisition Bill, foreign policy, Parliamentary affairs, economic growth, poverty, price rise, education, minority, Ganga to completing one year in office. Excerpts:
30 May 2015
New Delhi: Even as his Cabinet decided today to promulgae 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.