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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17 Apr 2015
Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the amended Land Acquisition Bill was pro-farmer and no compromise had been made on the compensation and rehabilitation provisions.
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.