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.
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.
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.
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.
09 Sep 2016
Shillong: Meghalaya on Friday became the 21st state to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the assembly unanimously gave its assent.
28 Apr 2016
Chandigarh: Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh stressed the need for a strong and effective law against dispossessing the debt-ridden farmers from their land.
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.
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.