Anna Hazare to launch Lokpal stir; flays Modi Govt on black money

Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said he will launch a fresh stir on the Lokpal issue even as he criticised the Narendra Modi government for its "failure" to bring back black money stashed away abroad and said that people will teach it a lesson for the "fraud" done on them.

CPI(M) to organise protests against Land Acquisition Act

Alleging that the ordinance promulgated by NDA government amending the Land Acquisition Act is "utterly anti-farmer and anti-poor", the Communist Party of India (Marxist) called for a broad-based and united struggle of all political forces against it here on Monday.

Will not implement Land Acquisition Act amendments: Tarun Gogoi

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday strongly opposed the Centre's decision to amend the Land Acquisition Act through an ordinance and said his government will not implement it as it is against the interests of farmers.

Delhi: Youth Congress activists clash with police during protest

Indian Youth Congress activists were on Monday lathicharged by Delhi police when they tried to march towards BJP headquarters protesting against Centre's decision to change the Land Acquisition Act.

NDA land ordinance a threat to unauthorised colonies: Kejriwal

 Slamming the Centre for bringing in amendments to the Land Acquisition Act, AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that if voted to power, he would "not allow Narendra Modi" to forcibly acquire the land of the poor.

Land ordinance: Sachin Pilot slams Modi govt

Former Union minister Sachin Pilot on Sunday slammed the Narendra Modi-led government for its move to issue an ordinance to amend the land acquisition act.

Land to be acquired after broad consent of farmers: Khattar

 Haryana government on Wednesday said the land for development will be acquired after obtaining broader consent of state farmers, even as it hailed the changes in the Land Acquisition Act made by the Centre.

Oppn slams NDA govt over land ordinance, "anti-farmer, unjust"

The NDA government came under fire on Tuesday from the Opposition and also its ally PMK over the ordinance to make changes in Land Acquisition Act with the move being described as "anti-farmer", "unjust" and "deeply disturbing".

Ordinance on land acquisition 'black' and 'unjust': Mamata

The Centre's recommendation for promulgation of an ordinance to amend the Land Acquisition Act came under a stinging attack today from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who termed the decision as "black" and "unjust" and said her party would fight against it.

Situation under PM Modi worse than emergency: Mamata Banerjee

Claiming that India under the Narendra Modi government was going through a phase worse than the emergency period, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asserted that her government will not implement the proposed amendments in the Land Acquisition Act.

Land ordinance aids corporates, harms farmers: CPI-M

The CPI-M on Tuesday accused the government of favouring corporates and real estate agents at the cost of farmers by amending the Land Acquisition Act.

Land Acquisition Ordinance authoritarian step: CPI(M)

Terming the Land Acquisition Ordinance as an "authoritarian" step, CPI(M) Tuesday strongly opposed the move saying it surrenders the interests of peasants and land owners.

All pro-farmer parties should oppose land ordinance: Congress

Stepping up attack against the government over the ordinance to change Land Acquisition Act, Congress on Tuesday reached out to other political parties asking them to come together to oppose the "anti-farmer" amendments.

Govt examining land act provisions to fix states' concerns: Minister

The Centre is "examining" certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act after some state governments and other stakeholders flagged their concerns over the issues, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Monday.

Jharkhand polls: Modi govt has plans to privatise coal sector, says Sonia Gandhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has plans to privatise the coal sector to benefit a few industrialists at the cost of the people.

Govt for relook at Land Acquisition Act, labour laws

 The government on Wednesday said it is looking at changing some "illogical provisions" of the land acquisition law and is open to rationalising labour laws to spur economic growth.

'Amendments to Land Acquisition Act likely in Winter session'

 The government is likely to bring amendments to the Land Acquisition Act in the Winter session of Parliament, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday.

New land act may impact cost of renewable energy projects: Government

The new Land Acquisition Act may impact the total cost of renewable energy projects, Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.

States complain against Land Acquisition Act

Most of the states on Friday came out openly against the new Land Acquisition Act, complaining that it had hurt the process of acquiring land for infrastructure projects and demanded "drastic changes" in certain provisions of the farmer-friendly law.

No bar on purchase of private land: Jairam Ramesh to industry

With the new Land Acquisition Act coming into force, government sought to allay apprehension of the industry, saying there is no bar whatsoever on purchase of private land.