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Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed

Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed

Noted writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away on Thursday at the age of 90.

MRPL hopeful of resolving opposition to land acquisition

Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Mutt is opposing the government providing 1,050 acres of land for the expansion of MRPL, contending that the farmers of the region were totally against the land acquisition.

Government to offer higher award for land acquired for road projects

Government to offer higher award for land acquired for road projects

 Farmers who parted with their land for highway projects are to get enhanced compensation under the new land acquisition law in case they are yet to be compensated under the old legislation.

Gadkari accuses Congress of politicizing land acquisition issue

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the land acquisition ordinance was meant for rural development and building infrastructure in the country and accused the Congress Party of politicizing the issue.

Land acquisition a difficult task in India: Panagariya

Terming land acquisition as one of the "difficult acts" in India, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Saturday said it can easily take up to 5 years for acquiring land for a large project including building of cities.

'Land acquisition for new approach road to Kedarnath complete'

In a development likely to give fresh impetus to reconstruction work around Kedarnath, the state government has completed the land acquisition process for developing a new road to the famed Himalayan temple, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Land bill will give much more to farmers: Sitharaman

Ahead of the Parliament session, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday pushed for early passage of the Land Bill which is stuck due to opposition from various parties, insisting that the proposed legislation would give the farmers "much more" than the previous Act of 2013.

SC annoyed with Bihar Govt on land acquisition matter

Annoyed over the dragging of a land acquisition case in Bihar for over a decade, the Supreme Court on Friday blamed the state government for taking it for a ride and said the Chief Minister should be given the best advise.

Affordable housing needs easy land acquisition: Naidu

Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday that affordable housing needs land acquisition and this was one of the objectives of amendments proposed by the central government to the Land Acquisition Act of 2013.

Land acquisition major impediment for investing in India: China

Land acquisition is a "major impediment" for businesses to invest in India, Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng said on Wednesday while expressing hope that the government will get the Land Acquisition Bill passed to attract investment.

CB-CID probe holds farmers responsible for 2011 Bhatta-Parsaul bloody clashes

CB-CID probe holds farmers responsible for 2011 Bhatta-Parsaul bloody clashes

A CB-CID probe into the farmers' violent protest at Bhatta-Parsaul in May 2011 has submitted its report and held the farmers guilty for the clashes.

No land compensation after 37 years; 77-year-old moves CIC

Amid a debate on land acquisition, three departments dealing with the issue here--DDA, Land Acquisition Collectors, and Land and Building--are "harassing" land owners in the matters of giving compensation, the Central Information Commission has held.

Cabinet approves re-promulgation of land Ordinance

The Ordinance was promulgated for the first time in December last year.

Maharashtra farmers to get five-times compensation for land acquisition

The farmers in Dondaicha constituency in Dhule district will be the first beneficiaries of five times higher compensation for land acquisition following the new rate announced by the Maharashtra government.

Gujarat govt to push land acquisition for Chinese industrial park

 The Gujarat government on saturday said it would expedite the land acquisition process for an industrial park to be set up by China in the state for its players.

Land law will not be a barrier for growth: PM

Amid strong resistance to the Land Bill by several political parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asserted that land acquisition will not be allowed to become a "barrier" to growth or a "burden" for farmers.

Joint Committee fastest route to get land bill through: FM Jaitley

Having being forced to refer the contentious land acquisition bill to a Parliamentary panel, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said a Joint Committee of Parliament is the fastest route to getting the changes approved.

Setback for farmers as SC uphold land acquisition in Noida, Greater Noida

In a major setback for the farmers, the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld land acquisition in Noida and Greater Noida between 2006 and 2009.

SC upholds land acquisition in Noida, Greater Noida

The apex court has overturned Allahabad High Court order which had scrapped acquisitions.

Hyderabad metro: Bandaru for more employment opportunities for locals

Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Saturday said he wished for more employment opportunities for the local youth in the Hyderabad Metro project.