Nitish flays Centre for bringing ordinance on land acquisition

 Hitting out at the Narendra Modi government over the land acquisition ordinance, JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday accused the Centre of working against interest of farmers to benefit industrialists.

Govt to reply on plea on 1911 land acquisition for Prez estate

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre's response on the allegation by farmers that compensation has not been paid for land acquired from Malcha village in 1911-12 for the Presidential Estate, Parliament House and government offices.

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.

Lyngdoh committee to get some more time: Meghalaya CM

 Meghalaya government on Friday the committee headed by deputy chief minister Rowel Lyngdoh would be given some more time to start the land acquisition process for developing the already identified 'entry and exit' points to address the issue of influx and illegal immigration.

Telangana govt to bring new land acquisition policy soon: Dy CM

 Telangana government will soon introduce a new comprehensive land acquisition policy in the state, Deputy Chief Minister Md Mahmood Ali announced here on Saturday.

Farmers will benefit if land acquisition for corporates is minimised: CJI

Expressing concerns for the marginalised and small farmers in the country, the Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Saturday said it would be "immensely helpful" for agricultural community if state governments could minimise acquiring and handing over farm land to corporates even as he stressed for "fair" compensation to agriculturists.

HC asks Pataudi family to submit evidence about land rights

Madhya Pradesh High Court has granted one week's time to the family of the late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi to submit evidence regarding the claim that the land acquired for the VIP Road here belonged to them.

China grants citizens right to sue govt over land acquisition

China has granted citizens the power to sue the government if it fails to pay proper compensation, relenting for the first time to growing resentment over land acquisition.

Land acquisition act will be invoked for new capital if needed: AP CM

 Andhra Pradesh government would invoke the Land Acquisition Act if the owners do not agree to part with land under the land pooling system for construction of the new capital between Vijayawada and Guntur, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said on Saturday.

No forceful acquisition of land for industrialisation: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday once again made it clear that there would be no forceful acquisition of land for setting up industry.

BSP members walkout from Assembly over land acquisition issue

Accusing the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh of not fulfilling the promises made in its election manifesto for increased compensation to farmers on land acquisition, BSP members Wednesday walked out from the state Assembly.

Supreme Court clears way for land acquisition for Jamia

Clearing the decks for the expansion of Jamia Millia Islamia, the Supreme Court allowed the Delhi government to acquire about 26 hectares of prime land in Okhla village in south Delhi.

Shia protest over Karbala land acquisition add to traffic woes

Shia protesters led by cleric Kalbe Jawad on Wednesday continued with their agitation against acquisition of Karbala land in Jor Bagh area, which led to nightmarish experience for travellers as traffic was thrown out of gear across the city.

Multi-crop land acquisition should be last resort: Ramesh

The Centre said it is up to the states how much multi-crop irrigated land they could acquire for urban and industrial infrastructure.

Assam strikes balance on land acquisition

Assam today said despite scarcity of land in the state it could not wash off its hands like West Bengal on the ground that it could not help in land acquisition for private projects.

Cabinet okays proposal for faster land transfer for metro rail

Metro projects will get faster land transfers as Union Cabinet cleared proposal under which metro companies will be treated under rules are applied to Central Public Sector Undertakings.

Expedite land acquisition for construction of roads: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday asked officials to expedite land acquisition for construction of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).

Two farmers attempt self-immolation

Two farmers tried to immolate themselves in Dadri area, demanding higher compensation for their land acquired by a private builder.

Land acquisition through negotiation: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said there will be no forced land acquisition.

Posco land takeover resumes in Odisha

Amid tension in proposed Posco plant area where three anti-project activists were killed last night while allegedly making bombs, Odisha government on Sunday resumed land acquisition for the mega steel project.