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MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends fast; announces farmer-friendly decisions

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends fast; announces farmer-friendly decisions

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday ended his day-old indefinite fast which he started here for the restoration of peace in his state rocked by violence during a farmers` agitation.

Govt aims to construct 12 lakh houses in FY18 under PMAY scheme

Govt aims to construct 12 lakh houses in FY18 under PMAY scheme

The government has set an ambitious target to construct as many as 12 lakh houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in 2017-18, although only 1.49 lakh houses were built under the scheme in 2016-17.

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.

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 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.

Cabinet approves re-promulgation of land Ordinance

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

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.

SC upholds land acquisition in Noida, Greater Noida

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

Resolve land acquisition, FDI issues to set up smart cities: US

The US Tuesday asked India to resolve land acquisition problems and address issues concerning foreign direct investment for attracting funds for smart city projects.

Reliance Power terminates 3,960 MW Tilaiya UMPP

Reliance Power has terminated the contract for Rs 36,000 crore Tilaiya ultra mega power project in Jharkhand over inordinate delays in land acquisition.

Opposing Land Bill amounts to obstructing growth: Naidu

Vehemently defending the Land Acquisition Bill, government on Monday said that opposing this legislation amounts to obstructing growth which is needed for providing jobs and creating rural infrastructure.

President gives nod to land ordinance

The land acquisition ordinance, which the government could not get converted into a legislation in Rajya Sabha due to stiff opposition, was Friday re-promulgated, a day before it is to lapse.

Cabinet clears repromulgation of land ordinance

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday decided to recommend re-promulgation of the land acquistion ordinance incorporating nine amendments that were part of the bill that was passed in Lok Sabha earlier this month.

Report of allowing land ordinance to lapse is speculation: Govt

Government on Wednesday dismissed as "speculation" the reports that it may allow the Land Acquisition Ordinance to lapse on April 5 and said a decision on it will be taken by the Cabinet.

Land ordinance likely to be allowed to lapse on April 5

Government is likely to allow the controversial land ordinance to lapse on April 5 amid stiff opposition by many political parties and activists who have stepped up campaign against the measure.

BJP-led govt trying to 'radically alter' 2013 Land Bill: FM Jaitley

Amid protests over land acquisition bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the BJP-led government is trying to "radically alter" the 2013 Land Bill to ensure developmental activities especially in rural areas.

Road construction delayed due to land acquisition issues

Road construction in the country could meet only about half of the target set for the current fiscal at 6,300 km till January this year, owing to various factors including land acquisition issues, Parliament was informed today.