Land ordinance lapses today, as promised by PM Narendra Modi on 'Mann ki Baat'

Land ordinance lapses today, as promised by PM Narendra Modi on 'Mann ki Baat'

The land acquisition ordinance lapses on Monday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed not to renew it.

Consent, social impact clauses to impede land acquisition: CII

Restoring the consent clause and social impact assessment in the Land Bill for infrastructure verticals including affordable housing, rural electrification and industrial corridors will make the process of acquiring land highly "cumbersome and time consuming", CII on Tuesday said.

Manohar Parrikar blames UPA for delayed defence infra projects

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said several key Defence Ministry projects linked to infrastructure creation like building family housing for soldiers away on posting and constructing border roads were delayed by the erstwhile UPA regime for years.

Preneet Kaur denies having any foreign bank account

Former Union Minister and sitting Patiala MLA Preneet Kaur on Tuesday said that she does not have any bank account overseas in her name with any foreign bank.

BJP ally slams de-recognition of students' group, says move an 'injustice'

 In an embarrassment for the ruling BJP, its ally Republican Party of India today spoke out against the de-recognition of an IIT-Madras students' body allegedly for being critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and termed the move an "attack on the freedom of expression".

Modi first PM to strongly raise border issue with China: Rajnath

Asserting the government's commitment to cordial relations with neighbours, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said India has taken strong stand on border issues with Pakistan and China, with Narendra Modi being first prime minister who "strongly raised the border issues with China".

PM Modi restored dignity of PM's office: Arun Jaitley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not only restored the credibility of the PMO but also convinced everyone that his authority is supreme in decision-making, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday in an apparent dig at former PM Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

NDA not different from UPA in green clearances: CSE

Despite widespread perception, the NDA government's record of giving green clearances has "not" been different from the previous UPA regime and it has brought "selective" changes to regulations in the name of streamlining the system without strengthening grass-root institutions, a green body said on Tuesday.

We're not repackaging UPA schemes: NDA government

We're not repackaging UPA schemes: NDA government

The year-old Narendra Modi-led government says its schemes won't leave any sector untouched as it flicks aside a Congress charge that it was repackaging the UPA dispensation's programmes.

UPA's Land Bill was against rural areas: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the land Act enacted by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was against rural areas whereas the bill introduced by the NDA government had sought to make necessary corrections in the law.

Govindacharya slams Modi government policies

 Former BJP ideologue KN Govindacharya on Tuesday described the Modi government's land acquisition policy as worse than its predecessor United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's.

Projects in Gandhi bastions in UP fall on bad times

Having basked in envious glory for the past few decades, the Gandhi bastions of Rae Bareli and Amethi in Uttar Pradesh seem to have fallen on bad times after the ascendancy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the centre.

'UPA govt said declassifying Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose documents would cause law and order problem'

'UPA govt said declassifying Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose documents would cause law and order problem'

The former United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had rejected declassifying documents related to Subhas Chandra Bose claiming it could lead to a law and order situation, alleged Netaji's grand-nephew on Monday.

Indian Mujahideen ​is `sectarian`, not a terror organisation: Congress leader

Indian Mujahideen (IM) is only a "sectarian outfit" and its members are not terrorists, said All India Congress Committee's minority cell chairman Khurshid Ahmed Saiyed.

CBI failed to establish bribe charges against me: A Raja

Former telecom minister A Raja, an accused in the spectrum scam, has claimed that the CBI has failed to establish charges of bribe taking or any wrongdoing in the case against him.

SC quashes extension of OBC reservation to Jats, says community not backward

SC quashes extension of OBC reservation to Jats, says community not backward

In a blow to the erstwhile UPA government, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the notification to include Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) for according benefits of reservation to them.

SC to pronounce verdict on quota for Jats today

SC to pronounce verdict on quota for Jats today

The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce judgment on Tuesday on a batch of petitions challenging the validity of the reservation for Jats by including them in other backward class (OBC) category.

UPA's land act was defective, says Arun Jaitley

Defending the NDA`s ordinance amending the land acquisition law, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the act enacted by the previous United Progressive Alliance government was "defective" and "against India`s security interests".

Will trace 'extraneous influence' during Jayanthi's term as Environment Minister: Javadekar

The government will "trace" cases of "extraneous influence" in the clearance of specific files during Jayanthi Natarajan's stint as Environment Minister under the previous UPA government, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

BJP rejects Manish Tewari's allegations that govt working for corporates

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday rejected former union minister's allegations against the government on the issue of the government working for corporates, stating that the crony capitalism that he talks about was the USP of the former United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government.