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Land issue: Cong accuses Modi govt of being 'pro-corporate'

 Hitting the streets against the controversial land bill, Congress on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of being "anti-farmer"and "pro-corporate" and vowed to take the battle across the country but both Sonia and Rahul Gandhi were conspicuous by their absence.

Congress holds protest at Jantar Mantar against Land Ordinance
Congress holds protest at Jantar Mantar against Land Ordinance

Demanding the withdrawal of the BJP government's controversial Land Ordinance, the Congress on Wednesday began a sit-in at Jantar Mantar.

India should give categorical statements: Ramesh on climate
India should give categorical statements: Ramesh on climate

India has gone back to its old rigid argumentative posturing on climate change but needs to be more pro-active on the issue and give clear categorical statements on what it has to offer, feels Congress MP Jairam Ramesh.

Modi can even teach 'Madison Avenue' packaging skills: Ramesh

Congress MP Jairam Ramesh has dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a master of repackaging, marketing and branding who can even "teach" such skills to Madison Avenue.

New land acquisition law to benefit more farmers: Govt

Government on Monday sought to allay apprehensions on the Land Acquisition ordinance saying even farmers whose land was acquired for critical projects like atomic energy, petroleum and highways will also get compensation.

'Company Sarkar' is working for corporates: Jairam on NDA

 Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government over the land ordinance, saying the "Company Sarkar" has knocked out the basic principles of the original land acquisition law to bring 'acchhey din' for corporates.

Jairam Ramesh hits out at Centre over green clearances

Senior Congress leader and former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday alleged that the current government was "dismantling" the edifice of green laws in the name of achieving "faster economic growth".

PM Modi's suit striped with his name reflects megalomania: Ramesh

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday dubbed Narendra Modi a "megalomaniac" for wearing a suit during his talks with US President Barack Obama that had the Prime Minister's name embroidered all over it.

Land ordinance not in favour of farmers: Jairam Ramesh at Bhatta Parsaul

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday criticized the government over the land acquisition ordinance, saying it is not in favour of farmers and labourers.

RD Minister says he could not be 'traced' for meeting with Prez on land ordinance

Rural Development Minister Birender Singh, who was conspicuous by his absence when three senior ministers had briefed President Pranab Mukherjee on land ordinance said on Friday he could not be "traced" that day even as an effort was made to contact him.

'Country trapped in culture of No Action, Message Only–NAMO'

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the country has been "trapped" in a culture of 'NAMO' or 'No Action, Message Only', ever since the BJP came to power at the Centre.

Top Congress leaders upset over not being invited to conference on Nehru: Reports
Top Congress leaders upset over not being invited to conference on Nehru: Reports

The Congress party, after suffering a rout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, was appeared to be in disarray.

US-China climate deal: CSE seeks to blame Ramesh

Lambasting the US-China climate deal, an advocacy group Wednesday said the two biggest polluters signing such a pact was the result of a "disastrous formula" agreed by India in two key UN climate conferences when Jairam Ramesh was the Environment Minister.

Clean India 'a bit of hype', needs more details: Jairam Ramesh

Claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' has become a slogan and "a bit of hype", Former Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said the programme also needs to address the issue of open defecation.

Jayanthi Natarajan, Jairam Ramesh fought over mining clearance to Jindal Steel

Union Forest and Environment Minister in the UPA government, Jayanthi Natarajan had an epistolary "face-off" with her Cabinet colleague, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh over allowing Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) to conduct mining activities in the Saranda forest of Jharkhand.

DNA: Should Robert Vadra be denied Z-plus security?

DNA: Is it time that Robert Vadra who has been accused of making illegal land deals in Haryana be denied the Z-plus security given to him?

Jairam Ramesh opposes dilution in MNREGA

Contending that Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari wants to "dismantle the edifice of MNREGA", his predecessor and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said the country cannot "afford" the "ill-informed assault" on rural job scheme enacted by the UPA government.

Ramesh welcomes Modi`s emphasis on toilets in Independence Day speech

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s emphasis on toilets in his Independence Day speech and suggested collective efforts to end the menace of open defecation in the country.

Explore non-bureaucratic ways of giving green nod: Ramesh

Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday emphasised on need for strict compliance of environmental norms and said "non-bureaucratic" ways of giving permits should be explored.

Congress asks govt to clear confusion about Aadhar card

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday asked the government to clear confusion surrounding Aadhar-linked bank accounts for direct transfer of subsidies under various schemes to beneficiaries.