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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Land Bill row: BKU wants 100% farmers assent for acquisition

Farmers organisations, including BKU, on Wednesday staged a massive protest, demanding that Centre must take assent of 100 per cent farmers before land acquisition and the same should be done only for public purposes.

Land acquisition simplified in Uttar Pradesh

 Even as opposition parties stoutly opposed the Centre's land bill, Uttar Pradesh government has simplified the acquisition process under which land could be sold through a simple agreement between the seller and the buyer.

UP govt not to acquire land without farmers' consent

Land for development of state-funded projects in Uttar Pradesh will now be acquired through mutual agreement with land owners and land holders.

National lok adalats dispose 8.80 lakh cases

 Around 8.80 lakh cases -- related to land acquisition, revenue and rural employment scheme MNREGA -- involving an amount of Rs 200 crore were disposed by National Lok Adalat held across India.

Centre's focus on land acquisition, not homeless: Former RSS leader Govindacharya

Former RSS leader KN Govindacharya on Saturday hit out at the Centre stating that the government's focus was on "land acquisition" rather than the five crore homeless people of the country.

Lalu Yadav to protest march to Raj Bhawan against Centre's policies

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and other members of the party will march to Raj Bhawan here on March 15, protesting against the Centre's policies on black money, land acquisition (amendment), unemployment and inflation.

Land bill likely to be tabled in Parliament today

A united Opposition is expected to foment trouble for the BJP-led NDA government as it prepares to table the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday.