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".
Ahead of the Budget session, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met senior party colleagues to discuss the strategy to be adopted in Parliament where the government intends to pass a number of bills, including converting certain Ordinances into an Acts.
The Supreme Court Wednesday asked farmers of villages in Noida, Greater Noida and Noida Extension as to how they could seek restoration of their land after they accepted compensation for parting with it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.