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.

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".

Highways construction delays due to land acquisition: Govt

 Delays in construction of some national highways have been mainly due to land acquisition, environment and contractual issues, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

Face-off between AAP leader, Minister over land acquisition

The land acquisition issue on Monday became a cause of a face-off between AAP leader Yogendra Yadav and union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh.

Nothing new in President's address: Congress

The Congress Monday said President Pranab Mukherjee`s address to parliament had "nothing new", with party president Sonia Gandhi calling it a revamp of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) policies.

Assam govt supports Anna's crusade against Land Acquisition

Voicing strong opposition to the Land Acquisition Ordinance, the Assam Government on Monday extended full support to social activist Anna Hazare in his fight against the Ordinance.

Sonia Gandhi holds strategy meet with party leaders on Parl session

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.

Congress not likely to join Anna Hazare's agitation on Feb 23

Congress is not likely to join the agitation by social activist Anna Hazare here on February 23 against the Land Acquisition ordinance, a senior leader indicated on Wednesday.

SC criticises govt for delay in compensation to farmers in Punjab

The Supreme Court has critcised the Centre for delaying the payment of compensation to farmers for the land acquired from them.

How can you claim land after taking compensation: SC asks farmers

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.

Govt to push for passage of bills to replace ordinances

The government will try to push for the passage of six bills to replace ordinances in the first half of the Budget Session of Parliament beginning February 23.

Nitish flays Centre for bringing ordinance on land acquisition

 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.

Govt to reply on plea on 1911 land acquisition for Prez estate

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.

Govt examining land act provisions to fix states' concerns: Minister

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.