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Farm activists allege forceful land buy for industrial project in Maharashtra

Ulka Mahajan, a social activist working for farmer welfare, said they have sought Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' intervention into the matter.

NASA explains why clouds produce drizzle instead of full-sized raindrops

NASA explains why clouds produce drizzle instead of full-sized raindrops

The new study by NASA scientists overturns a common assumption as well as offers a pathway for improving accuracy in weather and climate models' treatments of rainfall.

Life on Earth began on land, not sea: Scientists

Life on Earth began on land, not sea: Scientists

The findings pushes back the time for the emergence of microbial life on Earth by 580 million years.

Know why some male frogs prefer having sex on land

Know why some male frogs prefer having sex on land

The new study, published in the journal American Naturalist, showed that some frogs hide eggs on land to reduce competition from other males who also want to fertilise those eggs.

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Farmers refuse to clear land for PM Modi's function in Bihar

Around three dozen farmers in Bihar's Vaishali district have refused to reap their standing wheat crops to make space available for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function on March 12, officials said on Thursday.

Himachal govt cancels 28-acre allotment to Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth

The Himachal Pradesh government has cancelled 28-acre of land allotted to Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust on lease at Sadhupul in Solan district.

National Herald case: Maharashtra govt to probe 'commercial' use of land

The Maharashtra government has ordered an inquiry into alleged "commercial use" of land allotted to Associated Journals Ltd (AJL)

Right to property is part of human rights: SC

Right to property is part of human rights: SC

The Supreme Court said that the right to property having been elevated to the status of human rights.

Soon policy to allot land to political parties in Delhi: Minister

The AAP government will soon be coming up with a policy to allot land for office of all political parties in the national capital, Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai on Friday said.

Army agrees to vacate some land near Jammu airport

Army Tuesday agreed to vacate some land near the airport and the University in Jammu while several joint committees have been formed to address other issues regarding transfer of land held by Army to the civil administration at various places in the state.

Two Congress state govts acquired land: BJP

BJP on Tuesday sought to corner Congress, which has claimed credit for the Centre's retreat on land bill, over the issue as it came out with details of land acquired by its two state governments and said the opposition party may "mislead" its workers but not country.

VMC to acquire 500 acre to develop Vododara as smart city

As part of the 'Smart City' programme, Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) will acquire 500 acres of land to develop the city.

Cabinet approves re-promulgation of land Ordinance

The Ordinance was promulgated for the first time in December last year.

Not making it 'prestige' issue: Govt on Land Ordinance

Even as it looked set to re-promulgate the Land Acquisition Ordinance, government on Saturday insisted that it was not making it a "prestige" issue and was willing to have a discussion with opposition parties to sort out differences.

Land ordinance likely to be allowed to lapse on April 5

Government is likely to allow the controversial land ordinance to lapse on April 5 amid stiff opposition by many political parties and activists who have stepped up campaign against the measure.

Constructions made over years on disputed land can't be razed: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that State cannot be allowed to demolish massive constructions made over the years by declaring the disputed land as a "private forest" after long and inordinate delay.

No bar on purchase of private land: Ramesh to industry

With the new Land Acquisition Act coming into force, government on Wednesday sought to allay apprehension of the industry, saying there is no bar whatsoever on purchase of private land.